Slate launched its new Web site, Double X, yesterday. The online magazine is written for women by women, and some powerful writers, actors, and politicians, including Margaret Cho, Amy Bloom, and Sandra Day O'Connor, helped get the party started by sharing some of their childhood dreams in a feature called The Secret Dreams of Famous Women. Who knew that Cho dreamed of being Wonder Woman or that O'Connor envisioned her future on a cattle ranch? According to the ... Read More
I loves me some Wanda Sykes. She performed at the White House Correspondents' dinner on Saturday and now she's gettin' mad slack for some controversial material. Heck, you can hear some laughs. Now the White House is mum on the situation. What do you think? --Regina info: msnbc.msn.com vids: 1, 2 via ... Read More

M.I.A. Bitchin' Bhangra!

BY Laurie in Crafty

M.I.A. catching up on some schoolin' from none other than the master, BUST's own Debbie.  Do you think she's taken up knitting to make something for her cutie pie baby boy?  via jezebel, photo getty ... Read More

Breasts are the best

BY Web Intern in General

This week is National Breastfeeding Awareness Week (May 10-16), which aims to raise awareness of the health benefits of breastfeeding and promote support for breastfeeding, in the UK. I was just about to ask, 'What about the US?' when I researched further and saw that the UK has one of the lowest breastfeeding rates in Europe. photo via guardian.co.uk I'm guessing the US falls under the World Breastfeeding Week and Awareness Month (in August), among over ... Read More

Mother, Darling!

BY Laurie in General

Happy Mothers ... Read More
Everybody in New York City knows that the place to stumble across a strange and wonderful book is the goliath, indie bookstore STRAND. However, there is another untapped resource hidden behind the dusty shelves: talent. Most of The Strand's employees are leading a double life, moonlighting as writers, artists and musicians. Tonight a handful of the Strand's many bands will be playing at favorite Alphabet City venue, The Sidewalk Cafe. The show is actually Strand ... Read More
Will be on sale tomorrow! My girl Melissa made the cupcakes for an intern going away party last week and everyone hearted them. She also makes truffles AND she's sharing a table with another amazing friend of mine Adaire, who has the best blouse collection ever. Get your gobble and vintage shop on Sat! Also, Melissa will be in a cupcake battle Monday Night at Union Pool. I'll be there to cheer her own and eat anything damaged in the battle. Deets: CREME ... Read More
Soo Kim is a New York based artist originally from Seoul. Her work gives a feeling of childlike wonder at the same time as a deep sense of melancholy and an occasional dash of dark humor. She has exhibited her work in New York as well as Tokyo and Berlin. Soo does us the great honor of answering a few questions for BUST: What is your favorite place in NYC for finding inspiration? Greenwich village. I think the lines of townhouses are so beautiful ... Read More
The Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls has two events coming up in Brooklyn. First is the Willie Mae-Ra-Thon. There will be four separate benefit shows in May 28, 29, 30 and 31 at different locations and on May 30 and 31 they'll have their Spring Carnival in DUMBO. (Wille Mae-Ra-Thon info after the jump) Rock on! -Liza (Photos via ... Read More
Yoko Ono has designed a line of tees for H&M that will benefit Fashion Against AIDS. The tees will go on sale on May 28 and organic cotton. They'll be available in the DIVIDED section. Ono's tees are bright colors with ''Imagine Peace'' printed on them in different languages. Other artists that contributed designs include Katy Perry, Dita Von Teese and N.E.R.D. They will give 25% of the sale price to youth HIV/AIDS awareness programs. ''It's an honor to ... Read More