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It's human nature to want to share our stories, and every culture has done it in some form or other throughout the ages--from cave painters to street artists, from town criers to novelists to the bloggers here at BUST! And when a story is told, both the teller and the listener learn something. That's why I'm a huge fan of StoryCorps, NPR's nonprofit project that has been encouraging people to interview each other since 2003, with its mini-recording studio in New York and it's MobileBooths that travel across the country collecting stories. Read More
Here at BUST HQ we are working our butts off for the Spring Fling Craftacular happening on May 17th. And girl, we need help! If you are interested in helping with the event, and interning in the office itself with the sales and marketing team, then do not hesitate to send me an email. Requirements: proficient in MS word, Excel, most MS office applications and familiar with blog platforms. Huge bonus if you are proficient in Adobe CS programs as well, but not necessary. You must have your own laptop. The work will be assisting sales and marketing with event coordination and day-of grunt work. Read More
Women and friends of women around the globe have been avidly following the news regarding a new Afghan law that grants Shi'ite men the right to demand intercourse from their wives, effectively legalizing marital rape. Today there are signs of hope for Shia women. President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai (pictured above in imaginary festive-feminist attire,) announced today that 'the law is now up for review and amendments will take place.' Karzai did not elaborate on the particulars of the revisions (hence the tentative nature of the HUZZAH. Read More

Lips aren't sealed

BY Team Intern in General

Governor Brad Henry of the OK state made an official announcement released last week stating that he will sign an executive order tomorrow, on April 28 at 2 pm, naming the Flaming Lips song 'Do You Realize?' as the official rock song of Oklahoma, overriding the House. Henry's press statement continued, 'For more than 20 years, (they) have produced creative, fun and provocative rock music' which has 'earned them Grammys, glowing critical acclaim and fans all over the world. Read More
Who ever said New Yorkers were rude or unhelpful? In what might be the cutest art/social experiment conducted in the history of art/social experiments ever, NYU art student Kacie Kinzer made a smiling cardboard robot that could only move in one direction and let it loose in Manhattan to see who would help it out. There's a video of the experiment at Gizmodo. She placed the little dude (called a Tweenbot) in one corner of Washington Square Park with a flag attached listing its destination (the opposite corner). Read More
Don't forget, listening parties for Peaches' I Feel Cream kick off TONIGHT in NYC! Get all the info for tonight and next week's (April 30th) listening party in Chicago, here. Read More

Supporting Saberi

BY Web Intern in General

If you've been following the news, you probably know by now that American journalist Roxana Saberi has been convicted of spying in Iran and sentenced to eight years in prison. Saberi's attorney told the Associated Press there will be an appeal. Saberi, 31, who has dual citizenship in the United States and Iran and has freelanced for NPR, FOX, and the BBC, was first arrested in January (after being detained for buying a bottle of wine), and accused of working without press credentials. The charges were upped to espionage in April. Read More
Internationally acclaimed Women Make Movies filmmaker Kim Longinotto, is being honored with a 2 week exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art. Here's a lady getting some well-deserved recognition for her 'compelling human portraits... and compassionate treatment of difficult topics', through fearless cinema verite style from the perspective of society's unheard voices. Read More

It's About Periods

BY Web Intern in General

Do you remember getting your first period? Whether it is funny, embarrassing, celebratory, or anticlimactic, most women feel their lives change in some way at that moment. But it's not very often that we talk about it, or share our first period stories with younger girls who might be anticipating menstruation with a sense of uncertainty. Eighteen-year-old editor Rachel Kauder-Nalebuff is trying to change that with My Little Red Book, an anthology of stories about first periods, collected from women of all ages around the world. Read More
Happy Earth Day y'all! To celebrate, we're launching our most earth-friendly subscription offer ever: Subsribe to BUST before April 30, and, in addition to a year's worth of BUST magazine delivered right to your door, you'll get instant access to your first issue, a full year of our brand-new digital issues, earth-friendly, hassle-free renewals, AND 3 free bonus digital issues! Download our digital issues and save them forever or read them right on-screen (yes, even at work -- we won't tell). Read More