God Bless America!

BY debbie in TV

From her cinema debut in Real Women Have Curves to her TV takeover as  Ugly Betty, America Ferrera has built a career on playing the most relatable female characters in pop culture today. Here, she talks with her close friend and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants costar, Amber Tamblyn. When was the moment that you felt like you knew you were going to do something big, regardless of how  people treated you? I think the first time I felt that moment was when I was seven years old. [laughs] Oh, my God. Read More

Sex-y tour

BY Intern Leala in Sex

Check out the latest TimeOut New York, to see BUST magazine’s own Crafty Lady, Callie Watts, and founder of Candy Rain, a “magazine for women who love dick,”  tour 5 sex shops around New York.     Photo courtesy of Heami Lee. Read More

Clothkits is on my stitch list

BY debbie in DIY

If you like making x's with needle and thread, then you might just like saying xoxo this year with a pair of cross-stitched pillows. This  DIY kit is available from the creative geniuses at Clothkits, a UK company that is known for making pre-stamped fabric that you cut out and sew together to make adorable clothes. Read More
Standard DOUBLE-Page Spread.At first when I saw the pics of Senator Scott Brown doing his best Burt Reynolds impression in Cosmo, I was like, "whatevs, of course this won't be a big deal- he's a dude".  It didn't shock me; it also didn't shock my grandmother or Scott Brown's grandmother for that matter- "My Grandmother saw it. She laughed", he informed Barbara Walters, Sunday in his interview on ABC's 'This Week.' Jane's Addiction told me in 1988- "Nothing's Shocking" and this still holds up today. Read More
  Oh Karen O, how we adore thee! It's easy to say we've got nothing but love for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, they graced the cover of BUST back in '06 and are still rocking our worlds to this day. With the release of It's Blitz in 2009, the New York City trio presented fans with something a bit different from their previous guitar-driven garage sound; an album full of synth, glitter, and sweaty dance-all-night tracks. In the video for "Skeletons", we see a somewhat softer, slightly spooky side of the band: ghostly images of cemeteries, monochromatic visuals, and Victorian-era meets Elvira garb. Read More
I just had to post this awesome clip from this weeks SNL as it combines four of my favorite things; Dream Catchers, Andy Samberg, John Hamm and my loathing of Saxophone playing. Read More

They Is Us

BY debbie in Books

Tama Janowitz first lit up the literary world with her short-story collection Slaves of New York, which humorously depicted the lives of penniless bohemians living in Manhattan. Read More

The Storm: A Novel

BY debbie in Books

On the first page of The Storm, Margriet de Moor reveals the novel's ending. Read More
Nothing is sweeter than desire. All other delights are second. These lines, written by one of Sappho's admirers, are quoted by Leila J. Rupp in the beginning of her fascinating new book about the history of same-sex female attraction. Read More

The Same Earth

BY debbie in Books

In this coming-of-age novel, a young woman named Imelda Richardson escapes from Jamaica during the hurricane of 1974, forcing her to start a new life in England. Read More