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We have a copy of The Kittens of Boxville at the BUST office and we're all gaga over how adorable it is. I want to crawl into the pages and snuggle with them, or at least cut the pictures out and hang them on the walls for whenever I'm feeling grumpy. Read More

Helping Hands

BY Web Intern in General

Afghan Hands is an inspiring organization in Afghanistan helping to give women an education and an opportunity. Their centers throughout Kabul pay women to take seminars on human, legal and religious rights in the morning and create beautiful embroidered accessories in the afternoon. They employ 50 master embroiderers and are able to sustain 200 women with the program. Not only do they gain financial independence, but this is their only chance for an education. The shawls and scarves they embroider are cashmere and wool and have gotten press everywhere from Elle to America's Next Top Model. Read More
                           It's been over a decade since 'Roseanne' has graced our tubes and, well, we missed the laughs. Not only was 'Roseanne' good for a chuckle, but she was an important role model for outspoken women juggling a full-time career and family life. Tune in this Friday, June 5th - Friday, June 12th for a marathon of raucous recession-themed episodes airing on TV Land from 8 p.m. - 6 a.m. ET/PT. Read More

Exene Cervenka Statement

BY Laurie in General

Exene Cervenka, singer of the seminal punk band X, sent out a statement via her website today: After some months of not feeling 100% healthy, I recently had some medical tests run and the prognosis is that I am suffering from Multiple Sclerosis. Apparently, it has been affecting me for quite some time. Although this is obviously unfortunate news, I am choosing to see the positive in it. Read More

My Booklist is Poppin'

BY Web Intern in General

  The Summer Reading program at Brooklyn's Central Public Library is starting with a pop this Thursday, June 4th with a free block partyfrom 10-4:30. The main event will be, get this, hip hop star Lil' Mama reading to kids from 1030 to 11am. She'll also be speaking about her connection to Brooklyn, encouraging kids to read and signing autographs. Throughout the day there will also be entertainment on the Plaza including the Ringling Brothers, a Capoiera demonstration, a ballet and local band performances. Not to mention the ongoing balloon animals, face painting and arts and crafts. Read More
For three consecutive Mondays starting June 15th, WET Productions is bringing you their INKubator Summer Series. WET Productions is a non profit organization that produces feminist film, theater, television, events and education that challenges female stereotypes and advocates for equality. Their INKubator program focuses on getting plays written by women into production. Read More
Not that spontaneous combustion and the like are our brand of humor, but David Sedaris sure as hell is. After all, he is the bro of our former cover girl Amy. Catch him tonight at The Strand in NYC where he will be reading excerpts from his newest collection of essays curiously titled, When You Are Engulfed in Flames. Read More

Flash us Your Ta-Tas!

BY Team Intern in General

                                  Breast cancer awareness month may be a couple days behind us, but that's no reason to forget the cause that has united men and women around the world. The Save the Ta-Tas Foundation exists to increase awareness about the disease and funding to find a cure through the sale of adorable merch like the t-shirt worn by Kristin Bell, above. Normally we would cringe at a bumper sticker reading, 'Honk if you Heart Ta-Tas,' but we'll make an exception for items like boob lube for self examinations. Read More

Not Too Sweet

BY Web Intern in General

Come see Jennifer Davis's whimsical works at her solo show, 'Not Too Sweet' at Walker Contemporary in Boston, MA. This is her first show of works on paper and it features some of her largest paintings and drawings yet.The opening reception is June 5th from 6-8 and the exhibit lasts all month.The gallery is located in the South End on 450 Harrison Avenue. -Celeste Photo courtesy of Jenniferdavisart. Read More
We here at BUST are still reeling from the news that Dr. George Tiller was murdered yesterday in Wichita, Kansas while serving as an usher at the Lutheran Reformation Church. One of the few doctors in the country providing controversial late-term abortions, he was a longtime advocate for a woman's right to choose. Authorities are holding Scott Roeder, a 51 year-old man of Johnson County, Kansas as a suspect in the shooting. President Obama responded, giving a statement that read, 'I am shocked and outraged by the murder of Dr. George Tiller as he attended church services this morning. Read More