BY Krista Ciminera
on Jun 22, 2010
Opening arguments were heard today in Connecticut at a trial to determine whether or not cheerleading should be considered a sport, and how it should be federally funded under Title IX. The trial is brought by Quinnipiac University's women's volleyball team, which claims the university is attempting to dismantle their team in favor of the competitive cheer squad. This unfortunate in-fighting brings into question the legitimacy of cheerleading as a sport ... Read More
BY Nicole Finkbiner
on Jun 22, 2010
Q: Exactly how many women does a guy need to brutally murder before he’s considered unsuited for marriage?
A: More than two, apparently.
According to the Associated Press, 22 year-old murder suspect, Joran van der Sloot has been bragging to reporters about how many marriage proposals he’s gotten from ladies while awaiting trial in a Peruvian prison.
“One of them even wants me to get her pregnant,” he told De Telegraaf ... Read More
BY jodi sh doff
on Jun 22, 2010
Helen Mirren has come a long way since her first acting role as the Virgin Mary in a convent school play, posing sans sackcloth in New York Magazine, to promote the upcoming Love Ranch. She's been a household name (in really smart houses) since the award winning Masterpiece Theater TV series, Prime Suspect. Netflix it if you haven't seen it. Netflix it even if you have.
Although the convent school nuns probably won't agree, Love Ranch may become my favorite ... Read More
BY Lisa Kirchner
on Jun 22, 2010
A friend recently sent a link to a Foreign Policy magazine article showing a not-so-distant past in Afghanistan. The author, Mohammad Qayoumi, recalls a past quite different to portrayals in today's media, and has the book of photographs to prove it. In the essay accompanying the pictures he writes, "A half-century ago, Afghan women pursued careers in medicine; men and women mingled casually at movie theaters and university campuses in Kabul; factories in ... Read More
Thirteen years ago today, the Women’s National Basketball Association began its very first season.
The inaugural game--in which the New York Liberty defeated the Los Angeles Sparks 67-57-- was nationally televised on NBC with over 14 thousand people watching from the stands.
The league started out with eight teams but had doubled in size by the early 2000s.
In 2006, it became the first team-oriented women’s professional sports league ... Read More
South African Dr. Sonnet Ehlers has created what she sees as a new weapon of defense for women against what is said to be one of the highest rape rates in the world. The device is Rape-aXe, a female condom with "teeth." The hooks inside are designed to latch on during unwanted penetration so that, “it hurts, he cannot pee and walk when it’s on… If he tries to remove it, it will clasp even tighter... however, it doesn't break the skin, and ... Read More
On one fateful day in February, Jess’s fiancé decided he wanted more out of life and peaced. (Read: The “bastard” left her for the Starbucks barista with kids down the street. No shit.) They had already bought a home together some months before in August after a long search. And now, Jess gets to pay for it. Luckily, a good friend has helped by buying out her now ex-fiancé’s share, but now she has 3 years to pay him back.
This ... Read More
BY Kelly McClure
on Jun 21, 2010
The First Aid Kit album has been in heavy rotation here at the Bust office for quite some time now. Our writer, Aurora Montgomery, got the chance to see them play their songs live at The Bell House in Brooklyn last week. Here's what she had to say about the show:
First Aid Kit played their first New York show at The Bell House in Brooklyn last week. Klara & Johanna Söderberg ,accompanied by a drummer for their set that evening, played acoustic ... Read More
BY Victoria Woodcock
on Jun 20, 2010
The talented lot behind Ladyfest Ten – a huge arts, activism and DIY festival that's taking place in London on November 12, 13 & 14 – are busy putting together a special craft-themed zine that's gonna be launched at the BUST London Summer Craftacular (early birds will find one in their goodie bags).
Are you a crafty one? If so, they're currently looking for submissions.
"Send us anything you'd like...drawings/stories/photos of craft ... Read More
BY Catie Colliton
on Jun 18, 2010
Getting into the Father's Day spirit, here's BUST's own Emily Rems talking with Celeste Headlee and Rafer Guzman about the best movie dads on NPR's "The Takeaway." Happy Father's Day to all those dads out there!
As far as film dads go, I gotta love Mac McGuff, Juno's dad. I mean, check out his dadly wisdom:
Dad (Mac): Look, in my opinion, the best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are. ... Read More