BY Casey Krosser
on Aug 26, 2011
It always blows my mind to hear the close-minded reasons that the best books are banned. Whenever I hear about a book being banned, I’m also instantly curious about it and think it must be worth reading. It’s funny how book banning can have that effect. However I also like to think that this isn’t happening in US high schools anymore, and that they’re working to incorporate more diversity into their English curriculums. Read More
in Eat Me
on May 19, 2011
In addition to 100+ craft and food vendors, DJs, goodie bags, raffle prizes, and food trucks (phew!), the BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair is thrilled to host book signings by two amazing chef-authors!
At 3 PM, Erin McKenna, founder of popular vegan bakery BabyCakes, is signing her cookbook BabyCakes Covers the Classics: Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes from Donuts to Snickerdoodles. Get the secret to BabyCakes' perfectly baked donuts in this collection of 50 delicious recipes with a healthy, modern edge. Read More
When I saw these gorgeous, crafty covers, I knew you BUST readers would definitely enjoy them as well. As part of the publishing house’s Fall 2011 collection and as part of their Penguin Threads series, Penguin is planning to release these whimsical book covers for three classics. Artist Jillian Tamaki was commissioned to design hand-sewn covers for Jane Austen's Emma, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden, and Anna Sewell’s Black Beauty. Read More
BY jodi sh doff
on Mar 31, 2011
Okay, so nobody's called her Susie Sexpert in a long time, but it's not a name she's outgrown, exactly. Susie Bright was at the forefront of sex positive activism, and the co-founder of On Our Backs. You know her from the Best American Erotica series, or from the Herotica series. Maybe you know her from the Audible show, In Bed with Susie Bright. But you know her and she's influenced your life and the world you've grown up in whether you know it or not.
Susie has edited or authored thirty one books, and now she's written her memoir, Big Sex Little Death. Read More
BY Lisa Kirchner
on Sep 03, 2010
Ima gotta admit–I think the world was a better place before this series of books and movies came out. OK, maybe I should limit it to the movies since I haven't read the books, and obviously that means just the first two since the hornet one is yet to arrive on our shores, but I can't imagine how augmenting my knowledge of this trilogy would change my mind. I was going to hold off on passing judgment until the third one came out, but with the the ABC News report this week that the film's distributor plans to send copies to rape crisis centers and college campuses, I couldn't wait. Read More
BY jodi sh doff
on Aug 30, 2010
Rachel Kramer Bussel reads a lot of porn. Her fingers are in a lot of erotic pies, metaphorically speaking. She’s edited (or co-edited) too many erotic anthologies to count. Okay, I confess. I counted. There are thirty, thirty books full of dirty stories she has personally read, or written, and approved for your personal consumption and one-handed enjoyment.
The newest additions to her burgeoning list of erotic anthologies are Orgasmic and Fast Girls (Cleis Press). Read More
on Jul 16, 2010
Need to update your summer reading list? Why not check out the most contemporary of lit fests at Brooklyn's Market Hotel next weekend? On July 24 and 25, lit curators will come together for readings, screenings and performances. Read More
BY Sophie Johnson
on Jul 07, 2010
Toni Stone is one hell of a woman. She's also one of the best baseball players you've never heard of. Since women's leagues refused her eligibility due to the color of her skin, Stone ended up playing alongside men in the Negro League. She became the first woman to play professionally in the league against big-shots like Ernie Banks, Willie Mays, Buck O’Neil, and Satchel Paige. Today she's often referred to as 'the female Jackie Robinson'. Read More
Last week, Deadline.com announced that HBO is currently developing a comedy based on former Village Voice writer, Mara Altman’s memoir “Thanks for Coming: A Young Woman’s Quest For An Orgasm.”
As you can pretty much conclude from the title, the book follows Altman--an attractive a 26 year-old career woman living in New York who has never experienced The Big O--as she launches an entire investigation into getting off. Read More
BY Catie Colliton
on May 24, 2010
Betty Dodson, BUST’s former sex advice columnist, has released her sexy memoir! My Sexual Revolution “the story of one woman's struggle to liberate female sexuality while enjoying her own” and is available through her website.
The 81-year-old sex positive feminist has taught thousands of women how to pleasure themselves in her Bodysex workshops over the past 25 years and has contributed greatly to women’s sexual liberation through her erotic art that was shown in 1968 and her vulva slideshow which was shown at NOW’s 1973 Sexuality Conference. Read More