BY BUST Magazine
on Jul 21, 2014
In case you didn't know:
Fat phobia is defined as a pathological fear of fatness.
"America manages to champion terrible food while also hating fat people."
I can distinctly remember a time when I realized that I had severe body issues. It was much earlier than you'd think. I believe I was about 8 and the words of my fat phobic, uncaring father and my disturbed, anorexic, ignorant stepmother Linda played like a record in my head. "Don't eat that or you'll get fat." To them, being fat was the worst thing I could become... Read More
BY Intern Alica
on Sep 10, 2012
You are going to want to get to know New York-based rocker Anna Rose. Her single “Behold a Pale Horse”, off the upcoming album of the same name, opens with a haunting bass line, which sets the stage for the 1-2 punch of Rose’s vocals. Her dark and deep sound is reminiscent of Heart's Ann Wilson (remember “Barracuda” and “Magic Man”?). The song's thick, heavy tone is appropriate considering the subject matter: the title comes from the Book of Revelations, with the pale horse acting as a personification of death. Creepy, but cool. Read More
BY Intern Tessa
on Aug 27, 2012
A 19th-century artist designed a "map" to the woman’s heart, “exhibiting its internal communications, and the facilities and dangers to Travelers therein." It may seem innocuous, but this piece of odd artwork spells out a lot about the culture's ideas of what was important to women back then.
The map heavily emphasizes vanity and self-centeredness: Love of Display, Love of Dress, and Love of Admiration take up a lot of the landscape. Below these areas, Selfishness is also assigned a rather large territory. Read More
BY shannon carlin
on Nov 18, 2011
The very wise Alicia Keys once asked, “Have you ever tried sleeping with a broken heart?” Well a new study says a lot of women have, and it’s not easy.
The research, conducted by the American Heart Association, says that women are seven to nine times more likely than men to suffer from Broken Heart Syndrome, which occurs after someone “suffers from a sudden or prolonged stress like an emotional breakup or death.” Though it’s easy to laugh this syndrome off, the study says it can lead to heart failure or heart attack-like symptoms. Yikes. Read More
BY Bette Bentley
on Dec 04, 2009
For the past couple months, I have lived and breathed the BUST Holiday Craftacular. Helping our fearless leader, the adorable-blue-eyed-badass to my left, with vendor maps, spreadsheets, and everything she needs. During the back-end process, I came across many-a-crafter. BUT I must say, one of the crafters I am most excited about is Lillian Crowe (table 127). Her beautiful, brass bone and gut necklaces are my dream come true. Not to get too deep on ya, but I am a published poet. Read More