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  I exit Union Street station in Brooklyn and on the 21st step, three red-stenciled words appear: MERMAIDS ARE REAL. I’ve come from Midtown at rush hour so my heart rate is too fast and my feet are two sizes too swollen to find it charming at this exact moment. The image of mermaids, of oceans, of anything colorful, really, inspires an eye roll more than anything else as I climb up onto the sidewalk from underground, breathing in the pollution and tobacco. Read More
Many of my most formative moments took place on the John Jay High School Swim & Dive team bus. I was a slow and techniqueless swimmer and could barely pull off a sit-dive, but the team didn’t cut anyone who showed up to practice, so there I was. I didn’t even go to John Jay, but my tiny public high school sent kids who wanted to play the less-popular sports to the bigger nearby school. It was a perfect place for me to meet new people. Read More
This exclusive interview is from BUST's Feb/March 2015 issue, on stands now! Female fans around the world are downright obsessed with 
Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer’s hit comedy series Broad City. Here, the pair gets real about Girls, plays “Fuck/Marry/Kill,” and recalls how Amy Poehler made them freak out Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer are two of comedy’s hottest stars, and they are about to drive a convertible off a cliff. Read More
Nothing says I love you more than gift bags full of hand-crocheted flower pens, mosaic portraits of friends made from crushed bottles of their favorite sodas, and personalized 5,000 word essays on why they’re so great. But if you’re low on spare time and you’re not Leslie Knope, we’ve gathered 13 other ways to celebrate the true day of love—Galentine’s Day. 1. Read More
A tribute to the struggles and triumphs of growing up, first-time director Jen McGowan's film Kelly & Cal tells the story of a former Riot Grrrl whose transition into suburban motherhood is, well, not going very smoothly. Kelly, played by real life rock star Juliette Lewis, begins an unlikely friendship with her seventeen-year-old neighbor, played by Jonny Weston, who has recently suffered a spinal cord injury. Their culminating connection might be just the thing to jump start both of their lives. Read More
Attention New York City babes! “Black Moon,” is an exhibition coming to Manhattan and you all better prepare to have your minds blown. “Black Moon” was created in November 2013 by five friends – four brilliant fine artists and one passionate gallerist, and the two days the group spent together in a Los Angeles studio exploring and celebrating art, music, friendship and everyone’s favorite time of year. Read More
I am almost a college graduate. After four years of kicking butt, studying, hanging out with friends, going to bed too late, and several late nights in the computer lab, my time in higher education has come to a close. Whew. I guess because it’s the first week of May, there have been a lot of articles out “How to be Successful After College,” “10 Ways to Find a Job,” etc. etc. They are stressing me the freak out. What if I do everything on the list and still don’t find my path?! What if I did everything wrong these past four years?   Stop. Breathe. Read More
Female friendships are these amazing, complicated, weird and wonderful things that heavily influence most of our lives and yet are so often misrepresented (if presented at all) in popular media. It's not always sleepovers and mimosas; friendships are challenging, and as we grow up and change, so do our relationships. An honest look at these relationships arrives in the new show Doll & Em. Real life friends Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells have teamed up to play fictional friends in the new HBO comedy series Doll & Em, which premiers March 19th. Read More
  Meet Douglas, a beautiful growing African hippopotamus. He was found abandoned at two weeks old by rescuers with Conservation Lower Zambezi, and he now lives at Chipembele Wildlife Rescue in hopes of growing up safely and learning how to be a wild hippo. Douglas’s hobbies include swimming, splashing, strolling waterside, and sipping from a baby bottle. Oh, and playing with his two best friends, little doggies Molly and Coco. The rambunctious pair of terriers assure that Douglas never has a dull moment, and the trio seems right at home. Read More

The Myth of the BFF

BY Darcy Sturges in General

Friendship is awesome. I hope that every reader can relate, that every reader currently has friends—a best friend, even (besides BUST, I mean). There’s a strong mythos around best friends as well. Throughout TV and film female friendship is core, unshakable thing in a sea of bad boyfriends, family drama, children, health scares, and careers. Yet the curtain is starting to lift, showing that friendship is like any other relationship: there are problems and sometimes it takes a lot of work. In 8th grade my best friend, Liz, stopped talking to me. Read More