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  Question to the Cards by Édouard Bisson, 1889 “...every person pretending or professing to tell fortunes, or using any subtle craft, means, or device, by palmistry or otherwise, to deceive and impose on any of his Majesty’s subjects...shall be deemed a rogue and vagabond.” — Excerpt from The Vagrancy Act of 1824 Crystal gazing, palmistry, and other forms of fortune-telling were quite popular during the 19th century. Husband divination games were heavily featured at Christmas and Halloween parties in the rural countryside. While professional practitioners of the occult...
A few days after the election, Noel decided that she wanted to learn to shoot a gun—a thought that would have repulsed her before. “Guns are part of a violent culture that I wanted nothing to do with and had no reason to worry about. I have friends who offered to teach me to shoot guns over the years. And I scoffed. Why would I need to shoot a gun?” Now, however, the Wisconsin native is determined to take shooting classes. “I worry that strong women,...
Donald Trump has appointed another cabinet member this week, this time appointing former Georgia Senator and House Representative Tom Price to serve as the next Secretary of Health and Human Services. As the leader of the 80,000 person department, Price would oversee all of the major government healthcare programs including Obamacare, Medicaid, Medicare, the Children's Health Insurance Program, the FDA, the CDC, and the NIH (the list goes on). Price would also oversee different issues such as vaccines, medical research and public health issues.  That being...
BUST is excited to premiere LA-based songstress JoLivi’s new single, “Love Who You Wanna Love”! Featuring strong pop vocals and hip-hop inflected drums, the song is perfect for blasting in the car with your girls on a night out — but it also has a message. In an exclusive interview with BUST, JoLivi shares the inspiration behind the single: It's not easy to describe this song, because for me it has so many meanings. It journeys through a lot of different and difficult times in life,...
The Pirelli calendar is continuing its makeover! The luxury calendar, which was first released in 1962 as a promotional calendar for Italian tire company Pirelli, spent over 50 years producing highly sexualized, photoshopped, and usually nude images of supermodels including Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford, and Iman — including some underage models, such as a 16-year-old Naomi Campbell, who posed topless for Pirelli in 1987. Last year, the calendar underwent a major makeover. Annie Leibovitz shot a diverse and talented group of women of all ages, from...