BY Amy Bucknam
on Oct 12, 2012
“I’ve decided to tell you about my never ending story,” reads a card in Canadian teen Amanda Todd’s hand in a soundless black and white YouTube video.
I remember watching this video years ago, feeling a chill come over me as I read the words written by Amanda in black marker on the cards she holds up to the camera. Half her face is out of the shot, but as the story progresses, you can still see the overwhelming sadness she felt while retelling her tragic story. Read More
BY Intern Scarlet
on Oct 05, 2012
LA-based mortician Caitlin Doughty, best known for her quirky YouTube series, "Ask A Mortician," recently released a video telling morbid children, "It gets better."
For those not familiar with Doughty’s series "Ask A Mortician," get familiar. It’s awesome. Once a month Doughty answers fan’s questions about death and embalming with down-to-earth, matter-of-fact answers, and her own special brand of snarky humor and silly demonstrations. Read More
As BUST intern Michelle previously wrote, Amy Poehler (BUST cover girl in our DEC/JAN 2009 issue) keeps getting more awesome, and I have to agree. Even in the midst of her recently announced divorce from Will Arnett (something most of us here at BUST are devastated about), Amy was able to give some more amazing advice to girls who are experiencing body image issues.
In the latest “Ask Amy” video, a young girl wants advice because she feels like her body issues are preventing her from loving herself. Read More
BY Intern Scarlet
on Sep 13, 2012
What could be more fun than Oxygen’s reality hit Bad Girls Club? Well...a lot of things. (Remind me again why that show's on TV?)
As it turns out, though, a house populated by our favorite badass lady characters from books, TV, and movies is pretty cool. I present to you Comediva’s BAMF Girls Club, which features characters such as Lisbeth Salander, Hermione Granger, and Buffy interacting under the same roof.
This comedic web series debuted on August 28th, and it’s all kinds of hilarious. Read More
BY Amy Bucknam
on Sep 12, 2012
Everything's cooler when it's scaled down to a teeny tiny size. So it's only right and natural that someone decided to create adorable tiny foods for our viewing and playing pleasure.
These miniature meals are created by Re-Ment, a collection of artists in Japan that make teensy weensy models of food items and meals scaled down to 1/6 the normal size. They're now being sold online as Barbie Doll food, and called Puchi Petite. They also make little models of furniture for diorama displays, and other assorted tiny stuff. Read More
BY Amy Bucknam
on Aug 20, 2012
In light of the recent verdict from a Moscow judge that put Russian feminist punk rock band, Pussy Riot, behind bars for two years, let’s take a look at the Russian media’s position on feminism.
A documentary made by Russian TV follows anti-feminist groups in different countries, as they conspire to fight "the war against feminism". Read More
A few weeks back, pop culture critic Anita Sarkeesian launched a kickstarter campaign in an attempt to raise $6000 to fund a web-video series for her website Feminist Frequency. In the video series, Sarkeesian wanted to discuss the sexist and stereotypical representations of women in video games, to which I say, “well, duh,” as well as, “get it, girl!” Unfortunately, it would be an understatement to say that not everyone shared my same opinion. Read More
BY Emma Orlow
on Jul 16, 2012
Although I find that Carly Rae Jepsen’s song “Call Me Maybe,” perpetuates the stereotype that I have to wait for a guy to call me (if I am interested, I WILL CALL YOU!), I still find it incredibly catchy. And apparently Cookie Monster does too because, from the makers of Sesame Street, a new spoof of the song went viral this week. The version, “Share It Maybe” riffs off what Cookie Monster knows best—his love affair with cookies. I now know exactly how to serenade the person who stole the cookies from the cookie jar. Read More
At only 12 years old, Jeremiah McDonald made a videotape for himself to watch in the future. The now 32-year-old actor and filmmaker recently unearthed the old video and made another, 20 years later, in which he pops in the tape, pours himself a drink, and has a conversation with a younger, curious version of himself. From asking if his old pets are still alive to making sure he still likes Dr. Who, the results are both hilarious and poignant. And here I thought I was so clever for writing notes to "Future Grace" a couple months ahead in my day planner... Read More
BY Intern Jessica Butler
on May 31, 2012
Timeless Seasons is a new shopping network that has all of the products you could ever dream up: powerful pepper grinders, convenient teeth whiteners, portable entertainment systems, and more! Except the grinder makes flatulence sounds when you twist it, the whiteners kind of turn you into a zombie, and the entertainment tablet causes high-pitched interferences. In fact, it isn’t a shopping network at all. Timeless Seasons is a comedy trio of three funny ladies who sell fake products in hilarious skits posted on their website. Read More