Like your poetry with a shot of politics? BUST writer Tara Bracco will be reading her poetry at Poetic People Power’s annual show. This year, it’s called “Price Check,” and will feature poems about the economics, psychology, and costs of our consumerism culture. Other poets reading include Erica R. DeLaRosa, Andy Emeritz, Nate Gunsch, Angela Kariotis, Frantz Jerome, Shetal Shah, and Justin Woo. Seating is limited so please RSVP by emailing p3rsvp@gmail.com. Read More
Lynn Redgrave, 67, passed away in her Connecticut home on Sunday, a spokesperson for her family announced today. Redgrave received Oscar nominations for her performances in “Georgy Girl” and “Gods and Monsters.” She also received a handful of Tony award nominations. As of late, she had been making guest appearances on shows like “Ugly Betty” and “Desperate Housewives. Read More
According to an article in the Sydney Morning Herald: “During the trial the jury sent a note to the judge asking for more information about 'how exactly [the accused] took off her jeans’. 'I doubt those kind of jeans can be removed without any sort of collaboration,’ the note read.” That is, apparently, all it took for the jury to acquit. Even after testimony from the victim stating that she had no trouble getting her jeans off herself, the jury decided that the assailant (a navy cook) couldn’t have possibly managed to get them off by himself. Read More
The UN has launched a campaign to raise awareness about and prevent rape all around the globe. The campaign, called Stop Rape Now, focuses on rape as a part of conflicts. The website, StopRapeNow.org, is filled with news and ways to get involved. It also features a novel idea: you can, with your webcam, take a picture of yourself holding your arms in front of you in the shape of an X, which is then uploaded and added to a map to show the supporters of the campaign. You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter. Check out their PSA, featuring Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman, below. Read More
Monday, for the first time in NYC, federal prosecutors utilized the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act to convict two men with blocking the entrance of a Planned Parenthood in Manhattan. Both men will be sentenced June 10th. They will face a maximum of six months and a maximum $10,000 fine. In light of the circus in Oklahoma, it's nice to know that some government folks are working to make access to abortions easier. Read More
A poetry event for anyone who thinks they hate poetry--and for those who love it! In honor of National Poetry Month, the Strand Book Store and BUST Magazine are proud to present an evening of spoken word on April 29th featuring some of the country's top female performance poets. Read More
Our own Callie Watts (aka Calisha Jenkins) will host a live show on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network this Tuesday! Producer, Zales, and the Live Experimental Interactive Television Class at the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU have concocted a new scheme to mirror the video-chat phenomenon, ChatRoulette. Viewers (including you!) will be able to call-in and play the game of chance along with Jenkins and a few special guests. Visit tubesoap. Read More
Two of our favorite ladies, Diablo Cody (pictured here on the cover of our August/September '09 issue) and Jill Soloway (one of the writer/producers of The United States of Tara) wrote and directed a new short for Funny or Die called "Tight." We think it's great. Read More
Interested in zine culture and the future of small publishing? Tonight at Pete’s Candy Store in Brooklyn, Knifefight! is holding a panel of some of the players in today’s small and self-publishing world. They’ll be presenting and discussing their work starting at 6:30--and it's free!   The speakers are: Maggie Lee (Sup Maggie Lee) Mike Force & A.P. Smith (Welcome To The Land Of Cannibalistic Horses 5 year anniversary!) Nick Gazin (Skeleteen) Phil Lubliner & Gary Fogelson (The Holster)   Pete’s Candy Store 709 Lorimer St. Read More
In a move that would make their state one of the most abortion-restricting in the union, the Oklahoma senate passed several new anti-abortion bills on Monday. The most shocking of the bills would require doctors performing ultrasounds on women seeking abortions to use vaginal probes if the picture would be clearer—and then for the doctor to describe the image in detail to the patient. Read More