BY Erika W. Smith in Crafty on Oct 03, 2012 |
When I chose the awesome-looking craft book Star Wars Origami to review, I squealed like a Jawa on the wrong end of a blaster. I’ve been a Star Wars fan since I was a toddler (thanks, parents!), and although no origami expert, I have fond memories of making dozens of paper cats and frogs as a kid. I figured Chris Alexander's Star Wars Origami would be much the same: follow the instructions carefully, fold the paper, and — ta-da! — you have ... Read More
BY Erika W. Smith in Feminizzle on Oct 01, 2012 |
Here at BUST, we are all women in journalism. As an experienced intern with a journalism degree, I’m used to seeing both classrooms and newsrooms full of driven, talented women. It seems only natural that I–and my female classmates and co-workers–belong in this field: we’re ambitious, capable, and damn good at what we do.
It’s startling to realize that it would have been near-impossible for young women like us to break into ... Read More
BY Erika W. Smith in General on Sep 24, 2012 |
If you’re a Zadie Smith fan, you’ve been waiting seven years for her latest novel, NW. If you’re not a Zadie Smith fan, NW may turn you into one.
NW stands for northwest — northwest London, specifically Willesden, Smith’s hometown and the setting of her first novel, White Teeth. We follow the interlocking lives of four thirty-something Londoners as they try to escape the council estate (in American: housing ... Read More
BY Erika W. Smith in General on Sep 20, 2012 |
If you’ve ever been turned down from a shitty food service job you found on Craigslist…
If you’ve ever programmed your ex into your phone as “Don’t Pick Up FO REALZZZ THIS TIME”…
If you instantly hate anyone who asks what you do for a living…
In short, if you’re in your twenties, then this book is for you.
F*CK! I’m In My Twenties by Emma Koenig, based on the popular blog ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in Eat Me on Sep 19, 2012 |
Forget tasteless tofu dogs: this collection of plant-based recipes proves backyard barbeques need not be dominated by meat. Better yet, the ingredients here are found at any grocery store—no specialty vegan pantry required—and the recipes are so simple it’s easy to make several courses on a single grill.
At a recent barbecue, friends devoured the scrumptious slip-n-sliders, garbanzo-bean-based burgers flavored with spices and soy sauce. ... Read More