Despite a break from the heat wave, my Monday evening was still super hot and steamy thanks to Planned Parenthood of NYC’s 7th annual benefit, Summer, Sex & Spirits, of which BUST was a proud sponsor. The event, hosted by PPNYC Activist Council, raised over $20,000 for the organization’s healthcare services, educational programs, and legislative work. Read More
I love pickles. They are a hot commodity in the refrigerator at home; my entire family devours them as snacks, appetizers, condiments and sides until entire jars are emptied within the span of a couple of days. Chris Forbes of Sour Puss Pickles taught me how to make simple and delicious pickles that I know my family will love and I hope you will too. Kirby pickles are best for pickling, generally. They are smaller than slicing cucumbers with thick, warty skins. Make sure the cukes you select are firm, unblemished and heavy for their size. Read More

Rad New Band: Bleached

BY Annelise S in Music

  When noise/punk band Mika Miko split up, telephone-microphone hybrid fans were left heartbroken across the sprawl of greater Los Angeles (and beyond). Mika Miko were known for raising hell in DIY settings and venues, especially at downtown L.A.'s The Smell, where they played their final show in January 2010. Today, however, I am thrilled to inform everyone of Mika Miko's resurrection of sorts. No, the band is not back together. But the group's sister duo, Jessica and Jennifer Clavin, just released a single from their new project, Bleached. Read More
  Fall For It! For our Aug/Sept 2011 issue, BUST is giving you the scoop on the season’s best new movies, TV shows, books, fashions, and albums with our ultimate fall guide! In our cover interview, Up in the Air’s incandescent star Vera Farmiga dishes on her latest project and reveals her dedication to creating better roles for women.  Inside we’ve got the remedy for your roommate drama, eight bangin’ DIY nail ideas, and a savvy shopper’s guide to getting the runway’s hottest looks for less. Read More
This Saturday, July 30, Webb Gallery in Waxahachie, TX, will host a show called Super Secret Crush featuring 22 women working in the comic book world. Read More
Last week, Network Awesome presented its four-day program, The Women of Punk, featuring videos of performances by punk legends such as Nina Hagen, Debbie Harry, Siouxsie & the Banshees, and L7. Bummed you missed it? Don't be. All of the video series are stored in Network Awesome's archives, so you can watch badass performances back to back with a single click.  Network Awesome is an online TV network that programs 4-6 hours of daily programing. Read More
Last week I caught a screening of Hit So Hard, the documentary about Hole drummer Patty Schemel, and despite some of its flaws (hokey title screens, confusing cuts, and about 20 minutes too many), I highly recommend it for any Hole fans. What I really took away from it though, is what an awesome drummer Patty is, and since female drummers are oft-overlooked and still rather few and far between, it inspired me to do a little video roundup of some of my favorite bands featuring femmes behind the kit. Read More
So I just found out about this event, She's Got the Power: A Girl Group Extravaganza at Damrosch Park Bandshell, Lincoln Center and I'm kind of spazzing out because it sounds so amazing. It's a symposium AND concert featuring some of the most legendary, amazing girl, group singers of the 1960's. I saw Ronnie Spector of The Ronettes about two years ago and she was just phenomenal. She was so nostalgic and never missed a beat by singing all the hits. It kind of made my life when she singled me out to wave because I was dancing like a maniac. Read More
Amber Tamblyn writes an excellent regular Poetry Corner column in BUST, and in April she held a poetry competition with BUST and Buzznet. There was an incredible amount of entries but Amber managed to settle on one winner, and two runner up entries. The winning entry is “we all begin somewhere” by Chelsea Comeau, a Canadian poet and Education Assistant currently working on a full-length book of poetry that she hopes to someday publish. Comeau has won an autographed copy of Amber Tamblyn's second book of poetry, Bang Ditto. Read More
Here are just a few fashionable New Yorkers that I've come across in the past few weeks, including one fabulous former Project Runway contestant! The above photo of Vintage Vandelizm blogger, Jasmin Rodriguez, is one of my very favorite looks. From head to toe, this girl is committed to glamour in a way I really appreciate and admire. She works with a friend of mine at the awesome Billy's Antiques on Houston street in NYC. Below is the wonderful designer Austin Scarlett of Project Runway Season 1. Read More