BY Ada Guzman
on Jan 13, 2015
In Connecticut, 17 year-old Cassandra is refusing a potentially life-saving chemotherapy treatment for a recent diagnosis of Hodgkin lymphoma. Her mother, Jackie Fortin, sides with her decision; stating, “My daughter is old enough, mature enough to make a decision... This is not about death. This is about ‘This is my body, my choice, and let me decide.’”
But the state of Connecticut has made a unanimous ruling that Cassandra is required to ... Read More
BY Marissa Dubecky
on Jan 10, 2015
Remember in the Titanic when Jack says goodbye to Rose for the first time, and women and children are the first passengers let onto the lifeboats? Wasn't that so chivalrous, and also such a clear reflection of the era's view of women as in need of saving? Well ladies, in bittersweet news, it seems those days are over. The historical code of conduct has been abandoned like the sinking ships that made it a thing in the first place.
Though the rule was never ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Jan 09, 2015
Even though it came out six years ago, the song “American Boy” is still Estelle’s claim to fame. The peppy collaboration with Kanye West earned her a Grammy, but her later singles never quite stuck. Her fourth album, True Romance (out November 4), should change all that. It’s sultry R&B at its finest, inspired by the ambiguous, confusing period in a relationship that Estelle (last name Swaray) describes as that moment “between ... Read More
BY Holly Trantham
on Jan 07, 2015
We all probably remember Esther Honig’s project in which she asked Photoshop experts from all over the globe to make a photo of her look “beautiful.” The results from country to country were vastly different; they elongated, widened or shrunk different parts of her face, added substantial makeup or made her edges softer. Basically, it showed that while there is no one global standard of beauty, every society has in place its own unattainable ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Jan 06, 2015
A blues-rock goddess of singular power and grit, Janis Joplin and her electrifying voice helped to define the ’60s. Think you know the girl behind Pearl? Then take the quiz!
Janis Lyn Joplin was born on January 19, 1943, in _______.
a. New Orleans, LA
b. South Salem, NY
c. Port Arthur, TX
d. Vancouver, BC
Which of the following bands did Janis sing with?
a. Big Brother and the Holding Company
b. The Kozmic Blues Band
c. The Full Tilt ... Read More