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Have you ever played online “room escape games?” If you haven’t, then you probably have wasted much less time on the Internet then I have. The games are always super challenging and are based on the premise that you are trapped in a room and can only escape after solving multiple mind puzzles. By clicking around a room, you stumble upon clues and objects that will help you to unlock various containers or drawers that lead to more keys or ... Read More
If you haven’t heard of Cat Cafés, let me just let you in on this little bit of joy right now; it's a café, wait for it, where you get to hang with cats.  I KNOW RIGHT?! If you’re thinking, “Where have these been all my life?” or "Now I can stop trying to pet the strays on my street" you are definitely not alone. Cat Cafés started in Taiwan in the late 90's and became famous in Japan circa 2004. This unique ... Read More
On January 3rd, at the Cake Shop on Ludlow Street in NYC, the 15th Mr. Lower East Side was crowned. This annual pageant (and freak show) was begun by Reverend Jen, an author, artist, and legendary fixture of the Manhattan neighborhood. The Reverend, a self-described feminist, says she started the pageant in response to all the female flesh on display in the Lower East Side. (And, of course, the world.) As in any other beauty contest, participants were ... Read More
Here at BUST we love singer-songwriter Cat Power and were more than excited to see her new music video “Manhattan.”  A track off her most recent album “Sun,” released September of last year, the video complements the chill and relaxed beat of the song with footage of Cat Power exploring the corners of Manhattan.  From posing in subway cars to wandering the streets of the city, the new video personifies the connective nature of the ... Read More
It's official: we're in the winter doldrums. Luckily for those of you in the New York area, BUST has a whole night of sexy, sassy, delicious, danceable, crafty, and best of all, FREE fun planned on this Thursday, February 7th!  Head to Babeland SoHo (43 Mercer St.) at 7pm for a sexy Valentine's Day party with the ladies of Babeland and BUST. Sip on complimentary cocktails from Tito's Handmade Vodka, peruse Babeland's ah-MAY-zing collection of sexy toys and ... Read More
  If you could have your bodily aromas handed to you in a vial, or even in the form of a scented candle, would you want it?  Martynka Wawrzyniak, a mixed-media and performance artist known for her unique use of unusual substances in her art, decided to discover her “essence,” and cultivated it into tangible objects, as well as an art installation.  Wawrzyniak spent a year working on a project in which she acted as both an investigator ... Read More
Full disclosure: prior to watching British band Esben and the Witch play at Manhattan's Mercury Lounge last Saturday, I hadn't listened to their entire full-length album, Violet Cries. (It released on Matador in February.) This is shameful for 2 reasons: 1. Goth is in my blood; My black, brooding blood. When Esben first released the single "Marching Song" in late 2010 I listened to it for two days straight. This obsessive cycle was only broken by Sisters of ... Read More