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Bounce queen and BUSTie Big Freedia is probably the foremost authority we have on twerking, and she has a lot to say about Miley Cyrus. When BUST reached out to Big Freedia, she sent us an official statement on the Miley Cyrus twerk-gate. She said, “Get me and Miley together so I could give her ass some lessons.” The New Orleans musician shared some insight on the current twerking craze, its origins in New Orleans’ bounce scene, and why Miley needs to be gently but firmly told to...
For feminist film lovers, it’s really, really hard to casually see a movie without being brutally aware of its shortcomings: specifically, it’s really hard not to notice when a film features fewer women than, say, your workplace does. The Bechdel test made it especially easy for us to enumerate these weaknesses. (For those of you who don’t know, the Bechdel test is a three-step process to determine whether or not a film is women-friendly: a film passes if it has 1) two named female characters 2) who...
This photo of Kiernan Shipka, who plays Sally Draper on AMC's Mad Men, seems like a natural progression of events if you've been following the show. Sally Draper has gone from sweet child to rebel girl in the span of six seasons of everyone’s favorite 1960s drama. She's fierce and defiant with nearly every authority figure she meets on the show. After some shocking moments in Season 6 between Sally, Betty and Don, how is her rebellion going to pan out? The final season of...
The violence in Egypt is reaching its apex. Members of the Muslim Brotherhood, voted into power barely a year ago after the Egyptian revolution of 2011 that ousted Hosni Mubarak, are hiding out in mosques. History’s happening all over again in Tahrir square.  What Egypt needs, maybe, is a li’l inspiration.  My jaw literally dropped when I saw this video of 12-year-old Ali Ahmed explaining the problems with the Islamist constitution implemented by the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. This kid defines “fascist theocracy” for the journalist interviewing him,...
Though it's roughly 8 billion degrees in NYC right now, it's time to start thinking about winter...and more specifically, about BUST Magazine's Holiday Craftacular and Food Fair, our city's largest, best-attended, and arguably most fun craft extravaganza! On Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15, over 250 vendors of fancy foods, eclectic vintage, and handmade gifts and goods will set up shop at the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 18th St. between 6th and 7th Avenues) in the heart of NYC's hip Chelsea 'hood. Last year's BUST Magazine...