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Week Of Women: January 19-25, 2018

By Erika W. Smith  In Entertainment  On Jan 18, 2018

Our picks for this Week Of Women include a new dance comedy, the return of Grace and Frankie, and new albums by First Aid Kit and tUnE-yArDs. We haven't watched, listened to, or read them all, but when we have, we'll include a link or a note about our review. MOVIES Step Sisters In this new dance comedy, the leader of a black sorority (Megalyn Echikunwoke) has to teach a white sorority how to step for a dance competition. It’s directed by Charles Stone III (Drumline), written by Chuck Hayward (Dear White People) and… Read more
A young kid gains powers and is brought to a school of magic, sound familiar? Although Mary and the Witch’s Flower is full of adventure and magic, Endor College is not Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and where Harry learns to utilize magic to defeat evil, Mary learns that magic is the cause of it. Mary and The Witch’s Flower was directed by former Studio Ghibli animator Hiromasa Yonebayashi for his animation studio, Studio Ponoc. He worked on all of the favorite films of children whose parents refused to… Read more
River dancing, Bono’s sunglasses, Guinness beer, potatoes. These are just a handful of things that Ireland has gifted to North America over the years. (I’m kidding, of course — like many things that white nations claim as theirs, potatoes actually hail from Peru). We can also thank Ireland for the Dolores O’Riodan, the lead singer of the iconic '90s rock band The Cranberries, who was found dead on Monday in her hotel room in NYC, according to Rolling Stone. She was 46. The Cranberries made waves when they first swam… Read more
Larry Nassar, accused serial sexual assaulter and former team doctor for the U.S gymnastics team, pleaded guilty to 10 sexual assault charges last November. After listening to many tearful and honest accounts of his brutality from his victims and their families, Nassar wrote a letter explaining that it was too hard for him to listen to the statements, NBC reports. Over 140 girls and women have accused Nassar of sexual assault, and 105 of them have signed up to appear in the courtroom or have statements read on their… Read more
Today on CBS This Morning, Dylan Farrow spoke out about her sexual assault by her father Woody Allen for the first time on television. “He’s lying,” she said, “and he’s been lying for so long.” CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King asked Farrow about the assault, the aftermath, and the Time’s Up movement to empower and support survivors of sexual abuse. Though Allen has denied all Farrow's accusations, Farrow has stuck by her story since she was child, and first wrote about her abuse publicly in a 2014 piece in the New… Read more
LPX, aka Lizzy Plaplinger, is a rising musician who's not only taking the pop scene by storm, but also working as co-founder of her music label Neon Gold Records, which she started with her longtime friend Derek Davies when she was in college. With her debut EP Bolt in the Blue out now, 2018 is looking to be LPX's breakout year. We wanted to find out more about this rising star who says, "I'm here to assert myself — harder, louder and stronger — as a woman and an artist!" LPX with her band backstage at Brooklyn Steel,… Read more

A Sex Worker Takes On "Moulin Rouge"

By LIly Vye  In Movies  On Jan 18, 2018

When I was in middle school, I prayed every night that I would wake up the next morning as Nicole Kidman as Satine in Moulin Rouge — and I’ve never even believed in God. At the time, my love of Moulin Rouge was the only thing that sustained me, and I watched it obsessively (I’ve seen it about 100 times) to escape my life. I was mercilessly bullied, afraid to go to school each day, and struggling with with suicidal ideation. If I could just be Satine, I thought, everything would be better. I ended up kind of getting my… Read more

