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Here’s a Facebook page that’s worth liking: The Kurd Men for Equality campaign. Kurdish men in Iran started the campaign in response to what they believed to be misogyny in a local court case.  A man who was convicted of domestic abuse was forced to parade the streets in a dress and hijab, the traditional women’s clothing, as public humiliation. To express their disapproval of the judge’s degradation of women, local men began posting photos of themselves in women’s clothing, with the message “Being a woman...
Cat videos are awesome.  But a cat dressed as a shark?  On a Roomba? Chasing a duck?  This is maybe the cutest, strangest, and funniest thing ever.  And did I mention the dog dressed as a hammerhead shark at the end? Whoever thought to costume and stage this insanity is brilliant.  Check out the video below and prepare to have your mind blown by this hilarious cuteness.  Image via: Today  ...
In the wake of 9/11, a Pakistani man named Changez Khan (Riz Ahmed) finds himself in a whirlwind of conflicting feelings and disturbing situations. Based on the eponymous novel by Mohsin Hamid, The Reluctant Fundamentalist begins with Changez answering a journalist's questions for an article. He hopes Changez will reveal the location of a kidnapped American professor, but Changez has a different agenda in mind. He tells the story of his rise to success after moving from Pakistan to America and landing a job as...
In a recent interview with British journalist Cathy Newman, the Dalai Lama said he would be pleased if his successor was a female. “Now we are 21st century…female have more potential so should take more active role regarding promotion of human compassion," he told Newman. His Holiness went on to say he believes females have more potential in actively promoting love and affection than men. But before we can count a win for the sisterhood, it must be noted the Dalai Lama doesn’t get to choose his...
We love folk band The Looking over here at BUST, so were stoked when we heard they're releasing a new album. In fact, we're so excited that we're giving away two free tickets to their release party in New York! The Looking will celebrate their new album Songs for a Traveler at Bowery Electric on Friday, April 26 at 8pm. Loudboy will open at 7pm, led by John Andrews (Botanica, Angela McCluskey, Morley) and featuring Brian Viglione (The Dresden Dolls). The wonderful experimental indie-songstress Alyson Greenfield will close the night off. To win tickets, please do...
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