Growing up, I thought the only way to make hot chocolate was to pull a packet out of the box, add hot water (or milk), and stir. Making it “gourmet” meant adding marshmallows—the large ones, since my mom was too cheap to splurge on the mini kind. I only found out hot chocolate could be made another way by accident. After making myself sick gorging on Halloween candy, I decided to try another method of ingesting my bounty, so I melted a cut-up Hershey bar in ... Read More
At 17, Tavi Gevinson already has a long list of titles: writer (she’s been blogging since she was 11), editor (she runs Rookie, the best Web site for teen girls ever), speaker (her TED talk has more than half a million YouTube views), actor (she recently made her feature-film debut in Nicole Holofcener’s Enough Said), and, oh yeah, high school student (she’s finishing up her senior year). She’s also a book editor—Rookie Yearbook Two is the second ... Read More
This may seem an unlikely forum in which to examine manhood as something to aim for, but let’s remember that every man on the planet owes his existence to a woman. Recently, the only dude I’ve ever given birth to turned 13. To celebrate his Not Mitzvah, I invited various adults in his orbit to contribute to a homemade instructional book, titled Be A Man! Flip through it, and you’ll see input from various friends regarding male qualities they find most ... Read More
This Other "City by the Bay" is the Next Big ThingParamount TheaterOakland, CA, is a real-life Cinderella story. Long considered San Francisco’s shabby stepsister, Oakland has been transformed into the hipster next door, loved for its burgeoning food scene, its consistently sunny weather, and its laid-back vibe. Gertrude Stein famously said of the town that “there isn’t any there there,” but she’s been repeatedly proven wrong: Oakland’s the ... Read More
BUST has partnered with Synergy, a company dedicated to making sustainable, eco-friendly, fair-trade clothing, to bring you this fun scavenger hunt contest! Each week, for five weeks, we'll show you one of our editor's favorite items from Synergy's line, and all you need to do is find it on Synergy's website, then tell us where you found it, and you'll be entered to win a $100 Synergy gift certificate! (See more directions below.) Here's the item of clothing ... Read More