Move over Nicki Minaj, because there’s another Nikki on the scene--Nikki Lynette.  The latter's song, “Shut The F*ck Up Boy,” might have the best chorus ever, and is currently being played on repeat here at the BUST HQ. Lynette’s got serious mc chops, a slight Left Eye vibe, and a dash of afro-punk style. We think she's a pure original, and a must-watch. Check the video out below and then go download her new mixtape, Roses N’ Guns 2: The BADDER ASSED Mixtape That Rocks (The Rematch). Read More
  Cat hair is a real nuisance. It gets all over everything you own, making you and your lint roller the best of friends. But instead of throwing those huge hairballs away, what if you used them in your next crafting session? A new book will help you turn Mr. Whiskers' castaways into wearable, hangable art. Kaori Tsutaya’s new book, Crafting With Cat Hair: Cute Handicrafts to Make With Your Cat, tells you how to make mittens, finger puppets, and decorative details using your cat’s hair. Read More
Get festive tonight at Babeland SoHo's kinky crafting party, sponsored by BUST Magazine!Make your own ornaments ($5 materials fee) and help Babeland deck out their holiday bush -- be sure to stick around for the tree lighting. Plus, enjoy complimentary cocktails sponsored by Tito's Handmade Vodka.The party starts at 7 PM, but arrive early because the first 25 attendees will receive goodie bags with toys and a copy of BUST's newest issue.Babeland SoHo43 Mercer StreetNew York, NY 10013 Photo from Christmas Whimsy. Read More
Ah, Christmas in New York: it’s pretty much everything that Home Alone 2 made it out to be (with the exception of like, the entire plot) but better.  The tree at Rockefeller Center, the chestnuts roasting on open-ish fires, John Waters putting the “X” in X-mas at B.B. King's, and Ronnie Spector’s annual Christmas Party. Read More
Fred Armisen of SNL (and virtually every indie comedy film or TV show of the last 10 years) will be doing NYC in-store appearances on December 4th and 5th to promote the release of Portlandia: Season One on DVD and Blu-Ray. The stellar IFC comedy series, which stars Fred and Sleater Kinney's Carrie Brownstein, will be out in stores on December 6. We're obsessed with Portlandia (which lovingly skewers Portland, Oregon) and its recurring characters, like the feminist bookstore owners, decorators who encourage you to "put a bird on it!", and a militant bike messenger. Read More
It's no secret that we at BUST adore Miranda July. She's graced our pages a number of times (our Dec/Jan issue includes a blurb on her new book It Chooses You), and now we're pleased to announce that we've got the hookup for fellow fans of the filmmaker/writer/actress.  July's 2011 film The Future-- about a couple and the cat that changes their lives in a seriously surreal way-- is being released on DVD today, but we've got a chance for you to win your own copy. Email with the subject line "The Future DVD" and your name and mailing address by Thursday, December 1st. Read More
Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, we're officially in the throes of the Christmas season. If you're looking for some great DIY gifts and decorations, we've got you covered. The holiday season is a perfect time of year to get crafty--so grab a cup of nog, and lets get started! When you're wrapping presents this holiday season, don’t throwaway the odds and ends of your paper. Instead, use those remainders as materials for your DIY wrapping paper wreath!  At sustainlane. Read More

Tea Time With Kusmi

BY Lan Truong in Eat Me

Tea is my favorite non-alcoholic drink--I'd choose it over hot chocolate or coffee on any cold day. So I was super excited when I first got my hands on a box of Kusmi Tea Essentials. This sampler box comes with 12 (yes, 12!) different teas. The variety can be a bit overwhelming, but in a good way. After all, who doesn't like having choices when it comes to food and drink? My favorite is the Darjeeling N°37, a "subtle tea from India." It's a good tea to drink while working--an excellent option if you have lots of emails to reply to, or a stack of paperwork to get through. Read More
Even a casual hip-hop fan can quote lyrics from Missy Elliott, TLC, and Salt-N-Pepa, but SHEmovement aims to celebrate not just the heavy-hitters, but less well-known lady mc's like Psalm One, Red Shaydez, Hot Yella, Miz Korona, and Lady Loe. The website features hip-hop-centric news and profiles of female rappers, as well as photos, videos, and blogs that the artists themselves update. The musicians on the site produce blends of hip-hop as diverse as they are--white, black and middle eastern mc's are all represented. Read More
Stumped on what to get yourself, your bff or bf for Chrismukkah or Kwanzaa? Well, UNICEF and Threadless have got your back, or at least want to get on your back. They're banding together to bring some joy to not only those on your gift list, but millions who need it most. Over 10 million people in the Horn of Africa (Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Djibouti) are malnourished due to a severe drought--the worst in 50 years. The consequences are dire, and UNICEF and other non-governmental organizations are working together to bring food, sanitation, medication, and water to area that badly needs it. Read More