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Birth Story is a compelling documentary that tells the story of Ina May Gaskin and her husband Stephen, who began a flourishing farming commune in Tennessee in the 1970s. “The Farm” began when Stephen, a spiritual leader and orator, was asked to go on a speaking tour around the U.S. The couple’s friends and fans of Stephen’s speeches asked to join them on the tour. Ina began teaching herself how to deliver on the tour when the pregnant women riding with them went into labor....
If you, like so many of here at BUST, are a great big fan of Downton Abbey, you're likely to have daydreamed at least once about how awesome it would be if your life were more like this excellent BBC drama. If you've ever lusted after one of Lady Mary's gowns or wondered about the etiquette behind all those carefully-placed little dinner spoons, check out this article on Buzzfeed. You'll find some fantastic suggestions for how you might go about throwing a Downton Abbey-style dinner...
Here's a hilarious yet horrifying (hilarifying?) twist in the saga of Republican politicians vs. rape culture rhetoric. The anti-abortion group the Susan B. Anthony list is launching a new training program to help Republican lawmakers and elected officials talk about rape without inciting frustration (and projectile vomiting) in the American public.  The GOP hopes that this measure will stop its representatives from spewing misinformed and polarizing nonsense about sexual abuse, but I mean...let’s be real. These guys seem pretty attached to their antiquated and downright incorrect...
Artist Jen Ray presents a fantasy world full of strong warrior-women in her newly released book, Ain’t We Got Fun. With 80 pages full of powerful heroines—who are often depicted in battle—the hardcover volume is eye candy in book form. Gorgeous and saturated with color, each piece is a tribute to the Goddesses of Ray’s imagination. They are sexy but not sexualized, and proudly rule their battlefield landscapes together and as individuals. In an interview featured in the book with art and fashion critic Ana Finel...
It turns out that Portlandia star Fred Armisen has an excellent Ira Glass impression in his arsenal of celebrity impersonations. Armisen delivered his best Ira Glass act on Glass's own NPR show, This American Life. The impression is also featured in a web exclusive out from NBC. Armisen's portrayal of Glass was scripted into a "Weekend Update" segment on SNL, but nixed after the audience didn't find it funny enough. Be sure to check out the video, as well as the prologue from their episode of This American...