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Evertime I am offered an HIV test I take it. If I am at the gyno for my pap, I am also getting a HIV test. If I go to the hospital after cutting my leg on a broken bottle in some ally trash, imma get an HIV test. If they take blood for any reason, I say "Go on and take some more and get me tested." Even if I have absolutley no reason to even think it would be positive, I am always a bit nerved up, a test is a test afterall. So before you head over to the ... Read More

Summer Reading…help!

BY Lisa in General |

So, after a year of living in NY, I finally got my lazy ass to the library. The first book I checked out? Anne of Green Gables! Because guess what, I’d never read it. I’m not sure how that happened but now I’m knee deep in Avonlea, with my bosom friend Anne Shirley keeping me company on the subway and totally digging it. So I’ve decided to spend my summer days re-visiting the books I loved growing up (Weetzie Bat!!) and reading the ones I ... Read More

Tears for Fears

BY Callie in General |

  (my eyes) Even if I cry in the privacy of my own home I carry it in sandbags under my eyes the entire next day for the world to see. So, right now I feel like Bobby Brown, mid-crack battle. Last night I was having a bit of a family bug out and my girl came over with her Bloody Mary travel bar and we popped “Rhinestone” into the VHS to cheer me up. A couple other bros came over to help bring a smile to my swollen face. I had made plans ... Read More

Bloody Head Fairy

BY Laurie in General |

  Does anyone remember the Bloody Head Fairy from Ren and Stimpy? (god I loved that show). Anyway, I was reminded of my favorite aka for having ones period, as yesterday I braved one of those period cup holder things for the first (and last) time. The nice folks at Instead sent us a box of these disposable diaphragm looking contraptions, so I tried it and it defintiely did not work for me. There was leakage, and when I pulled it out, basically, a blood ... Read More

Cute or creepy?

BY Dawn in General |

Got this link courtesy of former 'tern Alison F. I'm not sure if this video is really cute, or just weird and totally disturbing. Judge for yourself. I present to you...Shming the swimming hedgehog!   ... Read More

Attention Old Interns!

BY Callie in General |

I need to update my info for past interns. If you were an intern and your contact info has changed or you didn't live in New York then but you do now, please let me know how we can get a hold of you if we need you! Just email orders@bust.com with your updated info. Also, feel free to include what your up to now and memories from your glory days. BUST turned 15 and that means 15 years worth of amazing interns! Also, if you want to intern for us feel free to contact ... Read More
So there's this British lady named Cath Kidston, see, and I've been in like with her every since I bought her book, Vintage Style, about a million years ago (okay, 9 years ago). Back then, she mentioned having some kind of small shop somewhere in the  UK, so when I heard she was opening a shop in NY's own Noho a while back I practically creamed my jeans (full disclosure: i don't ever actually wear jeans). I dragged my bfriend's sorry ass to her overly precious ... Read More

Kids These Days

BY debbie in General |

I've been curious about this truly old-school subculture trend, ever since I caught eye of some of it while in London last fall, and spotted a few people in my Brooklyn nabe wearing oversized Newsy caps, spats, and assorted other style paraphernalia from the 1920s and '30s. And now, I've found the proof that there really is a seemingly unlikely revival happening these days—of the Jazz Age! Back when I was a yoot, we kids made the trek out to  ... Read More

Reasons To Be Pretty

BY Emily Rems in General |

Playwright Neil LaBute's work tends to be somewhat controversial, especially among feminists (you may remember the flap over In The Company Of Men). Maybe that's why publicists for his newest work to premiere here in N.Y.C., Reasons To Be Pretty, are extra-curious about what our take will be on his latest story about America's obsession with physical beauty. To that end, myself and a writer for Ms. magazine have been invited to attend a performance of the show on ... Read More

Weekend fun

BY Sarah J. in General |

So it’s Friday, and I don’t know about everyone else, but I’m ready for the weekend. It’s summer, and that means outdoor fun—which always comes with a bit of boy-watching.Well, a couple of ladies I know from Philly have taken boy-watching to the next level. They’ve created shmittenkitten.com, a sort of field guide to the men of Philadelphia, complete with hand-drawn illustrations guaranteed to ... Read More