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Excusez-moi? Did I read that right? Women can officially wear pants in Paris! This is huge. First you let women vote, and now they can wear pants? Gah. Ladies, how did you live without pants?  Weren’t you cold in the winter?  Did you have to shave your legs every day?  Oh, right, you’ve been wearing pants this entire time anyway.    Last week, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, France's minister for women's rights, ended the no-pants law, dating back to 1799 (just after the French Revolution). At the time, the...
We’ve got quite a few important anniversaries to acknowledge this year. Fleetwood Mac’s album Rumours is 30 years old! Roe v. Wade is forty! And ringing in the big 5-0 this year is The Feminine Mystique, Betty Friedan’s 1963 Magnum Opus. To commemorate this occasion, the New School is hosting React: The Feminine Mystique at 50, a two-day symposium and exhibition featuring some of today's most well-known and respected feminist activists and writers.  The symposium will take place in NYC on February 22-23, and the keynote...
There some excellent reading to look forward to in 2014! Arrested Development's Judy Greer is writing a book. Now, you might be thinking "I know that name, and I know that face..." You may also know her from Two and a Half Men or 27 Dresses. Yeah, her, the funny one. The book, aptly titled I Don't Know What You Know Me From: Confessions of a Co-Star, will be a collections of essays telling stories from her childhood to her life as an actress. With...
Almost 15 years after his award-winning breakthrough film, La Ciudad, writer/director David Riker once again examines the lives of undocumented immigrants, this time from an unusual point of view: that of a poor, white, single mother. Ashley (Abbie Cornish) is desperate to win back custody of her young son, who is in foster care. After losing her job at an Austin supermarket, she joins her truck-driving father (Will Patton) for a brief road trip and discovers why he suddenly has a wallet full of hundred-dollar...
It's official: we're in the winter doldrums. Luckily for those of you in the New York area, BUST has a whole night of sexy, sassy, delicious, danceable, crafty, and best of all, FREE fun planned on this Thursday, February 7th!   Head to Babeland SoHo (43 Mercer St.) at 7pm for a sexy Valentine's Day party with the ladies of Babeland and BUST. Sip on complimentary cocktails from Tito's Handmade Vodka, peruse Babeland's ah-MAY-zing collection of sexy toys and accessories, and make your own sparkly pasties. (Seriously....