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Watch What You Eat

BY Web Intern in General

  If you've ever spent the early hours of the morning glued to the TV watching the Food Network (I can't be the only one) then the third annual NYC Food Film Festival is for you. Besides having a slew of shorts about all different aspects of the food industry, from fried food on a stick at a county fair to how exactly New York City goes about feeding its population, they have complimentary taste testings featuring the foods discussed in the big films of the ... Read More
Two decades after the military crackdown on pro-democracy student protests in Beijing, the Chinese government has proven itself to be just as oppressive toward peaceful free speech today as it was back then. Police officers filled the square yesterday to prevent any show of commemoration for the tragedy, silent or spoken. The government even went so far as to shut down internet services like Twitter and university message boards where people could share ... Read More

Say it's so

BY Team Intern in General

If you have ever gotten a spontaneous urge to a) erupt in song and dance in public, b) turn random objects into your musical accompaniment (like water glasses a la Miss Congeniality) and c) try your ear at experimental music then you will appreciate the playful nature of this improvised party on the Paris metro by Brooklyn-based band Yeasayer. It's a tipsy, merry ride: Not only do that have an optimistic and quirky band name that I love, but ... Read More
The documentary 'Shouting Fire: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech' by father-daughter pair Martin and Liz Garbus will air on HBO starting June 29th. In it, Emmy-winning documentarian Liz Garbus, with the help of her First Amendment attorney father, explores the limits put on free speech in a post-9/11 world.  Among the people interviewed are Debbie Almontaser, who was forced to resign as principal of Khalil Gibran International Academy, an Arabic-English ... Read More
There are many things to admire about Obama's speech in Cairo today. The man managed to tackle every issue plaguing our relations with the Middle East in a respectful manner, after all. But what we find most impressive here at BUST is Obama's inclusion of the importance of women's rights as one of the seven major sources of tension between the U.S and the Muslim world. (This is particularly exciting in comparison to The Administration Who Must Not Be Named.) Here ... Read More