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Need a little reminder that maybe it isn't all so bad? Well, if you head over to Everything is Terrible, you may or may not find that. They post different videos of ridiculous things from the past - including a Y2K warning, a kid's song about donuts and Jesus, and an abstinence ad turned hair metal video. You'll either feel better about your own life or very, very sad that these things even exist. Either way, it's worth checking out. Read More
Forget swine flu, we have donut fever here at BUST today. If you're looking for the intoxicating rush of baked goods without the, you know, chewing, look no further than a Sugar Shack burlesque show.                         Since 2006 this group has been taking it off and putting on a great show, in NYC and beyond. Catch them tonight at Coney Island Amusment Park for the annual Burlesque on the Beach. The show starts at 10 p. Read More
                              Alexia Kelley, who co-founded Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good (a group that has compared abortion to war and torture) was promoted to Director of Faith-based and Community Partnerships at the Department of Health and Human Services. Jon O'Brien, president of Catholics for Choice, had this to say about it, 'Ms. Read More

Too Fly to Fly

BY Web Intern in General

Need a little lift? Fly on over to Papermag to check out our pal Rye Rye's hilarious account of overzealous airport security. Shake off your traveling blues and stay grounded with Rye Rye and D.J. Blaqstarr's 'Shake It to the Ground. Read More

Happy Birthday Bonnie!

BY Emily Rems in General

I know it's not '80s Welsh rocker Bonnie Tyler 's birthday for another few days (June 8th to be exact), but when I saw this amazing lampoon of the video for her most righteous karaoke jam 'Total Eclipse of the Heart,' I just couldn't wait to share it in her honor! Big ups to my pal Jen for bringing this gem to my attention. I think she was right when she declared it 'The funniest thing ever on YouTube. Read More

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 night. 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 sympathies or express dissent. Foreign correspondents reporting on the scene were forcibly turned away and their views were blocked. 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 they have spirit and harmony as well. Hope you enjoy my new favorite band. ~Hannah Video courtesy of blogotheque. 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 public school in New York City, after explaining the definition of a controversial word, 'Intifada', in the New York Post. 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. Read More