Mary Murphy grows up in a small town in the midst of an economic downturn as the daughter of a reluctant young mother who was impregnated by her alcoholic boyfriend on prom night. Read More
The title of this sardonic essay collection refers to the phrase coined by Tina Fey during a Saturday Night Live monologue defending Hillary Clinton. That Helena Andrews is black adds a spin to the catchphrase; it resonates with her sense of what it's like to be boxed into a stereotypical category. Read More
Sarah Silverman's memoir does all the things that shouldn't work: she's sparse on emotion, prolific with excruciating details, and even explains some of her jokes. Yet somehow, like her comedy, it's so wrong it's just right. Read More
Kristen Schaal  has to be one of the cutest, funniest women in comedy today and if you haven't seen her interview on the Letterman Show, watch it now. Not only was she great as the creepy super fan Mel in "Flight of the Conchords," but she has also had some parts in a couple other movies, totaling to around 10 minutes as she says, including her upcoming role in "Dinner for Schmucks." Her adorable voice, Pee-Wee Herman-like entrance and earnest attitude are sure to make you crack up, so beware if you’re watching this at work. Read More
Self-taught pianist, poet, producer, and critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Rachael Sage will be previewing her latest revue "Stop Me If I'm Kvetching..." for one night only in New York City at the new Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 Wednesday, August 4th at 7:30 PM. Super sweet! You can purchase tickets for $10 here. You can also purchase tickets for the actual Edinburgh Festival Fringe (in Scotland!) here. Read More

The Cure for a Cure

BY Sophie Johnson in Music

This Sunday, August 1st,  Roberta's Pizza of Bushwick will host The Cure for a Cure. Several independent artists will gather in the garden to perform covers of The Cure in order to raise money for the Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia Foundation from 2-9pm. Heritage Foods, Pies n Thighs, and, of course, Roberta's will be working the grill while you enjoy cool brews from Union Beer Distributors and listen to great live music. Read More
Are you missing the crazy, monotone shenanigans of Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie in “Flight of the Conchords” as much as I am? Just two seasons of the quirky TV show was not enough! The duo was featured as our coverdudes in the April/May 2008 Men We Love issue, and we’re still madly in love with them. Read More
The only problem (if I HAD to pick one) with being Music Editor for a magazine like Bust, is that there's just not enough time in any given day to write about all the awesome music that gets sent to us for review. One CD that we've been loving, but couldn't quite fit into our last issue, is Olof Arnalds' Innundir Skinni, which our writer Katie Bain will review for you right here and now: Icelandic singer and musician Olöf Arnalds floats into our musical consciousness on the gentle power of her sophomore release Innundir Skinni. Read More

The Birth Control Paradox

BY Nissa in Sex

Is your birth control making you smell "less attractive" to prospective males? That's the question scientists at Duke University are researching in a fairly new study conducted with lemurs as test subjects. In the study, female lemurs were injected with the popular birth control, Depo-Provera, also known as the shot. The female lemurs then allegedly sent out a "different scent molecule" than the control group. Males seemed to shun the injected females, leaving scientists wondering if birth control actually effects the chemical make up of pheromones. Read More
Our own Lisa Hix has graciously shared this blog with us that she has posted over at CollectorsWeekly.com. Enjoy!   Our Bodies, Our Stilettos By Lisa Hix (Copyright Collectors Weekly 2010) A writer explains the reasons behind her love-hate relationship with high heels. Behold the power of the stiletto heel. Despite all the advances women have made, it’s one fetish we can’t seem to escape, a paradox epitomized by “Sex and the City. Read More