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Oh my god, SHOES!

BY Laurie in General

In my search for the perfect transition sandal/shoe for fall, I've stumbled upon many gladiator (yuck) and whatever you call those frankensteinn boot/shoe combos (Booes?) but I am happy to say I found the perfect classy peep toe wedge with these neat Jeffrey Cambell gems, called the Vera 2 (available in black at Karmaloop and Lori's Sole of Chicago ). Got to www.jeffreycampbellshoes. Read More

Funky Fashion Fun

BY Web Intern in General

I'm not exactly a fashion maven, but I do appreciate the interesting trends and bold directions people can go with fashion. That's why I particularly dig the Rumors blog, which show the fun things people do with clothes and furniture, like a balloon-themed high-fashion photo shoot in Vogue Australia and handbags made from biker jackets. They also have a store based in Richmond, Virginia. So if you're in the Virginia area, you should definitely go to the Rumors Boutique this Thursday where there'll be a DIY, swimsuit-making workshop. Be green and look like hot stuff while doing it. Read More
Lucinda Williams is my homegirl, my kindred spirit, my sister from another mister. Her sad, sweet, rollicking songs have been on replay in my itunes for as long as I realized I adored country music, naysayers be damned. I am so unbearably excited for her 30th anniversary tour, in which she'll be performing sets from across different periods of her career to celebrate 30 years as a recording artist.                      Things kick off September 18th in Minneapolis. Read More
BUST's Summer Craftacular hits London August 22, and there are so many awesome and exciting alternative crafting vendors! It's going to be a great event--live demonstrations, music and dancing, and drinks! Two of my favorites are the insanely adorable Mr. PS , maker of tea towels, mugs, and shopping bags emblazoned with cheeky but not cheesy slogans--and such cute designs and colors! Another one that I would gladly hop the Atlantic for is the 1940's and 1950's inspired, homemade clothing and hats from the Rosielee Clothing  company. Read More
In celebration of Madonna's big birthday, BB King is having its eighth annual Madonnathon, a live performance/dance party for the living legend. Every girl has been influenced by Madonna in some way or another. She's affected every generation everytime she puts out a new album or reinvents herself. Read More
Maybe it's my second X chromosome talking, but I love love love unicorns. Unicorns and rainbows. Unicorns, rainbows, and glitter . . . and stickers. And now, thanks to the geniuses behind Cornify , the most exciting little internet toy probably ever, I can binge out on all those things absolutely whenever I please. Cornify works like this:go to their website and download the program to your desktop or bookmark the Cornify link given on the website. Find a particularly dreary website. Read More
It is difficult to find independent bookstores in today's ultra-homogenized corporate land, and many locally owned and run booksellers have suffered significantly.  But the Chicago-based feminist bookstore and publishing house, Women and Children First , have continued to exist, though not without struggle, and will be celebrating 30th anniversary at a Gala on October 3, 2009 with special guests Alison Bechdel and Dorothy Allison. Read More

A Gel That Blocks HIV?

BY Web Intern in General

About 3 years ago I read about microbicides, a type of gel or film that blocks HIV when used vaginally. I made hundreds of flyers about it, posted it around my university and the Women's Center, yet no one took me seriously. I myself began to wonder if microbicides were real. Today we saw this article on HIV-blocking gel . It sounds almost like science fiction, without the futuristic dystopia: 'Before sex, women would insert a vaginal gel that turns semisolid in the presence of semen, trapping AIDS virus particles in a microscopic mesh so they can't infect vaginal cells'. Read More

No-Pants Dance-Off

BY Team Intern in General

Beyonce's 'Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)' video showed some serious love to the leotard. Following in Sasha Fierce's footsteps comes Britain's red-headed rising rockstar, Florence, of Florence and the Machine , and the band's new video for 'Drumming Song' . Apart from a crazy set of pipes, Florence shows off some legit dance moves, and her ability to really rock a onesie. Florence has been known to cover Beyonce (there's a beautiful, haunting version of 'Halo' out there), but never her wardrobe. Read More

Bon Appetit!

BY Team Intern in General

Seen Julie and Julia ? BUST has! And it's just as adorable as promised: a perfect choice for your next dinner and a movie (emphasis on dinner--don't watch it on an empty stomach). Plus, I know it's been said, and it will be said again, but Meryl Streep is incredible. No disrespect to Amy Adams (who plays Julia's modern-day protege, Julie), but I could've watched Meryl Streep's Julia Child do nothing but sit in a chair for 2 hours and been perfectly entertained. Read More