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BUST HQ is one of those places that's crawling with all kinds of new music. As I'm sort of a strange person with pretty particular taste, I don't often listen to a lot of it, but today I was forwarded the music of Arron Dean, and loved it.  Raised on a small farm in an area called Knoppieslaagte outside of Johannesburg, amid the country's political upheaval, Arron followed his muse stateside to play jazz in Boston.

"What do women have to do with the origins of the Civil War?," begins Elizabeth R. Varon's piece on the New York Times website. "Growing up in Virginia in the 1970s, I often heard this answer: nothing." It's an answer we all hear as girls in history classes: men went off and made all the wars happen and women sat at home tending the children or planting gardens. I think once I was told about women's involvement as nurses in the Revolutionary War, but that actually may have been something I read about on my own.

We are celebrating the release of our Feb/Mar Issue, our first ever SEX issue starring Portia De Rossi on the cover! Get a sneak peek of the ish here! Come celebrate this issue release and let's get in the Valentine's Day spirit on Thursday Feb 10th at 9pm, at The Delancey, 168 Delancey Street.Come early and score 1 of 50 FREE goodie bags, grab a free issue of the mag, and cozy up with a cutie for the Tito's OPEN BAR! That's right, our favorite vodka (handmade, mind you) straight from Austin, Texas is supplying the booze.

Apparently I was unaware that there is a difference between rape, and “forcible” rape.

Women are almost always overlooked as being active participants in riots. They are simply invisibilized. A few months ago, during the London student protests, the fact that women were partaking in the riots was big news. The media characterizes violent protest as a guy thing, and non-peaceful protest as a woman thing. A woman’s true peaceful nature is often used as reasoning against such violent protests. If women can’t be peaceful, why can’t men? This backwards way of thinking has given credit away from the women who choose to partake in violent protests.

According to the New York Times, less than 15 percent of Wikipedia's hundreds of thousands of contributors are women. And the issue isn't simply that more entries are written by men, but the distinct lack of information on "feminine" topics: a big deal, considering Wikipedia has become a huge source of how people get their information. The Times points out how topics like baseball cards or video games get huge pages, while friendship bracelets, Sex and the City, and female writers get a scant few.

"You guys ready to get all fuckin' mellow?"   This is how Iron and Wine (aka Sam Beam) opened his set to a sold-out crowd at Radio City Music Hall Saturday night. Of course, we all answered by going batshit crazy. I&W's music has this magical way of whisking you off to a very quiet place, a non-New York City place—with a campfire and hobo pies.   And when the dude with the velvet voice grabbed his guitar and began to play 'He Lays in the Reins," presto! I was at summer camp circa 1991. Capture the Flag, canoeing, and fireside sing-alongs flashed in my mind.

Director, performance artist, writer, and actress Miranda July is the indie film world’s favorite female face. Best known for her 2005 debut feature, Me and You and Everyone We Know, and her follow-up collection of short stories, No One Belongs Here More Than You, she has been near and dear to us here at BUST since before she graced our cover in 2007. So when I found out she was debuting her second feature film, The Future, at Sundance, I was excited to go check it out and then chat with July about it.

In the comic series, We Will Bury You, brother and sister duo, Brea Grant (of Heroes fame) and Zane Austin Grant, rewrite history and turn the roaring 20’s into the beginning of the zombie apocalypse. Zane describes it as “a feminist horror narrative following two queer women trying to survive the zombie outbreak.” The two heroines are Mirah, an anarchist escort, and Fanya, a thief. The story begins with a headline about Sacco and Vanzetti, anarchists falsely convicted and put to death, setting a political tone.

Francis Fox Piven, a distinguished professor of political science and sociology at The Graduate Center at CUNY since 1982, has been receiving death threats after Glenn Beck named her one of the nine most dangerous people in the world. Piven, aged 78, has taught generations of students on the politics of the poor. She has authored books on poor people’s movements and voting. Beck has stated that she is an enemy of the Constitution, and her plans would “intentionally collapse our economic system”.
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