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There have been few events in my life that have been pivotal enough for me to remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when they happened. One of them is the first time I saw “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On." I was in the library at school, I was supposed to be studying, and I laughed loudly enough to irritate the people at the table next to me. Over the years, the short film has grown to mean so much to me that I even got a tattoo of Marcel. The ... Read More
The YouTube community is at a loss with recent accusations of sexual assault directed towards popular “prankster,” Sam Pepper. This British vlogger has over 2 million subscribers on YouTube and over 1.1 million followers on Twitter. A majority of his fans are young women.  Personally, I’m shocked that he was able to gain a fan base on YouTube, considering his prank videos that involve violating women. His most recent video, which promoted ... Read More
Periods: Just when you think you’ve heard every witty remark that could possibly be made about your Aunt Flo/ riding the crimson wave/ your own personal Red Wedding (you get the idea), someone awesome comes along with 23 period-related truths that will make even your heaviest of days a little lighter. Check out Distractify’s Averi Clements’ “23 Reasons Why Getting Your Period Is Worse Than The Apocalypse” for some good ... Read More
Every October, companies release products in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Now, pink-washing (making products pink in the name of Breast Cancer awareness) can be a dangerous trend as we have seen in previous years and even recently. But here at BUST we have complied a list of fun items to purchase to look good and feel good. Why feel good? Our list donates 100% (yes, you read that right) of the proceeds to cancer awareness and research. Stella & Dot ... Read More
Kate Lyn Sheil, an NYU Tisch alum, stars in a new film, The Heart Machine, that premiered at SXSW this year. The film follows the Internet relationship between Cody (John Gallagher Jr.) and Virginia (Sheil) as she completes a six-month trip in Berlin. The couple has never met physically and it has never affected their relationship. What happens when Cody suspects that Virginia may be a few stops away from him on the L train and not 3000 miles away? Starring in ... Read More
Do you love Marcel the Shell, the adorable stop motion animated talking shell? Have you missed him since his last video? Good news! Our tiny friend is back with a new children's book The Most Surprised I've Ever Been, out today, October 21, on Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group. "Marcel The Shell With Shoes On" first appeared in 2010 thanks to writer/comedian/actress Jenny Slate, who voiced the character, and her husband, writer/director Dean ... Read More
The internet can be a paradoxical place, whereby Yuppie brands appropriate radical social slogans for their own ends, and us plebeians can communally address other Yuppie brands with such pressing questions as, how drunk are J. Crew models, really?  Discussion has been spurred by Jen Ellison, whose Tumblr FAQ even calls out the fact that most of J. Crew’s male models don’t look drunk.   “They are more often photographed as assertive, rugged, ... Read More
Growing up, I wasn’t exactly what you would call a lover of vegetables, but now that I’m older (and perhaps wiser), I have learned that veggies aren’t a punishment. In fact, kale salads are an easy and delicious way to starting hitting your veggie quota. Here are five tips to help transform your kale salad from something you despise to something you (occasionally) desire. KALE YEAH! 1. Use lacinato kale instead of curly kale There are two different types ... Read More
Oh, Colorado. I loved you for so long! The state that’s home to the beautiful Southern Rocky Mountains and has legalized marijuana. But, unfortunately we are going to have to take a break until you get yourself together. This November, Coloradans will vote on whether to expand the definition of a person in the state’s criminal code to include unborn human beings.  Personhood USA is at the head of this anti-abortion cause. This is their third year of ... Read More
  Earlier this month the Intel Corporation, one of the world’s largest and most profitable chip makers, pulled ads from the website Gamasutra, a gaming site that publishes articles about the social side of gaming culture, after receiving complaints about a specific piece of content.  The content in question was written by freelancer Leigh Alexander, and criticized the white, male culture that dominates the gaming world. Intel’s decision to ... Read More
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