Beatrice (Bea) Arthur, known best as tall, deep husky-voiced and witty characters Maude, by the 70s sitcom of the same name, and Dorothy Zbornak on the 80s sitcom The Golden Girls, sadly passed away this weekend of cancer at the age of 86. She will be missed. Arthur was an accomplished actress, comedienne and singer. She won Emmys for both Maude and The Golden Girls, and a Tony Award for her work in the Broadway musical Mame. Read More
(image: Today is not only Earth Day, but also 'Celebrating Violence Against Women Act' day in D.C. Visit for more info. Read More
Former president of the National Woman's Party Elizabeth Chittick passed away last week. She was 100 years old. Chittick was a revolutionary of many firsts for women: civilian administrator of the U.S. Naval Air Station in Seattle, Washington and Banana River, Florida, registered representative of the New York Stock Exchange, and revenue collections officer with the Internal Revenue Service. Chittick also became the first woman invited to speak at the House of Representatives in Oklahoma. She was an advocate for the Equal Rights Amendment and served as president of the NWP from 1975-1989. Read More
Rotter and Friends Spring Fun from Rotter and Friends on Vimeo. Being busy with Rotter and Friends Spring '09 collection having just launched and all, I luckily got to squeeze in a Q and A session with friend of BUST and uber-illustrator/collaborator, Jess Rotter. When and how and did Rotter and Friends start? I had been the artist-in-residence for a British clothing label called Birdie, for over 6 years, which was where my foray into creating musically inspired prints had begun. Read More
                                                                        image from Jewelry designer Tara Levitin of Leviticus Jewelry has created a way to keep the memory of Bonnie and Clyde close to your heart, by wearing them around your neck. Read More
Don't let your nipple tassels and peep-toes miss this for anything! The Great Boston Burlesque Expo and Vintage Fair will be taking place this weekend at the Hyatt (starting April 10-12), which will host a ton of events for the pro to those that are not-so. What's great about the expo is that it includes everything from a Vintage Fashion Fair and Costume Exhibit, conference, art show, classes, and even a pool party! If you're ready and willing as a beginning burlesque -r, take the plunge for the day (or weekend) and attend one or all three drop-in classes offered. Read More
To follow-up on yesterday's blog about the outrageousness of Prime Minister of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai (pictured) rushing the bill of legalizing spousal rape and severely limiting women's rights, it's no surprise that he's been getting some serious international heat about the controversial bill. And thank goodness! According to a handful of international sources such as , MalasiaSun. Read More
I'm gonna hand it to Madge; the 'Material Girl ' is showing how much it's not about the material things, it's about helping out those who need it who can't do it alone. Her charity Raising Malawi is lending a hand to help launch the new book 'I am Because We Are ' by holding an online auction on ebay , to take place on April 2nd. The book launch event at PowerHouse Arena in Dumbo, Brooklyn will kick-off the online auction, which will remain open to a global audience through April 12th. Read More
Video artist, photographer, and writer Yuko Sueta has been battling metastasized breast cancer for 4 years, and there will be a silent art auction benefit and raffle for her. Yuko is bed-ridden and can no longer work. The auction and raffle will be held at Participant Inc., starting at 4pm. If you can't make it to the benefit, it's OK. Donations will be accepted, large or small. Please visit to learn more about Yuko Sueta, to make a pledge or view the event details. http://www.yuko.2020project. Read More
The beloved, cherished children's book Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, originally published in the 60s, is being adapted into a movie of the same title. We all remember the classic because we were just like Max as a child; being sent to bed with no supper for just being a kid and creating a world to escape to. Without eating, our mind can create some pretty vivid stuff, as Max did with by creating the Wild Things and their world. Check the trailer to the movie! Where The Wild Things Are is due out this fall, October 16th, a year after it was originally scheduled to open. Read More