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We're heartbroken and infuriated by a recent video from McKinney, Texas, where a police officer—now identified as Cpl. Eric Casebolt—attacks and yells at teenagers attending a pool party. What really happened in McKinney? As you might suspect, the police and attendees have very different opinions. The video shows Casebolt chasing after young black men, forcing them onto to the grass and handcuffing them. Casebolt then grabs a girl in a bikini, indentified as Dejerria Becton, by the head and uses his weight to keep her on the ground. Read More
We met Caitlyn Jenner less than a week ago, her landmark Vanity Fair cover debut capturing the attention of readers and the Internet hivemind alike. The impact was instantaneous, spawning dialogue, support and scrutiny across the country and well beyond. Amid the chatter, roommates Crystal Frasier and Jenn Dolari offered the world a shift in perspective, not to mention a much-needed reminder. Read More
Gone are the days of wearing all black and extra layers when you get your period! No longer must you deal with annoying maxi pads or pantiliners! THINX has invented a product to end all that: special underwear designed either to be a back up for tampons and menstrual cups or replace them entirely, if you dare. Each pair of underwear has four layers to “ensure each and every pair is completely antimicrobial, moisture-wicking, leak-resistant, and absorbent.” Despite being really fancy-sounding, you can wash THINX like you would any pair of skivvies. Read More
The national finals of the women’s speed bartending competition, Speed Rack, are taking place in BUST’s hometown of NYC. You already know we’re gonna be all up in there like some mint leaves in a mojito. What goes on at this shindig, you ask? Two of the many mega talented, booze handlin’ babes face off in each round to see who can make the tastiest drinks fastest. Read More
Summer is here and we’re super excited to enjoy all the upcoming beautiful weather by going to the park and outdoor music festivals — or just kick it at the beach. (Finally! It was a long winter, right?!) Cue parasols: the fashionable alternative to sunscreen. We love that these babies protect our skin from the sun and keep us in the shade wherever we go. Not to mention, they're just straight up cute. Here’s some of our favorites — would you ever consider carrying one around? 1. This henna-design parasol: 2. This embroidered beauty: 3. Read More