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Cookie Never Crumbles in Her Flawless Wardrobe. If you’re a fan of Empire, FOX’s musical drama about a family of hip-hop royalty, then you’re probably obsessed with Cookie Lyon (played by Taraji P. Henson)—and her killer look. Bite Cookie’s style with bold prints, curve-hugging dresses, massive gold accessories, big-brimmed hats, and a boss bitch attitude. ...
“We’re in every home. We’re half the human race. You can’t stop us all.” Get ready to feel some feelings. Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep, and Helena Bonham-Carter star in the upcoming film Suffragette, a historical drama about the fight for women’s voting rights in Britain. Streep plays Emmeline Pankhurst, founder of the Women’s Social and Political Union, an activist known for her radical—and often violent—protest tactics. Suffragette tells Pankhurst’s story, as well as the stories of other women who fought alongside her. The Women’s Social and Political Union was...
Sonita Alizadeh was just fifteen when her parents told her she going to be sold into an arranged marriage. It’s a sickening reality many young girls face in developing countries, where one in three will marry before age eighteen. Terrified of becoming a part of that statistic, Sonita resisted – by rapping. In a recent interview with PRI, she told her story. She grew up in Tehran, where a non-profit organization taught children things like photography and music. It was here that her passion for rapping...
Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover has garnered worldwide attention. Jenner, along with fellow trans activists like Laverne Cox and Janet Mock, have been using this media coverage to raise awareness of important trans issues. We, like Jon Stewart in the video below, were wary about how the media would treat Caitlyn, but the response has been surprisingly and overwhelmingly respectful of her transition with many anchors calling her an inspiration.   Yet, as Stewart flippantly remarks: “It’s heartening to see everyone is not only accepting Caitlyn Jenner as...
The national finals of the women’s speed bartending competition, Speed Rack, are taking place in BUST’s hometown of NYC. You already know we’re gonna be all up in there like some mint leaves in a mojito. What goes on at this shindig, you ask? Two of the many mega talented, booze handlin’ babes face off in each round to see who can make the tastiest drinks fastest. These women can make four drinks in less than two minutes – watch for visual evidence of this sorcery: After only...
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