In Connecticut, 17 year-old Cassandra is refusing a potentially life-saving chemotherapy treatment for a recent diagnosis of Hodgkin lymphoma. Her mother, Jackie Fortin, sides with her decision; stating, “My daughter is old enough, mature enough to make a decision... This is not about death. This is about ‘This is my body, my choice, and let me decide.’” But the state of Connecticut has made a unanimous ruling that Cassandra is required to ... Read More
  As of Saturday, Cardinal Raymond L. Burke, 66—who previously served as head of the Vatican’s highest court (making him the highest-ranking American in the Vatican)—has been downgraded to a ceremonial position of chaplain for the Knights of Malta, a charity group. Thankfully, he now holds little responsibility and has a much smaller figurative megaphone. With Burke’s uber-conservative views on abortion, same-sex marriage, and feminism ... Read More
The holidays may be over, but the bone-chilling weather is just beginning. Thankfully, television is back and with all sorts of good excuses for you to stay in. We pulled together our seven snow day (and night!) picks from all the new and returning shows this month. Fear not: There are no live broadcasts of outdated musicals in your immediate future, but there are a whole lot of awesome boob tube moments you’ll love. Hindsight, series premiere (Vh1 January ... Read More
Metro dwellers, you are in for a major treat: Ms. Lauryn Hill is back and she’s getting cozy, performing six intimate shows between Washington, DC, and NYC this February. This string of shows is called the SMALL AXE: Acoustic Performance Series, and 250-500 very lucky audience members will join together to hear the eight-time Grammy winner belt out some of her greatest work. Fans can also purchase VIP meet-and-greet tickets that includes a limited edition ... Read More
Ava Duvernay might not have taken home a Globe last night, but that doesn't mean her mere nomination isn't a landmark. Duvernay is the first black female director to be nominated for a Golden Globe, insane as that sounds in 2015. Wait a minute, you may be thinking: We’ve never had a black woman win a Golden Globe for best director before?! Before this year, a black woman has never even been nominated? Sad, but true. Ava DuVernay’s nomination last night ... Read More
Like all awards shows, the Golden Globes can get a little slow—so we got together a list of our top moments for you (just in case you fell asleep with a glass of champagne on your lap and missed'em). Tina Fey and Amy Poehler kicked off the Golden Globes for their third year in a row with gorgeous dresses and hilarious celebrity digs. The duo showed their feminist side in the show’s opening monologue, when they pointed out the absurdity of George ... Read More
Jill Soloway is starting a revolution—and from the looks of last night's Golden Globes, she's totally nailing it: Transparent took home a well-deserved award for Best TV Comedy or Musical Series. Though the category was pleasantly packed with feminist fare (four of the five programs nominated center around women!) we were thrilled to see Soloway's show come out ahead. If you haven't yet seen her acceptance speech, it deserves a slice of your day (try not to ... Read More
Serious stirring and shaking is about to happen, thanks to the Texas return of Speed Rack, the all-female speed-bartending competition that raises money for breast cancer charities. The fourth national tour will make its first-ever stop in Dallas on Wednesday, January 14, bringing together the best, brightest and fastest female bartenders in the region and BUST will be part of the action. The Dallas cocktail movement is booming and women are leading that ... Read More
  A teenage trio is leaving viewers speechless with their spoken word poem, “Somewhere in America,” which aired on The Queen Latifah Show last week. If you haven't watched it yet, the time has come—these young women, who are part of the LA-based nonprofit Get Lit, are airing out today's toughest issues with a poignancy and power far beyond their years. The poem begins with all three girls speaking in unison: “The greatest lesson you ... Read More
As if this week wasn't awesome enough when Joan Didion appeared in the latest Céline ads, now we've got yet another timeless beauty and talented woman being featured as the face of a top tier fashion brand. Joni Mitchell—along with artists like Courtney Love, Marianne Faithfull, Kim Gordon, Marilyn Manson, and more—showed up in Yves Saint Laurent's newest campaign, and at first glance this pairing couldn't be more perfect.  According to the ... Read More
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