Things are not good for Sweetness O’Hara. A shy, studious girl in a rough neighborhood, Sweetness (the captivating Zöe Kravitz) is bullied at school and alternately abused and ignored by her alcoholic father and mentally ill mother. When she finally hits her breaking point, things get even worse—if you can believe it. Director Victoria Mahoney has cast a talented ensemble, featuring Precious star Gabourey Sidibe, Tim Blake Nelson (O Brother, Where ... Read More
Hey, New York! Don’t forget to come down to Babeland SoHo (43 Mercer St.) tonight at 7 P.M. for naughty crafting with BUST, complimentary cocktails from Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and a fancy-schmancy holiday bush lighting. BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE! Our West Coast homies also deserve a chance to get in on the action. Seattleites, you’ll get your chance to kinkily craft with BUST and Babeland (707 E. Pike St. on Capitol Hill) this Tuesday, ... Read More
It’s no secret that we love Angel Haze here at BUST. She’s one of the most versatile hip-hop artists out there, unafraid to tackle deep sadness or go ovaries-to-the-wall aggressive with her lyrics. Now she’s trying her hand at house: “Hell Could Freeze”, a new collab with London-based drum-and-bass quartet Rudimental, is a moodily gorgeous track that navigates the ups and downs of love. Angel’s rap is still on point, but her ... Read More
  Sosan Firooz, the first Afghani female rapper, has recently been hit with a spate of menacing text messages and phone calls demanding that she stop performing.  “If your daughter appears on TV again,” one caller said to her mother, “we will cut off your head.” This seems nuts—but considering recent news from her home country, it doesn’t seem impossible. Sosan, 23, performs with her hair uncovered in front of both ... Read More
Designer Naomi Azuma took a vacation to the Dominican Republic this past January—and returned to New York inspired by the beautiful handmade collars sported by local dogs.  She started making collars for her two pooches from colorful climbing rope, and soon expanded her line, The Knot House, to include adorable statement necklaces for her friends. The brass studs add just a glimmer of glamour to her neon-chic pieces. I’d pair this beauty with a ... Read More
  Kollabora, a new online community with inspirational DIY projects, tutorials, and the supplies to make them, is hosting a DIY Gift Lounge at this year's BUST Holiday Craftacular! Join BUST and Kollabora for a make-and-take on Finger Crochet, Chip Bezel Jewelry, and Fabric Wrapped Bangles. These make great last minute gifts or eye-catching accessories for holiday parties! They'll also have tons of unique DIY gifts and kits on ... Read More
Winter: it’s the most unsexy time of the year. Because nothing deflates a lady boner faster than a stomach full of sugar cookies and a house full of family. Yowza! Luckily for cold-averse folks like me, BUST is teaming up with awesome sex-toy boutique Babeland for a cheeky holiday-themed crafting party. Stop by their SoHo outpost (at 43 Mercer St.) next Thursday, December 6th at 7 PM to make decorations for Babeland’s festive holiday bush, enjoy ... Read More
One of two members of Russian punk collective Pussy Riot jailed in August for an anti-Putin performance has been moved to solitary confinement.   Prison officials stated that Maria Alekhina, 24, requested the move for her own safety; Russian site Lifenews specified that other inmates threatened Alekhina following a heated discussion about religion. Band mate Yekaterina Samutsevich was released on appeal in October, but Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova ... Read More
It’s not truly the holiday season until I’ve downed enough truffles to feed a family of five, and I’m super excited to get that ball rolling with Chickpea and Olive’s delightful vegan treats. In flavors like almond, coconut, and saffron, they make a great gift for the veggie or vegan chocoholic in your life.   Proprietors Daniel Strong and Danielle Ricciardi are best known for serving up delicious vegan cuisine made from seasonal, ... Read More
Berkley Illustration is run by a powerhouse couple: self-taught artist Ryan hand-inks quirky formal portraits of woodland creatures and Lucy handles the sales and customer-service end of their business. They’ve been a huge hit on Etsy since 2007, and lucky us—we get to check out their unusual animal prints in person at the BUST Magazine Holiday Craftacular! Look for Berkley’s well-dressed creatures on frame-able prints, tote bags, bottle openers, ... Read More
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