BY Meg Zulch
on Nov 24, 2014
We know you must be tired from BUST’s Boston Craftacular (we certainly are); but no sleep ‘til Brooklyn, ladies! On Saturday, Dec. 6 and Sunday, Dec. 7, the Craftacular is moving along to the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint.
Among the event’s diverse offerings, such as whimsical greeting cards, herbal medicines, and “cuppies” (a cupcake cookie hybrid, the perfect cure to your sweet tooth), is the lady-empowering DIY creations of Modern Girl Blitz. Read More
BY Rebecca Peterson
on Nov 10, 2014
Street harassment reversal videos are killing the viral video market, and Miss Eaves is on trend.
If you’re not already a fan of her subject-specific raps, the time is now. Certainly her 2012 series (NPR, Snuggies) was clever, clip-art graphics and all. But her new single “Aye Girl” is pretty fucking cute. Charming Brooklyn gals turn the tables on a squeamish P. Kilmure (also the producer). As for Miss Eaves? Her song is pretty seamless, with beauties such as, “Jerk it pervert, it’s not gonna work.” And her avocado earrings close the deal. Read More
The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, NY was the first stop on tour for Har Mar Superstar and The Pizza Underground. They were also joined by the Candy Boys, a two-man boy band, starring D’arick and A’rick. They played hits “How Many Licks?” and “Hard Out There.” I loved their set so much! Adult men in crop tops singing and dancing about candy was so entertaining that I might just follow them on tour. Read More
Think you know everything about roller derby? Some have the perception that it’s riot grrrls in fishnets, punching the shizz outta each other on skates. Well, did you know that it started in the 1930s, was rebooted in the early 2000’s, and has 1,500 leagues around the world today? Don’t worry, this isn’t a derby pop quiz, but here’s your opportunity to help learn about some famous jammers!
Margot Atwell, some might know her on the flat track as the kick-ass Em Dash, has been skating with the New York league, Gotham Girls Roller Derby, for seven years. Read More
BY Rebecca Peterson
on Sep 29, 2014
You too can wax your ears with greatness, as tickets are now on sale for BAM’s evening of conversation with Miranda July and Lena Dunham. The event will take place Wednesday, Jan. 28 at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn. Tickets start at $35. For those of you in southern California, a similar event is coming up in Pasadena on Oct. 15.
July is a writer, artist, and filmmaker whose novel The First Bad Man comes out in January 2015. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Sep 17, 2014
The BUST Craftacular @ World Maker Faire is fast approaching (Sat & Sun, Sept 20 & 21!) and since we have loads of pent up excitement about it we've been chatting with some of our wonderful vendors to bide our time until then. We recently sat down with Ali and Xime from Shadowplaynyc to find out where they get the inspiration for their mind blowing cosmic designs.
B: Tell us a little about yourself and your wares. What's your main goal for your business, why did you start, how would you describe your brand's personality? How did you get your name? You get the gist. Read More
BY Sonia Edwards
on Aug 27, 2014
Every August, we get ultra-excited about the AfroPunk Festival, which takes place in Brooklyn, N.Y.C. The festival is a two-day celebration of music, fashion, art and culture. Aside from being packed with eye-popping musical performances and insanely good vibes, it's *also* a convergence of some of the most beautiful, stylish folks on the planet. We swear you won't find a better crowd for people-watching anywhere in the world.
This year's fest was full of crazy-cute outfits, colorful prints, beautiful hairdos, and fresh accessories, all of which left us feeling totally inspired. Read More
on Aug 22, 2014
Bustettes, we got a lot of rocking to do, and a lot of fundraising to do, and what a world we live in that we can do both simultaneously.
The Brooklyn Women’s Collective is presenting the ALL GRRRL GRILL which just so happens to be a barbecue consisting of all your favorite things in one place.
Beats will be provided by Krunk Pony, Gracie Tara, Jlamar, Fefegirl Wonder, TJVSTheMachine, Jeli D (and there are talks of a silent disco… jus' sayin). Read More
BY Emily Robinson
in Eat Me
on Aug 21, 2014
Boobie Trap is not your average watering hole with nip-slipping waitresses. ( We're looking at you, Hooters.) It is, however, a smorgasbord of boobs. A galleria of the tit. A celebration of the nipple. A magical breast playground. (Am I pushing it? Okay. I digress.)
ANYWAY, Boobie Trap (your new favorite bar) has officially opened in Bushwick. Allison Davis of New York Magazine described it as a “John-Waters-meets-rockabilly bar-room environment” complete with “pink flamingos, leopard-print lampshades, and hot-pink Christmas lights. Read More
BY Mariana Garces
on Aug 13, 2014
Brooklyn-based blues rock band She Keeps Bees dropped a new single from their forthcoming album recently, and the video for the song is just as beautifully surreal and eerie as the single itself.
"Is What It Is" comes out on the album Eight Houses on September 16th from the label Future Gods, which will be the band's fourth full-length album. If you're into some soulful, dark, and dreamy music with goose bump-inducing vocals, the album is definitely something to look forward to. We can't wait to get our hands on it. Read More