6 Glasses That Will Step Up Your Frame Game

By BUST Magazine  In Style  On Jan 18, 2018

Make a spectacle with these five peeper pleasers. Cannon RX in Walnut, $350, shwoodshop.com Marengo in Buff, $235, krewe.com 1241 Russian Blue, $440, cutlerandgross.com Heldish in Gold, starting at $270, moscot.com TV Party in Red and Green Tortoise, $89, eyebobs.com Top photo: Emmanuel Gold With Crazy Tort Clear Lens, $239.71, karenwalker.com By Callie WattsPhotographed by Samantha WolovHair and makeup by Bethany EskandaniModel: Molly Kucera @ Scout ModelsThis article originally appeared in the December/January 2017… Read more
Actor, performance artist, playwright, activist and feminist Penny Arcade has been honing her craft for over 40 years. She is, without question, an iconic figure of the NYC art, film and theater scene. She has many productions to her credit—most of which have toured internationally—including Bitch, Dyke, Faghag, Whore and Penny Arcade In Motion. Arcade’s recent show, Longing Lasts Longer, performed at New York bar Pangea, asks the question, “What the hell happened to New York City?" Arcade accurately describes the… Read more
Imagine capturing a feeling on film, transforming the unseen vibrations that exist between two people in an intimate and vulnerable space into a photograph. Artist Dani Lessnau, 31, does just this, photographing her lovers using a pinhole camera placed inside her vagina. Hailing from Lee, Massachusetts, Lessnau moved to New York at 18 to study art, but illness forced her to leave school, and she focused her energy on yoga, meditation, and holistic healing. During her 10-year period of adapting to a chronic condition,… Read more
On Tuesday, Chrissy Teigen took to Twitter to offer her support to sexual assault survivor McKayla Maroney by pledging to pay Maroney’s $100,000 nondisclosure agreement (NDA) fine if the gymnast testified in the hearing of Larry Nassar. Nassar, the former U.S. Gymnastics team doctor, has been accused of more than 100 instances of sexual assault, according to Billboard. Maroney, a former U.S. Gymnastics Team member, sued U.S. Gymnastics in 2016 and received a $1.25 million settlement. However, she faces a $100,000 fine… Read more
Last summer, Brooklyn-based rapper Miss Eaves gave us the gift of Feminasty, an album full of wit, humor, and fresh feminist mantras with songs like “Fuccboi Salute” and “Hump Day.” We fell in love with her after she dropped the body-positive summer anthem “Thunder Thighs,” and now, Miss Eaves is back with “Paper Mache (Single AF),” all about the joys of — you guessed it — being single. “So what? I can’t get a date / Single as fuck, I’m not getting laid,” she raps on the track, which will be released digitally February… Read more
In an article released prior to the Golden Globes last week, the Hollywood Reporter showcased Sprinkles Cupcake’s new “Time’s Up” themed cupcakes, asking, “Why follow through with your New Year's resolutions to ‘eat healthier’ when you could enjoy cupcakes and simultaneously support a good cause?” 100 percent of the proceeds from the cupcakes went to the Time’s Up legal fund, a gesture meant to show support for the #MeToo movement.The Time's Up legal fund, an initiative started by women in the entertainment industry,… Read more

The “Glasses Gotta Go” Trope Needs to Go

By Gabriella Giambanco  In Movies  On Jan 17, 2018

Tropes have been around as long as media has existed. When watching TV or film, we can identify images and themes that are used over and over again. But are tropes benefiting society, or projecting unrealistic ideologies for societal consumption? Some tropes can be argued to be harmless, like the classic “Running Through an Airport” trope, but others create or reinforce stereotypes in society. Just take a closer look at one trope: The “Glasses Gotta Go” trope. The “Glasses Gotta Go” trope is when a girl or guy (but… Read more

Victorian Views On Marrying A Scoundrel

By Mimi Matthews  In Sex  On Jan 17, 2018

If you’ve ever read a historical romance novel, you’ll likely be familiar with the oft-quoted belief that “reformed rakes make the best husbands.” This matrimonial maxim did not, however, originate in the world of Regency and Victorian fiction. In fact, when it came to marriage, many a nineteenth century lady firmly believed that a reformed rake was superior to other men. Not only was a rake more sexually experienced and (presumably) a better lover, but—after having sown his wild oats—a rake was believed to be more… Read more
This post contains graphic descriptions of the rape and murder of a young girl. Pakistanis took to the streets on last Thursday for a second day of protests spurred by the rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl, Zainab Amin, reported CNN. Her body, found dumped on a garbage pile in the Kasur district, an area in the Punjab province, on January 9th. Her murder is one of a dozen similar killings in the last year of children between the ages of five and eight whose bodies were found in parks, drains, and other public… Read more
Last week, The Washington Post reported that, during a discussion about an immigration deal, Donald Trump referred to Haiti, El Salvador and some African nations as “shithole countries.” The comment was horrifying, but not surprising, considering Trump's previous statements on immigration. During his 2106 presidential campaign, he referred to Mexican immigrants as “rapists” and “criminals,” and in an interview with Yahoo News, he said that Syrian refugees could be “Isis-affiliated.” The day before Martin Luther King,… Read more
In celebration of the one-year anniversary of the Women’s March, March organizers have compiled Together We Rise, a definitive oral and visual history of the Women’s March on Washington. The book features exclusive interviews with Women’s March organizers, never-before-seen-photographs, and words from feminist activists. According to the Women’s March site, the book includes a series of essays authored by Jill Soloway, America Ferrera, Roxane Gay, Ilana Glazer, Elaine Welteroth, Jia Tolentino and more, as well as… Read more

