Recently starting its second season, Broad City has managed to captivate audiences with its outrageous sketches, hilarious guests, and all around feel good vibe. Creators Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson are magnetic, and though they are blowing up big these days, they come from a humble place. "During the webseries we were never viral. It was always just the quality of viewers," said Ilana Glazer in an interview in which she and Jacobson talked about the ... Read More
David Lopera is using his artistic skills to alter photographs of A-list female celebs with Photoshop. But it's a little more complicated than the retouching we're used to: After re-sculpting the celebs' bodies, he sells the updated versions to men who fetishize larger ladies. We’d normally be cheering over this feat in body positivity, but we simply can’t get behind the fact that Lopera is feeding into the pool of what men think women should look ... Read More
It's no secret that we live in a world where the media constantly, repeatedly, over and over and over again (do you get the idea?) forces one narrow idea of ‘beauty’ in our faces. Last year, Victoria’s Secret made the mistake of marketing that image as the “perfect body,” and naturally, people got upset. First of all, as a culture we’d probably all benefit from erasing the word “perfect” from our vocabulary. And ... Read More
The embalming process has been around for ages: The Egyptians, ancient Ethiopian tribes, and aboriginal inhabitants of the Canary Islands back in 900 BC were all early practitioners of preserving their dead. Though the methods of the past were crude at best, the “art” of embalming has become a less disturbing job (emphasis on less), and while we don’t remove the brain and stuff the skull with resin as was done in ancient Egypt—it’s ... Read More
In 1973's Spiderman Universe Earth 616, Gwen Stacy dies in the infamous clash between Spider Man and Green Goblin. You would think that 40 years of comic book decay means the iconic character looks too ghastly to resurface, but that isn’t what writer Jason Latour and artists Robbi Rodriguez and Rico Renzi decided.  Despite being nervous about touching long-gone Gwen, Latour--who grew up idolizing white-male superheroes--realized that if ... Read More
Is there a better way to gear up for spring than with chartreuse armpit hair?! Probably, but we can't help but feel inspired by what these girls on Instagram have been hiding under their winter sweaters. We're excited to see this trend peeking out of tank tops, and you can bet we'll be giving it a shot on our own radical locks here at BUST, if we can find a safe, chemical-free method of our own. Stay tuned for a potential how-to, but for now, check out these ... Read More
SoKo knows what she wants, and she knows how to get it. When I visit her hotel room in Manhattan, the French singer/musician/actress sends everyone else out of the room and invites me to sit with her on the bed. “If I do this,” she says, “I want to be able to connect.” It’s this insistence on connection that’s won the 29-year-old so many diehard fans. Born Stéphanie Sokolinski in ... Read More
It seems wrong to say that any of these lady bands are out to pay tribute to anyone; they rock so hard on their own. But bands like Lez Zeppelin and Vag Halen are doing so much more than covering old faves—they’re out to take on the male dominated world of rock and roll, one metal band at a time. Lez Zeppelin  Founded in 2004 by lead guitarist Steph Paynes, Lez Zeppelin thinks of themselves as a “she-incarnation” rather than a tribute ... Read More
It’s no secret that we’re not yet in a place where we have across-the-board workplace equality. It’s too a nuanced issue to solve quickly, especially without resources to heavily micromanage specific employers. One ratings site, however, is attempting to change the game, and we must say we’re pretty intrigued. InHerSight is dedicated to providing women with testimonial-based ratings of companies in terms of how well they treat women. Think ... Read More
On Monday, 46 year old Kelly Renee Gissendaner will become the first woman in Georgia to be executed since 1924. Gissendaner was sentenced to death after reportedly convincing her lover to murder her husband, and is scheduled to die by lethal injection. Though Gissendaner’s march to the end of death row will end in just a few days, other women will still be living in anticipation of their own executions. Emilia Carr, 30, and Tiffany Cole, 33, ... Read More
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