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MJ Goes Metal

BY Web Intern in General

If there's a silver lining to Michael Jackson's strange and sudden death, it's all of the MJ tribute artists exploding out of the woodwork. For example, DANGEROUS , the self-proclaimed 'All-Metal Tribute to Michael Jackson'. Thrillist blurbed these guys (adventurous members of Satanicide and 2 Skinny J's) as being 'a sparkle-gloved shred-fest' and, judging by the video from their live show (above), it's hard to categorize them as anything less. Read More
Remember Amy, one of the women featured in Strange Love: Married to the Eiffel Tower (a documentary that, several months ago, hit it big with curious YouTube viewers)? In the documentary, Amy identified herself as an objectum sexual, or a person who finds physically, emotionally, and sexually attracted to inanimate objects. Fans of the eye-opening documentary probably best remember Amy for her then boyfriend, a magic-carpet style amusement park ride called 1001 Nacht. Read More
Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme, one of Charles Manson's most loyal followers, is to be released on parole on Aug. 16th after serving 34 years in prison for the attempted assassination of President Ford. Perhaps it was her baby face, or her quirky nickname, but for some reason I always had a soft spot for Squeaky.  She was not implicated in the Tate/LaBianca murders, but she did live at Spahn Ranch, carved a swastika on her forehead, and was involved tangenitally in other murders, oh and the part about shooting Ford was bad too. She once escaped from prison to try and see Manson. Read More
Parents everywhere can't agree how they feel about a new breastfeeding babydoll.  Bebe Gloton, developed by a Spanish toy company to promote breastfeeding, is a life-like toy that comes with a halter top with daises-for-nipples.  When the doll's mouth is put near the daisies, it makes sucking noises; if you take it away, it cries for more milk until you burp it. Read More
If you needed further proof that, by God, Bill Clinton's charisma gets the job done, look no further than this afternoon's exciting news that the American journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling have been pardoned and are hopefully soon to be released from their detainment in North Korea,  based on negotiations between Clinton and Kim Jong-il, leader of North Korea.     I'm delighted that the journalists will be released, of course, and that this might signal a renewed dialogue opening between the US and North Korea. Read More
After a New Jersey librarian campaigned for Ben and Jerry's to have a literary-themed ice cream flavor, LivingSocial's Visual Bookshelf joined in the fun by asking users on their Facebook page for their own suggestions. The suggestions that people have come up with so far are hilarious, but like the literary canon itself, very male-centric. That's why here at BUST, we decided to take the challenge one step further: to come up with ice-cream flavors inspired by some of girly/feminist literary classics. This post's title was thought up by our very own Bust editor, Debbie Stoller. Read More

Women Working Together

BY Web Intern in General

  When I heard that a women's only homeless shelter in the UK was being shut down because it didn't also serve men, I was furious. Having gotten to know the women who frequent Rosie's Place , a women's shelter in Boston, on a personal level, I can tell you that the existence of women-only shelters is crucial to the process of rehabilitation. The sad truth is that men are usually at the root of the women's poverty. They were abused or abandoned, and when they attempted to live on their own they were left without the resources needed for survival. Read More
Haven't you always wanted a scent based on photos in a book based on an album? Well? Haven't you? Your days of agonized waiting are over. Black Phoenix Alchemy lab has created a line of romantic and slightly dangerous scents based on a book, Who Killed Amanda Palmer?, inspired by Ms. Palmer's solo album, illustrated with crime scene photographs, and accompanied by Neil Gaman fiction. Wow! These little black bottles are rolling around BUST HQ and they have the most enchanting, morbid, tiny crime scene illustrations, much like the book cover below, and smell amazing. Read More

A Snapshot in Time

BY Web Intern in General

       LaPorte, Indiana Trailer from Joe Beshenkovsky and Jason Bitner on Vimeo. Laporte, Indiana is an independent documentary chronicling three decades of photos taken by the town's local photographer, Frank Pease. These photos range from sailors to new graduates to young newlyweds, and follow the story of the different townspeople in these photos and the decisions they have made in their lives since then. Read More
We are proud to say that our pal and book reviewer Taylor Orci is presenting the premiere of her play, Paper Train, at the PIT this Saturday, August 8th, at 7 p.m. Don't miss out on a chance to see the ultimate in girl-friendly entertainment DIY-style--Taylor wrote the play, is starring in it, and sewed her own Amy Butler mini-dress to perform in! Watch the promo and learn more here. The show is a comedic foray into the possibilities of metro-love-- a whole relationship crammed in a single train ride, when two people share all their secrets right from the start. Read More