BY Olivia Harrison
on Jul 15, 2015
Now this is impressive: Doris Long just became the world’s oldest abseiler, or person who descends very high vertical structures on ropes.
She took up the sport at 85, and Sunday, the 101-year-old beat her own record as the world's oldest abseiler when she once again lowered herself down 328 feet of Portsmouth's Spinnaker Tower in the United Kingdom.
Not only did she break an already impressive record, but Long’s feat helped raise $122,305 for Rowans Hospice. This was her sixteenth time doing the abseiling for hospice. Read More
Serious stirring and shaking is about to happen, thanks to the San Francisco return of Speed Rack, the all-female speed-bartending competition that raises money for breast cancer charities. The fourth national tour will stop in San Francisco on
Sunday, March 15, as it strives to bring together 20 of the best, brightest and fastest female bartenders in the region and BUST will be part of the action!
Speed Rack founders Ivy Mix and Lynnette Marrero have provided us with some awesome St. Patrick’s Day cocktail recipes in honor of the event and upcoming holiday. Read More
BY Madison N Nunes
on Jan 31, 2015
I never really got into the idea of Valentines Day. I'd like to like it, but I just...don't. In fact, last night the boy and I had our annual V-Day-plans convo. To say the least, we came up empty handed. However, this morning my prayers for St.Valentine to f-off were answered. Search no more for restaurant reservations;Your plans are right here:
With sponsorship from Panache, New York Night Train, and BUST (us, duh), Planned Parenthood will be hosting their yearly Valentine's Day concert and dance at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Oct 05, 2014
If you live in the L.A. area and you’re a fan of cocktails, rad ladies, and giving money to a good cause, you need to head over to Harvard & Stone tomorrow, Monday, Oct. 6th, at 9pm. That night, the ladies of Speed Rack—the national cocktail-making competition for female bartenders, which BUST profiled in our Aug/Sept issue—will be in town for a ridiculously fun charity event. 30 lady mixologists from across the country will converge to make Sailor Jerry rum-based drinks, and 50% of the night’s proceeds will go to the BustedFoundation, an L.A. breast cancer charity. Read More
BY Audrey Cerchiara
on Oct 01, 2014
This is Dilys Price at 13,000 feet. With 82 years under her parachute, she jumped out of an airplane to save the charity organization she founded over a decade ago. She tweets Dylan Thomas quotes. "Daredevil Dilys" is my new role model.
Price first took a leap at 54, around the same time she founded Touch Trust, a unique charity that “...promote[s] the development of an inclusive society through the provision of creative movement opportunities for those who are isolated and lonely and often denied access to society and the therapeutic arts because of their perceived disability. Read More
BY Andrea Stopa
on May 06, 2014
Did you just drop your panties and realize you forgot to stop by Duane Reade on your way home? Have no fear my feisty friends, because L. will readily send a bicycle delivery woman or man anywhere in Manhattan to hand you a box of high quality condoms in an hour or less, for a flat rate of $8. Could it get any better than that? Yes, because for every condom you buy, a condom is distributed to high-need areas, adhering to L.'s 1-to-1/buy-one-give-one policy.L. Read More
BY Kat Hamilton
on Nov 14, 2013
As Thanksgiving approaches, it is difficult not to get wrapped up (badabing!) in preparations and endless phone calls with the folks. Or if you’re like many of my friends in NYC, you might be preoccupied with finding a way to make the Holidays special even though you will be working like a champ. Cheezy as it sounds, half of the fun of the holiday spirit is helping others. Whether you are hosting a traditional turkey fest for your close friends or knitting a scarf for mom, it feels awesome to care for someone else. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Oct 15, 2013
Do some good by buying goodies from these charity-minded Web boutiques.
The Belmont, 141eyewear.com
For every pair bought, 141 (a play on “one for one”) gives a pair of glasses to someone in a developing country who can’t afford vision correction.
Sunny Symmetry Dress, $57, globalgirlfriend.com
Proceeds from the sales on Global Girlfriend support lady artisans—this frock was made by a women’s cooperative in India that provides healthcare benefits to its workers.
Hunslet Haversack, $68, unitedbyblue. Read More
BY Solange Castellar
on Sep 12, 2013
We recently reported that Yoko Ono is still dominating the art/music scene, and this new collaboration of hers is the cherry on top of the sundae.
As announced on Wu-Tang Clan’s website, Yoko Ono and RZA will be pairing up for a special 10-inch vinyl release. For this release, all the proceeds will be donated to the Children’s Literary Society, a non-profit New York-based organization that provides studies in literature to children.
The vinyl release will include live recordings of the songs “Seed of Joy/Life Is a Struggle. Read More
BY Christian Detres
on Jun 01, 2013
I got to talking to my friend C.C., of the Actress Model Whatever podcast, last night about stuff and shit and we got around to discussing worthwhile things to do this Summer that didn't involve debauchery. I had to admit that I hadn't planned a single thing this Summer that didn't involve catering to some selfish whim or another.
She mentioned Zeno Mountain Farm, an organization that runs camps in Venice Beach, Vermont, Guatemala and Florida. They're set up to foster life-long relationships between creatives of varying physical and mental abilities. Read More