Forget Kidz Bop 67. Throw out your Disney Channel Original Movie soundtracks. Rapper/DJ/musician extraordinaire Princess Superstar is making an album for kids. Princess Superstar calls the album, “These are the Magic Days!” as “the revolution disguised as a kid’s record,” and she plans to give it away for free “to the children of the world.” The album is a sponsored projected of nonprofit arts service organization Fractured Atlas - with a fundraising page on Indiegogo - so you know your cash is going to a good cause. Read More
Now it’s official: Obamacare is good for women. A new study found that the Affordable Care Act has been linked to a rise in early detection for cervical cancer among young women. According to the New York Times, American Cancer Society researchers found that there has been a substantial increase in women under age 26 who have received a diagnosis of early-stage cervical cancer since the Affordable Care Act went into action in 2010 - no coincidence, as the Affordable Care Act lets children stay on their parents’ health insurance until they’re 26. Read More
  Big news: the kid who voiced everyone’s favorite football head in “Hey Arnold!has grown up to become the bearded bro of your dreams. Lane Toran, now 33, voiced Arnold for the first 41 episodes of the Nickelodeon show. He’s still acting, with recent appearances on Nashville and Satisfaction, and according to Entertainment Weekly he’s also a model. And he’s on Instagram - and regularly posts photos showing off his beard, long hair (sometimes worn in a man bun) and many tattoos.   Raise your hand if you feel a little bit like Helga right now. Read More
When 16-year-old Lily-Rose Depp came out as sexually fluid on Instagram in August, the Internet was surprised - but her dad wasn’t. Johnny Depp talked about Lily-Rose in a recent interview with the Daily Mail, and it’s kind of adorable how much he had to say about his daughter’s success. Lily-Rose is an up-and-coming actress and model: after appearing in a small role in the Kevin Smith film Tusk, she’ll star in his next movie, Yoga Hosers, out in January 2016, and she has several other films in the works - including one in which she plays Isadora Duncan. Read More
At BUST, we’re on board with certain parts of so-called “bacon culture”: bacon chocolate chip cookies, bacon chive bread, even bacon tattoos. But we’re not so sure about this new bacon product: bacon-scented underwear. J&D’s Foods introduced the bacon-smelling undies today. There’s a boxer briefs option for men and a bikini-style option for women, both priced at $19.99. Both pairs are red and feature the slogan “Stop and smell the -" followed by a strategically-placed image of bacon. Read More
On November 23, 2012, a 17-year-old black teenager named Jordan Davis was murdered by a 45-year-old white man, Michael Dunn, at a gas station in Jacksonville, Florida. Why did Dunn shoot? Because Davis and his friends were playing their "thug music" too loud. Exactly three years later, on November 23, 2015, HBO will air a documentary on Dunn’s trial and Davis’ death. The film, 3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets, contains exclusive footage from the trial, police interrogation footage, prison phone recordings and heartbreaking interviews with Davis’ parents. Read More
“We moved around a lot when I was younger, so I never bothered making friends.” “Do you have friends now?” “The other cat that lives here is my friend. I think.” - Misko, Upper East Side You probably already follow Humans of New York on Facebook - photographer Brandon Stanton’s never-ending series of portraits of New Yorkers paired with heartbreaking or inspiring quotes about their lives. Well, what if instead of HUMANS of New York, there were…. Read More
  At BUST, we are all about our reproductive rights - both celebrating them and fighting for them. So you bet that we’ll be partying with #ShoutYourAbortion at their “Party Across ‘Murica” this Sunday. The women and men behind Shout Your Abortion - which you probably know from the viral hashtag where women worldwide opened up about their positive experiences with abortion - are taking the conversation off Twitter with three concurrent parties held in Brooklyn, Chicago and Seattle. Read More
  Earlier this year, the Obama administration announced that the face of the $10 bill, Alexander Hamilton, will be replaced by a woman - in 2020. But we can’t wait five years to see who it is. We’ve joined the movie Suffragette’s #Suffragette19 initiative to ask you who you’d like to see on the $10 bill. Choose from these 10 American suffragettes below, or add your own in the comments! Sojourner Truth (c. 1797-1883) Born a slave, Truth spent her life working to advance the rights of African Americans and women. Read More
“the thing about writing is / i can’t tell if it’s healing / or destroying me,” Rupi Kaur writes in her debut book of poetry, Milk and Honey. It’s a complete poem in its own - one of many micro-poems in the book, shorter than tweets but packed with power. Read More