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We cannot wait for Margaret Cho’s album American Myth to be released on April 29th. It’s her first album in six years, and we’re so glad to be able to share the work behind her creative process. Margaret was on the cover of our spring 2000 issue and is a longtime BUST favorite. She's already released music videos for several songs on the album, like “Fat Pussy,” which celebrates body positivity. She’s been able to seamlessly tackle controversial topics with a sense of composure and...
During World War II, an all-female swing band called The International Sweethearts of Rhythm blew their horns—and America’s mindsIn 1937, The Piney Woods Country Life School, a Christian boarding school for poor and orphaned minority kids in Mississippi, was a humble country spot. But if you walked past it on any afternoon that year, you’d have heard the sounds of jazz, awkwardly rehearsed by more than a dozen young girls. Led by their band teacher, the 14- and 15-year-old musicians would most likely have been...
If you didn’t already love Joss Whedon for his colorful and dynamic female characters in The Avengers, Buffy, and Firefly, there’s a reason to now. The writer/director has pledged to donate $80,000 to Planned Parenthood. This donation is contingent on 500 lovely activists like yourself pledging a minimum of $5 by midnight tonight. So for at least $2,500 in donations, Planned Parenthood could receive 32 times that in funding.This is not the first time Whedon has used his fortune to fund the non-profit. This past December,...
If you’ve been within 10 feet of a billboard on the NYC subway line for the past few months, you’ve undoubtedly caught THINX brand’s cheeky and controversial ad campaign, featuring for one, a peeled blood orange to sell their line of menstrual underwear. My first sight of an 8-foot-high evocation of a bloody vagina towering over the masses in a local L Train station elicited a loud and audible cackle. It was a well-timed and much needed retribution to another local company using citrus fruit...
This retro cookbook from Hollywood's King of Fright is anything but creepy “Master of Menace” Vincent Price was the quintessential villain of 1950s horror flicks—slick black hair, pointed mustache, and sinister belly laugh included. Off-screen though, Price, who died in 1993, was just like the rest of us: he really loved to eat. With his wife Mary—also an ardent gourmand—Price dined at the chicest restaurants in the world and often badgered chefs for their secrets, eventually publishing A Treasury of Great Recipes in 1965. Thanks to...