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Planned Parenthood handed out more than 700 pounds of condoms at the Democratic National Convention, and not just because Dems are sexy. Each condom was enclosed in a hot pink matchbook bearing the message: ''Protect Yourself From John McCain (In This Election).'' The back lists one of Planned Parenthood's top ten reasons to NOT vote for McCain, such as the frightening #10 -- John McCain has voted against women's reproductive rights and privacy 125 times in his 25 years in Washington, DC.
This weekend I'll be celebrating a belly that has been full of beans and cheese for 26 years, and I really need to have this cake made by Amanda Leamons . The tortilla chips are made out of fondant!!! But I realize my chances are as thin as a finely sliced avocado, which is why I'll be taking baking classes over this next year. By next August, I'll be able to bake this cake myself, and not share with anyone.
This Saturday, my favorite noise punks, Parts and Labor are performing as part of a three band round robin with Aa and Pterodactyl! All three bands will be set up simultaenously, with the audience in the middle, as they trade off on songs. It'll be epic, and you you will be there. I'm pretty stoked about seeing the new Parts and Labor lineup.
Come ride in train full of artwork this Saturday, August 30th, when a Chicago CTA train is converted into a mobile gallery from 6 pm - 10 pm. The event is organized and hosted by Lethal Poetry and Salvo, a think tank of artists who want to bring art into the public sphere. ''Our passion is not only to provide Chicago artists with a means to exhibit their work unconventionally,'' they say at www.chicagoartontrack.com, ''but to redefine the public's role in the art irreversably.
Hell to the yes! Above, Alice Paul toasts women's right to vote, a fight she faught like a warrior (spending time in jail and going on a hunger strike, etc), and which was ratified 88 years ago today (see Emily's post, below). You've probably heard of Susan B Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, but today it's time to take a moment and give thanks to Ms. Alice for all she did. To learn more, visit http://www.alicepaul.
On this day in 1920, American women finally were granted the right to vote. It's a big deal, and not something to be taken for granted, so if you haven't already registered to vote, take a second and do it now . Do it for Gloria.
Big news! At Your Cervix , a documentary aiming to improve pelvic exams for women, was chosen as one of 8 finalists from over 100 ideas on Ideablob.com! We blogged about them last week, and since then, the filmmakers have made it one step closer to winning the $10,000 grand prize, and it was no doubt largely thanks to the BUST readers that made sure to get their votes in! Voting for the finals is happening NOW and continues until Aug 31 at midnight.
What would you do if you met a handsome, mysterious stranger on a plane? If he kept giving you different names with the same sexy smile? What if you're a flight attendant, and it's your job to keep a planeload of people safe? Yet you can barely get onto the plane each time without swallowing pills for your acrophobia... That's the story behind Air , a new Vertigo comics ongoing series about the weird, magical process of flying in a post-9/11 world, about travel, identity, love, and loss, and what it really means to be a hero--if there are any such things. Air is written by G.
Looks like it's an entire weekend of free shows with our best BUST band friends! This Sunday, Heloise and the Savoir Faire will be playing a free show at Music Hall of Williamsburg, (this place is kind of becoming my favorite spot), after the McCarren Pool Party. You may recognize Heloise from the feature we did on her in BUST, and from her performaces at our February issue release party and the BUST SXSW Hangover Lounge Party this year! She's a sassy lady and can belt out a mean soulful note.
photo by: Amanda Kirkpatrick In case you missed Free Blood at the BUST 15-Year Party last week, you have another chance to catch this incredible duo tonight! They're playing a free dance party at the Music Hall of Williamsburg.
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