BEST ZINE NAME EVER!

BY Team Intern in General

Fallopian Falafel, a non-profit Jerusalem-based feminist zine that started in May 2007 (whew!), made its way into my hands today. I must give a shout out to Hadass S. Ben-Ari, the editor-in-chief, for sending her zine our way for this has to be the best piece of BUST mail that I have laid my hands on. With each issue focusing on a different topic, this zine is filled to the brim with feminist thought, poetry, imagery, song lyrics and autobiographical essays that I'm confident you, BUST readers, can get behind. Read More

Remembering 9/11

BY Team Intern in General

It's been 8 years since the catastrophic morning that shook America, and the rest of the world, in so many ways. But, even as we move forward, BUST is holding tight to the memories of loved ones, friends, co-workers, and incredible rescue workers lost or injured that day. We remember today for its immense sadness, but also for the overwhelming heroism and compassion demonstrated by everyday people. Let's keep that spirit alive, and keep everyone lost that day tucked close in our hearts. ~Anna C. Read More

Raw Food Diet

BY Team Intern in General

Where do you turn this time of year, when it's mouth-wateringly close to holiday cookie season, but still too hot n' humid to turn on the oven? Take it easy on yourself (dangerously easy), and whip up a no-muss, no-fuss, and, most importantly, no-bake batch of raw cookie dough. That's right. I said it. Sugary, buttery, finger-lickin', uncooked cookie dough. And have no fear, germaphobes, the folks at Cupcake Project have figured out a recipe sans risky salmonella eggs. Read More
It's fashion week in New York: the tents are up, the samples are in, and the critics are ready and rarin' to go. But if Bryant Park isn't quite your scene, or, you know what, even if it is, head over to Webster Hall, this Saturday (September 12th) at 9 for the New York Couture Official Fashion Week Show and Party . Read More

Pretty Funny

BY Team Intern in General

All y'all who read about SNL's two new lovely lady hires, Jenny Slate and Nasim Pedrad : rejoice with caution. SNL just leaked news that, as they welcome the newbies, they're canning current cast members Casey Wilson and Michaela Watkins. A good deal of pro-girl press is shaming (SNL head honcho) Lorne Michaels this morning, and pointing out the irresponsibility of dropping serious comedic talent, particularly in the case of Watkins' firing (which, in his Twitter feed, Entertainment Weekly guru Michael Ausiello calls the 'DUMBEST. MOVE. EVER.' ). Read More

Vogue! Vogue!

BY Team Intern in General

I could watch dance shows all day. Center Stage? Seen it at least 10 times (not counting Center Stage 2, mind you). So You Think You Can Dance? Yes, I do (kind of), but I'd rather watch the show. And America's Best Dance Crew? Definitely: especially because of this season's incredibly talented dancers and activists, Vogue Evolution. The crew, which hails from New York City, specializes in Harlem's 'house-ballroom' genre of dance, which includes their namesake 'Vogue' style (that's right--just like the Madonna video). Read More

Heart and Sole

BY Team Intern in General

Fall fashion season is in full swing, which means more fancy/classy/fly shoes to buy for your closet. Make room for new arrivals by donating your used shoes to Soles4Soles , a nationwide shoe drive sponsored by shoe connoisseur, Nine West . Read More

Pretty in Pain

BY Team Intern in General

Attention Seattleans! The White River Valley Museum in Seattle is hosting 'Suffer for Beauty' , an exhibit exploring 'ideal' female body image through the study of what else? Underwear! Through November 8th, attendees can browse turn-of-the-century bustles, old school petticoats, and mid-century, June Cleaver brassieres. Don't get any ideas--this is no peep show. Instead, the exhibits demonstrate the ever-changing concept of the female figure and the bizarre measures (lifting, squishing, smoothing, squeezing, and separating) women have used to conform to it. Read More
So after reading about our Litpick, Babysitter: An American History, in the Aug/Sept issue of BUST, you're probably itchin' to reminisce on all things childcare. And what better place to start than with the Gossip Girl of babysitting culture, The Baby-Sitters Club. For those of you who've already read all the books (even the Little Sister ones, which, seriously? were kinda lame in comparison), I bring you What Claudia Wore , and ingenious internet addendum to the life and styles of the most fashion forward babysitter, Claudia Kishi. Read More
The last new episode of Reading Rainbow aired today, marking the end of the 26-year-old PBS series hosted by everyone's favorite well-read host, LeVar Burton. Like its contemporaries, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood and Sesame Street, Reading Rainbow was equal parts educational and fun, addressing its young viewers in the playful, respectful, and encouraging tone PBS is known for. More importantly, Reading Rainbow got kids excited about reading, about telling stories, and making their own as they followed LeVar on his exploratory adventures each episode. Read More