It’s Adele’s world-- we all just live in it. Apparently no one can resist the charms of the green-eyed songstress. She’s sold more than 4 million copies of her second album, 21, thanks to her widespread appeal. Even your grandma loves her, right? Now Billboard’s crowned her the Top Artist of the Year along with Number One Song and Album of the Year honors. Not too shabby, ... Read More
Barnard College’s Athena Center for Leadership Studies is celebrating women in film, both behind and in front of the camera. Paying tribute to female directors, writers, and producers (as well as the female characters they help create), the second annual Athena Film Festival is “A Celebration of Women and Leadership.” The festival, running from February 9-12 at Barnard’s campus, focuses on diversity in both the real world and the film ... Read More
  Move over Nicki Minaj, because there’s another Nikki on the scene--Nikki Lynette.  The latter's song, “Shut The F*ck Up Boy,” might have the best chorus ever, and is currently being played on repeat here at the BUST HQ. Lynette’s got serious mc chops, a slight Left Eye vibe, and a dash of afro-punk style. We think she's a pure original, and a must-watch. Check the video out below and then go download her new mixtape, Roses ... Read More
  Cat hair is a real nuisance. It gets all over everything you own, making you and your lint roller the best of friends. But instead of throwing those huge hairballs away, what if you used them in your next crafting session? A new book will help you turn Mr. Whiskers' castaways into wearable, hangable art. Kaori Tsutaya’s new book, Crafting With Cat Hair: Cute Handicrafts to Make With Your Cat, tells you how to make mittens, finger puppets, and ... Read More
Pepper spray seems to be the weapon of choice at the Occupy protests across the United States. Recent photos--like the one of the “pepper spray cop” who let loose on students peacefully protesting at UC Davis, and another which shows an 84-year-old woman who was sprayed at Occupy Seattle--have made people question how the police are handling the demonstrations. But the story of pregnant protester Jennifer Fox is garnering the most attention ... Read More
  Need a new pair of shoes? Look no further than PONY’s “Check Your Self” line of vegan shoes. Not only are you buying some awesome looking kicks; you’re making a difference. For every shoe sold, $3 goes directly to the Keep A Breast Foundation, a non-profit organization that spreads breast cancer awareness through art events and educational programs. This year’s line is in collaboration with illustrator Laurie Shipley. The North ... Read More
  The very wise Alicia Keys once asked, “Have you ever tried sleeping with a broken heart?” Well a new study says a lot of women have, and it’s not easy. The research, conducted by the American Heart Association, says that women are seven to nine times more likely than men to suffer from Broken Heart Syndrome, which occurs after someone “suffers from a sudden or prolonged stress like an emotional breakup or death.” Though ... Read More
Damien Jurado and Richard Swift have a very special working relationship. The two aren’t only collaborators; they’re apparently one another’s spirit animals. On Jurado’s new song “Nothing is the News” you can hear the duo’s outsider tendencies. The guitar wails as Jurado sings in a trippy fog forming his own reverbed choir. The song’s psychedelic feel sort of makes you want to start swaying, preferably in an open ... Read More
Honestly, I don’t know what People Magazine is smoking. Sure Bradley Cooper can speak French, big whoop. And yeah, he isn’t completely unattractive; I mean his face is pretty symmetrical. But has anyone over there ever heard of a certain someone named RYAN GOSLING?!?! Sure, they named him a runner-up and have the teeny tiniest photo of him on the cover, but I mean 2011 was his year of sexiness. Let’s review, shall we. Some men play superheroes ... Read More
The 2012 Presidential election is just around the corner and Michelle wants all the ladies to get involved. She recently announced Women For Obama, a new fundraising group that looks to reengage the women who are still hoping a change is gonna come. In an email The First Lady sent to supporters, she says her husband understands women’s issues “because he lived them.” “Barack knows what it means when a family struggles,” she writes. ... Read More
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