BY Marissa Dubecky
on Jan 21, 2015
No need to celebrate—but today marks the anniversary of the passage of one of many inane laws women have been subjected to over the course of American history, just because they have lady parts.
On January 21, 1908, the Sullivan Ordinance was put into effect in New York City, barring the owners of public places from allowing women to smoke on their premises. Even more nonsensical than the idea of outlawing this in the first place is the fact that the law did not stop women from lighting up in general nor even in public, just specifically from smoking in public venues. Read More
BY Hannah Baxter
on Nov 25, 2014
Prepare to get your girls out, because the Free the Nipple film trailer is finally here!
If you’re someone who is generally not concerned with the liberation or censorship of half the population’s areolas, let’s back up a step and fill in the holes. In America today, there are 37 states that prohibit a woman from appearing topless in public, and that includes breastfeeding. Illegally exposing her nipple can result in up to three years in jail and a $2,500 fine. Read More
BY Hannah Baxter
on Oct 28, 2014
Living in a huge urban center like New York City means that catcalls and whistles, unwanted greetings and gestures, can, unfortunately, come at you any time of the day or night. Case in point: I left my bartending job at 1 pm IN THE AFTERNOON yesterday, after working an all-night rave that rendered me exhausted, voice-less and wanting to buy an apple from the corner fruit stand just to chuck it at a passing police siren. In other words, I looked rough. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Sep 24, 2014
Heads up BUSTies! China's largest music festival, Modern Sky Festival, is set to come to the U.S. for the first time ever! That means a two-day musical gathering of both U.S. and Chinese bands (including BUST favorite Cat Power!) in New York's Central Park at Rumsey Playfield on October 4th and 5th, 2014. Read More
BY Meg Zulch
on Sep 12, 2014
Have you ever felt uncomfortable taking a cab with a male driver? How would you feel if another lady was driving instead?
Starting Sept. 16, a new cab service called SheRides will be offering cab services for ladies only through their app (which will be available in the Apple Store). Available in Westchester, Long Island and the NYC area, the cabs will be driven by female drivers donning pink scarves, and cater to women exclusively. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Sep 05, 2014
One of the most distinctive and enigmatic figures in pop culture was Nico (1938–1988). Starting on Sept. 11, the very lovely and talented Tammy Faye Starlite with be performing her homage to the great lady. In "Nico: Underground", Ms. Starlight plays the grande dame as she takes us on a tour of her unorthodox life.
Incorporating many of Nico's original songs as well as the ones she so famously covered penned by heavies like Bob Dylan and Lou Reed, etc. Tammy does it all expertly in a humorous, touching, and insightful way. Read More
on Aug 26, 2014
Attention New York City babes! “Black Moon,” is an exhibition coming to Manhattan and you all better prepare to have your minds blown.
“Black Moon” was created in November 2013 by five friends – four brilliant fine artists and one passionate gallerist, and the two days the group spent together in a Los Angeles studio exploring and celebrating art, music, friendship and everyone’s favorite time of year. Read More
on Aug 12, 2014
Two months ago, I moved to New York City from a much smaller town and I can honestly tell you, I’ve been catcalled or talked to by strangers in public more in the past two months than in my entire life.
When I’m walking down the street and a guy yells, “Hey mami, smile for me,” I’m grossed out, offended and, frankly, a bit terrified. Read More
on Jul 29, 2014
While I was beginning to believe only Millennials were obsessed with computers, Mickey Mouse and selfies, artist Ultra Violet (Isabelle Collin Dufresne) took these obsessions to the next level. She passed away on June 14th at 78 years old, but we can can remember her for the beautiful art instillations she created that prompted the viewer to interpret iconic symbols in our society in a completely different way.
In her day, Ultra Violet was a purple-haired artist who worked with some others you might’ve heard of: Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol, just to name a few. Read More
BY Hannah Baxter
on Jun 17, 2014
I've never had to resist the urge to punch someone in the face as much as I did this past weekend.
Let me give you some context. I work as a bartender at one of New York's biggest concert venues. 99% of the time, it's totally awesome. I get to see cool shows for free, hang out with some of the most interesting characters I've ever had the pleasure to work with and walk out in the wee hours of the morning with cash in my pocket. Read More