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Everyone in a city where there is a Ben & Jerry's (meaning LOTS OF PLACES ALL OVER THE WORLD), STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING. TODAY IS THE BEAUTIFUL DAY THAT HAPPENS EACH YEAR IN WHICH THIS HALLOWED INSTITUTION BESTOWS FREE ICE CREAM UNTO THE GRATEFUL PUBLIC. And oh god, could there be a better day for this to happen? New York is about to experience its hottest day of the year so far, and all of us at BUST are already dreaming of beaches. Even if...
Nothing says summer like homemade lavender ice cream! I saw this recipe and lost my ability to even. I remember once when I went to a lavender farm in the South and experienced uber-refreshing, homemade lavender lemonade. Sipping that stuff on a hot July day in a rocking chair on the front porch of the farmhouse seemed like a dream at the time. As it turns out, homemade lavender ice cream is an equally yummy treat to beat the heat. (I'm a poet and I...
The Ugandan government has proposed a bill that will allow women to be arrested for wearing skirts above their knees in public.  This proposed law, which directly targets women, isn’t entirely new to the Ugandan people. Uganda’s third President, Idi Amin 1971-1979 (who you may remember as depicted in the film The Last King of Scotland), also banned short skirts in a decree during his time in office.  Currently wearing short skirts is not illegal, but culturally it is deemed improper if a woman exposes...
A veritable Jane-of-all-trades, Rayya Elias has been a musician, hair stylist, inmate, addict, and now, author. Harley Loco begins in 1967, when seven-year-old Elias and her family flee their home country, Syria, for Detroit. As she struggles with bullying by her peers, Elias gains the respect of her classmates by taking her first hit of mescaline at school. Drugs quickly become a source of power and help to soothe the internal rift created by the life she left behind. With a talent for hairstyling and a...
Award-winning slam poet Denice Frohman drops some fresh verses against gay hate. There's not much I can say about the video that doesn't speak eloquently for itself. Just press play. She'll make you laugh, cheer, and cry - all in three minutes.   via Upworthy image via leeway.org ...
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