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Run For Congo Women

BY Web Intern in General

The Congo has over 200 different ethnic groups, and while none of them are a majority, ethnic discrimination has been commonplace in the country forever. This was only heightened in 1996, when the conflicts of neighboring Rwanda spilled across the border and Tutsis invaded to eliminate the Hutu militias that were reportedly hiding in the forests of the Congo. The Tutsis claimed power and put one of their people in charge of the Congo's government. When he began ... Read More
After over two years of battling cancer, Farrah Fawcett passed away this morning in a hospital in Santa Monica, California with her husband, Ryan O'Neil, at her side. Since she was diagnosed in 2006, Farrah sought treatment both in the U.S. and abroad. We loved Farrah first for her sparkly smile and most recently for her courage to chronicle her fight against cancer in the NBC documentary, 'Farrah's story.' Tonight, Barbara Walters' interview with O'Neil will air ... Read More

I Am Neda

BY Web Intern in General

When I was in high school, a brilliant teacher told me that the root of solving most of the world's problems lies in establishing equality for women, and to this day I believe very strongly in that. My focus narrowed to the Middle East after I read Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi, a book I think should be on all of our to-do lists lately. So as I started hearing news about the elections in Iran, I became completely absorbed in it. I was praying that ... Read More

Shoebox To Soapbox.

BY Brandy in General

According to the Daily News, a newborn baby girl was found inside of a shoebox , abandoned in a Long Island apartment building. The shoebox had holes in it so that the infant could breathe, and she was dressed in a striped onsie to keep her warm.  Police speculate that she was placed where she would be found quickly by whoever left her.  Allow me to hop right up on my soapbox.  When I see news like this, it makes me so angry because there's a part of me ... Read More
Below, if you can stomach it, is a clip from Bill O'Reilly's show where Ann Coulter is on to discuss the left's anger over the right's coverage of Dr. Tiller's murder. Coulter says this gem of a quote: 'I don't really like to think of it as a murder. It was terminating Tiller in the 203rd trimester.' She also refers to liberals as being on the 'pro-death' side, being for infanticide and that their logic is always for death. (Right, because it's not like they're ... Read More

Kristen Schaal on Sirius

BY Lisa in General

How much do I love Kristen Schaal? Let me count the ways. Nope, nevermind, that would take too long and High Five, her limited-run radio show on Sirius, is starting just about now. Tune in! Kristen and her creative partner Kurt Braunohler will be their usual hilarious selves, taking calls from listeners and just generally being awesome. Next week, July 1, is the last episode. Don't have Sirius? You can watch clips on their ... Read More
Well, I guess we're just phone-happy today. Several of the BUSTies have gotten some mail from CREDO Mobile recently. It's a really cool concept for a company - they are completely open about what political campaigns they (and their competitors) contribute to. If you're like 99% of the population, you're on Facebook. Maybe you've seen the ads for the 'I love love' pro-gay marriage bumper stickers. Those are freebies from CREDO (I'm waiting for mine). On ... Read More

Va Va Vroom

BY Web Intern in General

Meet BUST's new girl crush, Danica Patrick. Why do we love her? Let me count the ways. 1. Danica kicks major ass in an industry overflowing with testosterone. This lovely lady has routinely broken racecar driving records by finishing higher and higher than any other woman who tried before her. She broke out onto the scene in 2005 when she finished fourth in the Indy 500, launching 'Danicamania' which, let's face it, was based a lot more on her  looks than her ... Read More

Finish Him!

BY Web Intern in General

I don't know about the rest of you ladies, but I was a little girl of the 80s and 90s who was raised on video games. You know, fighting Bowser at age 4; whooping yo booty at Mortal Kombat by 8; the whole deal (this might be a good time to mention that I named my dog Zelda after - you guessed it - the Legend of Zelda series). I could fly Sonic through those gold rings with the best of 'em. I chalk it up to having an older brother and a dad who were ... Read More
                       The optimistic side of me likes to hope that people are judged more for their merit than qualities out of their control, but a recent study has proven me sadly wrong, at least in the realm of theater. According to Princeton economics student Emily Glassberg Sands and her new research studies , there is a major bias against female playwrights. Sands'study (which has been ... Read More