Journalist Amy Goodman, host of my personal favorite source of news, Democracy Now!, is winning the Gandhi Peace Award today. DN! is a daily news broadcast that airs on more than 1,000 public television and radio stations worldwide, and doesn't accept any money from advertisers, corporations, or the government (so they're free to report independently and accurately). If you’ve never seen an episode, I suggest going to their website and tuning in. The ... Read More

YES! Consent is Sexy

BY Intern Tessa in Style

YES! Consent is Sexy is a new underwear line with flashy, brightly colored panties emblazoned with words like "Yes!", "No!", "Maybe", and "Ask First." With REAL women (not airbrushed automatons) modeling these garments, and the proceeds going toward raising awareness, there's even more incentive to pick up these graphic skivvies. The money from sales of this line go to a group called FORCE: Upsetting the Culture of Rape,  a project that challenges rape ... Read More
  If you missed the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday, watch it here! It will have you rolling, seriously. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and opened by our president, Barack reminds us of just how cool he is by cracking some of the funniest jokes I have heard in a while. My favorite is: “Jimmy [Kimmel] got his start years ago on The Man Show. In Washington that’s what we call a congressional hearing on contraception.” See him ... Read More

30 Rock Gets Live

BY Intern Tessa in TV

Tonight, 30 Rock will take another crack at a live episode, meaning that we'll be biting our nails while we watch Tina and Alec perform without the benefit of sweet, sweet editing. According to the NBC plot synopsis, the show will center around TGS airing live shows vs. pre-taped ones-- very meta: "When their Kabletown bosses announce they will no longer pay for TGS to be a live show, Liz Lemon and Jack Donaghy realize their lives will actually be easier if they ... Read More
                           We're not all cat videos and vintage sitcoms over here at BUST--we appreciate the classier things in life as well (said while holding a cup of tea and straining to push our pinkies outward). Modern-dance lovers will be thrilled by Co(te)lette, an award-winning, emotionally charged dance film all about the feminine experience. Mike Figgis (Leaving Las Vegas) adapted ... Read More
Ladies: Don’t you love it when you're on your way to work or the hardware store, or just taking a relaxing stroll on a nice day, and someone approaches you to express his desire to boink you? You don’t? Me neither! Instead of using your just-purchased screwdriver to dole out some street justice, you may soon be able to use a new iPhone app to deal with these annoying a-holes. NY Daily News reports that NY City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and ... Read More

Ellen Is Terrifying

BY Intern Tessa in TV

Beloved TV host Ellen (no last name necessary, obvs) loves to make her audience dance, viewers laugh, and guests piss their pants when she scares the hell out of them. Daytime TV fans know that she loves to scare her celebrity guests, either on stage during interviews or in the green room. The results are freaking hilarious, since the celebs involuntarily drop their masks of professionalism in favor of screaming like 5-year-olds. This is just another reason why I ... Read More
Hole reunited and played together in Brooklyn last week, and if you weren't lucky enough to be in the audience, don't shed mascara-filled tears--you can watch it below! The April 13th show saw Patty, Melissa, Eric, and Courtney play together again, in honor of the new rockumentary Hit So Hard, about drummer Patty's life. The band hadn't played together for 15 years, but they still made magic on that stage. Although the band members have been through plenty of ups ... Read More
  Murphy Brown, the empowering and boundaries-pushing sitcom from the 80’s and 90’s is winning an Impact Award at the 10th annual TV Land Awards. Candace Burgen starred in this show as a successful reporter. It explored her character’s career and personal life, and dared to tackle controversial subjects such as single motherhood, for which it took a lot of flack. Watch its efforts be rewarded on Sunday, April 29th!         ... Read More
Award-winning news magazine "In The Life" recently aired an ep entitled “Becoming Me," which featured eight families with transgender and "gender non-conforming" children ranging in age from 5 to 25.  The show approaches the subject with sensitivity and honesty, documenting the day-to-day lives of these families. As you can imagine, it's not a cake walk: they confront transphobia and misconceptions at every turn, making difficult choices while trying ... Read More
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