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I’m no stranger to smut. Like many girls, my earliest sex-ed experience was thumbing through my mom’s Jude Deveraux novels, trying to decipher all the euphemisms in the sex scenes. I’m not personally one who, ahem, needs a lot of back story when it comes to this sort of thing — I prefer the short-form stuff (like BUST’s One Handed Reads!). But I’ve always respected the genre. I’ve always assumed that erotica is like poetry or horror movies — particularly tough to get...
Yes, this is real. In a series of advertisements that cost $1.5 million to make, Ashton Kutcher – in an attempt to sell snack chips – donned full-on brownface, an awkward accent, and bizarre dance moves for character Bollywood producer “Raj.” Popchips launched several promotional videos in the format of a dating service to advertise their chips, with each video centered on a specific personality. And Raj has received quite a bit of media attention on his own. Rightfully so, in my opinion. Watch it here: [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AezA2DPVSGQ 425x344] In...
Do you upcycle old threads into cool new clothes? Do you bake a sweet batch of vegan cupcakes? Whether you're into pottery, painting, or fruit preserves, there's a place for you in our next Craftacular. We're currently accepting applications for a special edition of the BUST Magazine Craftacular within The Seed, a huge vegan expo coming to New York City this summer.  This two-day event (which takes place June 16 - 17) will transform 82 Mercer in SoHo (the same place that housed our super-successful spring...
Finding cool and affordable art to hang on your walls can feel downright impossible. Sure, you can go to a big-box store and pick up some okay looking art in the home decorating section, but if you're on the hunt for some jazzier pieces for your walls, check out the following websites. 1. 20x200: Prints start at just $20! That's right, $20! Prices go up to $200 for larger, more limited prints. Prints can be purchased unframed or framed (framed prints costs extra). -- 2. Tiny Showcase: A portion...
Being a woman in the United States looking at the legislation and political climate regarding women’s bodies, it’s fairly easy to lose faith. It would be an understatement to say that the government’s relationship with women is not pretty. It’s refreshing, then, to see people in positions of power who actually think of women as more than baby incubators. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon stated last week to the Commission of Population and Development that believes that’s it is the U.N.’s “collective responsibility” to drive down the...
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