on Sep 02, 2010
Oh, Canada! We love that the ad world is finally realizing that, yup, women have a sense of humor too. And with the Old Spice ads they surely have a winner. This Canadian Stayfree ad, which I'm sure it's creators hope will be a major viral video, is a virus, alright, but more like an STD. Aside from the fact that a dude is lecturing me on what kind of maxi pad to use, what kind of hot date busts out with the phrase "I hate moisture! Don't you just hate ... Read More
on Sep 02, 2010
Hey kids! We know how you're all up in the internets and everything, on your myface at all times, and completely podded out. But if you're entirely webberific, we need you. Come help with our various and sundry BUST digital initiatives, and we'll be happy to train you in all kinds of stuff you don't know yet. If you've got got some computer chops (any kind of programming experience would be especially great), or are just dying to learn all about the wonderful ... Read More
on Jun 17, 2010
I loves me some documentaries. I could watch a documentary about anything: corn, fish, toothpicks. But I especially love documentaries about women. HBO has made a name for itself by producing and airing some of the best documentaries around, and last night I watched two of them, "Google Baby" and "For Neda". both of which deal with women's issues. By the end of the night, I was plastered to my couch, depressed and in tears. What these docs showed about women's ... Read More
on May 25, 2010
How can "sloth" be one of the seven deadly sins? Unless they mean that the cuteness of these critters is so deadly its sinful! Get an eyeful of some crazy sloth action, below:
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on May 23, 2010
It's Here! Don't miss the BUST Spring Craftacular today at 261 Driggs Ave., Williamsburg, NY. Ride your bike, take a hike, ride the bus, take the subway--just make sure you get your ass over here by any means necessary! Get there early to receive one of 250 amazing goodie bags. $2 gets you in the door where you can sign up for our FREE raffle, full of all kinds of wonderful and crafty things. 50 of the hottest handmade vendors, plus free coffee, as well as food, ... Read More
on May 19, 2010
In case you didn't catch it, here's the segment that ran on NYC's own Eyewitness News show tonite. We shot it a couple of days ago with the adorable Lauren Glassburg, who wathced the making of Meow Meow Tweet soaps, hung out at Katherine Grandy's ceramics studio, and made her own necklace at Brooklyn Charm. (there's kind of a random moment with me in it too). Of course you can meet those vendors at our BUST Craftacular in Williamsburg this Sunday, and you can also ... Read More
on Apr 28, 2010
Found this awesome video of Patti Smith on an episode of the late-70's/early-80's TV show "Kids are People Too," via Lesley's blog who found it on Kathleen's blog.
I love how Patti explains punk rock by saying that "Rock 'n roll's gettin' back in the hands of the people, it belongs to the kids again, not the big business guys" and the host just kind of mumbles in response, "We can go for that, I think..." Also, what kind of a kid wants to be a missionary when they ... Read More
on Apr 22, 2010
Last night I spoke on a panel at the 92nd street Y. As a way to promote the event, I was asked by the organizers to write a piece for Flavorwire on who I thought were the ten most influential women in pop culture. Since we're on deadline here at BUST and I didn't have much time to devote to this, I whipped up a list of only 7, which they published yesterday, and which I am reposting below. There's a lot more to say about each of these women and why I think they ... Read More
on Apr 21, 2010
To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the release of their book, Manifesta, authors Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards have convened a panel of women to discuss what the feminist third wave is up to today.
From the event description:
"During the 1990s, new expressions of feminism were popping up: riot grrls were starting bands and making zines; activist/writers like Rebecca Walker and Naomi Wolf were writing best-sellers and starting organizations; ... Read More
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on Apr 20, 2010
Kartina R., of This Moi blog, has an interesting post up today about lipstick, which she has allowed us to share with you.
Lipstick is a fascinating thing.
On Tuesday a New York theater did not pick a play of mine to be a part of their one-act marathon.
On Wednesday I felt sorry for myself.
On Thursday a good thing happened to me. An accomplishment of sorts.
On Friday I wore lipstick.
On Saturday and Sunday I did as well.
Bright. Red. Thick. Matte.
Lipstick ... Read More