Have you spent countless nights lying awake in bed wondering what exactly Andie MacDowell has been up to lately? If so, you can sleep easy tonight knowing that the actress and L’Oreal spokeswoman has actually been busy working to establish a new career in stand-up comedy. Ok, not really. But writer, producer, and BUST contributor, Jill Soloway teamed up with Michaela Watkins (the hilarious comedienne that SNL inexplicably cut after only one season) to give you an idea of what that may be like. Here’s their Funny or Die video of Andie’s debut stand-up act. Read More
It was May 3rd 2006, a group of women walked together within the fresh scent of the flowers they were planning to sell at the Texcoco local market. They must have been relishing the small pieces of triumph and hope within themselves, because today was the day they had been told they could finally sell their flowers again. Thoughts of returning home with happy little extras for their families that night were swiftly extinguished upon their approach. Read More
If you're tired of being type-cast in your previous comedy classes just 'cuz you're a girl, this is the class for you! Magnet Theater will be offering "Lady Party", a four-week, girls-only, improv class starting Saturday, June 19. Lady Party  specializes in the female perspective of humor and is taught by Magnet's very own Megan Gray.  The class requires participants to have previously taken Magnet's Level One course, or an equivalent. Read More
Brooklyn’s answer to electro, the Murdertronics Duo, has teamed up with Momma D of ladies’s porno mag, Candy Rain, to light up the silver screen. Murdertronics is set to produce an original music score for Momma D’s directorial debut, a DIY feminist porno short. Shooting for the film starts this week and distribution for the film is to take place later this summer. Dypso & Murdertron have hit the project running, and have mentioned their enthusiasm at being able to contribute to the woman-made porn movement. Read More
Cupcakes are delicious. It is a proven scientific fact. I for one believe that cupcakes should be one of the major food groups.  Here at Bust, we received package containing a wonderful cupcake kit from Saint Cupcake, a bakery in Portland Oregon! Simply awesome. Saint Cupcake's frostings and cupcakes are handmade and super fresh with no synthetic flavorings! They have lots of different flavors and even have vegan friendly varieties. Read More
Daytime soap dramas have got nothing on Screeching Weasel. Over the years Weasel has cast bandmates like they were going out of season, with over 20 people having a claim to Weasel fame. With a history as volatile as one of their own mosh pits, Screeching Weasel fans had to forget about venting their disgruntled 90’s youth after the band went on hiatus back in 2004. That is until now, the Weasel will Screech again!! And of course featuring a whole new line-up, surprisingly sans John Jughead, one of the band’s few regulars. Read More
To celebrate the life, career, and general awesomeness of actress Rue McClanahan, the Hallmark Channel will be airing four back-to-back episodes of The Golden Girls each day this week from 9a.m-11a.m and then repeated from 11p.m-1a.m.  The selected episodes feature the finest moments of the ever-so sassy and promiscuous Southern Belle, Ms. Blanche Devereaux  throughout the show’s seven seasons. Read More
Japan has never looked so cute now that the 9th Annual Blythe anniversary charity exhibition is about to be underway! For the third year in a row, BUST will participate in the yearlong festivities surrounding the newest collection of donated designer Blythe dolls. All of the glitz and glamour of runway shows and photo shoots is in the name of love, as the proceeds of doll auctions and fan books will benefit charities such as Make a Wish Japan. Read More

Zef So Fresh

BY Jules Abraham in Music

Back in Feburary a massive music wave hit the world that just hasn’t stopped. The South African Tsunami dubbed Zef-Rap already has its champions; a couple of scruffy, buzz-cut superstars of Die Antwoord. In the shrill buttery concoction that is the Afrikaans language, rappers Ninja, Yo-Landi Vi$$er and DJ HI-TEK are reinvigorating social commentary in the rap game, and what better cradle than Apartheid scarred S. Africa. Read More
Sarah Palin's address last month at an anti-choice breakfast caused a huge ruckus for her liberal use of the word "feminist." (Interesting who didn't seem to notice.)  Folks everywhere questioned this claim, but I think Meghan Daum hit the nail on the head here  in pointing out that Ms. P. is well within her rights. Think what you will of her politics, you gotta hand it to the lady; she's galvanized support from an enormously disenfranchised lot–conservative women. Read More