11 Books By Women To Read In January 2018

By BUST Magazine  In Books  On Jan 16, 2018

Our December/January 2018 book reviews are now online, featuring the Handmaid's Tale-esque novel Red Clocks by Leni Zumas, Mira T. Lee's critically-acclaimed debut novel Everything Here Is Beautiful, and Jaclyn Friedman's nonfiction book exploring "our culture's effed-up relationship with sexuality." Read the reviews below, and don't forget to subscribe! Unscrewed: Women, Sex, Power, and How to Stop Letting the System Screw Us AllBy Jaclyn Friedman(Seal Press)In her book Unscrewed, named for her podcast that explores… Read more
Rebecca Hall and Timothée Chalamet, stars of the upcoming Woody Allen film A Rainy Day in New York, have announced that they will donate their salaries to organizations that combat sexual assault. According to the Huffington Post, both actors expressed regret over working with Allen in the wake of child sexual abuse accusations made by the director’s adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow. Their announcements follow co-star Griffin Newman’s decision to donate his salary from the film to charity. Griffin decided to donate his… Read more

5 Bad Bitches You've Never Heard Of

By F Yeah History  In Living  On Jan 16, 2018

History is full of ladies that never get the due they deserve. These ladies very much fit that bill! From freedom-fighting piracy to leading samurai armies and even straight up Game of Thrones-esque batshittery, it’s time we celebrated the mark left by these baddest bitches from history: 1. THE TANK-WIELDING BADASS: MARIYA VASILYENA OKTYABRSKAYAWhen Mariya’s husband was killed fighting in WW2, she did what any grieving widow would…Sold everything she owned, bought a tank, named it "fighting girlfriend," and set off to… Read more

On Aziz Ansari And "Bad Sex"

By Katie Anthony  In Feminism  On Jan 16, 2018

Yesterday, I read a piece in Babe. You know the one. The piece by Katie Way tells the story of a young woman, whom we know as Grace, who met Aziz Ansari, went on a date with him, and then engaged in sexual contact with him that was deeply uncomfortable and upsetting.The allegations against Ansari open up the next, harder, messier chapter in the #MeToo movement, one in which the vast majority of us are no longer able to simply say, "If you're not with us, you're against us." The line in the sand is hard to see here.… Read more

This Cookbook Pairs Recipes With Funny Personal Writing

By BUST Magazine  In Eat Me  On Jan 16, 2018

Like many of us out there, I can boil pasta and scramble eggs, but roast a chicken? Nah. Enter Hot Mess Kitchen: Recipes For Your Delicious, Disastrous Life by Gabi Moskowitz and Miranda Berman (with a foreword by Mindy Kaling!). It’s a cookbook for those of us with no skills but who want to learn. Moskowitz and Berman pair culinary know-how with a dash of personal writing and a dollop of humor, resulting in recipes like “Trying To Make Ends Meet Tofu,” “My Ex Is Engaged Enchiladas,” and “A Pad (Thai) Of One’s Own,”… Read more

