While doing my daily trolling of the Internet, I came across the coolest thing ever. Artist Katie Paterson took a trip to Iceland and recorded the sounds of glaciers, which she then had pressed into ice records that were made from the drippings of the actual glaciers she recorded. (!!!) It's little nuggets of brilliance like this that make me happy to be alive, and whistle while I work and all that. To join in on the inspiration, go ... Read More
Dragging someone who is vocal about hating comedy to a comedy show, in three degree weather, is potentially more of a laugh riot than said show could ever hope to be; however, when my friend and I braved the icy NYC winds to see Sandra Bernhard perform a sold out show at Joe's Pub last night, she for sure managed to pull off entertaining us even better than we entertain ourselves.  Live comedy can be a painful, awkward, mortifying experience, and yet certain ... Read More
BUST girl Emily Rems left a little something in my inbox this holiday season, and here I am, on Christmas, to share it with you.  Call me a giver.  For those of you celebrating, or for those of you just celebrating fashion, enjoy:  Third and Delaware. Some mad genius is meticulously gathering clothing highlights from each and every episode of Roseanne--providing colorful stills, snarky (or sincere?!) commentary, and careful labeling (down to the ... Read More
Back when we were looking to make some decorations for the BUST Holiday Craftacular here in NYC, we hit on some great instructions for how to make some slammin' snowflakes. Our intern, Clare, made a bunch of these to hang around the space, and they were such a hit that folks kept asking all day how we made them. Well, we're about to share our secret below. Watch Intern Clare as she takes  a few pieces of paper, makes a couple of snips, and then with a stick ... Read More
As the below video proves, the characters on the popular MTV Jerzploitation series, Jersey Shore, are simply method actors following a clearly defined script. Oh, and one of them is actually British. Oh, and if one more person tells me they think The Situation is hot or cute or whatevs, I'm going to punch them in the face!  The REAL Situation (Feat. MTV Jersey Shore's The Situation, Snooki, and Pauly D) - watch more funny ... Read More
It's the end of the decade, (or thank god this year is over). Here is BUST's wrap up of 2009’s best music releases. Music Editor Laurie’s list: 1. Fever Ray  Fever Ray (Mute) 2. Gemma Ray Lights Out, Zoltar! (Bronzerat) 3. Neko Case  Middle Cyclone (Anti) 4. Deradoorian  High Road (love pump united) 5. Grizzly Bear Veckatimest (Warp) 6. Yeah Yeah Yeahs  it's blitz (interscope) 7. Devendra Banhart  What will be (warner bros) 8. ... Read More
Getting a bit panicked about the fact that there are only about 48 shopping hours left until the big X to the Mas? Don't worry. It's not too late to give the gift that keeps on giving-- and now you can give your friends a subscription to BUST at our lowest rates ever! Your friends will love the way BUST celebrates women and helps them feel proud to be female. With each issue, they'll be inspired by the latest in women's news, culture, and entertainment, plus DIY, ... Read More

Let the parodies begin!

BY Laurie in Boob Tube |

Poor Snookie, she may not be the dumbest Guidette on the show, but she is the clearly the favorite for parodies, well the Situation comes close. I dont know, Snookie is the favorite around here too, she reminds me a little of Donut, from the classic Switchblade Sisters. Who's your favorite? [video: ... Read More
  Candy Rain is sponsoring an up-and-up event that all city folk should be thinking about. Heather Loop is organizing a ride n' protest against the removal of the Williamsburg bike lane.  This Saturday (12/19) Heather Loop and other participants are going to shed shirts and pants, too to oppose the removal of this lane. (FYI: The lane cost $11k to build and then $15k to remove - nice to see your tax dollars being used to take away recreational livelihood ... Read More

Champagne Celebration

BY Susan in Style File |

One of my fave BUST Holiday Craftacular vendors sent me this head piece today at left, that I am totally in love with. It's called "Champagne Celebration" and will look totally cute for a holiday party involving the drinkable kind of champagne! Now, I am not someone who gets really into hair accessories, I am either wearing my hair down, unwashed and scrappy, or tied back. Since I dye my hair far too much I end up not wanting to draw any more attention to it, but ... Read More