The first Government Women’s Report since 1963 was released today. The report focuses on women’s issues such as health, violence, and income. One of the main findings of the 97-page report was based on income inequality. Though women attend college at the same rates as men, and the amount of women in the workforce is almost equal, female labor is still valued at significantly less than their male counterparts. Women earn 75% of what men earn, regardless of level of education. As a result of this, women are more likely to live in poverty than men. Read More
Ice cream made from breast milk was banned from London gourmet shop the Icrecreamists, based on a complaint regarding a perceived health risk. The mother’s milk was screened at a leading medical clinic, pasteurized, and then served in a martini glass with lemon zest and vanilla for about $22.50.  The compliant was filed by two men, who reported it to the Westminster council. The legal response was a prompt removal of the ice cream based on the need to test it as “fit for human consumption.” The main concern was hepatitis, though according to the U.S. Read More
The Dreijer siblings, Karin and Olaf, who make up the Swedish synth pop duo The Knife, don't like to show their faces in public a lot. However, they've volunteered to skill share their musical knowledge in a two day workshop for girls 12 - 18 this June. The workshop is part of Popkollo, a music camp for girls that has over 1600 members and takes place in 6 cities across Sweden. Read More
 Hey BUSTIES, we're giving away two tickets to Melissa Auf der Maur's concert this Thursday March 3rd at New York City's Highline Ballroom. The show starts at 9 and features special guests New York locals The Shining Twins and Leah Siegel. Read More
Did you know that hit producer Timbaland had a weekly downloading series called Timbaland Thursday? Did you know that he and Missy released a song they made together called "Take Ur Clothes Off" (Spoiler Alert: In the song, Missy promises to take her clothes off)? No? Me neither! But now is the time to catch-up on Timbaland Thursdays, because he and Missy are getting ready to collaborate (again)! They've promised to discuss details today, live from the internet, at 5pm ET on Timbaland's website. Read More
Dear Lemon Lima, Suzi Yoonessi's feature-length directorial debut, is possibly the cutest movie I've ever seen. The movie centers around a young Alaskan girl, Vanessa, who transfers schools to get her ex-boyfriend to notice her again. There, she meets and befriends a group of lovable social outcasts, and they form a team in hopes to win the school's "Snowstorm Survivor" competition. The setup is formulaic, perhaps, but Yoonessi's script takes it past cliché and into something worth watching. Read More
When I heard the radio commercial for the newest Criminal Minds spin-off, Suspect Behavior, I was shocked to find that it starred none other than famed feminist comedienne (and former BUST cover lady) Janeane Garofalo. Turns out Garofalo is taking the role seriously, telling the LA Times, "I don't think I'm that funny. I feel uncomfortable saying, 'How does a funny person get involved in this?' because comedy is subjective. Read More
Playspent is an on-line computer game designed to help players understand the compromises and choices faced by today’s working poor. Designed by the marketing company McKinney in collaboration with the North Carolina not-for-profit Urban Ministries of Durham, the game is part of a trend of socially responsible computer programs that help players understand social justice issues and global problems through information and problem solving management embedded in the game. Playspent starts with you unemployed and having 1000 dollars to your name. Read More
Check out this story by the New York Time's David Carr, a cogent look at the real tragedy surrounding Charlie Sheen. Sheen has been abusing drugs, alcohol and women throughout his eight seasons with Two and a Half Men, all without putting a stop to his participation in the show. Hey, it's consistent with the character! Wink, wink. Until now. As of this past weekend Sheen's disparaging remarks about the show's creator Chuck Lorre finally threaten to derail this insanely successful franchise. Read More
  Austra (Toronto-based singer/songwriter Katie Stelmanis) took the stage at Brooklyn's tiny, Glasslands Gallery in a fairly undramatic fashion, yet conjured up some dark drama during an hour-long set that was moody, broody, and beautiful. Recently signing to Domino records, she was accompanied by several others on stage, compared to Austra's typical line-up of Stelmanis, drummer Maya Postepski, and bassist Dorian Wolf.  "Young and Gay" chimed with sparkling synths and pulsing drum beats as Stelmanis' chilling, opera-trained pipes belted out rich tones that ebbed and flowed. Read More