Because it’s Friday, and because I’m sure that we all need a bit of ‘baaawwwwww’ in our lives to help push us through to the weekend, here’s some adorable top-notch blogs for your procrastination enablement and viewing pleasure. (Always.) Now if you’re anything like me, you can probably look at hundreds upon hundreds of cute pictures and videos in a day and not feel overwhelmed or woozy from all the cute in the air. If that’s not the case, don’t worry! This you can stop clicking the links at anytime. First course is Cute Overload. Read More
There's a new column on Salon dedicated to Lady Business. No not your 'lady business' but actual women in business! Any questions you have related to the workplace can be directed at the very funny Julie Klausner. Her advice column is dedicated to ladies navigating the workplace and includes topics ranging from determining appropriate skirt length to being a commanding authority as a female boss. The column isn't only for women though, so fire away too men! Today's column is about asking for a raise, and Julie's witty response is both hilarious and very practical. Read More
Holy crap. If you have not heard up and coming, indie songwriter Emily Jane White yet you need to head to her website and check her out. Now. If you’re a sucker for female voices like Jolie Holland, Edith Piaf, Cat Power, Hope Sandoval or Shannon Wright you will love Emily Jane White. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this video Almost three years ago I was heading to the San Fran International Airport just lolly-gagging through Potrero Hill when I simply bumped right into Emily Jane White and her lovely band playing a street festival for the arts. Read More
  Like Lollapalooza, Woodstock, and all good organized events, Pride Month has gotten so corporate. The line-up for PrideFest has such cringe-worthy events like PETCO's PetPride, so leave it to the dykes to keep the spice in all things gay with the 18th annual Dyke March this Saturday, June 26th. Dyke March officially started in 1993 by the Lesbian Avengers as a protest march against the largely white and male focus of Pride Month and Pride events. The march organizers do not seek out permits for the march and maintain it as a political event. Read More
In case you didn't already start your Friday off with a smile, here's a video of the always funny and cute Betty White doing an interview with Asylum's Ron Babcock. Rob tries to woo Betty and asks her advice on dating older women (not cougars, Ron!), and Betty is clearly too cool for the dirty-shirted dude.  UPDATE: Apologies for the video not uploading! Here's a link. Read More
“The City of Queens” has just been crowned the “Manliest City in America.” [cue the confetti] Having come in second in 2009, Charlotte, NC managed to beat last year’s winner Nashville, TN which dropped to fourth in the rankings.  Some of the other 50 major cities who appear to have grown a pair since last year include Chicago, Washington D.C, Baltimore and Philadelphia which all broke the top 10 this year. Read More

NYC Food Film Festival

BY Laurie in Eat Me

Last night was the kick off party for the NYC Food Film Festival, and boy was I in heaven. (Don't I look happy?) The "Shuck 'n Suck" event took place at the Seaport and guests were treated to an endless array of raw oysters (6500 to be precise) , broiled oysters (w bacon) and even oysters w grits– along with the prerequisite beer, wine and specialty cocktails. Read More

Crafty Mamas

BY Catie Colliton in DIY

Here at BUST we love crafty things and lovely ladies, and Babble (a modern parenting website) just released it’s Top 50 Etsy Moms! Go crafty moms! Working, raising kids, and finding time to create can’t be easy, but these moms are doing it and are pretty successful to boot. Babble’s top ladies have created classy jewelry, sweet kids' clothes, creative toys, adorable gifts, and oh-so-desirable things for moms. Read More
If you haven't read Hanna Rosin's Atlantic piece, "The End Of Men," here's the short version–modern society has created a world better suited to stereotypically defined female skills. The sad facts she trots out include statistics on dropping levels of male enrollment at colleges and in the post-recession workforce. If you, like me, love men, it is a truly tragic read. That said, besides the title I didn't find it particularly incendiary. The same cannot be said, however, for much of what has been written about it. Read More
                         Watch out America, she’s clean and sober!  Regardless of how you feel about the never-ending train wreck that is Courtney Love, I promise her Behind The Music is totally worth the two hours of your time.  Speaking candidly about her messed-up childhood, custody battles, numerous stints in rehab, and what it felt like to be deemed Nirvana’s Yoko Ono, I couldn’t help but find her unnervingly captivating. Read More