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Ah, flickering candlelight and Christmas go together like Turkey and Brussel sprouts... And with a handmade candle by BUST Craftacular London stallholder East Wick the festive effect will be all the better! The candles are made in East London (hence the name, although there's a witchy reference in there, too) by Roxi and Em, who use all-natural vegan soy wax in a sense-stirring selection of fragrances. Fancy something sweet? Try Fig, Bergamot & Apple. Something rich? Light up the Woodland Musk. Or maybe the Coconut...
Artist Kara Walker’s first show in London, Go To Hell or Atlanta, Whichever Comes First, follows suit in the artist's tradition of deconstructing the sexual and racial. Walker’s previous works include 2014 installation A Subtlety, a giant sugar sphinx in the industrial Brooklyn treasure, the Domino Sugar Factory. In 1994, Walker was awarded a MacArthur “genius,” grant for her gigantic mural, Gone: An Historical Romance of Civil War As it Occurred b’tween the Dusky Thighs of One Young Negress and Her Heart. Her London exhibition,...
Well, this is how excited we are that Wool and the Gang are coming to the BUST Christmas Craftacular on November 22! For those of you that don't know, Wool and the Gang is the East London tour de force that is helping to take knitting to a whole new place. Combining scrumptious yarns, patterns and chic kits with knit parties and a gang mentality, founders Aurelie Popper and Jade Harwood are "pioneering fashion production that's made in a sustainable way, bringing back knitting as...
  When Solange Knowles posted a photo of her son in Halloween garb, she was met mostly with praise. Julesz posed with impressive steeze for an 11-year-old poise in an LL Cool J costume, leaning against a brick wall in a red track suit and Adidas. “Young Cool J too cool for ghosts and goblins,” she captioned the photo.  While the photo accumulated a deserved several thousand likes, it also inspired one troll to rear it’s head from the depths of the social media-verse. “So cute but...
BUST is teaming up with The Feminist Press to host the first-ever Challahday Party on December 3rd at The Green Building in Brooklyn. "Challahday," a title combining the word for the Jewish braided bread and holiday, will bring together women of the press to celebrate the season. The event will be hosted by Chef Rossi and will feature some very special guests. Tickets for activists, students and artists are $40. Prices for the generous are $60, or $250 for VIP Philanthropists (includes a special gift). And guess what. Every attendee...
In the most recent account of racially motivated physical violence, South Carolina Deputy Ben Fields was filmed dragging a young black woman out of her desk at Spring Valley High School, throwing her across the classroom, and handcuffing her in front of her terrified peers. MSNBC reports that Fields, who has a daunting slew of complaints on his record about past instances of racially motivated abuse to Spring Valley students, will be fired. Since the incident on Monday, the cop has been placed on unpaid administrative...
The latest Congressional Giant Waste of Time, A.K.A. hearing on Benghazi, was a GIANT WASTE OF TIME. Republicans should shut the fuck up about Benghazi. It has been a sham to prevent Clinton from becoming president and executive ordering them all off the island and everybody knows it. Shut. The. Fuck. Up. Here are five reasons they need to SHUT THE FUCK UP.   1. The amount of money and time wasted The Minority Site of the Select Committee on Benghazi estimates that $4,819,205 (as of 3:30 p.m....
In a speech earlier today at the National Issues Conference of the Women’s Leadership Forum, Chafee announced the end of his bid to be the Democratic nominee for president in 2016. No surprise, given his useless and unmemorable debate performance last week. Here was a bit from his speech to a room full of female leaders: Since today is all about women’s leadership it reminds me of one of my favorite Greek plays; Lysistrata, a comedy from about 400 BCE by Aristophanes. In that play, a...

When former governor Mitt Romney wanted to add women to his cabinet, he asked his staff to find qualified female candidates. What they brought back, Romney would later explain during his 2012 presidential bid, were “binders full of women.” That comment inspired an Internet firestorm, but also an annual conference: Bindercon.  On paper, Bindercon is a two-day summit on November 7 and 8 gathering women and gender-nonconforming writers in NYC to explore the “tools, connections and strategies they need to advance their careers” and promote a...
The entire Democratic debate on CNN was an intellectual oasis in the desert of nonsense that is the Republican primary. Aided by Anderson Cooper’s sharp moderating, the candidates managed to step outside their talking points, and talk like humans with nuanced thoughts on complicated issues. Though we are still fairly set on Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton, we here at BUST were unable to come to a consensus on a “winner.” But we have plenty of time to decide. So for now, let’s all just...