BUST Magazine Craftacular Pop-up Shop: tonight's the third night of the enchanted forest of curiosities BUST pop-up shop. Get out of the cold and into the warmth with free hot chocolate and cookies, X-Mas music, and free gifts with purchase. Still looking for a great present but don't wanna go to the mall? Check out the shop, featuring handmade items from some of our most awesome vendors, including Casa Helecho's beautiful hanging terrariums and Susan ... Read More

BUST Parties in Chicago

BY Helen in Music Stuff |

What do BUST and Chicago have in common? Sub Tropical! Ok, so it's not really like a hurricane or Atlantic weather pattern or anything, it's actually a monthly dance-fashion-art party hosted by Chicago natives, Medusa's Make-Up. Last Saturday BUST had the honor of sponsoring the event, which has been known to inspire creative makeup looks and fashion outfits, plus give out cool freebies such as lip gloss or fishnet arm bands all under one roof. Oh and don't forget ... Read More
Debbie Tuch, BUST Craftacular vendor and the artistic mastermind behind Glitterlimes was given the wonderful opportunity of decorating the Christmas tree at Lincoln Square in Dante Park this year for the 11th Annual Winter’s Eve festival that took place Monday night. Having just moved here from San Francisco, being able to decorate the tree was a wonderful welcome to the city for Tuch, and a great way for her to get her adorable, glitzy pieces noticed. She ... Read More
The engagement of Britain’s Prince William to Catherine Middleton was announced this morning by royal officials. This engagement is one that has been long anticipated by spectators, the royal family, and William himself. Waiting William (as he’s known around BUST HQ) first met Catherine Middleton 8 years ago when they were both in school at St. Andrew’s University in Scotland. The couple has had an on again and off again relationship ever since, ... Read More
Bust’s favorite Drag King, Murray Hill -"the hardest working middle-aged man in show business"- will be delighting us yet again this winter with his legendary Yuletide tradition: A Murray Little Christmas. This year Murray and his fabulous friends will be repping it old school, literally, while transporting the audience back to his childhood high school PS 0 (“zero”) to perform a holiday school recital. The chosen theme this year, as a celebration ... Read More

Craft-In, BUST-Out

BY Helen in Crafty |

With the holiday season upon us, we crafters here at BUST have been searching for new gift ideas to make for our loved ones this year, and thankfully we found them all in one place with Kathleen McCafferty's Craft-In (Lark Crafts, $14.95). Designed as a party kit for craft gatherings the collection features 12 booklets by 12 indie crafters, detailing a wide variety of projects for you and your besties to get together and try out. With this kit, some basic ... Read More
Managing Editor of BUST, Emily Rems, was asked to speak on yesterday’s edition of Soundcheck radio show, on NPR affiliate WNYC, about Led Zeppelin’s epically infamous “Stairway to Heaven.” She was joined by die-hard metal fan and blogger Phil Freeman in debating the worth and significance of this classic and “timeless” hit. Despite being a long-time appreciator of the band, Rems is on point as usual in remarking on the ... Read More
Come on out November 12th for Re/Dress NYC's INDIE+ on the Runway: Emerging Plus Size Fashion at the Invisible Dog Art Center. The event will be hosted by BUST's very own Managing Editor, Emily Rems, along with the "Burlesque Bitch Goddess and Illuminatrix Supreme," Tangerine Jones. The show will be the kick off event for INDIE+'s Trunk Show weekend, and will feature new collections from the country's top emerging plus size fashion and accessory designers, ... Read More
Today marks the release of Mariah Carey's 304583905830th holiday album. So what! Who cares about that, when today is the release of  XO's  FREE album For the Holidays Vol. III. It's an all genre compilation of various bands the PR firm represents. All-genre meaning there's something in here for everyone! But also that you might not like some of it, but hey! It's free, remember? Plus it's the perfect thing to play while you're sitting in your cozy warm home, ... Read More
Who caught last night's salute to the Women of SNL on NBC? It was incredible. It was like one of their many "best of" DVD's that you usually buy for 50 cents at stoop sales (pre bed-bug craze), but instead of only compiling clips featuring one cast member, they spotlighted all the best bits done by these spectacular comediennes over the past 35 years. It's really about time for the show to finally give props to these women who have historically made up less than ... Read More
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