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  Even rain can’t put a damper on this bustling British metropolis World-renowned for its music (the Smiths, Joy Division, and Oasis all hail from “Manny”), sport (we’re football, aka soccer, obsessed), and radical (including feminist) politics, Manchester’s also got a reputation for rain (approximately 140 days per year). But there’s no raining on this British city’s parade: Manchester is busy and eclectic, with skyscrapers towering over what remains of its industrial heritage. So grab your Wellies and get ready for an adventure. ART, CULTURE, & SPORTThe Whitworth...
  Following through on his hateful campaign threat to introduce “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States," on Friday, Trump issued one of 17 executive orders, entitled “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.” The order places a hold on the U.S. refugee program and restricts travel from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. It also states that if refugees are being let into the country, Christians will be prioritized over Muslims.Not only is this a...
  The International Ladies Garment Workers’ Union Sewed Seeds of Change Ask anyone who watched TV in the mid-’70s to early ’80s what the words “look for the union label” mean to them, and don’t be surprised if they burst out singing the following lyrics to a tune highly reminiscent of Jerome Kern’s classic “Look for the Silver Lining”: Look for the union labelWhen you are buying a coat, dress, or blouse,Remember somewhere our union’s sewing,Our wages going to feed the kids and run the house,We work hard,...
This golden-crust-covered stew is the ultimate comfort food Come snow season, there is nothing as fabulous as a great pot pie. Chicken is the most famous kind, but you can throw just about anything into the filling of this warming dish and it will come out delicious. Making the piecrust is the most intimidating part, but don’t worry, I’ve got a workaround. If you’re a mover and a baker, just use your favorite piecrust recipe and rock on, but using store-bought pie crust, puff pastry, or...
On Friday, Donald Trump signed an executive order banning citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States, as well as suspending the US’s refugee system. On Saturday, after protesters filled airports across the country, the ACLU won a temporary stay on the ban. But the fight is far from over. And today, Google is weighing in. Today’s Google Doodle shows Fred Korematsu, a civil rights activist who fought against the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII. When FDR issued Executive Order 9066, sending all people...

Tired of the boring, ugly plastic cases that your birth control comes with? We’ve got you covered. Check out these ten adorable alternatives designed to make taking your pill a fun experience so you won’t forget! Plus, with the crackdown on birth control many are fearing under the Trump administration, some of these cases might be great for discreetly stowing your pills. Wonder Woman Pill Case by StateOfMuse on Etsy What better way to store your birth control than in a case featuring this long-standing feminist icon? Glitter...
“There’s something about the word ‘witch’ that is both scary to people and also really empowering. When people hear the word witch, they either recoil or they lean in or both. There’s a fascination that’s stirred inside of us.” — Ylva Mara Radziszewski, Founder of Crow Song: School of Traditional Magic, Earth Medicine & CeremonyOn a Monday night in January 2013, I started witch school. We didn’t call it that at the time. Instead, we were “going to circle.” The winter of my initiation into...
How do you get President Trump to notice you when he goes out of his way to make sure you’re silenced? The answer, for those claiming to be employees of the National Park Service and other silenced government agencies, is to play in Trump’s own arena: Twitter. After Trump’s administration curtailed the flow of information to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Twitter account on Jan. 19, the Badland National Park took matters into their own hands by tweeting what I can only imagine keeps Trump awake at...
  I woke up at 3am. It was dark and cold. My partner was sound asleep when I left our apartment, taking an Uber to the BUST Magazine bus to Washington. When I arrived at the meeting spot, there were four buses and tons of women I did not recognize wearing pink hats. “Is this the right place?" I wondered to myself. I worried I was going to miss the bus — which was meant to leave at 5am sharp. Relieved, I found our bus across the street...
If the first week under President Trump has seemed like a fast slide into dystopian totalitarianism, you’re not wrong. The United States is officially no longer a full democracy, according to the annual Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index. The ranking is released annually by the Economist Group, which is also behind the magazine The Economist. The US’s score went from 8.05 in 2016 to 7.98 in 2017, slipping below the 8.0 threshold for a full democracy and entering the flawed democracy section for the first time since...
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