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When a Washington Post article about the possibility of women being allowed to serve on submarines popped into my newsfeed this morning, it was kind of a no-brainer that misogynistic reader comments would abound.  Still, I wasn't expecting one commenter to suggest women ''were sterilized'' before taking the plunge, or that another would recommend a plumber for all the tampons that block up the pipes on the seafarer.
Just last week Wednesday I blogged about Diablo Cody taking on the adaption of Sweet Valley High and today...Come to discover she is in consideration to write the script for the Hugh Hefner film that has been in talks for years! Whatever your thoughts might be about Hef and Playboy, this film would be huge for Cody if she was granted the task. The movie would center around Hef founding the legendary mag back in 1953 and cover up to the late 1970s or 80s, which I'm confident would be full of swinging poolside parties at the mansion and him arm in arm with beautiful, scantily clad ladies.
About last year or so, when I was 23, a whole slew of people I knew from high school and college started getting married. Now, I wasn't particularly tight with a bunch of them so I didn't get to see the weddings up close and personal, but I did check out their wedding albums online. Let me just say, I am getting a better idea of what I don't want in a wedding (not gonna happen anytime in the near future but hey, it's never too early to get a sense of what you do/don't like).
The Guerrilla Girls have made their way to Ireland so you know what that means...sexism in the arts is under attack! Project Ireland has been unveiled and yes, the campaign is just as informative and to the point as their previous ones. (Sorry for fuzz, Busties! Check out the website for a crystal-clear look) If you're in Ireland (hello to my sister) you should definitely make a point to visit the ladies/guerrillas while they're out and about. Tomorrow they'll be at the University College Dublin from 6-9 pm, Oct.
If you work hard for the money (so hard for it honey), you'll be excited to learn that museums nationwide are opening their doors to the penny-pinchin' public for free tomorrow.  That's right, absolutely zippo!  The Smithsonian-sponsored Museum Day just requires you print out a pass from their website, and you can walk right in to one of 1,200 participating art galleries, museums, and science centers.
Personally, my most anticipated show of the year is happening Monday night here in NY, Fever Ray! She's playing Webster Hall, and there may be a handful of tickets left for the tuesday show. I hear she puts on quite a spooky spectacle, I am nerding out on this chick! In case you're not familiar, watch her here. Or read our interview with the lady behind the mask in our Aug/September issue.
For me, being pregnant was both lovely and tough. My feet swelled, my face suddenly looked puffy, my body was constantly changing uncontrollably. However there was one thing I could look forward to; no periods and unprotected sex with my husband! I relished in not having to worry about condoms or birth control methods for the long 9 months that consumed my life. Enter 'Superfetation.'  An unusual rare medical condition, Superfetation is the formation of a fetus while another embryo is already present in the uterus. Basically you can get pregnant while being pregnant.
Sure, you've heard of the crocheted uterus and the knit car cozy but get a load of this genius: a perfectly done shrimp scampi scarf, complete with shrimp, angel hair pasta, peas, and broccoli.
Lots of talk about Barbie these days, lots of talk. It's her 50th bday, extravagant Barbie stores are opening up all over the place (like Shanghai and Mall of America), and Barbie chatter is popping up everywhere, especially here at the BUST offices. Now folks, we love all the glamour puss incarnations of this little style icon. But let's be real--Barbie's charm isn't always in her posh outfits and shiny, California hair.
At 6 years old I was introduced to Funny Girl, a wonderful musical about Fanny Brice featuring Barbra Streisand. Watching this dazzling woman with perfect comedic timing and a voice that could melt your heart like buttah, I was immediately hooked! Barbra Streisand is a true pioneer for women. Shocked? Well think about it; Barbra Streisand is the #1 best selling female recording artist in history and the only woman to make the Top 10 all time best selling artists list, which includes Elvis Presley and The Beatles.
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