Debate is raging in the BUST office about whether or not Lady Gaga is awesome. We all agree that her look is crazy amazing, but her music leaves some of us saying 'eh,' and at least one saying that 'Paparazzi' sounds a little too much like the Berlin slow jam 'Take My Breath Away.' I, however, am not one of these naysayers. I love all things Gaga, especially since the premiere of her epic 'Bad Romance' vid -- I have literally not watched anything else all week. ... Read More

Paper Couture

BY Eliza C. Thompson in Style File |

It's no secret that Project Runway hasn't been good for a while -- the designers are boring, there's zero drama since they kicked off Johnny Meth Addict, and snarky fashion cops Nina and Michael are usually MIA. But perhaps most importantly, the outfits themselves are a big yawn -- have you seen any winning designs recently that you couldn't go buy at your local Banana Republic? So if you're going through kickass fashion withdrawal like myself, check out this ... Read More
Awesome magazines are folding left and right these days -- so when a new one that's totally rad gets off the ground, it's time for a celebration. The first issue of Tom Tom, a magazine about female drummers, is hitting the streets this month, and it definitely looks cooler than your average music mag. Featuring interviews with lady drummers and tips for honing your own technique, Tom Tom sounds like the perfect alternative to all those man-drenched guitar and drum ... Read More
Thanks to a shipment of incredibly delicious Le'Saric gourmet caramels, we're starting Halloween a little early over in the BUST office. We've been snacking on smokey chipotle, lavender vanilla, butter pecan, and old fashioned caramel all day long. There are a lot of other flavors for sale over at the Le'Saric website -- cranberry, white chocolate, macadamia nut, and espresso are just a few examples. Check it out and get your sweet tooth on! photo courtesy ... Read More
Oh, great -- another women's magazine that's afraid of periods! In this month's issue, Redbook reviewed Flow by Elissa Stein and Susan Kim, a book about the cultural history of menstruation. It sounds like a pretty interesting read -- and certainly shows great appreciation for the process so often referred to as 'the curse' by woman-hating tampon advertisers. But now Redbook, a magazine supposedly for women, seems to have joined the He-Man Woman Haters Club, too. ... Read More