As much as I love thrifting, some of what you can find in the average consignment store isn’t wearable off the second-hand hanger. I’m not a skilled-enough sewer to be able to take a piece of clothing and reshape it on my own, but given the right instructions I could totally turn awkward vintage finds into something wearable.  Summer Phoenix and Ruby Canner, owners of Some Odd Rubies vintage store, visited the one and only Martha Stewart to teach ... Read More
It is heartwarming to see an aunt and niece duo working together to co-write a book for women across the country to read. Except when it is Suzanne Venker and Phyllis Schlafly’s new polemic, The Flipside of Feminism. Then it is less heartwarming and more vomit inducing. The subtitle, What Conservative Women Know, and Men Can’t Say, gives you an idea of the kind of tone Venker and Schlafly adopt in their prose. A somewhat conspiracy-theorist attitude, ... Read More
You've probably eaten a cupcake, but you've probably never eaten a cupcake as unique as one of Robicelli's creative concoctions. Matt and Allison Robicelli -- pastry chefs who used to work at fancy restaurants -- are trying to marry the mindset of a pastry chef with the affordable cupcake to bring "crazy delicious food to the average Joe."Robicelli's has a rotation of over 100 flavors and counting, but they're bringing one of their most popular and unusual ... Read More

Rain! Rain! Go Away!

BY Eileen Milman in Eat Me |

Here in NYC, we have been getting some terrible rainy weather. It has been gray, bleak and miserable. The May flowers are wilting and rotting in the May showers, and I haven't even gotten a chance to rock my new booty shorts...Yesterday, I got a day off from the super-market I work at when I'm not interning for BUST. (Oh! The glamourous life of a cashier! What up product codes? How ya doing coupons?) When I found this out, I envisioned myself being productive, ... Read More
In the ’80 and ‘90s Alternative Rock Gods Dead Can Dance and Cocteau Twins were two of the UK’s hottest exports. Both bands split in the mid ‘90s leaving seminal musical legacies. The male leaders of these indie supergroups, Brendan Perry (DCD) and Robin Guthrie (CT) each have a new release available on May 24th, 2011. Brendan Perry’s second solo project, Ark (The End Records), continues Mr. Perry’s Medieval meets modern musical ... Read More
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