On the 9th of November, iconic stripper, burlesque pioneer and San Francisco native Carol Doda passed away at the age of 78.
Before San Francisco was teeming with young tech bros and loaded start-up kids, Wi-Fi equipped Google buses and app-managed parks, it was a haven for the weird and the experimental. The San Francisco of the 1960s and '70s was an epicenter for counterculture, for communes, for hippies and druggies, for gays and Native and Latin Americans and artists and writers. Read More
BY Olivia Harrison
on Jun 17, 2015
Our society's one-dimensional idea of what it means to be a feminist can be so aggravating. It can be so unbelievably frustrating when such a crucial part of your identity is constantly misunderstood. Photographer Erin Lefevre wanted to change the conversation with her new series: This is what feminism looks like.
Lefevre's series is inspired by her own feelings on feminism and her desire for greater representation of diverse feminists. Read More
Serious stirring and shaking is about to happen, thanks to the San Francisco return of Speed Rack, the all-female speed-bartending competition that raises money for breast cancer charities. The fourth national tour will stop in San Francisco on
Sunday, March 15, as it strives to bring together 20 of the best, brightest and fastest female bartenders in the region and BUST will be part of the action!
Speed Rack founders Ivy Mix and Lynnette Marrero have provided us with some awesome St. Patrick’s Day cocktail recipes in honor of the event and upcoming holiday. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Feb 27, 2015
To say women of color are underrepresented in science and tech fields is a gross understatement. Black women fill just three percent of computing jobs in the U.S. And according to a recent study, despite expressing interest in STEM fields in higher numbers, black women are less likely than their white counterparts to obtain degrees in those fields. Read More
BY Rebecca Peterson
on Nov 03, 2014
The Man burns in 306 days but next week, San Franciscans are invited to “The Women of Burning Man: Fueling Creativity and Community with Harley Dubois and Rebecca Anders.”
The lecture will feature Harley and Rebecca, in discussion of their experiences as creative leaders at and in connection with the summertime art festival.
Harley is a founding member of the Burning Man Board and Black Rock Arts Foundation, two major organizational forces within the Burning Man community. Read More
BY Jackie Leahy
on Sep 04, 2014
A friend introduced me to Jessica Lanyadoo's horoscopes about a year ago and Jessica's insight keeps drawing me back!
There's no doubt Jessica Lanyadoo is a force to be reckoned with. Her intuitive abilities have attracted clients from all over the world to her San Francisco-based practice. She's been featured on CBS 5 and worked as the Astrology columnist for Martha Stewart's Body and Soul Magazine Whole Living, and for The San Francisco Bay Guardian, which has over 100,000 weekly readers. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Jul 15, 2014
Multi-faceted artist Hannah Lew has been having quite a year. After a group consensus to put her post-punk band, Grass Widow, on the backburner, Lew has been spending her time starting her own record label, making music videos, and forming new musical projects with fellow Bay Area musicians. Lately the bassist, visual artist and filmmaker’s main focus has been her new band, Cold Beat.
Lew acts as the sole lyricist and vocalist of Cold Beat, whose debut full-length album, Over Me dropped just last week on her label Crime on the Moon. Read More
BY Ellyn Kail
on Jul 07, 2014
"When sleeping women wake, mountains will move.” Originally a Chinese proverb, this is the mantra at the heart of Chicks Rip, the brainchild of Marin County, California-based Lindsay Simmons and Syd Bannerman. In a world where women are continuously undermined and made to feel self-conscious, Chicks Rip provides an outlet for empowerment and exploration. Offering summer camps and tailored lessons in horseback riding, surfing, mountain biking, yoga, and hiking, the program aims to foster strong, fearless women of all ages with positivity and affirmation. Read More
BY Gina Furfaro
on Apr 29, 2014
Fox & Doll specializes in classic hair and body products for bouffant-loving babes (and their more modern counterparts). Its creative and sophisticated stylings bring beauty to vintage and retro looks of all eras and occasions. Shana Astrachan, the woman behind Fox & Doll, currently boasts her own makeup and jewelry line in addition.
To learn more about Shana and Fox & Doll’s stylings, read on.
Tell us about yourself!
My name is Shana Astrachan and I am a San Francisco-based designer, metalsmith, makeup artist and hair stylist. Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on Apr 28, 2014
San Francisco-based band Be Calm Honcho makes easy, breezy indie-pop that’ll make you anxious for hazy summer, and saying “fuck you” to all that work you should be doing. At times, the quartet echoes sounds of classic blues bands, with guitarist Alex’s jazzy solos and lead singer Shannon’s powerhouse vocals, that channel the smoldering, mystical stylings of Alex Winston. It's a wonderfully dynamic sound that you have to hear for yourself. Read More