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Ireland has very strong anti-abortion laws. It’s illegal. That’s it. However, new legislation has been proposed that would allow Irish women to terminate their pregnancy if there is a threat on their life—including suicidal intent. The New York Times explains that even if the bill passes, terminating a pregnancy will not straight-forward. If a woman’s life is in an emergency situation, one doctor will be able to approve an abortion. With non-emergency situations where a woman is still at risk, two doctors (one being an...
This Saturday, head to the Pearl Street Plaza and Manhattan Bridge Archway in beautiful DUMBO, Brooklyn for the 7th annual BUST Magazine Spring Craftacular and Food Fair!   Swag bags for the first 300 shoppers! Get there at 11am sharp to snag one of our coveted swag bags, filled to the brim with handmade goodies from the best in the biz.   Hourly DIY workshops! 12:00-1:00   Kid-Friendly Shoemaking with Simple Shoemaking ($5) 1:00-2:00    Zodiac Embroidery with Miniature Rhino ($12) 2:00-3:00    Charm Necklace Making with Brooklyn Charm ($10) 3:00-4:00    Terrarium Building with Twig Terrariums ($16.50) 4:00-5:00   ...
If you’re reading this blog, there’s a good chance you consider yourself a feminist. There’s also a good chance when you tell someone you’re a feminist you then have to launch into a pre-packaged spiel about what exactly that means (“No, it doesn’t mean I think females deserve more rights than men, it’s about equality blah blah blah...” )  Sound familiar? Then please read on! Abigail Rine, a college professor who regularly teaches courses in a women's studies program, has written an excellent manifesto on “The Pros...
Kiera Wilmot, sixteen-year-old student in Bartow, Florida has been expelled and is currently facing felony charges for what many are calling “scientific curiosity.”  Ten days ago, at 7 a.m. on the grounds of Bartow High School and before classes began, Wilmot conducted what she called “a science fair experiment,” where she mixed toilet bowl cleaner and aluminum foil in a plastic water bottle.  This chemical reaction, which has been popularized through hundreds of YouTube videos, produces a small, generally unimpressive explosion – resulting in a...
These days it can feel like vintage stores are a dime a dozen. That’s why when an awesome one comes along, you have to grab it with two hands and shop the hell out of it. Cue Miss Ruth’s Time Bomb! Allow me to let you in on a little secret – Miss Ruth’s Time Bomb is da bomb (could not help myself, sorry)!  And lucky you – she will be visiting at BUST’s Craftacular on May 4th in Brooklyn! Come feast your eyes on handpicked dresses, jewelry,...