Urban homesteading is a fast-growing trend that encourages a  lifestyle of locally grown and home-brewed without all the aspects of trendiness and upper-classisim instead, replacing it with a D.I.Y sensibility. In other words, being radical about taking care of the planet and making a major social shift into a more money-savvy and environmentally conscious way of living.  In the new book, "Making It: Radical Home Ec for a Post-Consumer World," all the bases are covered. Read More
The future of science may rest in the hands of women. In each of the three age groups at Google's first science fair, three girls were the chosen winners among 7,500 entrees from 91 countries.  And not only were these projects scientifically impressive--they also may be used to benefit public health. Lauren Hodge, winner of the youngest group of 13-14 year olds looked at carcinogenic levels in various marinades for grilled chicken. Winner among 15-16 year olds, Naomi Shah, found ways to reduce people’s reliance on asthma medications by improving indoor air quality. Read More
I'm usually not a fan of covers (just listen to the originals people!), but Karmin has won a special place in my heart. By covering everyone's favorite Top 40 rap, pop, rock, and R&B songs, editing out curse words, and highlighting the songs' musicality, Karmin has been getting a lot of attention from the ol' interwebz lately. The musical pair don’t take themselves too seriously, and they are able to simultaneously honor and poke fun at the songs they’re covering. Read More
As I've learned recently, New York City mosquitoes in the summertime are no joke. Between picnics on the grass and apartments with windows that can't close, my roommate and I have spent a lot of time contending with the little bugs and even more time slapping and scratching our bites.  That's why we were both relieved when Jade & Pearl sent us their new all natural insect repellant, BEAT IT! The thing I love about BEAT IT! is that the ingredient list is super short and I can identify/pronounce every one of them. Read More
I've recently discovered the Found Footage Fest's Youtube channel. And man, is it filled with an enormous amount of bizarre, low quality video clips. Most of the footage featured is extremely strange. I'm not sure if it's the early-nineties aesthetics or, the creepy synth music, but they're all transfixing. The channel features video footage that you would probably find at a yard sale, or a garbage dump somewhere if they weren't rescued by FFF, and so lovingly edited and uploaded. Read More
This just in... During World War II, German soldiers were getting STDs in droves because of all their activity with French prostitutes. As any concerned commander would do, Hitler ordered blow-up dolls that would fit into the troops’ backpacks. According to The Sun, records reveal that Nazi scientists developed "synthetic comforters" for German soldiers stationed in Paris. The project began in 1940 after SS chief Heinrich Himmler wrote: "The greatest danger in Paris is the widespread and uncontrolled presence of whores picking up clients in bars, dance halls and other places. Read More
I’m one of those girls who wish they’d been born earlier so they could’ve attended the Evergreen State College during the early ‘90s and spent their days xeroxing zines and comics at their lame part time jobs. But now I’m a Generation Z college student on the east coast, reading Jeffrey Brown and Lynda Barry and spending too much time (and money) at coffee shops. (Sometimes, I sit at a local Barnes and Noble and pretend to be drawing for a Fantagraphics deadline. It’s sad. Read More
One night only! Get your kinky crafting on at the free BUST in Babeland SoHo party tonight from 7 PM to 10 PM. Plus, free drinks, goodie bags, raffle, and more! Free goodie bags! Be one of the first 50 attendees and receive a gift bag with Sir Richard's Condoms, a Babeland Silver Bullet, and a copy of BUST Magazine's newest issue. Free kinky crafting! BUST Magazine's Crafty Lady Callie Watts will show you how to decorate a sexy sleepover pouch for all your overnight goodies. Free drinks! Enjoy Babeland Bubbly while you craft and shop, sponsored by Tito's Handmade Vodka. Read More
This Thursday BUST’s very own Crafty Lady, Callie Watts, returns to the kinky crafting table of the BUST in Babeland Customer Appreciation Party to help you make a DIY “sexy sleepover kit!” Check out Babeland blog’s recent interview with Callie here, where they chat about her crafting experiences, the similarities between sex and crafts, and the successful “safer sex leg-holsters” featured at last year’s Kinky Crafting event at Babeland. Read More
  Here at the BUST offices we spent most of our days working on the current issue of the magazine. The rest if the time however, is spent looking at cute animal videos, playing a current blog post themed game of charades and discussing things like moon cups and plush stuffed reproductive organs. (don’t ask) Today we spent some of that time giggling at the YouTube channel “Cooking with Dog”. Read More