If you’re a fan of Amy Sedaris’ crafting books, you will love Cathy Callahan’s new book, Vintage Craft Workshop: Fresh Takes on Twenty-Four Classic Projects from the ‘60s and ‘70s. Sedaris herself even said "One of the best craft books I've seen. This book makes me jealous." Its organization is unlike any other crafting book that I have read.  She provides historical context for each of the 24 crafts, showing where the ... Read More
Boys and girls perform equally in math and science testing when they begin elementary school, and show about the same level of enjoyment of the subjects. However, by 8th grade twice as many boys than girls are interested in STEM careers, (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) which are ultimately the fields with the highest growth rate and earning potential. This contributes to the gender pay gap among adults as well as various other inequalities. In ... Read More
Despite a break from the heat wave, my Monday evening was still super hot and steamy thanks to Planned Parenthood of NYC’s 7th annual benefit, Summer, Sex & Spirits, of which BUST was a proud sponsor. The event, hosted by PPNYC Activist Council, raised over $20,000 for the organization’s healthcare services, educational programs, and legislative work. Guests enjoyed the all night open bar with refreshing beer provided by Brooklyn Brewery:The ... Read More
  Fall For It! For our Aug/Sept 2011 issue, BUST is giving you the scoop on the season’s best new movies, TV shows, books, fashions, and albums with our ultimate fall guide! In our cover interview, Up in the Air’s incandescent star Vera Farmiga dishes on her latest project and reveals her dedication to creating better roles for women.  Inside we’ve got the remedy for your roommate drama, eight bangin’ DIY nail ideas, and a ... Read More
In honor of the beloved singer, Amy Winehouse, who was found dead on Saturday at age 27, M.I.A. released an unfinished demo titled ‘27’ via her Twitter yesterday morning. Listen to it here on M.I.A.'s Soundcloud, where she dedicated the song to all of her friends that died at 27. Despite being recorded prior to her ‘mixtape’ VICKI LEEKX, the lyrics are chillingly appropriate for the recent tragedy:   Said ... Read More
Planned Parenthood of NYC’s 7th annual benefit, Summer, Sex & Spirits is tonight, July 25 at Hudson Terrace from 8-11 PM. Get tickets at the door for $50 this evening or you can still purchase them in advance here for $40. Or, for $75, you can enjoy the VIP champagne reception from 7-8 PM, which includes gift bags and cocktails on the Garden Terrace. Sip cool drinks from the all night open bar while enjoying music by Justine D and DJ Ayres, burlesque ... Read More
In the midst of this heat wave, I downright whimpered as I left the lovely air-conditioned office building to return to my hot apartment where I've only a dinky fan to cool me down. I spent the subway ride racking my brain for any nearby caves I could spend the night in, but then I realized that a Low Impact Woodland Home would be a much more charming place to reside. This hobbit-like dwelling stays cool in the summer without contributing to global ... Read More
The massive network of the Indian railways are called home by many of the eleven million child runaways of the country. Up to 200 children can be found arriving at a large train station each day looking for a way to survive. They live off of the public resources, like toilets and running water, and eat leftover food left or donated by travelers. The children become a part of an underground economy by begging, selling, pick-pocketing, cleaning, shoe shining, ... Read More
The well-respected and long-standing literary magazine, Granta: The Magazine of New Writing’s spring 2011 edition is titled “The F Word.’” Though the book contains many words that begin with ‘f,’ the overarching theme is perhaps the most controversial f-word of all—feminism. With a mix of photos, drawings, poems, memoirs, and realist fiction each of the 23 female contributors add their own unique voice and perspective to ... Read More
New York is a pretty cool place. We all know about the endless supply of renowned museums, and Central Park is like a magical (though overcrowded) forest, but did you know that since 1992 it has been legal for women to be topless in public? Admittedly, it is still rare to actually see a woman brave enough to do so--just because it's legal doesn't mean it's socially acceptable--but on these hot July days it’s getting more and more tempting. Jordan ... Read More
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