The Annie Oakley sex worker art show was a gem in the sea of busting open sexual taboos for women. Showing the world that being open about your sexuality doesn’t make you a freak, being a woman and being sexual doesn’t make you a whore, and it certainly doesn’t mean you have no soul, it makes you a human. For women who have been and are sex workers to share their experiences through artistic performance takes courage. Read More
  Though Kat Roberts has worked as a footwear and handbag instructor at FIT and 3rd Ward, what she really loves is “making beautiful new things from the destroyed and discarded.” So this spring she created a blog, We Can Re-Do It, on which she shares some of her creative repurposing ideas. Her projects are all surprisingly easy and cheap, yet the results are stunning. Read More
It's Thursday! The weather in NYC is warm and bright, and everyone in the BUST office is wearing summer dresses and shorts and honestly, we look terrific. This weather is so fucking ON POINT.  Reasons Why We Love this Weather:1) We can drink iced coffee without shivering.2) Hello, pale pale legs… Been enjoying your death pallor? Let me introduce to something called sunlight. 3) BBQ's and all the deliciousness that BBQ's entail. Yes, you are perfectly scrumptious all roasted over a charcoal grill, corn. Yes, you will be in my stomach soon. Yes Yes Yes. Read More
At 583 Park Avenue last Wednesday, a group of about 350 people sat at round tables under the high ceiling and massive chandelier. The crowd, which was mostly women, chatted abut their lives, made introductions, and talked about the state of affairs in Afghanistan as they munched on chicken and vegetables. This was Women for Women International's 2011 fundraiser luncheon. Read More
Remember the episode of Friends were Ross gets so repulsed that Susan has tasted Carol’s breast milk? Joey and Phoebe taste Carol’s milk while Ross remains completely horrified: “There's nothing wrong with it. I just... I just don't think breast milk is for adults.” Miriam Sun opened a four-day store in late April retailing cheese made from breast milk called The Lady Cheese Shop. Read More
Despite being outlawed in 2004, the rates of selective abortions of girls in India have substantially increased—particularly among the wealthier classes—according to a recent study published by The Lancet. The sex of a fetus can be determined in an ultrasound after 14 weeks, and in India abortions are only legal until the 12-week point. While gender ratios vary among the regions, the overall rates of girls have greatly decreased since the last Indian census, 10 years ago. Read More
This is an issue that is close to our hearts, former teacher and journalist, Marguerite Kearns is trying to get her grandmother's suffragette campaign wagon to be exhibited permanently at the New York State Museum in Albany, New York.  As of now, the wagon is sitting in a museum warehouse somewhere in Albany, waiting for its next appearance in public. Without our support, there is no way of knowing when it will stop collecting dust, and start educating people on the Women's Rights Movement. Read More
Thanks to all our wonderful vendors and shoppers for coming to the BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair on Saturday! It was an amazing day filled with sweet treats and one-of-a-kind crafts -- check out the photo gallery below for all the fun. Photographs taken by Gabi Porter. Read More

Happy Trails, Oprah

BY Grace Evans in General

Oprah has been on the air longer than I have been alive, but today is the very last episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show. I’m not a die-hard Oprah fan, but she’s always been around, everyday. It’s strange to think that tomorrow, she won’t be. She is larger than life and the most influential woman in America. What is everyone going to do at 4 o’clock now? It’s difficult not to admire her. Read More

Review: Mike Mills' Beginners

BY Laurie in Arts

Director, writer, and graphic designer Mike Mills (whose first film was 2005’s Thumbsucker) has a new movie out June 3rd called Beginners—a beautiful film about love, death, and new beginnings. Based on Mike’s personal experiences, the story revolves around 38-year-old Oliver (played by Ewan McGregor) whose father Hal (Christopher Plummer) comes out as a homosexual at the age of 75 after his wife of 45 years passes away. Read More