Here at BUST, we are well aware that there is no feminist dress code. But others aren't so savvy on the idea that following fashion doesn't mean you are disloyal to feminist ideals. Just yesterday a headline from the UK's Independent read 'You can be beautiful and still be a feminist.' As if that is a profound statement! We figured that one out long ago. The article was spurred after Cambridge undergrads stripped down to their skivvies for a student magazine, ... Read More
Israeli start-up company, Minimally Invasive Mastopexy (MIM), thinks that breast implants are so passé. Wouldn't you rather just have a surgically implanted bra? Their breast support kit, cleverly titled Cup&Up, promises to "reshape, support and lift breast soft tissue in a much more minimally invasive manner than today's cosmetic breast surgery". The problem with today's traditional breast surgeries, according to MIM CEO Adi Cohen, is they don't take ... Read More
Gemma Correll, your work is adorable. I thoroughly enjoy taking a peek at recaps of your days, checking out illustrations of what you wore on a given day (thank you for the product descriptions), and reading your endless remarks about pugs. Like you, I want one oh so badly and cannot wait for the day I can play with its curly-q tail. Oh goodness, if you've never seen Correll's work, check out her flickr page, personal website, or even her etsy shop, where her 'Pugs ... Read More
The 4th Detroit Urban Craft Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. this Saturday on November 21st at the Majestic Theater!  You can also join The Detroit Urban Crafters  the night before, this Friday, in the Cafe for the DUCF Tweetup from 7 to 9 P.M.  Crafters say the trends in Detroit are driven by everything around them, politically and ecologically.  Everything from a slow economy to the desire for community, enjoyment of working with ... Read More
‘Tis the season for sharing and exchanging. On Nov 21st, 3rd Ward will lend its space to a massive free exchange. Come to the Score! Swap at 3rd Ward this Saturday!  Bring your old Blondie records, impulse sample sale buys, penny loafers, Jane Fonda workout videos, harmonica chord progression manuals, etc…and score some new treasures! Find a holiday gift for your mom, a smashing scarf for your friend, or a Queen Latifah cassette tape for your own ... Read More

Say Whaaat?

BY Intern Stephanie G in General |

A few days ago, a 50-year-old Taiwanese man was arrested for tricking over 20 women into having sex with him. Huh? Hsu Hsien-ming, a stock market analyst, duped women online by presenting himself as a 30-year-old man named Angor. Using photos of a young male model, Hsu told the women that he was the son of a Taiwanese father and French mother, and was desperately looking to marry a Taiwanese woman. The catch: you have to sleep with my dad. Hsu, as Angor, told the ... Read More
Are you finding yourself stumped on what to do and where to go this weekend? Do you live in NYC and like to have fun? Well I'm glad we had this talk because I have a suggestion for you. Head to Joe's Pub this Friday at midnight (CRAZY! I Know!) to check out a one night only performance of Jeffery and Cole Thanksgiving Casserole.  If you are not familiar with Jeffery and Cole, then you are in for a world of Googles this afternoon, my friends. Jeffery and Cole ... Read More
EEEEEKS! If you're just sitting around and wish you had something to do right now (and are in the NYC area), you can head down to Etsy Open Craft Night at Etsy Labs (55 Washington St., Suite 512, Brooklyn) to sew some reusable bags with Bags for the People and Katherine Bell, author of the new book, Quilting for Peace. If you can't make it to the event, which ends at 8 PM this evening, you can view an online tutorial right now! To take a ... Read More
Last spring a screening of Handmade Nation made its way to Portland, OR, where I was living at the time. Because I was a little slow on the up-take, the screening at the Museum of Contemporary Craft sold the hell out and I was left a little bummed. Now how was I going to catch this documentary on the DIY craft movement that has made its way into every corner of America?! Well well, just in time for the holidays is the release of Handmade Nation on DVD (yay!). For ... Read More
In an earlier post today, I brought you the joy that is Gwen Verdon's dance number, Mexican Breakfast, with her various moves helpfully explained.  An astute reader pointed out that the dance moves looked suspicially like Beyonce's "Single Ladies" video dance moves (beloved by single babies around the world).  Now it turns out that not only are Beyonce's moves similar to Gwen's, they are directly  cribbed from her. Here are the two videos intercut ... Read More