For all your derby dames out there, Sunshine Derby is the shop you've been waiting for. Based in Concord, New Hampshire, Sunshine Derby is run by Alison, captain of Granite State Roller Derby's Legislashers. Alison combines handcrafted leather and African wax prints to create cute, hand sewn clothes and accessories that are perfect on and off the rink. This super crafter has all the goods: skirts, headbands, bracelets, and earrings for everyday livin', plus toe guards, booty shorts, and arm bands for derby livin'. Read More
As one of many typically male-dominated industries, technology buffs should be bowing down to the women who have pursued these careers. These ladies have been hard at work and making some serious impact. Whether she's a venture capitalist, engineer, founder, co-founder, CEO, or COO, it's clear these amazing women have accomplished so much by the ripe age of 30. Read More
In the wake of 9/11, a Pakistani man named Changez Khan (Riz Ahmed) finds himself in a whirlwind of conflicting feelings and disturbing situations. Based on the eponymous novel by Mohsin Hamid, The Reluctant Fundamentalist begins with Changez answering a journalist's questions for an article. He hopes Changez will reveal the location of a kidnapped American professor, but Changez has a different agenda in mind. Read More
It's rare to hear such sincere honesty and openness from an icon scrutinized by the public eye, but impressing us is something Kim Gordon does best. In a recent interview the feminist punk rock star continues to prove that Gordon is a strong, classy lady we at BUST will never stop fangirling over. She's been featured in BUST numerous times over the years, so you can imagine our excitement to read about her life now, as she works with her new band to appease our hungry ears and deals with the process of her divorce with former bandmate, Thurston Moore. Read More
Recent research has progressively shown that sex is a more emotional act for men than it is for women. Since men often communicate their feelings via action rather than speech, it makes sense that they take notice when sex diminishes in their relationships. Justin Lehmiller, a Harvard University social psychologist studying sexuality observes, "For some men, sex may be their primary way of communicating and expressing intimacy. [It] takes away their primary emotional outlet." In addition, there is a contributing biological factor when it comes to how men are affected by sex. Read More
The Sweet Kili Kili Workshop crafts cute accessories with an edge. That barrette might look like a simply beautiful flower at first glance, but take a closer look and you'll find a tiny skull hidden beneath the petals. Any piece that isn't complete with a handgun or skeletal figure is still delightfully unique in its own way. Where else can you find a bracelet that features pearls, lace, and a mint chocolate waffle bowl? The Sweet Kili Kili Workshop's creations add a dash of vibrant whimsy to your day, whether your outfit is chock-full of color or needs a little spicing up. Read More
Nothing's more fun than jammin' out with the girls of the Jam Stand. The Brooklynites combined forces to concoct a variety of delicious, all-natural jams that prove "packaged food doesn't have to mean processed food." The ladies are creative in and outside of the kitchen, with jams like "You're My Boy BLUE-berry Bourbon Jam," which includes fresh blueberries, sugar, pectin, and bourbon, and vanilla to produce a sweet, tasty spread. If you've got a taste for spice, try the "Razzy Gabby & a Side of Jalapeño Jam," a perfect, saucy mix of raspberries, jalapeño, and lime. Read More
Ladies' footwear is inextricably linked to your educational success at this particular college. Apparently. Tajikistan's State Pedagogical University is now mandating that all women attending the school must wear high heels, not to exceed four inches. TSPU's head of university, Abdujabbor Rahmonov, established the new rule, declaring it would "cultivate a more polished image for the student body." And yet male students' personal attire choice is not regulated in any way. Surprise, surprise. Of course, we all know that only women need to worry about how polished their image is. Read More
On Thursday morning, about 74 girls attending Bibi Hawa Girls High School became ill after ingesting a poisonous gas. Police and school representatives transported the girls to the hospital after they fell unconscious and other classmates looked on and cried. The 8th, 10th, and 11th grade students were treated by Dr. Jamil Frotan, who stated, "We have already sent samples of their blood to the Ministry of Public Health and it will soon become clear what the reason for their illness was. Read More
There's no denying that studs are a huge trend right now. (I ain't complainin'!) You pretty much can't step foot into store right now without being poked or prodded by some shiny protruding object that's been fastened to a pair of cut-offs or boots. (Even itty-bitty skulls have gotten in on the action.) Here's a quick tutorial on how to spice up a plain denim button-up with something that glimmers. If you prefer something less spiky, you can also try the pyramid stud tutorial for silk shirts. Read More