My week has been rather stressful: the election results were distressing, I'm churning out my thesis, and I'm cramming for my GRE next week. This presents a range of emotions that I haven't been able to articulate. Enter Don Draper. I love Mad Men, and had noticed his effective use of "what?" to express a multitude of feelings: astonishment, confusion, disappointment. This video, a compilation of the best Don Draper "what?"s both spoke to me and made me laugh out ... Read More
I can't report as to the mood on the ground, but from the view from my television on Saturday, the National Mall looked packed with rationality at Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear. Musical guests ranging from The Roots to Tony Bennett performed, and appearances were made by the MythBusters, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and even R2D2. It was clear that, while the Rally didn't necessarily have one definitive political statement-and that ... Read More
I am unapologetically fat. In this new age of weight-loss everywhere, of low-fat, low-carb, no-carb food, I refuse to stoop to the level everyone else seems to want me to. Fat is the last acceptable form of discrimination in American society. "Thin" has a connotation of beautiful, gorgeous, and successful, "fat" signals lazy, undisciplined, and ugly. Maybe some of the criticism of fat people comes from a "good place," and maybe I'm unhealthy in my fatness. But why ... Read More
For 48 hours starting at 12 am EST October 30th, Sirius XM Radio will be broadcasting a special channel devoted to delivering the key speeches and panels from the 2010 The Women's Conference. Tune in on SIRIUS 102/XM 155.   Speakers and panelists include the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Honorable Sandra Day O'Connor, Oprah Winfrey, Jerry Brown, Meg Whitman, Diane Sawyer, Nicholas Kristof, Jessica Simpson, Eve Ensler, Howard Schultz, Phil Knight, Matt ... Read More
  Ever since the international phenomenon Snakes on a Plane, I have been wary of [Animal]s on a [Object I Use]. It's a potential recipe for terror. However, my mind has been changed thanks to this video. Observe a pair of kittens slipping on a slide and their mama's valiant attempts to rescue them. Uh-dorable.     You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this ... Read More
  Ready your clicking finger: today, October 18th, ModCloth will be selling "Purple for a Purpose" grab bags, the proceeds of which will be going to the Pixel Project, a global non-profit dedicated to raising funds and awareness to fight violence against women around the world. The grab bags are set to go on sale at 3 PM EST, and are expected to sell out quickly.   The purple color of the bags is for the Pixel Project's Paint it Purple campaign for ... Read More
The answer: because two senators are holding up the vote that would allow it. Yep, you read that right: Senators Tim Coburn (R – OK) and Jim DeMint (R – SC) have placed a hold on the bill (which the House already passed), which would sell a piece of land near the Smithsonian Institution for the purpose of building a National Women’s History Museum. Their action came after the Concerned Women for America wrote DeMint a letter urging him to hold ... Read More
You could say that we here at BUST HQ each have a sweet tooth (though that would probably be an understatement!) So when Twinkie Chan’s new book Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies arrived to us, we were smitten. Not only are Twinkie’s patterns super-cute, but her projects feature some of our favorite foods but in fashion form! Check out her book trailer (in which she shows how to crochet a cupcake scarf!) after the jump!   You need to a ... Read More
This is one of those things you can’t make up: Stephen Colbert, in character, testifying before Congress. He spoke about migrant workers before the House Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Security this morning, discussing his experience in partaking in UFW’s “Take Our Jobs” campaign, where in US citizens worked the farm jobs that migrant workers usually do. (Shockingly, or maybe not shockingly at all, only 16 Americans ... Read More
I, like many young women, have come to love 30 Rock. Liz Lemon is everything I want to be: she runs a television show, has an awesome apartment, and eats all the food she wants. Because of her, I’ve been devoted to the show since day 1, and own three of the seasons on DVD. I love it.   However, last night, there was a small crack in the show that is usually hilarious and wonderful. Pete Hornberger (a character who I usually consider to be underused) is ... Read More
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