BY Maggie Carr in Feminizzle on Jun 06, 2013 |
It all started with a ‘zine.
Twenty years ago, we Xeroxed and stapled BUST into existence. Since then, we’ve evolved into one of the most beloved and ballsy women’s magazines in the world, surviving and thriving through some of the most cataclysmic changes in the media landscape.
Our very first issue!
To celebrate this milestone, we’re throwing a good old-fashioned Brooklyn birthday bash featuring performances from ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in General on May 23, 2013 |
No matter how much you love your job, sometimes you just need to blow off steam at the end of the week. We feel ya.
So why not unwind from the work week with two things you love: BUST and drinks?
On Thursday, June 6, the BUST team'll be heading to Heathers in NYC's East Village for a post-work happy hour. Join us from 6:30 to 8:30 PM for a set of booty-shakin' retro tunes spun by DJ Sheila B, free issues of BUST, and a plethora of stress-reducing ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Feminizzle on May 08, 2013 |
It's easy to get down about the state of being female; every day it seems the world dreams up a new way to shame and oppress women. But for every "legitimate rape," war on choice, and violent reaction to empowered femininity, there's an amazing organization working tirelessly to support and honor women. Too often, these groups don't get the cred they deserve.Today we're giving some mad ups to Girls Write Now, a NYC-based non-profit that connects female high school ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in General on Mar 28, 2013 |
We've been talking about it for years, and it's finally happening: the Lady Laugh-In, a night of stand-up featuring some of the most ROFL-worthy ladies in comedy today.
It's going down at Public Assembly in Brooklyn on Tuesday, April 9th at 8pm. Tickets are $5. FIVE DOLLARS, YO! (Please. Try to argue with that. I dare you.)
Hosted by token dude the very funny John Nunn, the lineup includes:
Erin Lennox (Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival, Cape ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in General on Mar 20, 2013 |
Ladies, assemmmmble! (Picture that said in a Ron Burgundy voice. It's funnier.)
The PVD Lady Project, founded in 2011 by badass entrepreneurs Julie Sygiel and Sierra Barter, functions as an "old girls' network" for Providence, RI-area movers and shakers.
On Saturday, April 13, the PVD Lady Project is puttin' on the Lady Project Summit, an epic day-long conference chock-full of inspiring speakers and hands-on workshops. From 9am to 7pm, you can network and nosh ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Boob Tube on Mar 18, 2013 |
This season, LD and her motley crew have tested the boundaries of the gals-in-the-city genre: we’ve seen elements of family drama, buddy comedy, and horror (yes, I’m still having Q-Tip nightmares). This episode, we go full-on rom-com. Where’s Shane West when you need him? (Hint: not here.)
“I can like your cock and not be a whore.”
I’m loath to re-open the box of shittiness that was last week’s episode, but I feel ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Movies on Mar 18, 2013 |
The movie version of Les Misérables was arguably the most talked-about release of the season. The awards! The barricades! The weeping! The screlting! Anne Hathaway's new do!
If you haven't had a chance to see this epic movie (or if you've already seen it and love it), now's your chance to win a free DVD. To win your very own copy, please do the following:
1. Comment below with your favorite movie musical. (Singin' in the Rain, anyone?)
2. Send your commenter ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Boob Tube on Mar 11, 2013 |
Pictured: the face I'm making right now.
Guys, we need to talk about this episode. Real talk. Help me work this through, because whoa, Nelly, am I having trouble doing it on my own.
Shoshanna confesses her misdeeds to Ray. Kinda.
“I held hands with a doorman!” she exclaims. SURE, Shosh. We’ve all held hands with a doorman, ifyaknowwhaddamean. Ray thinks it’s cute and kisses her patronizingly on the forehead. Shoshanna is still filled with ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Crafty on Mar 08, 2013 |
I was never a big fan of summer camp--in fact, the thought of swimming lessons still gives me agita--but I'd give my two (now permanent) front teeth to spend an entire day in the arts-and-crafts room. Wouldn't you?Lucky for us, Brooklyn Craft Camp has arrived!Author and professional DIYer Brett Bara has teamed up with a host of movers and makers for a day of nonstop DIY activities on Saturday, March 16--and you won't even have to fly your bunkmate's underwear off ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Crafty on Mar 05, 2013 |
Calling all crafters, artisans, and fine foodists: we're heading to Brooklyn's bee-you-tiful DUMBO waterfront on Saturday, May 4th for our 7th annual Spring Craftacular and Food Fair.It's gonna be a fun-filled day of shopping, food trucks and carts galore, DIY workshops, spectacular raffle prizes, DJs, games, and much, much more. Plus, the first 300 shoppers get a swag bag chock-full of crafty goodies--and it's free to attend.
We just kicked off the vendor ... Read More