BY Mary Rockcastle
on Apr 21, 2014
If you haven’t heard of Cat Cafés, let me just let you in on this little bit of joy right now; it's a café, wait for it, where you get to hang with cats.
I KNOW RIGHT?! If you’re thinking, “Where have these been all my life?” or "Now I can stop trying to pet the strays on my street" you are definitely not alone. Cat Cafés started in Taiwan in the late 90's and became famous in Japan circa 2004. This unique ... Read More
BY Amy Carlberg
in Music Stuff
on Apr 18, 2014
Get your girl band on this Saturday, April 19, for Record Store Day in New York City and across the country. The day promotes what record shops do best: provide rare goods for the hungriest fans to slobber over. You might be able to order pork soup buns online these days, but the stuff we're about to tell you about is available exclusively at independent retailers on Record Store Day. Find your participating store here and you'll go from "But it's my ... Read More
What do swimming pools, sexual voyeurism, elevators, and eco-terrorist extraterrestrials have in common? They’re all the subjects of songs on Hotel Valentine, Cibo Matto’s first release in 15 years. Much of the album is written from the perspective of a wry ghost who haunts a hotel and delivers deadpan lines like, “I had some cheese and seedless grapes for lunch and floated around for the rest of the afternoon.”
The band’s ... Read More
BY Amy Carlberg
in Music Stuff
on Apr 02, 2014
"Just Won't Do" is the softly sassy, acoustic premier track from trio Wise Girl's newest EP, Sing Me to Sleep.
The band is fronted by Abby Weitz, whose pop vocals carry off Wise Girl's bubblegum rock sound perfectly. She's part Taylor Swift, part Liz Phair, and her flat-ironed hair is dyed a purply auburn. "Just Won't Do" might sound cloyingly sweet, like many other pop tunes where a female singer pines for her lover and tries to cajole him into returning her ... Read More
The Spanish art director and photographer Diego Arroyo takes an unusual and refreshing approach to photographing the tribespeople of Ethiopia's Omo Valley. Instead of the portraits of tribespeople we might be familiar with, those with a clinical or sociological-- and often problematic-- perspective, he navigates lifestyles different from his own “in search of the subtle” gestural and expressive fibers that tie us all together as human ... Read More
on Nov 07, 2013
Recently, NYC subway stops and bus shelters have been plastered with the faces of little girls in all their smiling glory. Printed over the image of each girl is the headline "I'm a Girl" and then, smaller, "I'm Beautiful the Way I am."
In between those lines are listed the various ways that the girl is "beautiful": "I'm a leader, adventurous, outgoing, sporty, unique, smart and strong," for instance.
Are you feeling the warm-fuzzies ... Read More
Last night’s Communion Records gathering at the Lower East Side’s Rockwood Music Hall brought together a plethora of indie rock/folk bands of varying popularity, including Brooklyn’s own Savior Adore. Other fine acts included Tennis, On an On, Poor Remy, The Districts, Belle Mare, Salt Cathedral, Great States, Night Sweats, Tor Miller, Michael Daves, and Leif Vollebekk, whom we had the pleasure to meet outside the venue.
Each band had space to ... Read More
BY Narciso Espiritu
on Oct 25, 2013
With less than seven days left for Banksy’s New York City residency, titled “Better Out Than In,” the British street artist still has admirers and dissenters, more or less, on the edge of their seats, and NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg mostly frustrated. Each day in October has welcomed a new work on the streets of the Big Apple, varying from classic Banksy mischief to insightful mobile and kinetic works that could have easily been mislabeled as ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Aug 29, 2013
Though it's roughly 8 billion degrees in NYC right now, it's time to start thinking about winter...and more specifically, about BUST Magazine's Holiday Craftacular and Food Fair, our city's largest, best-attended, and arguably most fun craft extravaganza!
On Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15, over 250 vendors of fancy foods, eclectic vintage, and handmade gifts and goods will set up shop at the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 18th St. between 6th and ... Read More
I used to get all sorts of giddy at the thought of summer camp so, of course, I'm extra excited for the camp-esque launch party of she and reverie's spring/summer 2014 collection, appropriately titled "Camp Versailles." The lifestyle lounge collection is crafted in Brooklyn from soft knits, washed silks and adorable details like merit badges and delicate lace.
While adulthood has its perks, we generally like to have our glitter cupcakes and eat ... Read More