What You Need To Know About The 2018 Women's March

By Gianna Folz  In Feminism  On Jan 12, 2018

Last year, five million people gathered on seven continents to join the Women’s March and support their mission: to end violence and support reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, worker’s rights, disability rights, immigrant rights and environmental justice. This year, there will be marches in DC, NYC, Chicago and hundreds of other locations. But they are all secondary to the Power to the Polls event in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, January 21st. Nevada was chosen to host the event for many reasons, including that the… Read more
In the same week that President Shithole tried (and failed) to negotiate a racist and bigoted immigration plan in an Oval Office meeting, an actually decent political figure decided to open his doors to LGBTQ folks in need. As reported by NPR, Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil, India’s only openly gay prince, announced that he would open his palace doors to vulnerable LGBTQ people. Same-sex relations are illegal in India, punishable by up to 10 years in prison, and the country does not recognize same-sex marriage.… Read more
Lydia Lunch, a musician, writer, and public speaker who emerged in the ’70s New York no-wave scene with her band Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, has always been known for her controversial statements and art on feminism, sex, and rebellion. Yesterday, in an interview with Tonya Hurley and Tracy Hurley Martin on the podcast Stories of Strange Women, Lunch made some divisive — and, at many points, unsettling — comments on the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. Lunch has been open about her past experiences with sex work, and… Read more
Unlike abuse that happens IRL, some people seem to think online abuse is avoidable. Game developer Zoë Quinn knows this all too well as the target of Gamergate, the topic of her memoir, Crash Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate, which goes into agonizing detail over the incident, and reveals how simple it is for anyone to become a victim of online abuse, and how utterly screwed we are when it happens. Gamergate started when Quinn’s abusive ex posted a… Read more
In its own words, “Switchblade Sisters is a new podcast providing deep cuts on genre flicks from a female perspective. Every week, film critic April Wolfe sits down with a phenomenal female film-maker to slice-and-dice a classic genre movie — horror, exploitation, sci-fi and many others!” Produced by Maximum Fun and available on iTunes, Switchblade Sisters is a podcast by women in the film industry dishing about the film industry. Using genre films — Pan’s Labrynth, The Others, and Snowpiercer, just to name a few — as… Read more

One-Sentence Reviews Of Every One Direction Song

By Megan Kirby  In Music  On Jan 12, 2018

On January 13, 2016, US Weekly reported One Direction had broken up. The band’s reps claimed hiatus, but the truth stands: In two years, each of our sweet boys has released solo material, and there has been no whisper of a reunion. What do we do with this boy band-shaped hole in the universe? How do we commemorate 730 Directionless days? To process my own grief at the passage of time, I wrote a one-sentence review for every single One Direction song — a tribute, a memorial, a true labor of love. Up All Night"What Makes… Read more
Saturday Church, a visually striking indie musical that has been making the rounds since its debut at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, is heading to theaters this weekend. It’s a coming of age story about a shy 14-year-old genderqueer person named Ulysses, played spectacularly by Luka Kain, struggling with his identity after the death of his father. Born into a military family and raised part time by his strict, religious aunt, there is little room for self-exploration. It isn’t until Ulysses meets Ebony, Dijon, and… Read more

This Art Show Celebrates One Year Of Resistance Against Trump

By Anna Wesche  In Arts  On Jan 12, 2018

The Untitled Space gallery in Tribeca will open a group exhibition called "ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE" on January 16. The exhibition is curated by gallery director and artist Indira Cesarine, and features the work of more than 80 contemporary artists that responds to the social and political climate of America since the election of Donald Trump. "ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE" is a follow-up to the gallery’s critically acclaimed show "UPRISE/ANGRY WOMEN," another group-based exhibition that opened the week of the 2017… Read more

How Well Do You Know Audrey Hepburn? Take This Quiz

By BUST Magazine  In Movies  On Jan 12, 2018

A brilliant actor, dancer, model, and humanitarian, Audrey Hepburn was one of the most beloved performers of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Think you know how she got so deeply and importantly talented? Then take the quiz!1. Born on May 4, 1929, in Brussels, Belgium, Audrey’s birth name was _______.a. Audrey Geraldine Lordeb. Audrey Justine Tautouc. Audrey Kathleen Rustond. Audrey Hamburg Landers 2. Audrey’s mother was a ______ baroness.a. Dutchb. Austrianc. Bulgariand. British 3. Audrey was nominated for five Oscars but only… Read more

Week Of Women: January 12-18, 2018

By Erika W. Smith  In Entertainment  On Jan 11, 2018

This week of women brings us Taraji P. Henson's new movie Proud Mary, new music from SZA, and a trio of buzzed-about books. We haven't watched, listened to, or read all of these ourselves, but we'll include a note or a link when we have. Enjoy! MOVIES Proud Mary Taraji P. Henson stars as a successful hitwoman who has to take care of a young boy after a hit gone wrong in this action movie directed by Babak Najafi. Out Friday, January 12. My Art Laurie Simmons writes, directs, and stars in this film about a 60-something… Read more

