The United States, as well as many other countries, was created under a patriarchal foundation that women are constantly struggling with, and Italy is no exception.   In fact, Italian women have to exist under triple threats of sexism: the government, the church, and the media. The current Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, has been particularly open with his sexist behavior through comments to and about women as well as being accused of philandering by his wife. Read More
BUST is already excited about the upcoming soundtrack to Where the Wild Things Are featuring former cover lady Karen O, but if you just can't wait till the album's September 29th release date, you can stream the first single here! 'All Is Love' is full of the same happy, childlike goodness that makes me all warm inside whenever I see the trailer (or watch it ten times in a row on my laptop). Read More
 Ella Es El Matador, the first of three super BUST-y POV docs we featured in our Aug/Sept issue's 'Fall Preview' will finally be premiering on PBS on September 1st, and it's required viewing for anyone fascinated with the notion of female bullfighters in Spain. Here's more from PBS: 'For Spaniards - and for the world - nothing has expressed their country's traditionally rigid gender roles more powerfully than the image of the male matador. So sacred was the bullfighter's masculinity to Spanish identity that a 1908 law barred women from the sport. Read More
Like everyone here at BUST, Courtney Love's got a crush on currrent cover gal Diablo Cody, as she revealed  in a couple of recent twitpics she posted: Hey Courtney: how much more could we love you? None. We could love you none more. Read More
Old school and new school feminism meet in editor Lilly J. Goren's collection of essays, You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby: Women, Politics, and Popular Culture. Read More

The Visibles: A Novel

BY Web Intern in Books

YA author Sara Shepard enters the adult realm in The Visibles: A Novel, a story of a young woman navigating family and fate. Read More
In the 19th century, two high-society sisters take their inheritance on a journey to explore the Holy Land in Janet Soskice's The Sisters of Sinai: How Two Lady Adventurers Discovered the Hidden Gospels. Read More
Journalist Carlene Bauer reminisces upon her stumbling, skeptical attempts at religion and relationships in her book Not That Kind of Girl: A Memoir. Read More
Stephanie Covington Armstrong narrates her life as a young black woman with a stereotypically white disease, bulimia, in Not All Black Girls Know How to Eat. Read More

Men and Feminism

BY Web Intern in Books

Shira Tarrant offers up a textbook guide for the feminist dude (both tried and true feminist men as well as those still itching to learn) in Men and Feminism. Read More