BY Madison N Nunes
on Jan 30, 2015
We all have those girls we're especially tight with. They're the ones we can always rely on to be there, to be honest and fair.
That heartwarming motif is what I thought director Celine Sciamma ( Water Lillies, Tomboy ) would cast a fresh, new light upon in her french film Girlhood. To my disappointment that was not the case: Mareme ( actress Karidja Touré ) feels suffocated by her family setting, her lackluster grades, and the boys club that rules her inner city neighborhood. Her overprotective brother is abusive. The boy she likes is being coy. Read More
BY Jamie Bogert
on Jan 29, 2015
BUST says yes, too. It’s no surprise that women are still facing the “frat boy culture” when it comes to big time Silicon Valley companies and trying to make it big in this landscape is not easy, not fun, and pretty backwards as we see it.
So while the big (little, immature) boys figure out how to not be idiots toward women, here’s a list of the women who are making it big out West on their own.
1. Glassbreakers: a mentor/mentee startup looking to connect aspring women with established female business leaders who already have experience in the tech world. Read More
BY Elizabeth Kiefer
on Jan 26, 2015
Mom and Dad know there's a storm a'comin' and they won't stop texting updates. While the crabby teen inside all of us is thinking GAHHH I HAVE THE INTERNET FOR THIS, there's also something super sweet about the concerned texts prying into our refrigerators, preferred modes of transportation, and (per usual) personal lives.
Never fear, family: We will be taking the local train home, and will be living off vegan cheese and leftover pizza until further notice. Thank you for sending these messages. We love you.
There's plenty of other awesome ones where those came from, including ... Read More
BY Elizabeth Kiefer
on Jan 23, 2015
Maybe you remember Cannibal Cop - maybe you don't. Just in case, we'd like to refresh your memory:
Last july, NYC cop Gilberto Valle had his conviction overturned. Conviction for whatyou ask? Wanting to eat women, and not in the sexy way we all appreciate. According to BBC, Valle spent 20 months in jail after his wife found documents that notated plans to murder her then turn her into an entree. There were also documents in existence that discussed kidnapping, killing, and eating other women. Read More
BY Ada Guzman
on Jan 19, 2015
Today celebrates the birthday of the amazing MLK, one of the most famous champions of the civil rights’ movement. We want to celebrate with 5 facts about King that aren’t really talked about in the history books in school, and ones that even you might not know about.
1. He believed that capitalism was not very useful in modern society.
In a letter from prison to wife Coretta Scott King, MLK shared his thoughts on capitalism, saying that he was “much more socialistic than capitalistic” and that it had “outlived its usefulness... Read More