Margaret Cho is Pissed

BY Web Intern in General

Texas Republican state Rep. Betty Brown suggested in a hearing last week that Asian voters should 'adopt' new monikers that are 'easier for Americans to deal with.' Oh, no, Betty. Noooooooo. Brown not only angered many of the people around her, but she pissed off Margaret Cho, too, and Cho wrote a scathing response in her blog on April 10. Read More
A well-researched review of the last few decades of the reproductive and sexual-rights struggle for women. Read More
A juicy Ginger Tempeh redeems an otherwise bland, vague (yet somehow voyeuristically appealing) cookbook. Read More
The real reason you love your dog so much. Read More

Lucky Girl

BY Web Intern in Books

A Chinese adoptee gives a brutally honest account of uncovering her ancestry. Read More
Heather Armstrong’s first memoir explores becoming a mom with a voice that's damn genuine and insightful. Read More
'We are officially over skinny,' London Times writer Shane Watson decrees. And by 'we,' Watson means everyone. Read More
We here at BUST run on one part fierce femininity, one part cute and one part caffeine. Needless to say that the Flapper Girl hit all the right notes when she sent us these eco-friendly, handmade coffee cozies. The Flapper Girl, or Christine B, is an indie designer and craftster based out of Portland, OR. She specializes in handmade, vintage inspired wares. In addition to cozies, her line includes aprons, handbags and this field of cupcakes which I don't entirely understand but enjoy nonetheless. Read More

Testing, Testing

BY Web Intern in Sex

How did you feel the first time you got tested? Planned Parenthood wants to know. All this month, the organization is participating in the Get Yourself Tested 2009 campaign (an ongoing partnership between MTV and the Kaiser Family Foundation) to encourage young people to get screened for STDs, by asking those who have been tested to share their stories about the first time. The goal of participating is 'reaching out to young people and getting them to see STD testing for what it is, a simple and absolutely vital way to manage and protect their health,' according to PP. Read More

Get Your Claw Money On

BY Web Intern in Style

Legendary graffiti artist Claw Money knows a thing or two about lookin' good. Not only is she the former fashion editor for Swindle Magazine, but she also has her own eponymous clothing and accessories line, writes an insanely cool style blog, and contributes her design expertise to brands like Nike and Calvin Klein. You can get your own Claw gear, plus other fabs stuff from Mademe, Mishka, and Cubannie Links, at the Beats and Brands sample sale on Friday. Hosted by aroundthewaygirls.net, Lioness, Supreme Queens, The Fresh Fiends, and Nfmstylez, this shindig fuses fashion and music. Read More