The world of brews can be pretty exclusive. Thankfully, a few ladies (including former BUST intern and founder of the Lady Birds Beer Club, Gina Vasoli) are mixing up Philadelphia’s beer scene, a tight-knit community of small brewers. Whether it’s brewing, selling, or creating women-only beer clubs, they all have one thing in common: They’re making the business of that golden stuff on tap fair for all. The Philly Voice spoke to six of the women about the challenges they face as being the minority of the industry. Read More
Each year, the city of Yulin, China, celebrates the Summer Solstice with a festival. And it’s not a festival until we’re slaughtering and eating dogs, right? (Wrong.) While this long-standing tradition of eating dogs is fading across China, it still remains a strong part of southern China’s culture. Not only have dogs become a treat, but the festival organizers have been accused for unnecessary cruelty and torture when cooking the dogs—and organizations like the Fight for Animal Cruelty Laws in China are fighting against the festival. So is this woman, Yang Xiaoyun. Read More
Adam Sandler keeps popping up in the news lately—not because of his work, but because of fashion. Yeah, that’s right. “Adam Sandler" and the word “fashion” in the same sentence is not something you’d expect to hear, but considering Sandler refuses to dress well, yet keeps himself surrounded by women who are expected to be a certain way, clearly it's something we should be talking about. Read More
By Lisa Butterworth // Photographed by Annabel Mehran Styled by Marissa Peden // Hair by Brian Fisher // Makeup by Lucy Halperin For Bethany Cosentino, this might just be the year of the woman. It’s kind of destined, the 28-year-old Best Coast singer, guitarist, and songwriter tells me. “My best friend gave me a tarot reading in February and it was all about having a self-discovery thing happen,” she says. “And about women playing a really important role in my career.” So far, the cards are right. Read More
In her thoughtful and eloquent TED Talk, Roxane Gay breaks down why the phrase “bad feminist” (the one she became so well-known for) is a bit of a misnomer. It began as something of a joke with herself—Gay asks whether she’s a “bad feminist” for listening to misogynistic rap or enjoying fashion magazines. But, as Gay explains, it’s more complicated than that; feminism has become “an F-word, and not a nice word.” It is an accusation, creating a culture of criticism and fear. Read More
Roughly 60 million Americans suffer from insomnia, and one artist uses hers to fuel her creativity. Photographer Jenna Martin’s work is dramatic and dreamy: “Reality and the dream world become switched in a way,” Martin tells The Huffington Post. “Reality is very hazy and hard to remember, and any sleep I do get has dreams that are incredibly vivid.” In her photo series “To Dream a Dream,” these vivid images come to life. Though insomnia energizes Martin’s photography, it is a constant challenge in her life. Read More
Tech companies often blame their lack of gender diversity on what some call a "leaky pipeline," or a surge of women leaving engineering. But a new LinkedIn analysis of its members' data suggests that the lack of female engineers working in tech can't be so easily explained away. The report, released last week, found that the tech sector employs proportionally fewer female engineers than several other industries, including healthcare, retail, government, education, and nonprofits. Read More
Many of my most formative moments took place on the John Jay High School Swim & Dive team bus. I was a slow and techniqueless swimmer and could barely pull off a sit-dive, but the team didn’t cut anyone who showed up to practice, so there I was. I didn’t even go to John Jay, but my tiny public high school sent kids who wanted to play the less-popular sports to the bigger nearby school. It was a perfect place for me to meet new people. Read More
 The BUST Craftacular will be teaming up with World Maker Faire for the 6th annual event at the New York Hall of Science at the old World's Fair Grounds on September 26th & 27th in Queens. This super popular, not-to-be-missed outdoor festival celebrating makers of all kinds will have giant robots, 3D printers, food, games, & lots more! Last year, the event drew over 85,000 attendees to the vast exhibition of hands-on maker stations, innovative creations, and artists. Read More
It’s a hot day, you’re a hot lady, and it’s five o’clock somewhere—enjoy the “poptail” hour with these boozy popsicles. Fruity, creamy, and super chill, these frozen treats are easy to make and perfect for summer evenings (or afternoons, or anytime at all). Kick back with a great book and a popsicle, or break ‘em out at party! Peach Bourbon Lemonade Popsicles   So dangerously simple and mouth-watering. Recipe here.   Dirty Pirate Popsicles     Rum and coke for the lady pirate in us all. Recipe here. Read More
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