The BUST London Summer Craftacular this past Saturday was a smashing success! Over 50 vendors and more than 1500 shoppers stopped by to share the fun, sip some tea at Lady Luck Rule's Pop Up Tea Shoppe, craft charm bracelets with Tatty Devine, and, of course, shop the wares of our incredible vendors. The reporter from Guardian UK loved it, calling it 'one of the best craft days out I've ever had.' Check out photos from the event after the jump. photo by Rachel ... Read More

Countdown to Cougar Con

BY Libby Zay in General

Cougars and the young cubs who love them have just a few days to get glammed up for the first ever National Single Cougars Convention this Friday. Set at a hotel in Palo Alto, the coug-a-thon is a classy, coat and tie affair.  The shebang will kick-off with a keynote address by Kama Sutra specialist, author, and internet radio host Francesca Gentille and her partner, who is 14 years her younger.  Next comes the grand ''cougar ball,'' where I imagine ... Read More
What happens when you smoke your nearest rival in the 800-meter dash by 2.45 seconds?  If you're a woman, your gender comes into question. Long teased for her ''boyish'' looks, South African runner Caster Semenya has heard comments about her appearance her entire life.  After winning a gold medal at the world athletics championships, the slim hipped, broad shoulder, muscular athlete is now being forced to take a ''gender verification test.''  The ... Read More
Caretaker. Cultural icon. Paid by the hour. The enigma that is the American baby-sitter is explored in all it's endearing/smart/scary/sexy glory in Miriam Forman-Brunell's Babysitter: An American ... Read More
If the evil stepmother myth is dissolved, it's at least explained in Wednesday Martin's inquisitive book Stepmonster: A New Look at Why Real Stepmothers Think, Feel and Act the Way We ... Read More
Author Rachel Lehmann-Haupt explores the options of single motherhood through the insights and interviews of In Her Own Sweet Time: Unexpected Adventures in Finding Love, Commitment, and ... Read More
The Book of Dads: Essays on the Joys, Perils, and Humiliations of Fatherhood offers a heartfelt guide to understanding the role of "Dad" through collected essays on the highs lows, and strange adventures of modern ... Read More
Scrumptious, heartwarming, and totally animal un-influenced, Isa Chandra Moskowitz's menu in Vegan Brunch is sure to win over every kind of ... Read More

The Unit

BY Web Intern in Books

Ninni Holmqvist's fertility sci-fi imagines a dystopia based upon a woman's physical productivity--be they making babies or being harvested for vital organs--in the book The ... Read More