Rolling Stone’s recent feature on Frances Bean Cobain proves the 22 year old is wise beyond her years: A visual artist who already understands how important it is to force yourself to regularly create, Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love’s daughter is currently in the spotlight because the documentary about her father she helped produce—Montage of Heck—will be released by HBO on May 4: The whole article is worth a read, but here are some of our ... Read More
Americans love creating holidays: Grandparents day, Groundhog day, Hellen Keller day... the list goes on. Excuses to celebrate are wonderful cultural exercises that unite everyone involved, and sometimes we even get the day off! Grandparents day isn’t typically a party that’s going to be poppin', but the Mayor of Boston just created an official holiday that is literally all about rocking your socks off. What marks the occasion? Our love for Kathleen ... Read More
  Good news, BUSTies! We will be hosting a reading with badass ladies Amber Tamblyn, Roxane Gay, Patricia Smith, xTx, Franny Choi, and Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz at Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota this Friday (April 10th) at 7 pm. If you’re not already in Minneapolis right now for the AWP writing conference, don't fret: we will be live streaming the event. So if you can't go to Minnesota, or are in Minnesota but can’t be bothered to ... Read More
Lane Bryant’s inspiring #ImNoAngel campaign is boldly challenging society’s beauty standards: The new ads feature popular models such as Ashley Graham and Marquita Pring (who we've had the honor of featuring in BUST) wearing Lane Bryant’s lingerie line Cacique. Lane Bryant, whose women’s clothes range from sizes 14 to 28, is taking a stab at the “Angel” title that Victoria’s Secret bestows on its famous ... Read More
When Atlanta based photographer Kate T. Parker started taking pictures of her daughters, her intention was—as with any parent with a camera—to preserve memories. But after looking at the powerful images, she realized they had the potential to empower little females everywhere. “Strong is the new pretty” is now a project three years in the making that encourages young girls to rebel against societal stereotypes. And despite the fact that we ... Read More
Whether you’re a big time lover of the stars, or just want to spruce up an old scarf that can double as a shawl for the upcoming warmer months, this DIY will be sure to add an interstellar kick to your spring wardrobe. A Beautiful Mess lays out the recipe below (note: this does require some light embroidery). You will need: Scarf Scissors White colored pencil Craft foam (black) Fabric paint A piece of cardboard Super glue Disappearing ink ... Read More
The U.S. Postal Service made a bit of an oopsy yesterday when they released a stamp honoring Maya Angelou, but somehow failed to feature a quote that was actually hers. “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” was quoted by Angelou many times, but was originally from Joan Walsh Anglund’s book of poems, “Cup Of Sun.” As confusing as it is to understand how difficult it could have possibly ... Read More
BY: Lisa Hix (Collectors Weekly) We got cable TV in 1983, the same year I discovered what I called “rock” music, thanks to Michael Jackson’s “Beat It.” Since the “Thriller” video gave me nightmares, I wasn’t supposed to watch MTV, the all music-video channel that launched in 1981, but I did. Pretty much every kid I knew had it on in the background all the time. Why would an 8-year-old girl play with ... Read More
For the average bride-to-be, any mention of disruption can incite a wave of nightmares about botched seating charts and drunken groomsmen. Yet that is exactly the goal of Liz Susong and Carly Romeo, the two twenty-something founders of the new feminist publication, Catalyst Wedding Magazine. They want to disrupt and revamp the image of a modern wedding, an industry that has too long been marketed to the overwhelmingly white, heterosexual, affluent and ... Read More
France is seeking to ban dressing sexy in public, because apparently policing women’s bodies is easier than checking male privilege. According to the Criminal Law of France, prostitution is legal, but there are laws against soliciting in public places. “Passive Solicitation” is the name of the new crime, according to the Mirror, and while no parameters have been set as to what kinds of clothing break the law, it is clear that the ... Read More
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