Happy Friday Ya'll! Twelve baby pandas were born in China recently at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Sichuan province. The wild panda population has become an endangered species mostly because of habitat shrinkage, poaching, and the fact that they are picky about their mates (not so good at getting knocked up!). I have no idea where these pandas will go once they are grown up but I do know they are about the cutest damn thing ever. Read More
BUST has returned from its pilgrimage to ATP’s I’ll be Your Mirror Festival and our ears are still (gloriously) ringing from the brain-rattling sounds of some of renegade music culture’s best in show. Similar to the original venue for this ATP festival (Pontin’s Holiday Camp in the U.K.), Asbury Park is a once prosperous seashore vacation capital turned economically (but photogenically!) desolate (perfect scenery for nerding out with your hipstamatic). Read More
  Oh hey, no big whoop, but we’ve made a BOOK. Seriously, it’s kind of a big deal, and we’re very proud and super excited about the release! Its called The BUST D.I.Y. Guide to Life, Making Your Way Through Every Day and it’s a hefty tome published by big time publishers Abrams/Stewart Tabori & Chang. Read More
Have you ever wanted to make needlepoint nipple doilies? If so, Hoopla: The Art of Unexpected Embroidery -- written by Leanne Prain, the co-author of 2009's bestselling Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet & Knit Graffiti -- is the anarchistic DIY craft book for you. Hoopla's twenty-eight innovative embroidery patterns will teach readers how to stitch a mythical jackalope, a ransom note pillow, and mean yet dainty knuckle-tattoo church gloves. Read More
The number one reason I wish I lived in NYC, from this past weekend, was SlutWalk NYC!  I really wish I could have made it.  I even had a poster I wanted to make, inspired by (stolen from) another sign I'd seen online: "When a girl walks in with an itty bitty waist and a round thing in your face YOU TREAT HER WITH RESPECT!"  I love that these SlutWalks have been growing as a movement and happening all across the US, and even around the globe. Read More
Leave it up to longtime running children’s program Sesame Street to tell it like it is. On an upcoming episode of the show, a new muppet will make their way onto Sesame Street. On October 9th Lily will make her debut as part of a a special episode about hunger in America that features country star Brad Paisley. “ Food insecurity is a growing and difficult issue for adults to discuss, much less children,” said Paisley about the episode. Sesame Street has never been the type of children’s show that shied away from the tough issues. Read More
This morning I awoke to find the Twitterverse all a'Twitter about kugel. Okay, not really the entire kugelverse, but at least a number of tweets between Julie Klausner and Sandra Bernhard, and that's enough for me. For those not in the Jew-know, tomorrow evening begins Yom Kippur, the most high of high holidays for us Heebs. It's a time for spiritual cleansing, and, just like any other cleanse, part of the ritual is to fast for an entire day - in this case, Saturday. And, in true Jew tradition, the day ends with a celebration of food - and plenty of it. Read More
There’s nothing funnier than a lady with a handgun- when sketch group Onassis writes the sketch. Written by Mike Scollins, this particular sketch was inspired by a New York Times Magazine article about guns marketed to women. “There's not a crazy wacky character to it,” said Onassis member Sue Galloway. “Just people reacting to something strange in their world. Read More
I firmly believe the world can never have enough girl bands, so I'm always excited when ladies get together and rock out like the Runaways. New Brooklyn group Desert Sharks is one such band: four tough gals with tons of swagger and a heavy sound that any fan of amped-up rock 'n' roll will love. You can listen to their debut demos (and download them for free!) here, and if you're in Brooklyn this week, check out their first show at Williamsburg's Legion Bar. Pro tip: stick around after the show for dance party jams and pink jello shots. Read More
                                       I’ve never shared my missed connections with the World Wide Web, but that doesn’t mean I don’t like reading the ones that other people post. From the woman who’s trying to find the guy who was eating beef chili to the man looking for the girl on the C train with the oyster.com bag, you can’t help but wonder if any of these people, well...connect. Apparently Sophie Blackall wondered the same thing. Read More