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The Parasitic Plant With Viking Roots I’d always figured mistletoe for a benign holiday decoration at best, and at worst, an invitation for office-party antics in movies set in the 1980s. Aside from being a tiny bundle of green leaves and white berries under which creeps occasionally try to mouth-assault you, what exactly is mistletoe and why did people start kissing under it? Mistletoe, or Viscum album, is a parasitic plant. Read More
Thanks to this site, it’s getting easier to find out whether or not movies pass the Bechdel test. If you’re not familiar with it already, the test simply asks whether a movie has two female characters who talk to each other at least once about something other than a man. Sounds simple, right? You’d be surprised how many of your favorites fail (A Christmas Story, Elf, Home Alone, Rudolph…) But in the Christmas spirit, let’s focus on those that do pass, and hope that each year the ‘nice’ list grows. Read More
Give the gift of sexual pleasure! Babeland’s popular “In a Box” gift sets contain everything you’ll need to enjoy the activity referenced in the product name. Described as “The best value in a sex toys, ever,” these sets are so fun you’ll want more than one. Read More
The season of love, giving, and unadulterated stress is upon us. You empty out your wallet and watch as the last piece of lint drift to the floor like a snowflake. In the background you can hear Bing Crosby crooning Christmas tunes, but there is no joy to be had in the land of poor college students and post-grads. Before you sink to the floor with a notepad, tissues, and possibly some Kahlüa to figure out how you're going to buy Tiny Tim that gift, check out this round up of D.I.Y. gifts  found on Pinterest. None of the projects will land you in the holiday poor house. Read More
No one can ever say that Murray doesn't love his holidays- Groundhog Day, Scrooged, Ghostbusters (that’s Halloween, no?) and now A MADE FOR TV, MUSICAL CHRISTMAS SPECIAL. No network or premiere date has been given yet, but Murray recently revealed his plans to Variety for a holiday themed spectacular directed by none other than former BUST cover lady Sofia Coppola. Murray and Coppola previously worked together on the oh-so-jolly film, Lost in Translation, in which Coppola won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Read More
    It’s finally time for the 8th annual BUST Magazine Holiday Craftacular & Food Fair! It’s all goin’ down this weekend, December 14th and 15th, from 10 AM to 7 PM. Head to the Metropolitan Pavilion at 125 West 18th Street, one of the most in-demand event locations in Manhattan, with high-ceilings and easy train access right in the heart of Chelsea!      This year, we have some truly amazing vendors and organizations lined up to spread holiday cheer. Read More
  To quote Billy Eichner, “Let’s go, Amy Poehler!” If you haven’t checked out the hilarious comedian Billy Eichner of “Billy on the Street” in action, be sure to check it out. This Christmas, Billy is teaming up with the Queen of Comedy herself to deliver some holiday cheer to the streets of New York. The pair was just outside the BUST office, and we're so sad to have missed them. Read More
Annette and Sue Amendola, sisters living in Brooklyn, New York, have been putting up a nativity scene in the lot next to their home for more than ten years. The real Christmas miracle, though, is the fantastic colony of feral cats that takes over the space annually. They curl up between the figurines and cuddle on the warm hay bale that serves as a manger and, duh, it's freakin' adorable.  According to the Amendola sisters, when they lay the baby Jesus in the manger every December 25th, the cats are quick to topple him over and claim the space for themselves. Read More
I don't know about you, but I'm super enamored of Uzo Aduba and Danielle Brooks, better known as Crazy Eyes and Taystee, the characters they play on the Netflix series, Orange is the New Black. Aduba, who has a strong background in theater, is easily one of the best actors on the show, and it doesn't hurt that her character is incredibly heartbreaking and complex. Brooks plays the perceived comic relief, but as the plot develops, her character, Taystee, is revealed have more depth than we thought. Read More
The team behind the London BUST Craftacular this Christmas have hooked up with super cool website Supermarket Sarah for a digital raffle in aid of women's charity Women For Women International. Women for women help women in war-torn parts of the world rebuild their lives by joining them up with sponsor sisters. Check out the wall, click on the items to read more about each of the 35 prizes which include jewellery from BUST favourites, Tatty Devine and even a shoemaking course with Prescott & Mackay worth ¬£394! At 50p a go (80 cents) - or 2. Read More