If you haven't heard of Alexa Wilding yet, you will soon. The New York-based singer-songwriter (who shares a stage name with the muse of Italian painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti) was called "one of music's hippest chicks" by NY Post, released a critically-acclaimed self-titled EP in 2009, toured with Au Revoir Simone, and will debut her own dreamy full-length album soon.  Photographer Bek Andersen visited Alexa Wilding at her home, which, it turns out, is exactly the kind of magical abode you'd expect the smart, stylish songstress to inhabit. Read More
In the spring of 2008, a ragtag group of theater majors, art students, musicians, and feminists met in the campus dance studio of The State University of New York at New Paltz and learned how to strip.  Their teacher was Jo “Boobs” Weldon, Headmistress of the New York School of Burlesque, and the lessons they learned that day (how to seductively remove a glove, make love to a chair, twirl nipple tassels) would be put to use in a way that the small college town of New Paltz had never seen. Read More
When Just Chill sent the BUST office a few cans of their “Tropical Chill”-flavored stress-relieving elixir, we were all pretty curious, but I was especially eager to test it out.  I’m running on too little sleep, working two jobs, and my left eye has been twitching for like, two weeks.   “Do you have a boss?” the promotional insert asks. Read More
Portland-based poet/photographer/collage artist Delilah Jones' groovy cosmic dreamscapes are steeped in magic-- and milkshakes. After falling in love with the Pacific Northwest on an epic post-grad road trip, New York-raised Jones took a job at an ice cream shop in Portland; she worked on collages between customers and admits she made "more art than milkshakes. Read More
Halloween is a week away! Whether you're a pumpkin-carving, candy-craving kid-at-heart or can't wait for the Hallows' Eve hype to die like a horny teen in a slasher flick, you can't deny that the air gets a little weirder this time of year.  I've always looked forward to getting creative and making my own costumes (I tend to plan my next costume on November first). Read More
Some of my favorite things in the world include burritos, sad country ballads sung by grizzled old men with braids, and Karen O. So when Chipotle enlisted the help of both Willie Nelson and Karen O for their mission to raise awareness about the hardships faced by modern farming families (another topic that hits close to home for me), I wondered if they were trying to kill me. Director David Altobelli’s short film "Abandoned" follows three young boys as they explore a deserted house in the country late one night. Read More
Calling all deep-dish divas: The 7th Annual Casserole Party is coming up, and there's still time to register your recipe!  The Casserole Party is hosted by Emily Farris, BUST contributor and author of Casserole Crazy: Hot Stuff For Your Oven (Penguin, 2008), and takes place in Brooklyn, NY and Farris's native Kansas City, MO.  The Brooklyn Casserole Party will be held on Monday, October 24th at 8 p.m. at The Brooklyn Kitchen; details for the Kansas City Casserole Party are TBA. Read More
Urban Decay is releasing their fourth Book of Shadows (with time to spare before the holidays) and this latest edition features a few brand-new teched-up extras. The palette, which retails for $64, includes 16 eyeshadow shades (1o of which are new!), as well as a full-sized liquid eyeliner in Perversion (black), a mini Supercurl mascara, and a sample of their Original formula Eyeshadow Primer Potion. Read More
We mentioned last week that MEN and CSS are touring together, and now we're giving away tickets to see them when they hit your city.  If reading JD Samson's first entry in their tour blog for BUST made you wanna shake your booty at one of those shows, you're in luck. We're offering two tickets for each the following dates: 10/23:  Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club  10/24:  Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club 10/28:  Dallas, TX @ House of Blues 10/30:  Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa This giveaway is now closed. Read More
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Canadian charity organization Rethink Breast Cancer is launching an iPhone/Droid app that encourages women to stay on top of their self-exams:  Your Man Reminder.   The free app features a bevy of buff dudes for your educational…pleasure(?): a shirtless guy of your choice will appear on your phone monthly as if by pec- er, tech magic, to remind you to examine your own boobs with a little TLC (“Touch, Look, Check”). Read More
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