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   Through an article from Jezebel, it was found out that Afghanistan is taking a few steps forward concerning gender equality. This was accomplished when the country opened Skateistan, a school for young children, both boys and girls. There they are taught on computers, the arts, and most interestingly of all, how to skateboard. In a country where women are not given the same rights as men, this is progress. However, there are still problems.

  The Summer Reading program at Brooklyn's Central Public Library is starting with a pop this Thursday, June 4th with a free block partyfrom 10-4:30. The main event will be, get this, hip hop star Lil' Mama reading to kids from 1030 to 11am. She'll also be speaking about her connection to Brooklyn, encouraging kids to read and signing autographs. Throughout the day there will also be entertainment on the Plaza including the Ringling Brothers, a Capoiera demonstration, a ballet and local band performances. Not to mention the ongoing balloon animals, face painting and arts and crafts.

For three consecutive Mondays starting June 15th, WET Productions is bringing you their INKubator Summer Series. WET Productions is a non profit organization that produces feminist film, theater, television, events and education that challenges female stereotypes and advocates for equality. Their INKubator program focuses on getting plays written by women into production.

Not that spontaneous combustion and the like are our brand of humor, but David Sedaris sure as hell is. After all, he is the bro of our former cover girl Amy. Catch him tonight at The Strand in NYC where he will be reading excerpts from his newest collection of essays curiously titled, When You Are Engulfed in Flames.

                                  Breast cancer awareness month may be a couple days behind us, but that's no reason to forget the cause that has united men and women around the world. The Save the Ta-Tas Foundation exists to increase awareness about the disease and funding to find a cure through the sale of adorable merch like the t-shirt worn by Kristin Bell, above. Normally we would cringe at a bumper sticker reading, 'Honk if you Heart Ta-Tas,' but we'll make an exception for items like boob lube for self examinations.

Come see Jennifer Davis's whimsical works at her solo show, 'Not Too Sweet' at Walker Contemporary in Boston, MA. This is her first show of works on paper and it features some of her largest paintings and drawings yet.The opening reception is June 5th from 6-8 and the exhibit lasts all month.The gallery is located in the South End on 450 Harrison Avenue. -Celeste Photo courtesy of Jenniferdavisart.

We here at BUST are still reeling from the news that Dr. George Tiller was murdered yesterday in Wichita, Kansas while serving as an usher at the Lutheran Reformation Church. One of the few doctors in the country providing controversial late-term abortions, he was a longtime advocate for a woman's right to choose. Authorities are holding Scott Roeder, a 51 year-old man of Johnson County, Kansas as a suspect in the shooting. President Obama responded, giving a statement that read, 'I am shocked and outraged by the murder of Dr. George Tiller as he attended church services this morning.

Today would have been Norma Jeane Baker's 83rd birthday.

Are you a cool chick making cool art? If so, you should know about YOUNITY. Founded in 2007 by New York City artists Alice Mizrachi and Toofly, the organization's mission is to provide a forum for women artists to share their ideas and showcase their work. According to YOUNITY: 'The confines of galleries were too rigid and staid; the 'white cube' did not lend much room for personal expression and individual style. [We] wanted to create a place wherein females could tell their own stories in more universal, down-to-earth voices.

The Sundance Channel brings you 3 screenings of the film Guest of Cindy Sherman. Paul H-O is just a regular ol' Joe who crashes art gallery openings, video camera in hand, and entertains artists with witty assessments of their work, thus gaining quite a fan following in the New York art scene in the 1990's. One of the ladies he won over was the internationally acknowledged, press-shy Cindy Sherman. Sherman was regarded as one of the world's most significant and talented visual artists, famed for her chameleon-like self-portraits deconstructing women's images in pop culture and art.
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