You know them. Dancing around while eating yogurt. Wearily trying to avoid dessert. Conducting board meetings in their bikinis. Okay, maybe not the last one so much, but still. A new ad for Irish-brand LowLow Cheese tackles these common clichés of diet-food ads, which, unshockingly, all happen to be women. (Serious food for thought: how often do we see diet food marketed towards men?) And while I wish that this wasn't being presented to us by an ad itself (it kind of feels like the "special snowflake" of ads) it does make a good statement. Read More
Someone in Dublin is boycotting Rihanna’s boobs. Recent posters for the singer’s “Diamonds” tour feature the her topless, with her breasts obscured by a logo, but apparently that isn’t modest enough. Twitter has been exploding with pictures of censored versions of the poster. It would seem that anonymous perpetrator  is covering up Rihanna with different shirts and dresses. The Independent called the perpetrator a "mystery prude," which just might be the most enticing bandit name in all the land. Read More
  What separates Pamela Des Barres, in her own words, from any other “rock historian” is the appeal of being "the person who was able to sit between Jimmy Page and Robert Plant while they were doing the set list for Led Zeppelin II.” But she’s more than a simple artifact of music’s golden era, of course. She just happens to be a former member of one of the first (and, to knowledge, only) groupie bands. She's also a rock journalist and author of several successful books, including her memoir I’m With The Band. And might we add, she’s a former BUST contributor. Read More
Hey BUSTies, do you know how to screenprint Vampira t-shirts? Crochet cat-ear hats? Embroider pillows with quotes from Ghost World (the graphic novel and/or the movie)? Then we have some good news for you! Applications for BUST's next Craftacular at the New York Maker Faire are now available. That’s right, on September 21 and 22 BUST is holding our 4th annual Fall Craftacular! We want to sign up some talented ladies to sell their crafts, whether you do seriously sophisticated metalwork or something of a more twee persuasion (I always love a cute tea cozy). Read More
We interrupt our usual posts on gender roles, slut-shaming and kittens getting bubble baths to give you this special public service announcement.  The lovely individuals at Broken People have provided a video that addresses the silent social-life killer: Bitchy Resting Face. Bitchy Resting Face, sometimes more commonly known as "chronic bitch face" or simply "bitch face," is an issue that many women live with and silently suffer from. The worst part is that the average person can't tell if somebody has Bitchy Resting Face. Read More
Last time we checked in on Miss Eaves (AKA Shanthony Exum) she was rapping about everything from kitties to NPR. Now she’s teaming up with Surfing Leons in a brand new video, looking fiercer than ever. No, there's no Nyan Cats flying around behind her this time, but it's still pretty awesome. With a backdrop that recalls a 40’s thriller and a backbeat that sounds like it was ripped out of an early 90’s arcade game, Miss Eaves raps hardcore about betrayal and revenge. And not only does she deliver rapid-fire lines with killer precision, but she looks totally glam and bad-ass. Read More
If I'm going to be completely honest this is the first I've heard about Lady Gaga for months, but let's forget about that for a minute. Recently Gaga went to Mexico for a high school friend's wedding and as it turns out, she looks totally subdued as a bridesmaid. Just wavy blonde hair and a soft peach dress. There was nary an absurd colored wig or shawl constructed of slaughtered Kermits. Thank goodness. I'm proud of her for taking this route. Though I gave my best friend the go-ahead to have a mohawk as my maid-of-honor (I dunno, we were 15... Read More
Coming (ha) to an iPhone near you: a new game that teaches females how to masturbate. Just like you’ve always wanted, but didn't know how to ask. The game, called HappyPlayTime, is an instructional journey to the world of female orgasm, and offers…playful diagrams to help you reach your destination. Cool?  The goal of it is to smash the negative cultural stigma that frowns upon female masturbation, ‘cause you know, we’re all supposed to be delicate little flowers without desires and what-not. Read More
When the American Girl catalog would enter my household, I’d page through the overpriced accessories with glee.  I had Kirsten, because I was vaguely blonde-ish, and she was my very best friend. We slept in the same bed every night, we joined my swim club’s American Girl Club and dressed in the same clothes (yup, I was the unfortunate child who was a Swedish pioneer for Halloween). Eventually she grew up and had to get her own miniature bed, which at the moment is being covered by several articles of clothes. Read More
I didn’t know that I needed a bejeweled pineapple turban until now. Or, better yet, a minature coconut tree hat. Luckily, Tami Bar-Lev has provided the world with both, along with many other surreal and headpieces. You haven't seen high fashion until you've seen a sparkly fish wrapped in newspaper and draped over someone's eye. And if you're a bride-to-be sick of veils and tradition, she does wedding fascinators, too! Yay! There’s a fine line between absurd and awesome, and the Tel-Aviv based milliner seems to be tap-dancing all over that line. Read More