Street harassment is so common in New York, it's practically a pandemic. It's so common that I walked from the 28th subway to BUST HQ's on 27th (that's a block) and got cat-called five times today. And it's raining. Goddamn, don't these men have jobs? Apparently the thing topping their to-do list is 'YELL AT WOMEN ON STREET' followed by the less important, but equally creepy, tasks of: 'hide in bushes & wait' and 'make lots of calls from a blocked number where ... Read More
Youtube user and Swedish resident Wilhelm Hepel has made a tribute video to the oeuvre of the world's greatest film and television extra, Jessie Heiman. The urban myth is that Heiman appears somewhere in every movie or tv show of the last ten years. Hepel managed to find one or two instances of Heiman's prestigious career... You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this video Wanna get in touch with the most famous unfamous person? Heiman's been ... Read More
Damn. Bethann Hardison is fierce. She was the first black cheerleader at her Brooklyn highschool, the first African-American person working an upscale New York City showroom, and one of only a handful of black runway and fashion models in the early 1970's. But Hardison knew she could be more effective behind the camera than in front, and in 1980 joined one of the top modeling agencies as a booker. It was her wheeling and dealing that persuaded top designers to ... Read More
This Monday, Neil Young took a couple moments from grooming his sideburns to induct his old friend Tom Waits into the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame at the Historic Waldorf Astoria. Upon his induction, Waits had only this to say: "Thanks, everybody, this is very encouraging. Songs are really just interesting things to do with the air. I was fifteen when I snuck in to a club to see Lightning Hopkins. I wore an overcoat, put white-out in my hair, drew on a mustache and ... Read More
A mailer went out to Tampa, Florida residents stating that mayoral candidate, Rose Ferlita, is unfit for office. Why? Well, for starters, she’s single.The mailer makes claims on her personal reasons for remaining unmarried, stating that it’s because she’s made her political ambitions (note that they don’t say career) a priority. Her single status also prompts the mailer to state she has “suspect family values” which could ... Read More
We here at BUST HQ are deeply saddened by the disaster currently happening in Japan, and have opened our hearts and pockets to the relief efforts. We hope BUST readers will do the same, and we've done a little nosing around to find some reliable relief organizations that’ll help you help Japan. The 8.9 earthquake hit Friday afternoon, provoking a tsunami that devastated Japan’s coastal towns and caused at least two nuclear explosions at the Fukushima ... Read More
What makes you more of a hipster? The fact that you want the American Spirits, colored fixie bike chain, PBR, and shades set in the middle of this bear trap OR that you made an installation art piece in New York with all of these things inside a bear trap? These are the days of our lives... Image courtesy of ... Read More
Yay! The White House made a report on the status of women! Oh no, as far as women in America go, we're still paid less than men and doing most of the housework. Wait, is that really all the report focused on? Not only have women's strides been small, but apparently our fight for equal rights hasn't expanded in scope since the 70's either. Erin Grant explains it all in a new Modern Lady videocast. Don't worry Erin. According to the most trusted news source of all ... Read More
In an effort to save Planned Parenthood, a diverse group of students made this video letting America know that they have sex and need organizations like Planned Parenthood around in order for them to make safe and informed choices while doing so. Check it out. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this video After the House voted to cut federal funding to Planned Parenthood this February, the people at Planned Parenthood have been mobilizing to fight ... Read More
Photographer Danielle Levitt, ( a former BUST contributor) recently completed this photo shoot "Roll Play" for the high fashion mag,  S Magazine. The shoot features plus-sized women in all their erotic glory. What I love about the shoot is that the women are in traditional erotic poses; their bodies simultaneously sexualized, glorified, and often complimented by food. Food is a touchy issue for any women in our size-obsessed and calorie counting culture, but ... Read More
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