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What would happen if you combined the Madonna with Lisa Frank's Technicolor magic? The answer exists: "Virgencita Plis," the creation of Mexico-based company Distroller, is a cutesy, colorful cartoon of the Virgin Mary. Her image is printed on an endless slew of products, accompanied by sayings and "prayers" for love, health, and protection.   Amparo Serrano is the owner of Distroller and mind behind Virgentica Plis ("Plis" being a stylized version of ... Read More
A while back, we compiled a list of 20 male celebrities who are a little rough around the edges these days, but once upon a time were total 10's.  Now, after intense deliberation and fantabulous suggestions from our readers, we have unearthed 20 more dudes who we oh-so-fly in their heyday. Get ready to be amazed at the pure, raw power of 70's haircuts and soft focus lighting. 1.) Neil DeGrasse TysonMan, he must have had the best pick-up lines ever: "Let me ... Read More
The distinct experience of being a young woman is one of the most difficult things to capture. Petra Collins, in collaboration with Arvida Bystrom, has come pretty close to making the melancholy of those formative years tangible. (Perhaps you remember Petra Collins as the artist behind the controversial menstruating vulva t-shirt sold at American Apparel?) Collins' photo series "Lines and Curves" wraps up the awkwardness we all experienced in a pastel ... Read More
Right now, it feels like we're in some sort of post-apocalyptic wasteland: last night we were hit with a megaton of Beyoncé, and now we're all scrounging around in the rubble, trying to figure out where our lives could possibly go from here.  This morning, in the glorious, glorious wreckage, I unearthed one particularly dazzling gem: the spoken word verse on the track "***Flawless" comes from Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's TED Talk: "We ... Read More
If you live in Michigan, I suppose you'll want to add "rape insurance" to your Christmas list. Because that's a thing now. Seriously. I can't even make this stuff up anymore.  On Wednesday, Michigan legislature passed a law that prevents insurance plans from covering abortion, unless the woman's life is in danger. The "Abortion Insurance Opt-Out Act" was created to prevent the pro-life populous from "paying for something they disagree with. So...does this ... Read More
In "things that should have happened ten years ago but are just happening now" news, Saturday Night Live has finally auditioned black female cast members.  When Kerry Washington hosted last month, the writers addressed the long-standing issue with a tongue-in-cheek statement about the show being a white-guy-fest, but actions speak louder than words--and action there was not! But now it's being revealed that a sold-out showcase in Los Angeles last weekend ... Read More
Luludi Living Frames is unlike anything you've seen before. They offer a completely unique selection of terrariums and planters that are playful, refreshing, and seriously beautiful. Whether you want to bring life to a grey cubicle or give your home a dose of the great outdoors, Luludi Living Frames has you covered. We couldn't be happier to have Luludi Living Frames as one of our vendors at this December's BUST Magazine Holiday Craftacular & Food ... Read More
Annette and Sue Amendola, sisters living in Brooklyn, New York, have been putting up a nativity scene in the lot next to their home for more than ten years. The real Christmas miracle, though, is the fantastic colony of feral cats that takes over the space annually. They curl up between the figurines and cuddle on the warm hay bale that serves as a manger and, duh, it's freakin' adorable.  According to the Amendola sisters, when they lay the baby Jesus in the ... Read More
 When it comes to Dea Dia Jewelry, each piece is truly unique. The raw, unfinished brass changes in look and texture over time. The natural crystals used are collected on adventures across the country. Basically, if any jewelry were ever to give you magical powers, it would be Dea Dia.  We couldn't be more excited to have Dea Dia as one of our vendors at this December's BUST Magazine Holiday Craftacular & Food Fair! Read on to find out more from Dea ... Read More
After playing with the Pixies for 25 years, bassist Kim Deal called it quits in June of this year. Her replacement, Kim Shattuck, is lead singer and guitarist of The Muffs, and previous member of The Pandoras. Recently, Shattuck was reportedly "let go without explanation" from the group earlier this month. Why you would ever give up the magic of Kim Shattuck? Who knows! Not even Kim Shattuck!  Now, The Pixies are hopefully going to break the Kim Kurse with ... Read More
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