After 22 films and several great parties I am finally back home, safe and sound in Brooklyn.  Sundance announced their awards last night and I somehow managed to not see hardly any of the winning films. I did see some fantastic cinema though, and here are a few more of my recommendations from my Sundance 2014 trip. You can see my previous post here.HELLION: For her first feature, director Kat Candler comes out swinging with a terrific new family drama about ... 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 you'll ... Read More
  “This is the hardest thing I’ve ever been through.” Though it might surprise those without pets, that’s what I’ve heard from some who’ve lost an animal. If you’re grieving a pet and feeling awful, you’re not an oddball—as a vet and social worker at Brooklyn’s Hope Veterinary, I can tell you that this reaction is perfectly common. Animals have lived with humans for thousands of years, but over the ... Read More
Women, pants, and power have been mixed up together since suffragist Amelia Bloomer paraded around in “Turkishtrousers” in the 1850s. Bloomer’s goal was to reform women’s clothing, with its restrictive corsets and heavy skirts, but her outfit brought mostly ridicule from a public that largely believed trousers, along with the vote, were men’s prerogatives. The bicycle craze of the 1890s helped open women’s minds to the idea of ... Read More
Get down with a delicious and super-easy festive shindig that revolves around our favorite C-word Want to host a holiday gathering but don’t want to stress over constructing tiny quiches, cutting up pounds of crudités, or buying a crap-ton of gifts? Here’s a party that involves minimal effort, costs hardly anything, and lets everybody go home with goodies: a cookie swap. All you have to do is make a couple dozen cookies and tell each guest to do ... Read More