This Art Exhibit Will Take You Into A Different World

By Gianna Folz  In Arts  On Jan 11, 2018

Rootkit, an art installation by Julia Sinelnikova is opening at the Superchief Gallery in Brooklyn on Friday, January 12th. Sinelnikova uses performance, light, sound, and sculptures created from hand-cut mylar to create a fictional universe. Sinelnikova has held multiple solo exhibits in New York and her light exhibitions have been featured Internationally. She primarily works with holograms, performance and visual culture and the show will feature use of projectors and large screens in the gallery. Opening the show… Read more

This Fashion Collection Wants You To Fight The System

By Anna Wesche  In Style  On Jan 11, 2018

Feminist women’s brand Wildfang has collaborated with streetwear-oriented OBEY Clothing to create Rise and Riot, a capsule collection inspired by resistance to systematic oppression in today’s political and social climate. The collection was released Wednesday on Wildfang’s website. In a press release, the two brands stated, “Rise and Riot collection is for those who want to fight the system and band together against oppression. The line was created in representation of togetherness and getting angry.” The collection… Read more
“It seems like art,” says John Rothman’s character towards the end of My Art, and it is. The film, directed by and starring Laurie Simmons, follows Ellie Shine (Simmons), an artist in her 60s who is going through an existential crisis, one she hopes will be cured by escaping the busy city for a summer retreat in upstate New York. Cemented by a superb cast and a witty, dry humor, My Art is the kind of film that will make you feel like you’re escaping, too. Ellie is a single art teacher living in New York City.… Read more
Moira Donegan came out as the creator of the “Shitty Media Men” list in an essay she wrote for The Cut on Wednesday night. The list, created in October, was a Google spreadsheet for women to add names of the men working in media who sexually harassed or assaulted them, and to share their experiences of sexual harassment and assault perpetrated by male media figures. The intention of the list was so women could anonymously post these incidents to warn others while being protected from the threats, disbelief, and… Read more
In her Vogue cover story released on Wednesday, Serena Williams opened up about her marriage, her daughter, and the pregnancy complications that threatened her life. It’s both surprising and scary to hear that the U.S. has the highest rate of maternal mortality in the developed world. According to an article written by ProPublica, an estimated 700-900 women in the U.S. died from pregnancy-related issues in 2016, with black women dying at a rate more than triple that of white mothers. For Serena, her successful… Read more
Mira Sorvino, amongst the first wave of women to publically accuse Harvey Weinstein of despicable behavior, apologized to Woody Allen’s daughter Dylan Farrow in an open letter published in the Huffington Post on Wednesday.In this excerpt, Sorvino explains what propelled her to star in Allen's 1995 film, Mighty Aphrodite, even as allegations of child sexual abuse were swirling around Allen: I confess that at the time I worked for Woody Allen I was a naive young actress. I swallowed the media’s portrayal of your abuse… Read more

Blogger Kailey Flyte On Her Magical Mermaid Style

By BUST Magazine  In Style  On Jan 11, 2018

In our latest Fashion Nation column, Kailey Flyte of the blog Mermaidens tells us all about her pink personal style. How did you get into fashion? When I was really little, I used to read my sister’s magazines. I would cut out all the photos and tape them to my wall. But clothing-wise, I only had my sister’s hand-me-downs. So it felt like a fairytale, it was so out of reach. How long has your hair been pink?It’s been five years—before that it was black. My mom went to beauty school as a manicurist and she finished… Read more

In "This Is The Place," Women Write About Home: BUST Review

By Crystal Erickson  In Books  On Jan 11, 2018

There’s no place like home. Like the yellow brick road Dorothy travels, only to discover Kansas is the only home for her, we all take our own journeys in life. Some find no comfort in their Kansas and desperately flee home, trying to find Oz, wishing it lives up to the fairytale — instead of discovering it’s only a smokescreen. Home takes on numerous meanings, and in This Is The Place: Women Writing About Home, a book edited by Margot Kahn and Kelly McMasters, thirty women writers explore an array of possibilities for… Read more

Why Do Men Feel So Threatened by Female Athletes?

