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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
How did you first discover feminism?  My story starts as a Midwestern teen with a burgeoning love for punk rock and unlimited access to the internet.  Naturally, it was just a matter of time before I bellied up to my conservative family's dinner table wearing a ''revolution grrrl style now'' tee.   Although I embraced feminism at an early age, for a lot of women--young and old--the f-word is nothing but a curse.  That's why when I stumbled upon a new blog aimed at young feminists, the F Bomb, I knew I had to put in a good word for its creator, Julie Zeilinger. Read More

Dark Shadows redux- yeah!

BY Laurie in General

I'm sooo excited for the Tim Burton version of one of our favorite creepy tv shows, Dark Shadows. The OG vampire, Barnabas Collins, will be played by none other than Johnny Depp, who has officially become the go to guy for portraying magical, spooky weirdo's. But who will play Victoria Winters? Maybe Tim was inspired by our 2007 Fashion spread based on the show? (click here to see it) heh, Ok, I doubt it, but, anyway, we'll have to wait till 2011 for this film, but it should be worth the wait. Read More
A new HBO comedy show is in the works about a middle-age feminist attempting to breathe some life and spice into the movement by starting a porn mag aimed at women. The show, which is not yet titled, will star Diane Keaton and be written by Marti Noxon, who has also brought us Mad Men and Grey's Anatomy. The show seems rife with potential to be both hilarious and politically important. The timing is crucial since the debate about what it really means to be a feminist is raging while Hilary Clinton and Sarah Palin are in the limelight. Read More

Clawing At Your Walls

BY Web Intern in General

             de L' autonomy are having an exhibit, The Party No. II, featuring new work from Ellis Gallagher, Kenneth E. Parris III, and notably Claw Money. Claw Money will also be there to grace us with her presence and support the new installations. Claw Money is a legendary graffiti artist who was once part of TC5, FC and PMS crews. She's gone from spreading her work on New York City streets to, well, everything else . Read More

Pie Pops?!

BY Web Intern in General

 I'm pretty sure it's a law of the universe that if you want to make something even better and cuter, transform it into a mini version of itself. Now, pies are amazing (and kind of cute) in their original form, so that's why I bugged out at the discovery that, Luxirare has designed pie pops. I need this in my life, immediately. Also, if you're in the mood for some food porn, be sure to follow that link because there is some seriously wonderful photography documenting the process of making these tiny treats. Just a fair warning for readers at work: it is extremely graphic. Read More