In the spring of 2008, a ragtag group of theater majors, art students, musicians, and feminists met in the campus dance studio of The State University of New York at New Paltz and learned how to strip.  Their teacher was Jo “Boobs” Weldon, Headmistress of the New York School of Burlesque, and the lessons they learned that day (how to seductively remove a glove, make love to a chair, twirl nipple tassels) would be put to use in a way that the small ... Read More
Do you love Halloween? Do you hate your neighbors? Do cobwebs and Frankenstein window clings just not cut it for you? There's a new terror sweeping suburbia: Light-O-Rama! Last Christmas, I became obsessed with videos of people using Light-O-Rama to create crazy music-synchronized lighting effects on their houses (the Slayer house started it all for me).  It comes as no surprise, then, that the same breed of people do it for Halloween, ... Read More
When Just Chill sent the BUST office a few cans of their “Tropical Chill”-flavored stress-relieving elixir, we were all pretty curious, but I was especially eager to test it out.  I’m running on too little sleep, working two jobs, and my left eye has been twitching for like, two weeks.   “Do you have a boss?” the promotional insert asks. Yes, I have a lot of bosses! “Are you human?” Barely, but yes! “Then ... Read More
Portland-based poet/photographer/collage artist Delilah Jones' groovy cosmic dreamscapes are steeped in magic-- and milkshakes. After falling in love with the Pacific Northwest on an epic post-grad road trip, New York-raised Jones took a job at an ice cream shop in Portland; she worked on collages between customers and admits she made "more art than milkshakes."  Her sundae-scooping gig ended a few months ago when the shop's owners sold the place, but ... Read More
Halloween is a week away! Whether you're a pumpkin-carving, candy-craving kid-at-heart or can't wait for the Hallows' Eve hype to die like a horny teen in a slasher flick, you can't deny that the air gets a little weirder this time of year.  I've always looked forward to getting creative and making my own costumes (I tend to plan my next costume on November first).  This year, unfortunately, I have to work on Halloween, but if I can make it a party, I ... Read More