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Stop the press. The Catholic Church has just created history by allowing women to be a part of a sacred Easter ritual normally reserved for men. Who instigated this joyous occasion?   NEW POPE FRANCIS THAT’S WHO!   The Pope has gotten off on the right foot (allow me this one pun, please) with liberal Catholics by breaking church rules that banned females from being included in the ‘washing of feet’ for the Church’s Holy Thursday celebrations. Here’s a quick history/theology lesson for some context. According to the Catholic Church’s...
"Dear Cis People" is making waves with its bold mission statement and arresting messages. The tumblr, which is controlled (and minimally edited) by a trans woman named Amy, describes itself as "a place for trans people to send an anonymous message to the cis population as a whole," as well as  "a means of opening a communication line from people who are often silenced, either inadvertently or otherwise." Challenging a culture of silence, these stark confessions speak loud and clear. The passage on Wednesday of an...
Ever since Lost went off the air a couple of years ago, we’ve been waiting for another WTF sci-fi mystery to keep us talking at the water cooler. Thankfully, BBC America’s original series Orphan Black could be just we’re looking for. The story follows Sarah (newcomer Tatiana Maslany), a delinquent foster kid who takes on the identity of Beth, a rich suicide victim who looks just like her. Sarah only plans to steal her doppelganger’s money to escape a vicious drug dealer,...
Hummus is a pretty big deal here at BUST HQ. In an office full of varied tastes and dietary restrictions, a tasty chickpea dip is always a featured crowd pleaser at all our birthday celebrations and intern-last-day parties. And if our crowded staff fridge is any indication, a few of us are definitely toting in samples of Sabra and tubs of Trader Joe’s at least twice a week. As easy as it is to buy, however, northing beats the flavor of fresh, homemade hummus. And this...
  Athletes, moms, and activists have become unanimously pissed off at rapper Rick Ross and his explicitly date-rapey lyrics. The disturbing line in Ross' song, "UOENO" is as follows:"Put molly all in her champagne, she ain't even know it/ Took her home and enjoyed that, she ain't even know it."Ross is currently the face of the Reeboks Classics series, a line of sneakers that takes pride in its roots and history. "It takes a lot to make a classic" declares the tagline across Ross' face, boasting that...