One thing that every Fashion Designer knows (and all aspiring designers should) is that making something that looks like a delectable piece of cake, usually isn’t. Tamar Daniel, designer and founder of Hokey Croquis, is making the creative process a little bit easier. Designers, leave some room amid your briefcase of swatch books and French curves for the Fashionflat Sketchpad. This handy little tool is a bound sketchbook for croquis illustrations; the ... Read More
Our writer Aurora Montgomery went to the Dosh show at Union Hall in Brooklyn last week and wrote all about it. Here it is!Dosh is comprised of Martin Luther King Chavez Dosh and Michael Lewis. Together they play a myriad of instruments looped and layered on top of each other, building a beautiful hybrid of electronic, improvisational jazz and pop music.  I was able to see them last Thursday in the dark and intimate underbelly of Brooklyn’s Union ... Read More

Boobquake!

BY Jamie Doak in Feminizzle |

Have y'all heard of Boobquake?  It was a joke facebook event started by Jennifer McCreight in response to Iranian Prayer Leader Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi's quote that, "Many women who do not dress modestly ... lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes."  Makes sense...... Boobquake is a science experiment encouraging  women to dress 'immodestly' on the same day (April ... Read More
A poetry event for anyone who thinks they hate poetry--and for those who love it! In honor of National Poetry Month, the Strand Book Store and BUST Magazine are proud to present an evening of spoken word on April 29th featuring some of the country's top female performance poets. Poet Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz (BUST writer and author of "Everything is Everything") will host the reading, which will feature electrifying performances by Aptowicz, National Book Award ... Read More
Thao and Mirah With the Most of All, a collaborative project by Mirah and Thao Nguyen of Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, first performed at this year's Noise Pop Festival in San Francisco. If you missed it, fear not because the duo will be hitting the road this summer! Taking turns performing each other's songs together, the collaboration breathes new life into already beloved songs. See dates below.  6-08 Tucson, AZ - Club Congress 06-09 ... Read More
Our own Callie Watts (aka Calisha Jenkins) will host a live show on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network this Tuesday! Producer, Zales, and the Live Experimental Interactive Television Class at the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU have concocted a new scheme to mirror the video-chat phenomenon, ChatRoulette. Viewers (including you!) will be able to call-in and play the game of chance along with Jenkins and a few special guests. Visit tubesoap.com ... Read More
Two of our favorite ladies, Diablo Cody (pictured here on the cover of our August/September '09 issue) and Jill Soloway (one of the writer/producers of The United States of Tara) wrote and directed a new short for Funny or Die called "Tight." We think it's great. Check it out after the jump! (Warning: it's a bit NSFW)  Tight w/ Michaela Watkins from Michaela Watkins[Funny or ... Read More
Fighting It, a feature documentary that chronicles filmmaker Jill Morley as she her trains to compete in the New York Golden Gloves, is in its final production stages. The film follows Morley's struggles both inside and out of the ring and explores how boxing ties into larger issues in her life. Morley features the struggles of other female boxers as well in order to show the many reasons women are drawn to the sport and how it is more than just a sport to many. ... Read More
CNN's Showbiz tonight presents a piece calling networks FOX and ABC right onto the carpet for running Victoria's Secret ads without issue during prime time, but pulling the plug on a recent Lane Bryant commercial featuring a woman who happens to be attractive and curvaceous.  I smell a rat!  What do you think, BUST blog pals?  Watch this piece and share your ... Read More
NYC legend and all around kick ass broad Penny Arcade (featured in BUST Oct/Nov '09) presents a night of shenanigans, hi-jinx and deviant delights. This is not to be missed- and as if that's not awesome enough, Deee-Lite's deee-lovely Lady Miss Kier will be performing DJ duties! Come out and support! Be part of the spectacle! And if you can't, do yourself a favor and pick up Penny's book, Bad Reputation: Performances, Essays, Interviews. Details for tonight's ... Read More