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   The Queen of Rock & Roll herself – Stevie Nicks – praised Queen Bey this past Sunday saying, “Beyoncé’s great. She’s got her alter ego [Sasha Fierce], but Beyoncé the girl, the woman, is very sweet and nice and polite. She’s a good role model. She’s not skanky. I’m glad we have her.” Nicks originally met Beyoncé in 2001 during the recording of the pop anthem and (more importantly) theme song to my life, Bootylicious.  The song samples Nicks’ 1981 hit, Edge of...
Here at BUST, “isms” hold a prominent place in my daily mental landscape. Feminism is the reason I’ve shown up to work (relatively) bright-eyed and bushy-tailed for the last 12 years. And while I always put that particular ism at the forefront of everything I do, my opposition to other entrenched social isms, like racism, classism, and sizeism also plays a significant role in how I perceive and report on the world. It wasn’t until I went vegan four years ago, however, that my consciousness...
I’ve never been an avid reader of the magazine Cosmopolitan (except that time I gained 15 pounds while I was abroad and the “Lose 10 lbs. in 10 Hours” headlines sucked me in – it doesn’t work by the way).  My roommate however, happens to love Cosmo and reads it religiously.  One day after work, while I was taking a short break from my very intense love affair with Netflix, I picked up a recent copy of Cosmo.  In between the ever-so-creative...
Everybody's imaginary best friend, Solange, just released a vid for her single "Lovers in the Parking Lot", and it's just as good as you'd hoped it'd be. In it, she shows off some pretty serious 90s fashions (hello and holy shit, light-up shoelaces) while she wanders around a semi-abandoned Houston mall. Suffice to say, nobody's ever made dancing around an abandoned mall seem like so much fun. The track is a retro R&B number that's already begun to wedge itself inside my head-- check it...
  When I first read that Hanes was asking women to reveal their underwear color, I was appalled. How dare the company invade women’s privacy like that? Turns out, it is a part of a new marketing campaign; surprisingly, a marketing campaign I see as pretty progressive and even feminist.  The company simply directs women to a microsite that allows them to post witty statements about their chosen underwear color of the day onto Twitter. Forbes’s John Ellett sat down with Hanes’s Chief Brand Officer, Sydney Falken,...
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