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Rilo Kiley’s new single, “Let Me Back In” is set to release March 19th and the band needs your help.  "Help us make our video!  For our first single, 'Let Me Back In', we invite you to upload your favorite personal Rilo Kiley video clip, band footage, created animation, etc... whatever you have in moving pictures that you’d like to share with us.  We will then view and choose among them to incorporate into the video.  All submissions are due by March 5th at RiloKiley.com." — Rilo Kiley “Let me...
Games for Change has teamed up with Pulitzer prize-winning authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn to create a new Facebook game called Half the Sky, which will help raise awareness about sex slave trafficking around the world. If this isn’t enough of a reason to stop playing Farmville, I don’t know what is.  The Half the Sky Movement launched in 2009 with the book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, which earned the #1 spot on the New York Times best seller list. The book then...
At BUST, we love DIY—it allows you to personalize and pinch pennies too! Plus, we all know that our DIY skills are going to come in mad handy during the zombie apocalypse.  One of our favorite bloggers, How-To Hair Girl, creates hair tutorials to help you do your own ‘do. She covers everything from the “no-poo” trend (not just a clever name) to cool home coloring techniques and hip haircuts. I am particularly crazy about HTHG’s Patsy Cline-inspired honky-tonk bouffant tutorial. It’s easy to follow and...
The GOP really does say the darndest things. Yet another attack on abortion rights is playing out in Alabama, courtesy of lawmaker Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin. McClurkin, who believes that a fetus is actually an organ (the largest one, no less), is using a new tactic to strike out against abortion in her new bill. She is sponsoring The Women's Health and Safety Act, which would curb women's ability to receive abortions in a couple of different ways. First, it would make dispensing abortion-inducing medication a...
On their sophomore album, Portland-based Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside cull the best bits from music’s past eras, creating a mercurial hybrid of rockabilly, blues, country, and garage rock. Ford’s vocals have just enough of a worn edge to sound appropriately world-weary and jaded, but she’s smooth enough in her delivery to pull off sweeter, poppier tracks. Catchy “They Told Me” brings to mind the tight hooks of fellow retro rockers the Black Keys, while Ford’s vocal style on “Do Me Right” owes a...