Oops. I did it again.

BY Lisa Kirchner in Sex

And that time the condom broke. Or I was careless. Or maybe it was something more sinister. Whatever happened last night, help is only as far away as the nearest Internet connection. At this nifty web site, you can simply plug in your ZIP code, and out shoots a list of options  where you can pick up emergency contraception. I even tested it by plugging in obscure ZIP codes from my past, and not-2-late.com dutifully replied with a list of nearby ... Read More
It may not be approved by Mattel, but the new Rev. Barbie comes to you from the House of God. That's right, an Episcopal priest from Kent, Ohio (Rev. Julie Blake Fisher) has designed the latest professional incarnation for Barbie. The Episcopal Church has been ordaining women since 1976, though not without controversy. Women are kept out of leadership position in many evangelical and Pentecostal churches. And of course the Catholic Church does not ordain women at ... Read More

What she said.

BY Lisa Kirchner in General

Ever read a BUST review and thought, Whaa? But I loved [insert album/book here]. Well bitches, here's your chance. We've gone and posted our book and music reviews so now you can come to the rescue. Or not. Agree or disagree--and we know you do--tell the world  at bust.com. You'll find all reviews in the top menu bar, under the handy label, "Reviews." Select books or music. Search for your listing, and when you find it, just click the "write review" button in ... Read More
With the passage of the national health-care bill, the abortion debate is back in a big way. Apparently assurances that no federal money would fund the procedure were not enough. As of today, lawmakers in at least six states are pushing legislation to block abortion coverage in some health plans. Even if you hate abortion, does it not rankle that there is no equivalent selective targeting for men? Viagra is covered, even for sex offenders. Under this punitive ... Read More

Frauhaus!

BY Lisa Kirchner in Music

Packed tight with eerie, dark, and discordant rock-pop, Wetdog's Frauhaus! has the same appeal as finding yourself alone at a seedy carnival after the sun has ... Read More

Kick

BY Lisa Kirchner in Music

The Splinters' first full-length, Kick, sounds like the sort of music that would be featured on the soundtrack for a fictitious movie called High School ... Read More
I've been waiting for a get-down-and-dirty rock 'n' roll album for a while-one that makes me want to dance, make out, and fight all at once. I should've known that it would come from Boss Hog's Cristina Martinez and Jon Spencer, along with Dutch badass Solex (aka Elisabeth Esselink) as impetus, inspiration, and added ... Read More

Yeah, So

BY Lisa Kirchner in Music

I have to keep reminding myself that Charles and Rebecca, the only two members of the U.K.'s Slow Club, are in fact from the U.K. The songs featured on their debut album, Yeah, So, deliver the sort of creaky-floorboard "Momma, fetch the milk pail" folk-rock you would expect from a band who grew up shucking corn and listening to old Johnny Cash albums, which maybe they ... Read More

Volume Two

BY Lisa Kirchner in Music

What began as a fun little collaboration between the L.A.-stationed actress Zooey Deschanel and Portland, OR–based songbird M. Ward has evolved into a lush and layered musical marriage of talents that is as subtle and classy as an old leather ... Read More

We Built A Fire

BY Lisa Kirchner in Music

Iceland’s Seabear started out as singer Sindri Már Sigfússon’s solo project but quickly morphed into a seven-strong collective of ... Read More