Candy Rain, a porn magazine made by women for women “who love the d and know that there’s nothing sexier than humor,” is celebrating the release of their second issue! There will be performances by Johnny Nelson and Ease DaMan, as well as burlesque by Miss Spoke, and the 3rd Candy Rain WETdude Contest. There's even going to be a raffle featuring tons of cool prizes like a Halcyon gift certificate, knitting lessons from La Casita Yarn Café, pilates lessons, and tickets to the Naked Boy Singing show. Read More

Got a roommate horror story?

BY Lisa in General

Ladies, do you want to bitch about your roommate? I want to hear it. We’re working on a story about all the ways living with other girls can go south, so if you’ve had a bad roomie situation (whether it involves significant other overstaying their welcome, weird neuroses about borrowing stuff, chore-splitting disasters), please share your story (I promise not to use your real names). But it’s not only the dirt I want. If you’ve been able to solve a terrible roommate issue tell me about that, too. Send your horror stories and/or solutions to me at lisab@bust.com. Read More
    "We did not break the law. We were not driving on the road,” one Saudi woman said after being arrested for practicing her driving skills. Today five women were arrested for driving in three cars in an empty lot in the Hettein district in Saudi Arabia when two police officers arrived to detain them. Next week a nation-wide protest by women who oppose the ban against female drivers will take place in the country. Read More
  These guys should be Cults status by now. Hailing from Toronto, this five-piece band combined R&B, disco-pop, folk, layered vocals, and electronic beats to create the exciting and varied tracks on their debut EP, It's Never Not Happening. Six tracks off the album - including the infectious "Girls' Night" - are available for download (FREE!) on their Last.fm page. Their most recent single, "Funny Games", is available for download (also free) on their bandcamp. Read More
I haven't been able to get the story of the missing "Gay Girl in Damascus" blogger -- Amina Arraf -- out of my mind since I first heard about it on Monday. The blog, which has been online since February of 2011, detailed the life of an out American/Syrian lesbian and, in particular, her views on the uprisings in Syria and her desire to see the current administration fall. But as detailed here previously, someone who identified herself as Amina's cousin posted to the blog on Monday that Amina was abducted by armed government thugs and hadn't been seen or heard from since. Read More
House of Vans, which is located at 25 Franklin St., Brooklyn NY, is hosting six free shows this summer! One of them will be featuring BUST sweetheart's the Cults! As Rebecca Black would say "We So Excited!" For those who don't know,  the Cults are an indie-pop band from NYC, formed in 2010 when band members Brian Oblivion and Madeline Follin were students at NYU. They are featured in our June/July Music issue that is currently in news stands!June 30th is on a Thursday, and it should be a great way to kick off another hot steamy summer weekend. Read More
         These girls rang in my summer last year and this year, they’re doing it again. Dara Puspita (“Flower Girls”), an Indonesian quartet from the 60’s,  put out four albums during their six year run. Though they disbanded in 1972, Dara Puspita made Indonesian history by being one of the few girl groups that provided their own instrumental backings. At the time of their debut, rock and roll was a big no-no with the Indonesian authorities - the music of the Beatles was banned and rebels faced possible jail time. Read More

Male Birth Control

BY Emilie Branch in Feminism

Scientists in India have come up with a birth control for men that is 100% effective and lasts a minimum of ten years. You read that correctly, but I’ll repeat it: 100% effective for ten years. The birth control is administered via an injection, called RISUG—an acronym for “Reversible Inhibition of Sperm Under Guidance.” The injection is given to the male through the scrotum, twice during the same session. The procedure totals about fifteen minutes, has no side effects, and is completely reversible. It works relatively simply. Read More
Yes, you read that right. Aelita Andre, the 4-year-old daughter of two Australia-based artists, has her own solo exhibit, The Prodigy of Color, at the Agora Gallery in Chelsea, NY until the 25th of June. While the popular joke about abstract art may still be “my kid could have done that,” Andre’s success adds new meaning to the common trope. The artist sold paintings for as much as $24,000, and celebrated her second birthday during her first exhibit in Australia. Read More
My summer goal this year is to learn to can and preserve. I’m all about self-improvement, but I just don’t feel like I’m going to get around to speaking fluent French, keeping bees or sewing my own sundresses in the next couple of months. It’s the right season to preserve produce at it’s peak, so now is the perfect time to start. And doesn’t that lady in the Canadian WWI “Waste Not Want Not” poster look wise? I anticipate that I will look that wise by the end of the summer due to my newfound canning knowledge. Read More