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About a month after moving to New York City, I was walking across the Pulaski Bridge from Brooklyn to Queens when I noticed a man following me. Or he just happened to be walking in the same direction as me, and there wasn't any other way to go, what with being on a bridge and all. But as pretty much any woman who has ever been alone at night can attest (this is one of those rare cases when I think it is perfectly fine...
The 13th Annual New York Burlesque Festival is coming to you September 24th through the 27th. Since it’s premiere in 2003, the festival has attracted sold-out crowds and it’s the largest and most acclaimed burlesque festival in the world. This September, Thirsty Girl & Pontani Productions will once again serve up 4 nights of “glitter and glamour in Gotham.” The festival will include over 120 eye-popping performances from international leading burlesque and variety entertainers at five of NYC’s hottest nightclubs. In addition to enjoying tassels and tail feathers, audiences will...

Baddie Winkle is the pseudonym of 87-year-old Tennessean Helen Van Winkle, a pop culture icon best known for sporting Justin Bieber printed Ts, gold chains, cut-off shorts, and whatever else rains down from the skies of Tumblr. You probably caught her on MTV's Video Music Awards last Sunday, and now, the world must know her story. After Winkle’s beloved son and husband died, she was rightfully overcome with grief. Encouraged by her 19-year-old great granddaughter, Kennedy, Winkle sought a total fashion makeover as a tool...
By day, I’m Candace Timmons, OU’s social media marketing manager, formulating strategy, creating content and distributing it to our three major audiences via our official social media accounts. But by night, I’m InstaSLAM, #84, for the Oklahoma Victory Dolls Roller Derby (OKVD) league. Before I continue, if you aren’t familiar with the modern game of Women’s Flat Track Derby, watch this: For the last two years, my life has consisted of positional blocking, star and stripe panties, whips, derby kisses, pace lines, trips to the penalty box and footwork and endurance skating. As much as I love...
  It’s hard to imagine a more hilarious duo than Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence. The two funny ladies intrigued us with Instagram photos of them hanging out together this summer, and now JLaw has made an exciting announcement: they’re writing and co-starring in a movie together.  Lawrence let the news slip during an interview promoting “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” with the New York Times. Lawrence said that she and Schumer (a former BUST cover star) — have been writing a comedic screenplay for a...
At Iowa's State Fair on Friday, August 21, 2015, Texas senator Ted Cruz went head-to-head with Ellen Page in a debate about LGBT and religious persecution. Page is a part of the LGBT community herself, and a well-known advocate for gay rights. During Cruz's informal press conference, she posed a question regarding prejudice against LGBT persons in the workforce, saying, "In a lot of states, LGBT people can be fired for just being gay or for just being trans, that's totally legal, I mean, how...

  Sixteen year old burgeoning model and actress Lily-Rose Depp just came out as sexually fluid via Instagram in the most epically casual way, and frankly, I’m ecstatic for her. The news broke by way of a photo taken for artist iO Tillett Wright’s Self Evident Truths project, a series depicting 10,000 people in the U.S. who identify as “not 100 percent straight.”  “She falls somewhere on the vast spectrum,” Wright wrote in the Instragam caption. “And I couldn't be happier to welcome her to the family."   I'm so...
Welcome Week is a brief, halcyon period at the beginning of every college student’s academic year – a time for moving back to campus, a time for involvement fairs and mixers, a time for savoring the last bit of summer before classes begin.  Some frat stars at Old Dominion University, however, had other ideas. Yesterday, the upstanding men of Sigma Nu were suspended from fraternal activities for posting controversial banners outside their off-campus house. In addition to advertising a “freshman daughter drop-off” to visiting fathers, the banners...
Just in time for back to school, we have some disturbing news from the Arizona public school system. Earlier this week, one Arizona mom, Suzanne Young, posted a picture to Twitter of a sticker her son was required to place on the inside of his science textbook. The sticker stated: “The Gilbert Public School District supports the state of Arizona’s strong interest in promoting childbirth and adoption over elective abortion. The District is also in support of promoting abstinence as the most effective way to eliminate the potential for...
Recently, armpit hair has become a widely discussed trend for women all around the world. Following the lead of Madonna and Miley, women are starting to question the whole concept of shaving their underarms.  A group of LA women posted a video yesterday called "Armpit Hair, Don't Care," which explained why growing out your armpit hair is lifestyle choice that’s definitely worth talking about. In the video, they share their own personal reasons for using their armpit hair to make a statement. The message of the...