Here at BUST we love singer-songwriter Cat Power and were more than excited to see her new music video “Manhattan.”  A track off her most recent album “Sun,” released September of last year, the video complements the chill and relaxed beat of the song with footage of Cat Power exploring the corners of Manhattan.  From posing in subway cars to wandering the streets of the city, the new video personifies the connective nature of the ... Read More
Hillary Rodham Clinton’s memoir, which she is currently in the process of writing, is scheduled to be released June 2014.  The book, which is still untitled, will discuss her years as secretary of state, including issues such as the killing of Osama bin Laden, Arab Spring, and climate change.  As Simon & Schuster Publishing Group stated, "[Clinton] will share her views as to what it takes for the United States to secure and sustain prosperity ... Read More
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has officially announced its endorsement for same-sex marriage, same-sex couples, and full adoption and foster care rights for all parents regardless of sexual orientation.  Comprised of “60,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults,” the AAP focuses its ... Read More
India’s parliament has passed a new law that protects women from sexual violence.  Following the horrible bus gang rape earlier in December, the rape and murder of three young sisters, and the most recent gang rape of a Swiss tourist, this piece of legislation is a much needed and an incredibly welcome change for women in India. The law, which will not be official until the president signs it into action, criminalizes stalking, voyeurism, and sexual ... Read More
Didn’t auction bidding for people end in 1864 with, oh you know, the end of slavery? The dating-auction website WhatsYourPrice.com thinks not. Founded in 2011, the site instead uses a “date value” system to set up dates based on the actual prices men and women are willing to pay for a first date. I know what you’re thinking: Doesn’t this sound incredibly similar to prostitution or escorting?  Well, don’t worry because ... Read More
Eurostar, a company based in the United Arab Emirates, has created a tablet specifically for women, and the result is nothing good.  Their new creation, the ePad Femme, has an 8-inch touchscreen, 1GB of RAM, and Android 4.0.  Oh – and let’s not forget the pink cover and homescreen – this is for women after all. The ePad Femme, which currently costs $170, is currently only sold in the Middle East and parts of Asia.  And it ... Read More
Though the Steubenville verdict was announced just two days ago, it seems that this story is still not over.  Two teenage girls have now been charged for using Facebook and Twitter to threaten the life of the 16 year old victim of the Steubenville rape case.   The two girls, aged 16 and 15, are appearing before a juvenile court judge in Steubenville today. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine stated in response, “Let me be clear, threatening a ... Read More
Since 1993, artist Nina Katchadourian has been reworking books and their titles in her own ongoing visual and literary art project entitled Sorted Books.  Katchadourian combs through books, pulling particular titles and grouping books together to form short sequences of titles that can be read together.  She collects books from different places, ranging from private homes to public collections.  As Katchadourian states on her website, “Taken ... Read More
  Constantly in the media spotlight, always controversial and ever-addicting Lena Dunham sat down for an interview with Playboy.  Interviewer David Rensin talked to Dunham about feminism, Girls, men, and, of course, sex. In 20 questions, Rensin explores how Dunham first learned about sex, how she would react if she woke up tomorrow in the body of a Victoria’s Secret model, and her role as the writer/director of Girls. Girls is my current TV ... Read More
Awkwafina is back with a new video released today for “NYC B*tche$,” trashing everything from hipsters, bros, and douchebags, to Jay-Z’s stadium and bitches from Bushwick. Still hot from her earlier video “My Vag,” which BUST covered back in October, Awkwafina is taking the city by storm – literally.  Her new video has her hopping all over NYC taking her lyrics and her badass attitude with her.  The 24-year-old rapper ... Read More
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