The 7th annual Afro-punk Festival returns to Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn, NY and the line-up is probably the most spectacular yet. Incredible artists such as Santigold, Janelle Monae, Cee-Lo Green, Joi, Rocky Business, Toro Y Moi, and many others will take the stage August 27th and 28th. There’s music for almost any taste because, like the 2010 promo video states, “Afro-punk is not a genre—it’s a state of mind.” But this ... Read More
One day talking to her friend via web cam, Hannah Hart opened a bottle of wine and improvised a cooking show. Her friend found it so funny she suggested that Hannah share it with her friends over the Internet. And thus the webseries My Drunk Kitchen was born.  In each episode Hannah cracks open a bottle of wine, or two, and teaches her viewing public how to make tasty dishes such as grilled cheese (but she forgot to check to make sure that she had cheese) or ... Read More
The Annie Oakley sex worker art show was a gem in the sea of busting open sexual taboos for women. Showing the world that being open about your sexuality doesn’t make you a freak, being a woman and being sexual doesn’t make you a whore, and it certainly doesn’t mean you have no soul, it makes you a human. For women who have been and are sex workers to share their experiences through artistic performance takes courage. By offering support we are ... Read More
  Though Kat Roberts has worked as a footwear and handbag instructor at FIT and 3rd Ward, what she really loves is “making beautiful new things from the destroyed and discarded.” So this spring she created a blog, We Can Re-Do It, on which she shares some of her creative repurposing ideas. Her projects are all surprisingly easy and cheap, yet the results are stunning. Follow her instructions to turn a lame logo bag into a lovely summery ... Read More

Let the Sun Shine!

BY Eileen Milman in General |

It's Thursday! The weather in NYC is warm and bright, and everyone in the BUST office is wearing summer dresses and shorts and honestly, we look terrific. This weather is so fucking ON POINT.  Reasons Why We Love this Weather:1) We can drink iced coffee without shivering.2) Hello, pale pale legs… Been enjoying your death pallor? Let me introduce to something called sunlight. 3) BBQ's and all the deliciousness that BBQ's entail. Yes, you are perfectly ... Read More