One more time for the back row -- this Sunday is BUST's Holiday Craftacular in NYC, and if you haven't already cleared your calendar for that day, you better get on it. Top 5 reasons to come to the Craftacular: 1) Over 200 vendors will be selling their awesome handmade wares -- and it's the present-giving time of year. 2) Free stuff! We have gift bags for the first 500 attendees, coffee from Joe's, and other assorted snacks. Who doesn't love free stuff? AND the ... Read More
This review is long overdue -- but cut me some slack, it's hard to be a double intern and a retail employee during the holiday season. A couple of weeks ago, I saw Amanda Blank and Peaches at Terminal 5 in NYC, and it pretty much made my month. Amanda Blank, who I've described to friends as a hip-hop heir of Peaches, kicked everything off with a bang, warming up the crowd with her in-your-face lyrics and dance-tastic beats. Blank was wearing a crazy outfit that a ... Read More
For the past couple months, I have lived and breathed the BUST Holiday Craftacular.  Helping our fearless leader, the adorable-blue-eyed-badass to my left, with vendor maps, spreadsheets, and everything she needs. During the back-end process, I came across many-a-crafter.  BUT I must say, one of the crafters I am most excited about is Lillian Crowe (table 127).  Her beautiful, brass bone and gut necklaces are my dream come true.  Not to get too ... Read More

She's got the look

BY Lisa in Style File |

I really love Tamera Ferro's style. If she seems familiar to you, that's cause we feature this fashionable San Franciscan in the Looks section of our current issue (click through for a peek), and her "Audrey Hepburn-meets-black forest-meets-gypsies" vibe is the dope show. My favorite part of her amazing outfit is definitely the handmade topper so you can imagine my gasp of excitement when I realized that she made it herself and actually SELLS them in her Etsy ... Read More
Picture it... an all-drag cast reenacting two timeless Christmas episodes from our fav single retirees, The Golden Girls.  Like a midnight gossip sesh over a slice of cheesecake, it's almost too good to be true.   San Francisco's Trannyshack will put on the holiday homage to Miami's hottest foursome at Mama Calizo's Voice Factory (1519 Mission St.) on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday nights between now and the 26th (excluding Christmas Eve and ... Read More
Spied this on my way to work this am, this goes out to all our crazy friends,  you know who you are! ... Read More

Creatively speaking...

BY Laurie in Eat Me |

 One of the best parts of my job at BUST is that I get to meet and work with all kinds of cool artists and photographers. Today I was searching for a shooter in New Orleans, and my good pal Sally recommended Brady Fontenot. I was pretty much sold on this image alone! It's great, isn't ... Read More
I'm sure it was created with the best intentions.   I'm willing to give CBS the benefit of the doubt on that. But honestly, their new public service announcements suggesting that husbands give their wives the gift of a pap smear this holiday season are really.....ridiculous. Never mind the fact that if this is really what I were to receive from the man in my life as my Hanukkah gift I would be sorely disappointed, and  how is my guy supposed to ... Read More
In the age of DIY and off-beat tee shirts like Threadless, graphic shirts have taken on a whole new wave. It's not just about snark and sass - it's also about artistry. Enter Rotter and Friends with their line drawing, portraiture tee shirts. You make recognize a face or two on these snazzy tees - the shirts feature portraits of famous rockers, folkies, and hippies. Think Karen Dalton, Bettie Davis, Badfinger, Graham Nash, and Neil Young. So, what are you up to on ... Read More

Off the Wall Graffiti

BY Libby Zay in Artsy |

From Austin to Austria, a dance troupe dressed in neon sweat-gear has been taking over the streets. Using their bodies as living sculptures, performers tag buildings by contorting themselves into bizarre formations and cramming into stairwells and doorways. The installations only last for fleeting moments -- basically, just long enough for a camera-phone wielding crowd to take notice and string along. The on-the-run art show is called "Bodies in Urban Spaces." ... Read More