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If you don't dare utter that snarky comment going through your head at work, let Anne Taintor's fabulous office supplies do the talking for you--while giving your desk a sweet style boost. Vintage images and retro graphics combined with witty, sarcastic blurbs make Taintor's impossibly cute, incredibly smart file folders, notepads, and other not-so-basic office staples irresistible. We got the Fancy File Folders from her Modern Office Revisited line (only ... Read More

Rock on, Roller Derby

BY Web Intern in General

Roller derby has been around since the 1920s, but the sport has been experiencing a resurgence recently, with new leagues and teams hitting rinks all over the United States. In 2004, the Women's Flat Track Derby Association formed to promote the sport, and you know BUST has written about roller derby many a time. Other media outlets like CNN have also been giving these ladies some love lately. I'm not a derby chick myself, but have a lot of respect for their ... Read More

The Heart of a Woman

BY Web Intern in General

If you've grown tired of rummaging through used book stores, looking for that perfectly cheesy Harlequin romance novel just for the cover art, here's an exhibit that's just for you. In celebration of the publishing house's sixty year anniversary, Openhouse Gallery is hosting an exhibition called The Heart of a Woman of original cover art from 1949-2009. Seeing the work all together will provide commentary on the shifting image of women, sex and desire. It's ... Read More
Last Sunday was our annual Spring Fling Craftacular and if you were one of the hundreds of people who waited in line for the doors to open you would agree that we had one hell of a garden party! If you don't believe us check out some the pictures taken at the event. photos Molly ... Read More

Way to GO, NYC!

BY Team Intern in General

(Hilary Duff at NYC Aids Walk) Yay! for all the supportive New Yorkers who raised money and participated in the 24th annual AIDS Walk for 2009! The event, which took place this weekend in and around Central Park, raised over 5.6 million and attracted more than 45,000 participants, defying the low fundraising expectations in midst of the recession. The 'event is among the greatest fundraising accomplishments ever in New York's fight against AIDS,' said Craig R. ... Read More
Your dog deserves fantastic indie fashion too. Enter Bullyware. They offer up some seriously high-fashion ensembles just for a girl's best friend. You can get harnesses, tanks, tees and jackets from the funkified puppy line. And yes, they will be at the Spring Fling Craftacular this weekend! Of course, we'll be seeing you this Sunday at the Warsaw between 12 and 7 for the Craftacular, won't we? And of course you'll be all decked out in your garden party finest - ... Read More
In case actually going to high school every day wasn't painful enough, one freshman has cruel taunting permanently printed in her yearbook. In a collage on one page, there is a photo in which the words ''fat ass'' are written right below Marie Gray's name. She's not alone, someone wrote ''faggot'' under another student's name. When Marie complained to the yearbook advisor she was told nothing could be done. The girl's mother said nobody at the school was ... Read More
Could you go a week without driving? A BlogHer post has issued a challenge: go one week without using your car. I know what the immediate reaction will be ''sure, New Yorker, easy for you to say!'' And it's true, living in Brooklyn and working in Manhattan, it's a whole lot easier for me to go carless than for most people. But give it a shot. Try some alternatives. Walk! It's a good form of exercise, so you're helping the environment and your health. You ... Read More
Trees Not Trash is a guerilla gardening group in Bushwick, Brooklyn. It started when founder Kate Gilliam noticed a lack of green space in her neighborhood. East Williamsburg and Bushwick are former industrial areas that have become increasingly residential. TNT has turned empty lots around Brooklyn into gardens and public green spaces. Currently they are working with the NYC Parks Department and the Million Trees NYC Initiative as well as operating the Trees Not ... Read More
Slate launched its new Web site, Double X, yesterday. The online magazine is written for women by women, and some powerful writers, actors, and politicians, including Margaret Cho, Amy Bloom, and Sandra Day O'Connor, helped get the party started by sharing some of their childhood dreams in a feature called The Secret Dreams of Famous Women. Who knew that Cho dreamed of being Wonder Woman or that O'Connor envisioned her future on a cattle ranch? According to the ... Read More