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Did you just drop your panties and realize you forgot to stop by Duane Reade on your way home? Have no fear my feisty friends, because L. will readily send a bicycle delivery woman or man anywhere in Manhattan to hand you a box of high quality condoms in an hour or less, for a flat rate of $8. Could it get any better than that? Yes, because for every condom you buy, a condom is distributed to high-need areas, adhering to L.'s 1-to-1/buy-one-give-one ... Read More
  The photographer Traer Scott is a master of animal portraiture; in her series Shelter Dogs, she poignantly captures the soulful dignity of dogs living in shelters. In the vein of fine art or editorial portraiture, Scott uses meticulous lighting and rich black and white tones to underscore the earnest humanity of her subjects.     Each moving shot presents its canine sitter with attention to details that reveal the wisdoms, heartbreaks, and ... Read More
You know the feeling. The one you get after spending massive amounts of money on thoughtless gifts you bought in a holiday shopping frenzy…oops. Try something a bit more meaningful this year, and donate to some lady loving causes. Here at BUST we are suckers for girl empowerment. So my present to feminists (and those wanting to impress them) is this collection of inspiring organizations benefiting women and girls.  Room to Read focuses on gender ... Read More
 As Thanksgiving approaches, it is difficult not to get wrapped up (badabing!) in preparations and endless phone calls with the folks. Or if you’re like many of my friends in NYC, you might be preoccupied with finding a way to make the Holidays special even though you will be working like a champ. Cheezy as it sounds, half of the fun of the holiday spirit is helping others. Whether you are hosting a traditional turkey fest for your close friends or ... Read More
Do some good by buying goodies from these charity-minded Web boutiques.  The Belmont, 141eyewear.comFor every pair bought, 141 (a play on “one for one”) gives a pair of glasses to someone in a developing country who can’t afford vision correction.     Sunny Symmetry Dress, $57, globalgirlfriend.com  Proceeds from the sales on Global Girlfriend support lady artisans—this frock was made by a women’s ... Read More
We recently reported that Yoko Ono is still dominating the art/music scene, and this new collaboration of hers is the cherry on top of the sundae. As announced on Wu-Tang Clan’s website, Yoko Ono and RZA will be pairing up for a special 10-inch vinyl release. For this release, all the proceeds will be donated to the Children’s Literary Society, a non-profit New York-based organization that provides studies in literature to children.  The vinyl ... Read More
I got to talking to my friend C.C., of the Actress Model Whatever podcast, last night about stuff and shit and we got around to discussing worthwhile things to do this Summer that didn't involve debauchery. I had to admit that I hadn't planned a single thing this Summer that didn't involve catering to some selfish whim or another.  She mentioned Zeno Mountain Farm, an organization that runs camps in Venice Beach, Vermont, Guatemala and Florida. They're set up ... Read More
It is unspeakably cold here in New York, which is why we’re excited to cozy up with The Best of Gilda Radner at tomorrow night’s installment of PAJAMARAMA! BUST contributor and ‘zine-stress Ayun Halliday will introduce this epically funny compilation of the late Ms. Radner’s most memorable characters and moments. Your $8 ticket (which you can buy in a snap right here) gets you a seat in Videology’s lovely private screening room and a ... Read More
It’s time for one of BUST’s most beloved holiday traditions: entertainer Murray Hill’s annual Christmas extravaganza!   Head to Le Poisson Rouge in New York’s West Village this Saturday, December 15th, for the famed drag king’s cheeky and comedic variety show. This year, Murray’s motley crew finds that the theater they’ve booked is still out of commission following Hurricane Sandy—but the show must go on! Guided ... Read More
More Than Me, an education and girls’ empowerment non-profit, is gaining notoriety through its guerilla-style marketing, inspiring hundreds of people to write “I am Abigail” on their foreheads and post the photos on Facebook. This really begs the question, “Who the heck is Abigail?”  Abigail was an orphan in West Point, Liberia. You may have read her letter in an article on the Huffington Post. At age six, she was left ... Read More
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