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For the past few months, my Facebook and Twitter feeds have been rife with enthusiastic praise for the Netflix political drama, House of Cards. I have no shame in admitting that I devoured the show’s entire first season in a single weekend. The show is run-through with amazing performances from Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, and Kate Mara (among others), brilliant writing, and bonkers plot twists that, fair warning, I might touch on in this post. One of my favorite things about the show is that its...
It’s hard to believe that less than a century has gone by since the 19th amendment was passed into law. But 100 years ago, the women’s suffrage movement was still going strong in its pursuit of voting rights for women. Yesterday marked the 100th anniversary of the massive 1913 women’s suffrage parade in Washington D.C., which occurred the day before Woodrow Wilson's inauguration. The Atlantic has compiled some amazing images from that day, which saw 8,000 marchers convene for the cause. The parade turned chaotic...
Join BUST at a sick house party we're throwing during SXSW with our friends at Tito's Vodka. We've lined up an incredible list of bands—some new, some seasoned, ALL amazing! Photography provided by Join The Studio and Superchief.tv. IN AUSTIN? Join us at 4407 Avenue C, from 2pm to 9pm, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday. CAN'T MAKE IT TO AUSTIN? Then sit back and watch our LIVE STREAM! We'll be broadcasting ALL 3 DAYS of the event. So stay tuned! Check out the lineup below, get off the 6th street...
  Domenica Ruta grew up outside Boston as the brainy misfit daughter of a loud, buxom, peroxide-blonde Italian mother. A vain and mercurial “narcotic omnivore,” her mom loved and hated her only daughter with equal ferocity. Their home was full of contradictions. As a kid, Ruta was given OxyContin for headaches. Her mom worked extra jobs to pay for Ruta’s dance lessons, but refused to acknowledge that her daughter was being molested. As a teenager, Ruta was pushed toward both higher education and teen pregnancy. Unsurprisingly,...
A gem from the Mansplaining Paul Ryan meme I was absolutely smitten with the word “mansplaining” when it first emerged a couple years back. The term fit my particular frustration with being talked down to by male classmates, professors, and employers like a cozy little sweater of outrage. I found it extremely satisfying to call out offending men-folk with the snappy little portmanteau, and feminist blogs adopted the idea of “mansplaining” with gusto.  But the tide is turning against one of 2010’s most popular breakout catchphrases. “Mansplaining”...