By Rachel Rose Gold  In Living  On Jan 11, 2018

A sexist internet troll recently stated that he could beat any trained female athlete in a fight, and MMA professional Tara LaRosa accepted his challenge. The match was to be broadcast live via Facebook on January 6th, except for one small thing: the police and the State Athletic Commission showed up and shut it down. The internet troll still wants to make the bout happen, suggesting that it could perhaps take place in someone’s “backyard.” Humiliating this ridiculous man sounds like fun, but does it set a dangerous… Read more
In a string of tweets, author Roxane Gay called out the Midwest Writers Workshop for not giving a woman a public-faciing position because of her size. In the tweets, she told a story of Sarah Holloway, a writer who has worked for MWW for five years. You can see her full response on Twitter or below: In a field in which it would be expected that aesthetics and beauty standards would be insignificant, writers are still affected by and participate in fatphobia. For people who are unaware of fatphobia, it is an irrational… Read more

The Story Of Bolivia's Indigenous Women Wrestlers

By BUST Magazine  In Living  On Jan 10, 2018

Silvina La Poderosa jumps from the corner of the ring to land on her opponent, Reyna Torres, during an exhibition fight in Senkata, El Alto I’m standing in Murillo Plaza, in central La Paz. It’s the center of city life, surrounded by state buildings and Bolivia’s presidential palace. The big round clock on the palace strikes four. The clock is a mirror image of a traditional clock, and the hands run counterclockwise. I want to find out why, but first I will have to experience some of the newest and oldest — cleanest… Read more

This New Year, Resolve To Stop Casual Fatphobia

By Ly H Kerr  In Living  On Jan 10, 2018

So, hello, brand new year. Unfortunately it’s also hello to diet talk overload. Yup, it’s everywhere. The diet industry goes crazy in January. Over the years, I have managed to switch off from most of the Weight Watchers ads and gym discount flyers. I basically make it my business to mute the diet industry; I don’t buy magazines that tell me I’m not good enough, I don’t follow social media accounts that constantly talk about weight loss, and I shun brands that use body shaming in their advertising. Of course, I also… Read more
Mark Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million for reshooting his scenes in All the Money in the World while co-star Michelle Williams was paid less than $1,000, reports USA Today. In August, Forbes named Mark Wahlberg the highest paid actor of the year despite the failings of his recent films at the box office. His most recent Transformers film grossed $601.1 million from a $217 million budget and flopped on Rotten Tomatoes with a rating of 16%. He stayed true to his notoriety of being remarkably overpaid for roles as he took… Read more
In a New York Times op-ed published yesterday, Lady Bird writer and director Greta Gerwig finally spoke up about Woody Allen, who she once called her “idol” and worked with in 2012. “If I had known then what I know now, I would not have acted in the film,” Gerwig said. “I have not worked for him again, and I will not work for him again.” Allen allegedly molested his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, at seven years old. Farrow first wrote about the abuse in 2014, and about a month ago, in a piece for the Los Angeles… Read more

I Said "That's So Gay," Years Before Coming Out

By Lexie Bean  In Living  On Jan 10, 2018

Years before coming out as queer, I was a suburbanite who would say, "That's so gay." I was in an unofficial clique of The Blossoming Queers with Complicated Home Lives, and though our homes were hard, sometimes entering public space was even more complicated. Most often, we took refuge in quiet places — basements, the bridge over the imaginary creek, the little hallway between the round-table cafeteria and band room, in the embrace of each other's borrowed jeans, in the excess of mix CDs titled with inside jokes, in… Read more
“A love for the discarded, the recycled, and the nostalgic.” That’s the motivating force behind Natalie Joos' book, Tales of Endearment: Modern Vintage Lovers and Their Extraordinary Wardrobes. Joos' blog, one of our favorites, Tales of Endearment, makes vintage clothing a focal point; the book is no different, just more tangible. (The blog even feautured BUST's own Laurie in 2013!) In gathering together 58 vintage clothing lovers and their stories, Joos traveled to North London, the Bronx, Milan, Paris, Istanbul,… Read more
Earlier this week, amidst the hubbub of the Golden Globes drawing attention to sexual assault in Hollywood, NPR quietly released a report revealing that a deafening amount of sexual abuse is happening to the most silent demographic — those with intellectual disabilities. Intellectual disability, the prefered term for what was previously diagnosed as “mental retardation,” is "characterized by significant limitation in both intellectual functioning and in adaptive behaviors,” according to the The American Association on… Read more