Before I went to the Wild Flag show at NYC's Radio City Musical Hall Wednesday night, I checked out the band's Facebook page. Because I "like" them. Not because I enjoy staring at pics of Carrie Brownstein every day or anything. A post from the band read: "Hope Radio City is ready for the rough and the raw." Rough. Raw. Just how I like it. My giddiness jacked up to the 10,000th power. Wild Flag's line-up is nothing short of astounding. Carrie Brownstein ... Read More
Full disclosure: prior to watching British band Esben and the Witch play at Manhattan's Mercury Lounge last Saturday, I hadn't listened to their entire full-length album, Violet Cries. (It released on Matador in February.) This is shameful for 2 reasons: 1. Goth is in my blood; My black, brooding blood. When Esben first released the single "Marching Song" in late 2010 I listened to it for two days straight. This obsessive cycle was only broken by Sisters of ... Read More
Bill Cunningham New York is a wonderful documentary directed by Richard Press that explores the idiosyncratic street photographer, Bill Cunningham. The camera follows the octogenarian around on his bicycle as he zooms in and out of traffic, and as he stops frequently to shoot interesting looking fashions on the streets. He’s been working as a street shooter for the New York Times since 1978. Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved looking at his pages in ... Read More
While I can't actually decide how I feel about Charlie Sheen's recent public appearances, I think we can all agree that he's given us some pretty notable quotables in interviews. Subversive Cross Stitch, friends of BUST, have turned some of his lines into darling-looking little cross stitch patterns, which you can check out below and buy online here! I think this counts as ... Read More

Calling All Feminists!

BY Janelle in Feminism

It's not exactly the kind of summer camp where you roast marshmallows and tell ghost stories, but instead you can stomp around New York City with other feminists (like yourself) and get involved with all things feminist! Registration is now open for  Feminist Summer Camp, which might be similar to Camp Anawanna (without your panties on a flagpole) and is a great opportunity to learn different strategies and approaches to feminist organizing within ... Read More
  Coral Charles-Dunne, 91, of Birmingham has an interesting and educational hobby. She spends up to six hours a day knitting breasts of all shapes and sizes to aid in breastfeeding instruction. The knitted breasts are used by expectant mothers to learn various breast feeding techniques. She was initially approached by breastfeeding network volunteer, Bev Dunn, and has been knitting breasts ever since! "I've knitted stacks of stuff for charity, like pull ... Read More
Photographer Danielle Levitt, ( a former BUST contributor) recently completed this photo shoot "Roll Play" for the high fashion mag,  S Magazine. The shoot features plus-sized women in all their erotic glory. What I love about the shoot is that the women are in traditional erotic poses; their bodies simultaneously sexualized, glorified, and often complimented by food. Food is a touchy issue for any women in our size-obsessed and calorie counting culture, but ... Read More
A new collection is now available for Good Wood NYC, featuring Dia De Los Muertos necklaces with hand painted Mexican-style skulls. Designer, Kerri, and her team of creative wood sculptors are a favorite of ours and her newest work did not let us down! Good Wood also does custom orders that are made and directly shipped out of Brooklyn, New York. Check out their newest collection online including highly detailed necklaces, bracelets, and rings. ... Read More

Review: Red Riding Hood

BY Emily Rems in Arts

The premise of Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke’s latest supernatural-teen-girl drama, opening tomorrow, was so delicious and dark, it seemed destined for success. A re-imagining of the iconic Red Riding Hood fairy tale, the film casts It girl Amanda Seyfried as Valerie, an older, more sexually adventurous version of the little girl with the scarlet cloak, and gives her a juicy love triangle between a strapping woodsman (Shiloh Fernandez) and a ... Read More
Get your groove on tonight with The Groove Radio at The Anchor from 9pm-2am! DJs Lil Ray and Suzy Chase will be spinning a variety of R&B/soul tunes from the 1970s to today; stop by for a funky night of drinks and dancing -- don't forget to pick up a free copy of BUST Magazine!   The Anchor 310 Spring Street Between Hudson & Greenwich New York, ... Read More