In theaters now is The Wolfpack, an extraordinary new documentary by Crystal Moselle. Winner of the 2015 Grand Jury Documentary prize at Sundance this past January, this film—produced and edited by women, and with a mostly-female crew—tells the story of the six young Angulo brothers, who were raised in New York City with little to no contact with the outside world. Paranoid the “drugs and crime” of the city would harm them, the boys’ father kept the door to their Lower East Side housing project apartment locked at all times, a ladder wedged tightly against it. Read More
We will assume you’ve finished binge-watching season three of Orange Is The New Black by now (I haven’t, so no spoilers or I’ll cry) so you must be as madly in love with Ruby Rose as we are here at BUST. In an awesome interview with Elle, Ruby Rose discusses gender fluidity and the freedom that comes with working on such a positive, female-driven TV show. Read More
Model Lauren Wasser is suing Kotex after losing her leg to TSS (Toxic Shock Syndrome). Tampons have had warnings that tampon use could lead to TSS since the 1980s, but the design and makeup of tampons hasn’t changed to reduce this risk. Basically, tampon companies have slapped on the TSS warning and ran away from liability—thanks, guys! TSS occurs when there is staphylococcus aureus bacteria (staph) that grow rapidly and release poison in the bloodstream. While TSS isn’t limited to women who use tampons, their usage has been connected to fifty percent of TSS cases. Read More
The coolest kind of grandparent is a graffiti-making grandparent—and the members of LATA 65 certainly are cool. LATA 65 was founded by Lara Rodrigues as an arts education group for seniors through WOOL Fest. Through two-day sessions, the seniors learn about graffiti; when it is done, Rodrigues takes them to the streets and they use the stencils they made to graffiti walls. Senior citizens definitely aren’t the first people you would think would be making street art. Read More
Thousands of people voted this spring in a super-cool campaign run by Women on 20s to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. (Harriet Tubman was the winner!) As of yesterday, the goal of putting a woman on paper money has become a reality—in 2020, a woman will finally appear on the $10 bill.  The U.S. Treasury Department planned a fabulous woman’s $10 debut as a celebration of the centennial anniversary of women’s suffrage. As CNN reports, “The last woman on U.S. paper currency was Martha Washington, who was on the $1 Silver Certificate between 1891 and 1896. Read More
It’s happening. It’s happening. It’s happening! A female lead in a major film will finally be making more money than her male counterpart. And it’s a lot more. People were PISSED when the Sony hack revealed that Jennifer Lawrence was paid less for American Hustle than her male co-stars, and understandably so. Now, J.Law is finally getting hers. Her next film, the romantic sci-fi drama Passengers, has just been green-lit, and, according to The Hollywood Reporter, she's due to make much more than the movie's male lead. Read More
The look that says, “Hey, boys, I’m ready for anything!” If you’ve been feeling lately like stirring up a Harvey Wallbanger and playing some Marvin Gaye, we have a treat for you. These men’s fashion ads from the 1970s are everything you could imagine and more: bold patterns, high waists, lots of mustard, unitards. Feast your eyes on this manly dreamscape:  Including bedtime.  Or simply lounging in matching silk sets.  With your “high fashion coordinates,” you’ll always look your freshest. Read More
Skirt-wearing bike riders: Tiring of your dress flapping in your wind and exposing you to the world? Last year, Scottish cycling activist Johanna Holtan came up with a solution to hide your hoo-ha using just a coin and a rubber band. (Unless you’re into that, which is cool, too.)   This year, she’s created the real deal: Penny in Yo’ Pants. The coin-and-rubber-band trick works in a pinch, but has been said to be “aggressive on the fabric” and “not always graceful to put in. Read More
Our society's one-dimensional idea of what it means to be a feminist can be so aggravating. It can be so unbelievably frustrating when such a crucial part of your identity is constantly misunderstood. Photographer Erin Lefevre wanted to change the conversation with her new series: This is what feminism looks like. Lefevre's series is inspired by her own feelings on feminism and her desire for greater representation of diverse feminists. Read More
Hamm is second from the left. Mia Hamm is arguably one of the coolest woman in the history of soccer. Hamm has been playing since she was very young. At 15, she made the U.S. national team, making her the youngest ever to play for the team at the time. When Hamm was 19 she played for the U.S. in the first ever FIFA Women’s World Cup.  She retired in 2004, but has remained in the spotlight for her support of soccer. Here are some of Hamm’s most inspiring moments. Read More