For the birds!

BY Dawn in DIY

Birdhouse Jewelry!!! I first stumbled upon the lovely Miss Amy Lapierre of Birdhouse Jewelry at Artisits and Fleas in Brooklyn. I had long admired her beautiful, and so affordable jewelry while on my weekly stops at the flea market. And then, about 2 days before the very first Craftacular I had worked on (Holiday Craftacular 2006), I received the sweetest email from Amy letting me know that should I find myself in need of just one more last minute vendor, that she ... Read More

Rar Rar Press!

BY Dawn in DIY

Adorable, witty, and charming letterpress prints! Each item is individually cranked through a vandercook press by Rebecca of Rar Rar Press. We're absolutely stoked she'll be with us at the Spring Fling Craftacular! Here are a few of my favs... ... Read More

VeraMeat!

BY Dawn in DIY

I'm don't know how else to describe jewelry designer Vera Balyura of VeraMeat as anything but charming, talented, and totally adorable. Think of snippets from your childhood imagination and then cast them into silver and gold- that's what her designs look like. Cowboys, and robots, and astronauts! Oh my! Vegetarian dino charm? She's got that one covered as well. Ah-mazing. See for yourself at this Sunday's Spring Fling Craftacular!     ... Read More
BUST's Spring Fling Craftacular is going to be so totally fresh! Sponsored by The Frisky, the Spring Fling Craftacular will feature over 50 crafters from across the country offering the very best in handmade wares. But BUST’s Spring Fling Craftacular is not just another craft fair, it is also an all-day party with an entire room set aside for dancing and mingling. Our Craftacular DJs will put the spring in your step, spinning all your favorite jams from the ... Read More
Mark your calendars for Crafty Wonderland's SECOND birthday party on April 13th!! It's Crafty Wonderland's 2nd birthday, so come out and shop from 40 fabulous vendors, decorate a cupcake at the DIY table and win special prizes! Crafty Wonderland The 2nd Sunday of Every Month at Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E. Burnside, Portland, OR 11am-4pm * All Ages * Free ... Read More

Angel Sh!t!

BY Dawn in General

Waaaaaaay back in the day, my brother-from-another-mother, Ian Allen, wrote a dirty little black comedy called Angel Shit, in which "a circle of Nebraskan junkies find themselves at the bloody epicenter of the War on Drugs." It totally kicked ass, and even got all feministy at the end, so I was psyched when I got to do the voiceovers for the play's monster truck rally sequences during it's run in DC. Now the play is having a revival here in NYC courtesy ... Read More

Greener pastures

BY Dawn in Style

If you're having a little trouble getting lucky below the belt, I suppose a lucky charm wouldn't hurt, but to dye one into your pubes? Get serious!Introducing, Betty, "color for the hair down there". This green "Lucky Betty" set came out just in time for St. Patty's Day. I wonder what kind of stencils they'd come up for Election Day...maybe a ballot box? ... Read More

At Your Cervix

BY Dawn in Feminism

The documentary At Your Cervix explores the connection between the way medical and nursing students are taught pelvic exams and the reality that most women experience them as painful and disempowering. At Your Cervix breaks the silence around the unethical methods used by medical and nursing schools to teach students how to perform pelvic exams; the most egregious being on unconsenting, anaesthetized women. At the same time, the film highlights the ... Read More

New contest on BUST.com!!!

BY Dawn in Feminism

 WIN TICKETS to two extraordinary events presented by Culture Project’s Women Center Stage, and join a growing community of women artists, writers, and change-makers working for social justice! We’re giving away tickets to two of our most eye-opening and thought-provoking events during April’s festival. We have two tickets to I Have Been to Hiroshima, Mon Amour, Chiori Miyagawa’s new play. With ... Read More

Gem Talk

BY Dawn in TV

As an unashamed Leslie Hall-ic, I often find myself scoping out her youtube channel for new videos, live performances, or episodes of Ring My Bell, Leslie's call in show where she chats and offers her wise advice to live callers while eating potato chips, discussing Midwest culture, and doing stretches...Watch and laugh for ... Read More