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Everybody in New York City knows that the place to stumble across a strange and wonderful book is the goliath, indie bookstore STRAND. However, there is another untapped resource hidden behind the dusty shelves: talent. Most of The Strand's employees are leading a double life, moonlighting as writers, artists and musicians. Tonight a handful of the Strand's many bands will be playing at favorite Alphabet City venue, The Sidewalk Cafe. The show is actually Strand ... Read More
Will be on sale tomorrow! My girl Melissa made the cupcakes for an intern going away party last week and everyone hearted them. She also makes truffles AND she's sharing a table with another amazing friend of mine Adaire, who has the best blouse collection ever. Get your gobble and vintage shop on Sat! Also, Melissa will be in a cupcake battle Monday Night at Union Pool. I'll be there to cheer her own and eat anything damaged in the battle.Deets:CREME ... Read More
Soo Kim is a New York based artist originally from Seoul. Her work gives a feeling of childlike wonder at the same time as a deep sense of melancholy and an occasional dash of dark humor. She has exhibited her work in New York as well as Tokyo and Berlin.Soo does us the great honor of answering a few questions for BUST:What is your favorite place in NYC for finding inspiration? Greenwich village. I think the lines of townhouses are so beautiful ... Read More
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Two of BUST's favorite people, author Neil Gaiman and Dresden Dolls frontwoman Amanda Palmer are are headlining together at Liner Notes, a night of music and literature as well as a benefit for HIV/AIDS. The event is put on by the SPIN Book Club on June 3rd at the Housing Works Bookstore and Cafe. In addition to raising funds and awareness for AIDs, the duo is 'celebrating the cross-pollination between literature and music.' Kudos to these ... Read More
Save the date! Authors/bad-ass bloggers Kate Harding (of Shapely Prose ) and Marianne Kirby (of The Rotund ) will be appearing at Re/Dress NYC in Brooklyn. Their book, Lessons from the Fat-o-Sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce with Your Body , came out on Tuesday and they are making several appearances across the country in support of it. There's going to be a dance party at this one.The Re/Dress appearance is on June 5. Some of their other appearances ... Read More
Hey, workin' gals - the NYC Tradeswoman Conference is this weekend. Its going to bring together women of all union trades like carpenters, electricians, sheet metal workers, mason tenders and construction workers.They will be discussing how women can find a place in this male-dominant world. There are going to be discussions addressing workplace rights, unions, career advancement and politics. If you;re a lady in this industry, you should definitely not miss ... Read More
I try to refer to what I've heard some say is 'the Bible for New Yorkers' when I can: Time Out New York, of course, for updates on restaurants, bars and whasss happenin' in each 'hood. Gotta love the mag for its equality, too. They are celebrating 'Urban Bear Weekend' (May 7-13), on their website (click on the 'Gay' tab if you don't know what a bear is!) with pics and info on some local NYC bears.Meet Rich (pictured), my BBF (as in Best Bear-Friend), among ... Read More
My work computer crapped out on me Friday. I've been trying to get my internet life back together ever since. I'm not the most tech savvy lady so I'm getting a little grumpy. Whenever things start blowing hard I think of this little Whitney ditty:My other fav after the jump:The very first scene of the very first ... Read More
Former SNL (and BUST cover, above) funny lady Amy Poehler will be awarded this year's Dove Real Beauty Award at the 34th Annual AWRT Gracie Awards. AWRT (American Women in Radio and Televison) and Dove, partnered since 2004, 'created the Dove Real Beauty Award to honor an individual who best embodies and expresses the 'substance and spirit' of real beauty through her life and career.' AWRT President Maria Brennan said, 'We are excited...Amy Poehler is an ideal ... Read More