Kimberly Ellen Hall has been teaching people to knit in exchange for their first projects since 2007. Now, her collection of scarves made by people who have never knit before have earned an exhibit all of their own at the Textile Arts Center from November 5- December 16. Her inspiration for this project is truly lovely; "I learned to knit while I was struggling with a project about luck. I made all sorts of printed pieces with images of items considered lucky: ... Read More

Those Marvelous Maidens of SNL

BY Helen in TV

Who caught last night's salute to the Women of SNL on NBC? It was incredible. It was like one of their many "best of" DVD's that you usually buy for 50 cents at stoop sales (pre bed-bug craze), but instead of only compiling clips featuring one cast member, they spotlighted all the best bits done by these spectacular comediennes over the past 35 years. It's really about time for the show to finally give props to these women who have historically made up less than ... Read More

Street Style, Boston

BY caroline in Style

Some street style I shot while visiting  a friend in Boston. I really want to go back, I had such a lovely time.  Maybe it's because I've spent the last four years here but Fall in New York looks nothing like Fall in Boston. The trees turn such beautiful colors- saffrons, rich magentas and emeralds- I kind of wanted to eat the leaves. Or take them home with me and stare at the pretty colors all day long.  But I've digressed- back to street style! ... Read More
Mexican Summer is turning out to be the record label to watch of 2010. Though some of their CMJ showcase choices this year seemed a little, ahem, questionable, it's hard to argue with the people who brought you Best Coast's Crazy for You. If there's any justice in the world, San Francisco group Tamaryn ought to become the next M.S. breakout act (except I'm pretty sure they're not going to be so into Twitter). The band is officially composed of lead singer Tamaryn ... Read More
Funnyman Chicago rapper Hollywood Holt just released a great clip of him doing "LaLaLa Freestyle," and MIA is in it! It's a simple video of them hanging out on a stoop, but his rhymes are real, and MIA makes for some great company. You can download his newest mix tape "These Are The Songs That Didn't Make The Album But Are Sill Cold As Hell So Shut The Fuck Up Vol. 1" for free on his website, and he also has an album slated for release next year on Chocolate ... Read More

Go Greene!

BY Emily Rems in Arts

I’m ashamed to admit it, but even though I’ve been doing movie commentaries for NPR’s New York affiliate, WNYC, for the past six months, I didn’t know until a couple of weeks ago that they had a live performance venue. Some friends tipped me off to a great show that was going on at WNYC’s Greene Space—a “new destination for artists and audiences created for live performances, signature WNYC radio shows, and video ... Read More
I can't report as to the mood on the ground, but from the view from my television on Saturday, the National Mall looked packed with rationality at Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear. Musical guests ranging from The Roots to Tony Bennett performed, and appearances were made by the MythBusters, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and even R2D2. It was clear that, while the Rally didn't necessarily have one definitive political statement-and that ... Read More

This is a test

BY Katie Oldaker in Eat Me

I am a blog test. nothing to see here people just move along. BUST MAGAZINE CHRISTMAS CRAFTACULAR 2010 SUNDAY NOVEMBER 28 2010 Shop, craft, dance... and make merry! 12pm-6pm York Hall, 5-15 Old Ford Road, London E2 9PJ 1 minute from Bethnal Green tube station Shop at over 70 stalls of the hottest in handmade.test. Craft a Christmas bauble with The Make Lounge, crochet a moustache with Prick Your Finger* – plus pom-poms to Make and Do with Perri and a ... Read More
I have to admit, way back in 2008 when I had my first dose of Crystal Castle's against my will at a dimly lit local watering hole I was more than a little skeptical. Abundant dance beats, standard new wave synths, androgynous haircuts, and generous amounts of distorted femme roaring all played their appropriate roles. All these things are of course mandatory ingredients to an ever so hip soundtrack to looking for romance in all the wrong places. I thought to ... Read More
So what are you guys gonna be for Halloween???  We want to hear about your costumes! Okay I will start with the BUST crew...I am gonna be a ninja master!  Some of the other planned costume shout-outs included but were not limited to: an ass hat, a hot dog, Mommy Dearest and Nancy Drew. YAY for Halloween 2010!!!!!!! photo credits: the lovely artist, valerie pensworth - www.valeriepensworth.com, ... Read More