Uke It To Me

BY Catie Colliton in Music

  The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra has folk-rocked our little socks off with this performance of Randy Newman’s 1977 hit “Short People” at the Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, New Zealand. Nothing is better than a band with a ukulele, but this group has a man we love, Bret McKenzie from Flight of the Conchords, and BUST writer Gemma Gracewood. Read More
Oh, June weddings! Normally it would be good luck to have rain on your wedding day, but if you were wearing a gown made of toilet paper you might end up in your birthday suit.  AOL’s “StyleList” blog announced its contest winner for their Cheap Chic Weddings' 6th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress competition, and this dress by Galit Zeierman of Ramat Gan, Israel is for sure a winner. I’m not a fan of traditional wedding dresses, but this dress really combines my love of all things crafty, sassy, and sweet. Read More

Modern Lady!

BY Catie Colliton in Feminism

My dear old pal (I wish) Sarah Haskins of "Target Women" has passed the golden tampon on to "InfoMania" newcomer Erin Gibson. Her new segment "Modern Lady" is just as hilarious as Sarah's show, but with a little more burn. Where Sarah is going I do not know, but if you have some free time on your lunch break, watch some of her past videos. They are sure to make you feel some lady power, and possibly embarrass you if you happen to try and contain a laugh in a quiet office.  The newest video from Erin gets you ready for Bikini Season, whatever that is. Read More
In case you were wondering what the hoo-hah is going on with this embracing of feminism via Sarah Palin, Slate’s “Double X” columnist Amanda Marcotte has put together an overview of the next wave of feminism: anti-feminism. Read More
This week’s Village Voice feature article is about a woman who was apparently too hot for her male colleagues to focus on their own jobs. Debrahlee Lorenzana, a former Citibank business banker, is suing Citigroup for being fired because her sexy curves were too much her bosses to handle. The majority of the article focuses on how sexy she is, mainly Lorenzana reinforcing the fact that it’s not her fault she’s attractive and there’s only so much she can do about it (WE GET IT! YOU’RE HOT!), along with a lengthy photo shoot with nearly 25 extra shots online. Read More
  What were you doing when you were 11? Amiya Alexander teaches dance classes to little girls around Detroit in her very own pink-bus-turned-dance-academy. Amiya's Mobile Dance Academy brings ballet and tap classes to little ladies while fighting obesity. Read More

More Reasons To DIY!

BY Catie Colliton in DIY

  Mark Frauenfelder of Make magazine gives us five more reasons to DIY. Apparently, making mistakes while DIY-ing is good for you because it gives you more inspiration. Read More
We’ve all read about or watched a movie about the terrifying processed food industry and its effects on how we live. The blame has reasonably been put on the corporations that somehow manage to produce modified “food” in record time, but the death of the family meal has been blamed for the increased need of (or addiction to) fast food. And who is to blame for the death of the family meal? Women, or specifically second-wave feminists, according to Michael Pollan. Read More
"Sex and the City 2" has had a lot of criticism and harsh reviews since it's release not even 36 hours ago. NPR's "The Takeway" contributor Rafer Guzman says SATC2 is bad for men and women because of it's unrealistic portrayal of, well, everything. BUST's own Emily Rems defends the SATC franchise, highlighting the importance (and feminist perspective) of women's friendships in the show and movies. Read More
(Above: Photo courtesy of Ms. Taken, a jewelry company that sells fake but real-looking engagement ring to ward off unwanted suitors or make grandma happy.) Feeling super bitter, or super symbolic, about the end of your marriage? The wedding ring coffin is a perfect way to bury your feelings, or “bury the past and move on to a new tomorrow” as the website advertises. After that you’ll need a new kind of ring to let everyone know that you’re single and ready to mingle! A recent New York Times article uncovers a new market for jewelry: single ladies. Read More