'Tis a sponsored post The first rule of quitting smoking with NJOY e-cigs: bring it with you. It helps. Tuesday, the FIRST day of this experiment I referenced in this post, I orphaned my NJOY King e-cig on my desk. In my rush to catch the shockingly beautiful performance of Lily and Madeline (video below) at Joe’s Pub and then the launch of photographer Ben Watt’s new wine company WineAwesome, I doomed myself to straight-out-of-the-gate failure. ... Read More
This is a sponsored post. Jo Piazza knows a truth or two about dating rituals - the kinds you're afraid to admit you know about. Many of our relationships don’t begin with the first date or even the first smile. They don't start with an introduction or even a vision of what our future lover might be like. Each new relationship usually begins with the decline and crash of the previous one. Those most recent love disasters form the burning effigies we walk ... Read More
I was thirteen years old—in full teenage rebellion mode, skateboard tucked under my left arm, backpack containing books and homework that would never see the light of day. My friend Caine swaggered beside me in his sleeveless GWAR tee and shaggy mullet, obviously the more accomplished vandal. We lived four doors down from each other on the same street in Richmond, VA’s West End. He pulled out his crumpled box of Marlboro reds and lit a half-flattened ... Read More
 What the hell is a BED LIBS contest? Well if you read BUST,  you know what a One-Handed Read is, right? If not, it's a short erotic story found in each print edition of BUST best enjoyed, well, um, one-handed. You get the picture. Moving on... Also, you were a kid once, right? Well then I'm sure you remember MAD LIBS. If you didn't play MAD LIBS as a kid then I really need you to go stand in the corner and think long and hard about what kind of person ... Read More
I got to talking to my friend C.C., of the Actress Model Whatever podcast, last night about stuff and shit and we got around to discussing worthwhile things to do this Summer that didn't involve debauchery. I had to admit that I hadn't planned a single thing this Summer that didn't involve catering to some selfish whim or another.  She mentioned Zeno Mountain Farm, an organization that runs camps in Venice Beach, Vermont, Guatemala and Florida. They're set up ... Read More
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