The Michigan Humane Society is having great success with their new 'Certified Pre-Owned Cats' promotion ('0% down, 0% financing, No payments!'). With cheeky posters promising a multi-point inspection and that many of their cats are loaded with attractive features (standard 4-paw drive!), the MHS is trying to get as many cats adopted as possible during the summer month, traditionally the time when shelters get overwhelmed with unwanted kittens (and, sadly, have to ... Read More
The Ali Forney Center (AFC), the nation's largest organization dedicated to homeless LGBT youth, is naming its newest shelter after Bea Arthur in honor of her support. Founder Carl Siciliano explains 'The caring and concern that Bea expressed for our kids meant the world to us, and we are thrilled to be able to give honor to her memory in this way'. Bea Arthur contributed both funds and support to the AFC.  In an interview with Next Magazine she said 'I'm ... Read More
Thanks to the Feminist Law Professors, I heard Virgina Woolf's voice for the first time this morning.  As I cuddled up to the tiny speakers on my computer I felt a little giddy.   This is the only known recording of Woolf's voice. It is from a 1937 BBC radio conference and it is beautiful. -dahlia The (Sound) Waves ... Read More
 Do your favorite art forms get downgraded to ''craft''?  From sewing to horror flicks, many of our beloved pursuits are condemned by the masses as passe or campy.  Comics are no exception to this rule of kitsch; often mixed with romance novels and Ring Pops in the grocery store checkout lane--a catchall for our culture's most ''tacky'' items--only the daring pore over their contents in the public eye. An exhibit in Columbus, Ohio titled ''This Is ... Read More
As was previously noted, Madonna recently turned 51. I think it's time for her to ditch her manpanion and pair up with someone she can grow really old with. But who's man enough to date Madonna? She's rich, she's powerful, she's beautiful, she's funny, she's smart. I thought she'd finally found love with Guy Ritchie, but even he didn't manage to love the girl till death them do part. I have a feeling that what Madonna really, really wants in life is a partner. It ... Read More
Who says big girls don't cry?  A recently-released--not to mention pointless--poll estimates that women who live to age 78 will cry for 16 months of their life.  That's 12,000 hours of your precious time wasted sobbing away! Okay, okay... I'm a pretty sensitive lady.  I'm not ashamed to admit that I was more than a little bleary eyed during my last break up, and I'm always sure to have Kleenex handy when Homeward Bound is replayed on TV (come on, ... Read More
Possibly due in part to all of your comments and exclamations, the Marriott has issued a statement explaining that they did not make those comments about the woman's own negligence, but their insurance company did. Kurzman said the Stamford Marriott staff are 'surprised and distressed' by The Advocate's coverage of the lawsuit filed by the victim. He said there is a 'mistaken belief that the Marriott's ownership and management was somehow responsible for the ... Read More
Who loves giving personalities and names to inanimate objects?  I know I do.  Look at these adorable kitchen pals by the crafty company Pepe and Friends!  I am totally in love with the table ware sets, particularly Coco the Creamer and Sugar Daddy the Sugar Shaker.  I am obsessed with my morning coffee, as are my awesome roomies Blaire and Angela, and I think the three of us would love to sit down and chat all morning...to Coco and Sugar Daddy ... Read More
Madonna turned 51 yesterday! Yes, despite all of her irreverence, her glamour, and her yogalates, it seems Madonna does actually age. Certainly Madonna's brand of 51 is a little different than the run of the mill; after being serenaded by Polish concert-goers, Radar says Madge retreated to the Italian Riviera with her model man-cessory, Jesus Luz. But, fear not! Just like us normals, she did go out for cake (!!!), and her friends are planning a nice party for her ... Read More
Check out the latest promotion for Jennifer's Body, the trailer of which drummed up a healthy debate here at BUST. The high-school horror flick comes out on September 18th, and you can check out Diablo Cody's interview in our current issue, on newsstands now, or subscribe! Funny fake PSA, but even more mesmerizing hair. ... Read More