Patil Keeps Her Word

BY Web Intern in General |

When India's first female president,Pratibha Patil, was elected in 2007, she promised to work for women's empowerment and equality in government. Yesterday she followed through with her campaign rhetoric by announcing her National Mission on Empowerment of Women, which would reserve a third of the seats in the national and state legislatures for women, as well as half of the seats for local government. Right now only a third of the seats for village council are ... Read More
Adorable Australian band Howling Bells have been signed by Nettwerk Music Group. Although the rock 'n' roll group formed in Australia, they are based in the U.K. and the band consists of songstress Juanita Stein, her guitarist brother Joel Stein, bassist Brendan Picchio and drummer Glenn Moule. Along with the debut of their sophomore album 'Radio Wars' on July 28th, they are also touring with Coldplay for their North American tour in May and June. Their tour dates ... Read More

Word on the Beet

BY Team Intern in General |

For tees that please the outspoken and environmentally aware, look no further than Black Sheep Heap . I crossed paths with these people selling their wears in Union Square in New York last Saturday morning, and I just love the bold graphic and statement that expresses what I'm constantly thinking at the grocery store: where are our apples coming from and why are they so dang large?   Tees are printed with water-based inks on 100% recycled or organic ... Read More

Hurray for Murray!

BY Team Intern in General |

                   Come one, come all, come one night only for the taping of Murray Hill's first comedy album. A presence in Manhattan's drag king and comedy scene for the past decade, Murray has performed in over 500 shows. Thursday, June 25, Murray will be performing the best of his years in comedy with new shticks, songs, videos AND a new synthetic double-knit suit. ... Read More
If you're not seeing Pj Harvey and John Parish at the Beacon Theater in New York tonight, be sure to catch them performing on The Letterman Show on June 12th at 11:30 on CBS. For a full list of her tour dates, look here . -Celeste Photo courtesy of ... Read More

D List starts tonight!

BY Laurie in Boob Tube |

We know you love Kathy, so don't forget to tune in to the season premiere of My Life on the D List at 10 EST tonight on Bravo. They taped one of the episodes during our BUST cover shoot at Kathy's house, I hope it makes the cut, even tho I am nervousville about being on camera- oh well, if I end up looking like a dork, ya'll can suck it!  Photo by Chris Buck ... Read More
                 When it comes to ingenuity in music, The Portland Cello Project is the picture of a forward-thinking group. The ensemble, which is made up of a remarkable 8-16 cellists at a time, has invested in the philosophy that 'collaboration is the ironic cornerstone of independent musicianship.' Talented team in tow, the group has dreamed up an impressive array of sounds. In ... Read More

A Rose is A Rose

BY Web Intern in General |

Fleur Cowles, 101, died this Friday in Sussex, England. The author of a star-studded 1996 memoir, She Made Friends and Kept Them, she was perhaps most famous for her editorial role in Flair magazine of 1951, a ground-breaking if short-lived publication focusing on the art, fashion, travel, and literature that informed Ms. Cowles' passionate life.      ... Read More

I want a New Toy

BY Laurie in General |

Lene Lovitch, New Toy 1981. Love the giant scissors. Oversize objects seems to be one of those weird 80's fads, like giant pencils, telephones , etc. I even seem to remember a store in Soho that only sold jumbo items, but then again, my memory is terrible, maybe I hallucinated that? Anyway, enjoy this video from an often overlooked but much loved  icon from our ... Read More
Don't forget, New York BUSTies, tonight at Re/Dress NYC there will be a book signing and event with Marianne Kirby and Kate Harding , authors of Lessons from the Fat-O-Sphere. They will be accompanied by Fatshionista's Lesley Kinzel (who also contributed to the book) for an evening of shopping, dancing, reading and being fat/awesome.Directions: Re/Dress NYC 109 Boerum Place Brooklyn, NY between Pacific + Dean f/g train to Bergen Street stop Shopping ... Read More