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Photo courtesy of The Washington Post From buff arms to bare legs, Michelle Obama's extremities (or, rather, the outfits that show them off) have got to be the most demonized in White House history. In an editorial today about Mrs. Obama's decision to wear unfussy, mid-thigh shorts on a Grand Canyon hike, The Washington Post's Robin Givhan argued that while the first lady shouldn't be expected to wear tulle and lace on a family vacay, she should be careful of '[trying] so hard to be average that she winds up looking common. Read More

Oya Singin’ Ladies!

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Last week I had the good luck to get a free pass to Oya, an annual outdoor indie music fest in Oslo, Norway. The five-day, five-stage extravaganza is a showcase for Norwegian acts, but makes good use of other groups (e.g., Band of Horses, The Very Best, Jay Reatard, Monotonix) caught in the summer festival maelstrom. Oya enlisted 200 bands, ranging from the lightest indie-pop to the blackest metal (this is Norway, after all). A little over half the bands were local and most Norwegian bands I saw were either female-led or had a strong lady presence. Read More

Expect the Unexpected

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Vintage just got a whole lot cuter. Check out the cheeky promotion for retrowardrobe.com' s array of vintage, retro repo and recycled fashions. Read More

Post Grad Contest!

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Alexis Bledel is in position to step into a slightly prettier version of Dustin Hoffman's shoes with the premiere of her post-college malaise flick Post Grad today. We here at BUST are super excited about this movie-check out our review in the current issue! We're so excited that we're offering an exclusive contest! The first person to respond with an answer to the question below to susan@bust. Read More
Facebook: it may be a great way to connect with old friends, but it can also wreak havoc on relationships, no matter what their status. Read More
Check out this badass mamajama, Beverly 'Guitar' Watkins, an Atlanta-based singer/songwriter who at 70 years old can still rock out on her guitar with the best of them. Starting tomorrow on August 21st, she'll be performing at Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Her performance at WMRC is helped on by Jazz Foundation of America's Agnes Varis Jazz in the Schools Program which creates paid employment for elder, notable jazz and blues artists with limited incomes and exposes younger generations of children to jazz and blues music and history. Read More
There's been a lot of buzz surrounding the upcoming release of the movie 'Where The Wild Things Are' (Oct. 16), based on the beloved children's picture book. The trailer above is wholly riveting and moving, helped along by the use of Arcade Fire's 'Wake Up'. Read More

The Female Gaze...

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The Cheim and Read Gallery on West 25th Street here in New York is offering a particularly busty exhibit through September 19th.  'The Female Gaze: Women Look at Women' is a collection of artwork by women, of women. 'This exhibition attempts to debunk the notion of the male gaze by providing a group of works in which the artist and subject do not relate as 'voyeur' and 'object' but as woman and woman. It would be interesting to ask the question how we would feel about the works in the exhibition if we were told they were made by a man'. Read More
In early 2009, our good friends Carol Ann Gleason, Founder and Director of Stimulus Projects and NYC-based Photographer Danielle St. Laurent teamed up to launch the Geo-Girls Citizen Journalism Program at the Kibera Girls Soccer Academy in Nairobi, Kenya. Read More
Cheers, London! BUST is crossing the pond for the London Summer Craftacular , an all-day shopping and music extravaganza honoring the best and brightest of DIY. Sip a refreshment and browse the gigantic selection of handmade accessories, housewares, jewelry and more! The Craftacular is one day only: THIS Saturday, August 22 from noon-8pm at York Hall, Bethnal Green, London. Read More