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A study at Northwestern University looks at the way we judge politicians to help explain the gender gap in politics. The study denies that people rationally consider candidates, and instead states, “research indicates that people use shallow decision heuristics, such as impressions of competence made solely from facial appearance when deciding whom to vote for.”  73 students (38 women and 35 men) looked at facial photos of prospective presidential candidates—actual congressional candidates—and judged them on four categories: competence, dominance, attractiveness, and approachability. Male candidates were judged...
Hey, New York! Don’t forget to come down to Babeland SoHo (43 Mercer St.) tonight at 7 P.M. for naughty crafting with BUST, complimentary cocktails from Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and a fancy-schmancy holiday bush lighting. BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE! Our West Coast homies also deserve a chance to get in on the action. Seattleites, you’ll get your chance to kinkily craft with BUST and Babeland (707 E. Pike St. on Capitol Hill) this Tuesday, December 11 at 7 P.M. RSVP here to join in the fun. See...
  If you were one of the first 300 people in line at the BUST Magazine Craftacular & Food Fair Holiday 2012 this weekend, congratulations! You received a goodie bag that included a copy of hilarious webcomic artist Kate Beaton's Hark! A Vagrant 2013 Calendar, compliments of Drawn and Quarterly. We bet you were really stoked about that (you're welcome!). If you missed out on snagging the coveted calendar, though, you're in luck: we're giving out 10 more to BUST readers! Beethoven Birthday Party: A 2013 Hark!...
  Last week, the Anderson—an affordable apartment community for victims of domestic violence in the Bronx—opened its doors.  Thanks to a non-profit New Destiny, 40 new tenants will be able to live in the $15 million complex, which includes a computer room, a recreation room, a playground, multiple garden areas, a security desk, and an office for social-service resources. The State and Home Community Renewal Office, Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.’s office, and other state and federal agencies helped fund the project. Grateful residents were selected through...
The Shout Out Louds, an indie band hailing from Stockholm, are releasing, “Blue Ice,” a track from their upcoming album, Optica, IN ICE. The 7” record is created in a mold, and can be played with any old record player. How is this possible outside of a Swedish ice hotel you ask? You can watch an explanatory video below.   The video has a slightly condescending, “this is what a record made of ice sounds like though you probably won’t get to hear it in person,” tone,...