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On Monday morning, December 15th, an armed gunman entered a standoff with police while inside a café in Martin Place, located in Sydney, Australia. During the standoff, the gunman, Man Haron Monis, held 17 people hostage inside of the café and displayed an Islamic flag in the café’s window. The hostage situation ended early Tuesday morning when police entered the site after hearing an explosion and yelling. Two hostages, Tori Johnson (34) and Katrina Dawson (38), along with the gunman died during the police rescue. Read More
  Warning: This post contains a few spoilers. We at BUST know we aren’t alone in our Serial obsession. The popular podcast, which began in October, will have its final episode for this season on Thursday 12/18 and we want to have a conversation with you readers and listeners about how you think it will all end. Let our Serial Study Group commence! For those of you who may not know, Serial is a podcast hosted by journalist Sarah Koenig. Each week, Koenig walks the audience through aspects of the murder of Hae Min Lee, a high school senior in Baltimore who was killed in 1999. Read More
Today, Pakistan suffered one of the bloodiest attacks the country has faced in years. Taliban gunmen entered a military-run school in Peshwar, killing a total of 141 people, 132 innocent children and 9 staff. The gunmen, who dressed in military uniform and suicide vests, entered the school and began to open fire at students. Pakistani police have said that all seven gunmen involved have been killed. President Obama has released a statement saying, "The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms today’s horrific attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan. Read More
There's no way we'd leave you out in the cold this winter while you try to deal with all your unmet needs. . . primarily dealing with the tricky situation of shopping for your dad, your boyfriend, or your ex-communicated, fraternal twin, dude friend etc. Or maybe you got the guy from accounting's name from the secret santa hat this year.  Shed no more tears. We've got a handy list that takes all of the testosterone out of having to procure gifts for all of the XY chromosomes in your life. Read More
Ever wonder what someone is really thinking? Well, Disney Pixar's new film "Inside Out" gives audiences a chance to find out. The adorable two minute trailer follows a preteen's reaction to the awful, eye-rolling question, "How was school?" The film adheres to parental stereotypes such as the rational mother whose inner thoughts reveal her regret for passing up on a Brazilian pilot, while her absentminded, sports oriented husband remains inattentive. The movie looks hilarious and includes comedic queens, Amy Poehler and Mindy Kaling as voices for the characters Joy and Disgust. Read More
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