BY BUST Magazine
on Oct 24, 2014
Bindercon: The Symposium on Women Writers Today, which was held Oct. 11 and 12 in New York City, was by all accounts a smash success, with hundreds coming together for two days of inspiring and empowering panels for lady writers. I was lucky enough to attend, and as I sat in NYU’s Cooper Union surveying the sea of women gripping ballpoints and sporting their hot pink conference lanyards, it was amazing to think that the event had sprung up from a Kickstarter ... Read More
BY Jackie Leahy
on Aug 27, 2014
Mitt Romney's "binders full of women" comment has lived on in infamy but let's hope that events like Out of the Binders will increase female representation in the workplace and eliminate ridiculous comments like these.
Out of the Binders: Symposium on Women Writers Today, aka BinderCon, is a conference promoting leading women in publishing, journalism and entertainment. It aims to counteract the underrepresentation of women and gender nonconforming authors in ... Read More
BY Bridgette Miller
on Nov 14, 2012
Feeling nostalgic for the sleepovers of your youth?
Wish you could spend some quality time with your girlfriends and a great movie?
We've got the party for you!
Tonight at Videology in Brooklyn, BUST Magazine is proud to present the first installment of PAJAMARAMA!, an ongoing series of classic slumber party films selected by super cool women of note. It's the grown-up slumber party you've been dreaming of: drinks, dancing, and a fierce flick from a bygone era. ... Read More
BY Intern Lilly
on Aug 21, 2012
On NPR's "The Takeaway" this morning, BUST's Managing Editor Emily Rems remembered the groundbreaking subversiveness of legendary funny lady Phyllis Diller. The comedy icon, known for her self-deprecating humor, died yesterday, leaving behind a sassy legacy for today's lady comics. Listen to the full segment here, or below!
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BY Intern Lauren
on Jul 06, 2012
Just last month, 14-year-old Julia Bluhm was invited to Seventeen magazine’s HQ, where she met with editor-in-chief Anne Shoket and presented her petition asking the magazine to run just one non-photoshopped spread per issue. As Jezebel put it, the magazine said “thanks but no thanks” and did not appear to have any plans to listen to Bluhm’s pleas--not to mention the 25,000 others she brought along with her.
Recently, the number of ... Read More
BY Intern Sarah
in Music Stuff
on Feb 14, 2012
Unless you’re living under a rock (which somehow miraculously has internet access), you’re probably aware that today is Valentine’s Day. This means that the super-sappy love songs that make up so much of popular music are out in full force. Many of them are tear-inducing expressions of beautiful feelings toward the singer/songwriter’s partner of choice (whether the song is actually about being with that person or not). Some of them, ... Read More
I moved to New York City about a year ago and before I left, I was given my fair share of NYC guides. To be honest, they kind of overwhelm me. There is just a ridiculous amount of things to do and places to go here. Just choosing a restaurant, for instance, can be incredibly daunting. The options are endless and the descriptions generic so when I received the Zinester's Guide to NYC, I was pretty interested to see how it compared. Well, let me just say, I think ... Read More
Last Tuesday, July 12, at St. Mark's Bookshop, I had the distinct honor of listening to a panel of three super rad and super interesting ladies talk about their experience when it comes to being a woman working in media, their role in showcasing women through media, and how they view the overall consumption and creation of mainstream and indie media. Speakers included: Mindy Abovitz (Tom Tom Magazine, Editor), Emily Rems (BUST magazine, Editor), and ... Read More
Our lovely Emily Rems, joined by Entertainment Weekly editor-in-large Ken Tucker and Queen biographer Mark Blake debate whether Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" is ingenious… or just indulgent on NPR's Soundcheck Smackdown.
I personally think this song is inspirational, beautiful, the perfect song to wail along with while vaguely intoxicated on public transportation, (when you don't care that people are staring atchoo.) If it's good enough for Garth ... Read More
BY Intern Julie
in Music Stuff
on Feb 08, 2011
BUST's managing editor, Emily Rems, squared off against Phil Freeman, writer of Headbanger metal blog for MSN Music and editor of Burning Ambulance, on NPR's Soundcheck Smackdown this afternoon! The two fiercely debated the musical significance of the well-loved and sorely missed Detroit duo the White Stripes.
Listen to Emily kick-ass here:
What do you guys think? Should the White Stripes' demise be mourned or ... Read More