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Dear White Liberal Feminists, After Donald J. Trump’s election to the highest and most powerful political office of the United States last week, many of you have approached me, and my black brothers and sisters especially, with tearful eyes and somber faces. In person, in private, in public, and in the digital sphere, you have bemoaned the state of this world and our political landscape. You have lamented the deep-seated divisiveness of this country. You have wept, you have hugged, and you have gingerly asked, “How...
The holidays are coming up, and that means we're finding the best gifts for you to give your friends...or keep for yourself. In this roundup of home gifts, we have an adorable mushroom-adorned box of matches, a cute cat-shaped bird feeder, and sheets — embroidered in gold featuring the phases of the moon.  This Indigo & Shibori kit provides everything DIY-decorators need to trick out their textiles in a safe and simple way.INDIGO & SHIBORI NATURAL DYE KIT, $42, GRAHAMKEEGAN.ETSY.COM A meticulously illustrated menagerie of animals in...
The ascension of Donald Trump to the presidency could have devastating effects: on the economy, on civil rights, on the environment, on foreign relations, on — and this is not hyperbole, given his blase attitude towards nuclear missiles — life as we know it. We need him to not be president, period; or, if president, to remove him from office as soon as possible, whether through impeachment or resignation. That is the prime directive. Here’s how: I: Don’t feed the trolls — even the famous ones. Vice President-Elect and...
Tired of boring, run-of-the-mill holiday cards? This Holiday season, give the special people in your life a rad, one-of-kind card to show them an extra bit of festive spirit. Consider doing your holiday shopping at BUST’s 11th Annual Craftacular in Brooklyn on December 10th and 11th. The two-day event is chock-filled with pins, jewelry, and home décor and is a perfect shopping spot to find presents for the babes in your life. Sign your gifts with some adorable, handmade cards that your loved ones are...
On Sunday, we finally got a break from the dark news of 2016. Around midday, the Army Corps of Engineers denied The Energy Transfer Company the permit to drill under the Missouri River, effectively ensuring the pipeline will be rerouted away from the land belonging to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. It was a powerful and celebratory day for the Water Protectors and allies that have been standing ground in freezing North Dakota for months to protect the land, water, and sacred burial sites from The Dakota...