This week a 30 second sneak preview of Kanye's new video was leaked. "Monster" is an epic track featuring some of the most powerful artists in hip-hop. So what, you ask, could ruin the song? How about an accompanying video filled with dead girls. Being kissed by Kanye, hanging from Rick Ross' ceiling, lying on Jay-Z's couch - and I can't even imagine what Nicki will being doing with her allotted group of dead girls. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to ... Read More
Craftacular-bound company Painter Girl Chocolates was born when President and “Chocolateuse” Monica Passin created a chocolate version of Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus”- how’s that for inspiration? Monica’s edible chocolate art includes a line of sassy animal print bars, warmly spicy ginger fudge, Frida Kahlo portrait chili-cinnamon dark chocolates and more. Mixing fine handmade chocolate with flavors like lemon, ... Read More
We're psyched about all the exclusive, hip, and neat treats lined up for the BUST Magazine Craftacular Holiday 2010 this Sunday, December 12th, at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City! Nearly 300 vendors will be bringing you their unique crafts, from one-of-a-kind jewelry to luscious bath and body products that will make gift shopping a breeze! Their handmade and imaginative items will rock your holiday socks off, and we also have some great goodies lined up ... Read More

Oprah, why the tears?

BY Lisa Kirchner in TV

I love what Oprah Winfrey has to say about her best friend Gayle King in the clip on ABC.com released today from her upcoming Barbara Walters special. I feel lucky to have friends in my life I'd say the same about. But what this clip has people asking is--why the tears? As if the waterworks belie the truth in what she's saying. If you watch this unfold you'll see that she actually cries when she talks about Gayle, not when she states the nature of their ... Read More
I am stressed to the bone, trying to organize a cross-country move while balancing two jobs and a million projects. It's freezing outside, AND I'm running late with turning in the music section for the next issue (hehe, sorry, Lisa) and yet I folded all of this up and shoved it to the back of my brain wagon the other night to see Austra perform an early show at Mercury Lounge.  Austra is a Canadian based band fronted and fed by Katie Stelmanis, who I've more ... Read More
Obligatory Holiday lists got you grumpy? Has this year's budget seized the fun out of shopping? Looking for a way to add a little sass to your merry messages? Look no further! Maybe You Should Die is a guaranteed smile with each one of their hip, cheeky cards or bean-bags-gone-mean. Enough cliche cards filled with someone else's cheer! With audacious tag-lines for every occasion, you can send one of these unconventional cards to everyone on your list, from your ... Read More

BUST Parties in Chicago

BY Helen in Music

What do BUST and Chicago have in common? Sub Tropical! Ok, so it's not really like a hurricane or Atlantic weather pattern or anything, it's actually a monthly dance-fashion-art party hosted by Chicago natives, Medusa's Make-Up. Last Saturday BUST had the honor of sponsoring the event, which has been known to inspire creative makeup looks and fashion outfits, plus give out cool freebies such as lip gloss or fishnet arm bands all under one roof. Oh and don't forget ... Read More
What a week! Tube strikes, freezing temperatures, snow, student riots; yep last week in London got a little hectic. Time now then for a quick round up of just how rockin’ the Chistmas Craftacular in York Hall was last Sunday.   The busiest London Craftacular yet, York Hall was BUSTing at the seams as shoppers braved the unusually cold snap and queued round the block for the midday opening, complete with amazing tote bags from Prick Your Finger and Etsy ... Read More
When I first saw Project 60/40 perform, I was floored. Four ladies so talented, creating a style of music so unique- I dare say it's unparalleled- made me want to know more about them right away. After some research and a coffee date with the performers themselves, I learned that they use their classical backgrounds to reinvent modern music, and vice-versa, breathing new life into old favorites and making contemporary tunes accessible to all generations. As they ... Read More
For the past two days, I've been walking around singing "when you're an Addams/Bababababababababa." Which is half real song, and half nonsense because I can never remember the lyrics to anything. This little tune has been stuck in my head ever since I was lucky enough to be able to see The Addams Family: A New Musical the other night.   Having lived in New York for two years now, I've only been to two Broadway shows, and they've both been been musicals; which ... Read More
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