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  Attention all fashion bloggers and fashion fiends! You've got less than ONE WEEK to send in photos of yourself in your best fall outfits. We've gotten some amazing submissions so far, but we don't want anyone to miss the boat-- send in your photo before May 21st, and it may be included in our August/September issue's Fall Fashion feature. So get decked out, snap some shots, and send them along. We can't wait to see what you've got! For all the nitty-gritty details, check out the...
Newsflash: the mainstream media isn't always kind to women, particularly when it comes to their physical appearances. Thankfully, some celebrity ladies use their fame as a platform to fight the media’s (and our culture at large’s) damaging obsession with women's waistlines and butt sizes–Ashley Judd’s totally awesome rallying cry against tabloids comes to mind. And now Scarlett Johansson, in the Huffington Post, has attempted to join the ranks of The Judd. Johansson recently starred in The Avengers as badass femme fatale Black Widow, a role for...
And the year continues to be totally excellent for funny ladies. Earlier today it was announced that Ellen DeGeneres would be receiving the 15th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Her "unique brand of humor" and ability to find "hilarity in the mundane" has helped her join the ranks of past winners like Whoopi Goldberg, Lily Tomlin, and Steve Martin. She acknowledged the honor in her typical Ellen-ish way, saying, "To get the same award that has been given to people like Bill Cosby, Tina...
“Kickball Katy” Goodman is perhaps best known for her work with Brooklyn lo-fi queens Vivian Girls, but on Sees the Light, her sophomore solo effort as La Sera, she shows off a softer side that’s more croquet than kickball. Album opener “Love That’s Gone” is a lilting, ’90s-style ballad full of melodic guitar lines and sweet, distortion-free vocals. “I Can’t Keep You in My Mind” is a heartfelt anthem to losing interest, while “Please Be My Third Eye” is a poppy, upbeat jam perfect for...
Last month, Texas lost the Medicaid Women’s Health Program, which formerly served 130,000 low-income women by funding clinics that provided preventative care. (BUST blogged about this issue before the cut was made.) This care included cancer screenings and contraception--some of the affected clinics were Planned Parenthood-affiliated, but none of the federal money contributed to abortions. Texas Governor Rick Perry decided that no government funds should be allowed to go to Planned Parenthood anyway, and tried to have them excluded from the funding. But Medicaid...