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Looking for something to do on a balmy Wednesday night? Look no further! Tonight, Paradigm Shift, New York City's Feminist Community, presents 'Feminist Men: Increasing Visibility,' a panel discussion featuring BUST's very own office-mate Vinnie Angel! Vinnie is the awesome guy behind Vinnie's Tampon Cases, brilliant little pouches that keep your lady products from getting crushed by a stray iPod at the bottom of your bag. Read More

Spare the Rod

BY Team Intern in General

According to the AP , a woman in Malaysia is sentenced to be caned after pleading guilty to drinking a beer. Baffled? Same here. Here's some background: Apparently, Malaysia has a two-pronged approach to governing its citizens. Muslims in the country follow with Islamic law and court systems, while non-Muslims are subject to civil law. And while both systems recognize caning as a valid sentence, only the Islamic law condemns drinking. So when 32 year old, sometimes-model Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno was found drinking in a club last year, she was in direct violation of Islamic law. Read More

Hooked On Ponyo

BY Libby Zay in General

At the movies this past weekend, Ponyo had me completely submerged.  A treat for viewers of any age, the under-the-sea themed animated film made my heart swell with admiration for the spunky, red-haired, female protagonist.  My ears were perked, too: with voices lent from Tina Fey and Betty White, what's not-to-love? Breathtaking visuals and all-star vocal cast aside, the master storyteller behind the fairy tale, Hayao Miyazaki, deserves some serious brownie points. Read More

A Friend of My Mind

BY Web Intern in General

Don't miss out on Toni Morrison speaking tomorrow night! The pulitizer-prize winning, paradigm-shifting, consummate literary bad-ass will be discussing her latest novel, A Mercy, at 7pm at the Barnes and Noble in Union Square. I cannot wait for this--I've loved her work for so long. Read More
The Michigan Humane Society is having great success with their new 'Certified Pre-Owned Cats' promotion ('0% down, 0% financing, No payments!'). With cheeky posters promising a multi-point inspection and that many of their cats are loaded with attractive features (standard 4-paw drive!), the MHS is trying to get as many cats adopted as possible during the summer month, traditionally the time when shelters get overwhelmed with unwanted kittens (and, sadly, have to put the majority of them down). Read More
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