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Mitt Romney won the Texas primary yesterday and with it officially surpassed the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination. Did you hear about that? Probably not, because Romney’s crack campaign staff managed to steal their own thunder yet again, this time with a spelling mishap for the ages. Instead of reveling in their newfound status as the official nominee, team Romney released a new photo-filter iPhone app called “With Mitt.” What would otherwise have been a relatively lame attempt at connecting with...
Diane Tran is a straight-A student at Willis High School near Houston, Texas. She takes advanced placement and dual credit courses, and works hard for her good grades. She works two jobs outside of school to support her older brother and younger sister, for whom she is financially responsible. She is also, according Texas law and Judge Lanny Moriarty, a criminal. Tran was recently sentenced to 24 hours in jail and a $100 fine for missing too many days of school. According to Texas truancy law,...
  BUST is turning up the heat this summer with an issue that’s on fire with fierce females! Our cover gal Anna Paquin takes a break from True Blood to give us the inside scoop on making cable’s sexiest show, indie-rock darling Victoria Legrand of Beach House shares her perfect summer soundtrack, Daily Show creator Lizz Winstead tells all in the season’s ultimate smart girls’ beach read, and much more! Also in this issue:   Our latest big-screen crush, Luke Kirby of Take This Waltz Tips for hosting the best birthday party ever Super summer concert guide Swimsuits...
After reading every day about more backwards policies being advocated across the U.S., it’s easy to forget that progressive and liberal agendas sometimes succeed, too (just not here, lately). Earlier this month, Argentina passed a thoroughly modern law that changes many of the restrictions transgender individuals previously faced. Now, individuals can apply to change their gender on official government documents (namely IDs) without first undergoing a medical diagnosis. Furthermore, doctors must now provide free hormone therapy or gender reassignment surgery to individuals who want it. Being...
Get ready for a long weekend, BUSTies! Many offices and workplaces around the country will close on Monday for Memorial Day, a holiday commemorating fallen service men and women. This holiday, along with honoring the millions that have died for our country, marks the impromptu start of summer. Though the season doesn’t officially start until June 20th this year, Monday heralds the imminence of those hazy, lazy days of summer: days full of beach trips, cocktails, outdoor concerts, roof parties, and (my favorite!) picnics. In honor...

The book Fifty Shades of Grey has been stirring things up as of late, leading many to question whether or not the book is a step in the right direction for female authors. If you haven't heard the hype or read the book, here's a short synopsis. The book follows the life of a fresh college graduate caught up in a BDSM style relationship with the older, sexy Christian Grey. He's a brooding businessman with a bad past, oh, and he wants to dominate her. The...
In September of 2010, Tyler Clementi committed suicide by jumping off the George Washington bridge. While no one can know what was going through his mind on the day he killed himself, many vehemently believe that it was the actions of his roommate, Dharun Ravi, that drove him to do so. Yesterday, Dharun was sentenced in a New Jersey supreme court to 30 days in prison for invading his roommate's privacy by using his webcam to expose Tyler having sex with another man in their...

The term "feminist peep show" may sound like an oxymoron, but the Lusty Lady of San Francisco is one such joint. The club gained national attention in 1996 when its dancers, fed up with unfair pay cuts, random firings, and policy shifts, mobilized to form a union. The management obviously was not happy with this development, and tried to stop union elections. But in the spring of 1997, the employees successfully voted to unionize. They formed the Exotic Dancers Union, which remains to this day...
Past BUST cover girl and star of this year’s TV hit New Girl, Zooey Deschanel, recently added another shiny badge to her accomplishment vest: member of Forbes magazine’s Celebrity 100 list. The list highlights the “world’s most powerful celebrities” by assessing their monetary value and influence on the business world.   Ms. Deschanel is nothing short of a huge influence in the latter category. She’s a musician, actress, and producer, making her a triple-threat in the entertainment sphere. Her “adorkability,” a term coined by the press to...
We're not the sportiest bunch, so we just learned that the U.S. Olympic Committee annually elects a "Hall of Fame Class." This year's hall of famers were just announced, and these winning jocks will be inducted in an awards ceremony on August 24th in Chicago. We couldn't help but notice that the class includes some amazing women… Kristine Lilly, midfielder for the Women’s National Soccer Team: Lilly is a three-time Olympian, with two gold medals and one silver. She started every Olympic match of her career and played...