After weeks of speculation on how the TV series Mad Men would end—most of it glaringly wrong, some of it surprisingly close—those of us who have seen the actual finale are left to ponder the question: What did it all mean? Here at BUST, however, the answer is pretty clear. The biggest difference from the '60s, when the show began, to the early '70s, where the show wraps up, can be summed up in a single word: Feminism. And the impact of that change was made abundantly clear in each of the closing stories for the three main female characters: Betty, Peggy, and Joan. Read More
 If you're the kind of femmey-femme who likes to paint her face with all kinds of cosmetics, but don't like the idea of smearing chemicals all over yourself, have we got a treat for you at Primped this Sunday!Lady-owned makeup company The Organic Face will be there, and they'll be giving free makeup makeovers at their booth.  The Organic Face makes all kinds of makeup—from your usual foundations, eye shadows, mascaras, etc -- to fancier fair, such as their airbrush system. Read More
Consider this another sign of the impending apocolypse: In a recent interview with Alaska radio station KFQD, former vice-presidential hopeful Sarah Palin reportedly stunned listeners by saying that she would be “proud to be Hillary Clinton’s running mate.” The quote came in response to a question about Palin’s future political goals. “Frankly, I’ve never stopped eyeing the White House,” she explained. Read More
  Hey glampers! Julie Jackson here. I’ve been watching you, stitchin’ yer hearts out and sharin’ yer progress shots…it’s just so darlin’! I see some of you breezed right through the NOMOFOMO letters and some of you just got started—don’t give up! This ain’t no competition so enjoy the journey, baby. Here are a few progress photos from Instagram. Remember, everyone is different—you can change colors or use any material to make it your own. Some of you have asked about how to keep the back of your work looking neat. Read More
Welcome to week 2 of the #buststitchalong! We're working on this fantastic Broad City-inspired counted cross stitch project by Julie Jackson, to celebrate the updated release of her updated tome, Subversive Cross Stitch: 50 F*cking Clever Designs for Your Sassy Side. Last week we went over what supplies you needed and how to get'em. Today we're actually gonna start getting stitchy with it. But first, here's the chart: Click here to nab  the larger version of this, suitable for printing That's what we're going to be making. Read More
To celebrate the release of Julie Jackson's updated tome, Subversive Cross Stitch: 50 F*cking Clever Designs for Your Sassy Side, we're going to be running a "stitchalong" here on BUST.com. And Julie's even designed a special pattern just for us. Cool, right? If you've never heard of a stitchalong, don't worry. Basically we will all be working on this sampler at the same time, and can share progress shots and ask questions (and have them answered) on the site. And since I'm the HSIC (Head Stitcher in Charge) here at BUST, I'll be leading this thang. Read More
You say you want to express your love, but you don't want to fall into patriarchal, cheesey, bogus stereotypes? Well feast your eyes on these three Feminist Valentine's Day cards, created by BUST's own Mary Rockcastle. Read More
Things have been pretty bleak around here since Flight of the Conchords went into self-imposed exile. The hilarious music duo and one-time BUST cover boys Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie walked away from their band after creating 2 seasons of the best comedy series ever to hit HBO, taking with them the hopes and sex dreams of a nation of smitten women and girls. But now comes news that these adorable kiwis will be bringing their sugarlumps to our shores once more, which means you have another chance to try to make that Bret/Jemaine sandwich happen. Read More
Give the gift of sexual pleasure! Babeland’s popular “In a Box” gift sets contain everything you’ll need to enjoy the activity referenced in the product name. Described as “The best value in a sex toys, ever,” these sets are so fun you’ll want more than one. Read More
This week’s giveaway is one of Nikki McClure’s fabulous wall calendars. She has been making these calendars faithfully for 16 years, and each year they get better and better.  They have become a staple in kitchens, offices and schools. Each image is an original papercut, cut from a single piece of paper with an x-acto knife.  Nikki features strong images of everyday life, each with a powerful verb that inspires to action. This year's verbs and nouns: Dare, Love, Equal, Outside, Mystery, Escape, Ever, Intuit, Subvert, 15,000 Years Later, Myth, and Collapse. Read More