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While the rest of us are stuffing our faces with pumpkin-flavored treats and drinking Starbucks coffee from our plain red cups, Melissa Arnot is training to run a 50K in preparation for her sixth summit of Mt. Everest. That’s right, sixth, and in an effort to push her limits just a little bit further—this time, she’s doing it without supplemental oxygen. But for Arnot, it’s not about holding a record; it’s about interacting with nature. “I think there’s something really powerful about being at the mercy...
The BUST Christmas Craftacular London is next weekend! York Hall in Bethnal Green will be fill to the brim with the UK's most talented designer-makers on November 22 – and we are thrilled that Andsmile Studio will be among them. Andsmile Studio is the home of fun, quirky jewellery, prints and stationery – all based around the illustrations of Latvia-born and London-raised designer Viktorija Semionova, who has a thing for coffee and Wes Anderson films. She creates all her designs by hand using watercolour and gouache,...
Long before she made a splash on Netflix with her original series Grace and Frankie, Lily Tomlin established herself as a groundbreaking comedy icon on stage, on TV, and on the big screen. Think you know what makes Lily so funny? Then take the quiz! 1. Born on September 1, 1939, in Detroit, MI, Lily’s birth name was _________. a. Norma Jean Tomlin b. Lillie Mae Tomlin c. Mary Jean Tomlin d. Daisy Mae Tomlin   2. Before her career took off, Lily’s major was _______ at Wayne State University. a. Pre-Med   b....
Sexist dress codes are nothing new. Recently, there was Carey Buress of Beaufort High School in South Carolina, who was sent home for wearing this shockingly whorish outfit. There was the group of students in Charleston, South Carolina (what is it with South Carolina?) who wore scarlet A’s to protest fucked up dress codes when, according to The Post and Courier,  a girl was told by her guidance counselor that “If you’re a larger girl, wear a longer skirt so your butt doesn’t show.” It’s...
  Electronic musician and producer (and former BUST cover girl) Grimes (a/k/a Claire Boucher) made a landmark record with 2012’s Visions, a DIY, feminist work of art that took inspiration from such varied sources as Nine Inch Nails and Mariah Carey. Her new album, the much-anticipated follow-up Art Angels, is more focused in its scope: pure pop for 2015.   Tracks like “Kill V. Maim” and “Venus Fly,” the latter of which features Janelle Monáe, are like dubstep fight songs for a fierce, alternative girl gang. Softer songs...
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