put yo hood up..

BY Tara in Crafty |

  Hooray! i'm super stoked to announce that i will be teaching a sewing class at Make Workshop on May 8th and 15th. Remember the hoodie project we featured in BUST in our Oct/Nov issue? Maybe you attempted it and failed miserably (hey, it happens to everyone) and could use some one on one guidance or mabes you were just named miss hoodie-maker extroidinaire, and just want to perfect your craft and learn alternate modifications to the standard hooded sweatshirt ... Read More

Bittersweet Bites

BY Team Intern in General |

  Have you ever desired a snake bracelet? A heart-and-dagger charm? Perhaps a mal occhio you can flash round your neck? Then get yourself to Bittersweets NY, a purveyor of macabre-yet-classy jewelry. More of a DIY kind of chick? Then take up their jewelry class, taught by master metalsmith Donovan Smith:All levels of experience are welcome to take this class. If you have no experience making jewelry, this class will give you a great hands, on but ... Read More
I don't normally get nervous around celebs, but I just met Solange Knowles and I'm totally stoked!  I am such a Knowles family fan--they're all just so beautiful and talented.  She chatted it up with Laurie and we got to listen to songs from her new CD, and the first track was hot. And to make matters even more amazing, she complemented my hair.  Now this is pretty special for me because recently I've been obsessed with weaves (why wait for hair to ... Read More

Angel Sh!t!

BY Dawn in General |

Waaaaaaay back in the day, my brother-from-another-mother, Ian Allen, wrote a dirty little black comedy called Angel Shit, in which "a circle of Nebraskan junkies find themselves at the bloody epicenter of the War on Drugs." It totally kicked ass, and even got all feministy at the end, so I was psyched when I got to do the voiceovers for the play's monster truck rally sequences during it's run in DC. Now the play is having a revival here in NYC courtesy ... Read More
 You may remember Tara McPherson, artist-cum-bassist of The New York Times from a past issue of BUST. If this name only conjures the seminal newspaper, here's a refresher:  New York Times hold an MFA, a Screen Actor’s Guild Card, a Congressional Press Pass, and have illustrated for Dark Horse and DC Comics. New York Press says New York Times reflect “the Kill Rock Stars back catalog… without crossing over into dated or nostalgic ... Read More