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Several BUST ladies have already stopped by Brooklyn Charm and are currently bringing the bling to the office. I can't wait to get there Friday and make my own smashing necklace... The cool thing about this boutique is the DIY aspect obviously. Expect these major things at the opening party this Friday, March 26th: free classes, cocktails, BUST magazines, and a bunch of giveaways (you can enter to win all week just by buying something before the party) including a year's subscription to BUST! Duh I'll...
Left behind from Austin this year? Well be sour no more! Superchief's recently launched behemoth warehouse music venue, Party Expo, will be hosting the DIY Bushwick Music Festival to rival even SXSW. Party Expo features five floors of prime dancing real estate, and its from the people who brought you Bodega -- a huge jumping off point for Brooklyn locals like Ninjasonik and The Death Set. These guys definitely have a talent for finding the diamonds in the rough of BKLN, so be prepared to...
Tomorrow, ladies across the nation are encouraged to celebrate their right to emergency contraception with 'Back Up Your Birth Control'! The organization unites women of all backgrounds by asking that we stand together to protect our right to freely distributed EC products, such as Plan B. To do your part, follow them on Facebook, MySpace, or Twitter, write a letter to the editor, sign a petition or distribute their free BUYBC materials in your community. Find out more ways to help here! ...

(The Spring Break Porno Fantasy) (My Spring Break Reality:  oral surgery and thesis. Yesssss.) It's Spring Break ladies and that means you're probably going to some beach somewhere, wearing slutty clothes, drinking way too much and getting yourselves raped.  As of today, 10 rapes have been reported at Daytona Beach and the media is going into a frenzy about a Spring Break "Rape Epidemic" without seeming to realize that this isn't breaking news and this isn't an isolated Spring Break phenomenon.  Every two minutes a woman in...
The Annual Drunky Brewster Show is here again! Starring our own Calisha Jenkins (Callie Watts) and Fabrezia Denkins. Catch them this Saturday @ Legion Bar! ...
Brooklyn Charm opens this week in Williamsburg! (Sponsored by BUST!) Brooklyn Charm is a DIY vintage jewelry shop, featuring local designers, thousands of deadstock jewelry pieces, jewelry making classes, and ETSY consultations. It's a store where anyone can come in off the street and sort through thousands of vintage supplies and build their own amazing piece of jewlery. Located at 145 Bedford Ave at N. 9th entrance - the old Triple 5 Soul storefront From the 19th-26th anyone that makes a purchase...
Texas loves its women.  Most of the time. Seriously, we have a pretty badass history in general (remember the Alamo?) but even more specifically we have a pretty badass history when it comes to women.  We had Miriam A. Ferguson in office as our governor for a decade starting in 1925 (just six years after women's suffrage) and Minnie Lou Bradley running her own ranch in the 1950's.  We also proudly claim the legendary Governor Ann Richards and the hilarious Molly Ivins ("I dearly love...
By now you've probably read all about how now-former Member of Congress Eric Massa resigned because a male staffer complained of a hostile workplace. Here's Massa's quote on the incident. "One of them looked at me and as they would do after, I don't know, 15 gin and tonics, and goodness only knows how many bottles of champagne, a staff member made an intonation to me that maybe I should be chasing after the bridesmaid and his points were clear and his words were far more colorful...
Yesterday my friends and I were joking on Facebook (shut up) about Terry Gross's Fresh Air interview with Melissa Febos, author of Whip Smart: Memoirs of a Dominatrix. Terry Gross is pretty famous for being a great interviewer but she was way out of her depth. She just seemed unable to believe that "normal" people work in sex dungeons or patronize them. While talking to the author, Terry veered back and forth between "How did a nice girl like you end up doing this?" and...

In today's New York Times, Kim Elsesser makes the case that the Academy Awards should get over their damn selves and blend all of the acting categories so there is no longer a "Best Actress" and a "Best Actor." It's not a new idea--feminists have been suggesting it for decades. But my feeling is: Who cares? I just can't get worked up about this issue when I think about the fact that there have only been thirty-five women in the Senate. Ever. Where's the NYT editorial...