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 ... Read More
Oh my dear. Say it isn’t so. The designers over at sexy costume source Yandy are using a terrible misinterpretation of “twerking” to sell outfits. In a section they call “Costumes to Twerk In,” the venders market costumes that expose the buttocks. Of course, the first is an knock-off Miley Cyrus VMA costume called “Furry Party Animal Halloween Costume.” The other costumes have absolutely nothing to do with twerking ... Read More
BY Amalia Graziani
on Sep 12, 2013
Pin-Up Dino Revelation
Holidays and special occasions are all about rituals and established expectations. Associated terms do not include morbid imagery, giant insects, extraterrestrials, and flipping the bird. Which is exactly why I'll be hitting up Unusual Cards for my holiday notes. With a focus on the holy trinity of pinup girls, dinosaurs and whiskey, Unusual Cards creates modern camp art by pairing disparate wholesome images that together are completely ... Read More
BY Katrina Pallop
on Dec 25, 2012
For me, the words "gingerbread house" will forever call up images of me and my siblings as wee little towheads, covered in icing with nothing to show for our efforts but a two-graham cracker lean-to. But to others, the gingerbread house is an artistic medium in itself and the ultimate holiday crafting challenge. Here are some spectacular houses, rounded up from all around the internet, that will serve to inspire you, should you set out on your own gingerbread ... Read More
BY Dre Grigoropol
on Dec 21, 2012
Do you still have friends and family on your gift-giving list? A handmade gift would be a super special way to show you really care! We've put together a list of 10 of our favorite DIY projects from the past year of BUST Magazine that are sure to get your crafty mojo going. Best of all, each of these is so simple to make you can complete them in a weekend, and each of the issues they come from are available for purchase and instant download! Check 'em ... Read More
As a holiday aficionado, I am always on the lookout for new holiday albums that aren't just reiterations of the old standards. Unfortunately, many contemporary carols tend to be overly self-aware and irritating ("The Hanukah Song") or just plain insipid ("Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer"). That’s why I was thrilled to find out that Everything But The Girl front woman Tracy Thorn was releasing her own Yuletide album, Tinsel And Lights.
Thorn says that ... Read More
BY Kari Belsheim
on Dec 13, 2012
UltraViolet, an organization that combats sexism at all levels of politics and media, has released a shopping guide just in time for the holidays. The UltraViolet Holiday Gift Guide: a 21st Century Guide to Non-Sexist Holiday Shopping provides 21 gift ideas for the wee little feminists in your life. It features presents like the “Girls are Not Chicks” coloring book, Nancy Drew Computer Games, and other gifts that encourage kids to critically think ... Read More
Vice has just released this new video featuring a holiday message from two of my favorite critters on the planet: Lil Bub and Andrew W.K.
Lil Bub, for the uninitiated, is a star-cat whose appearance is defined by his dwarfism, big ol’ saucer eyes, and perpetually stuck-out tongue. Andrew W.K is a singer-songwriter and the self-proclaimed “King of Partying”. Together, they are an unstoppable dream team of cheer.
The video, Lil ... Read More
If anyone reading this was planning to wear a bulky, reindeer-faced Christmas sweater to Ingrid Michaelson’s holiday celebration tonight, think again. According to the native New Yorker, dropping to the floor isn’t too uncommon in the heat of the moment at her performances. When I ask if festive attire by way of ugly sweaters is encouraged at her annual Holiday Hop, she laughingly tells me, “There seems to be a trend at my shows of women ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Dec 06, 2012
Hey, New York! Don’t forget to come down to Babeland SoHo (43 Mercer St.) tonight at 7 P.M. for naughty crafting with BUST, complimentary cocktails from Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and a fancy-schmancy holiday bush lighting.
BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE! Our West Coast homies also deserve a chance to get in on the action. Seattleites, you’ll get your chance to kinkily craft with BUST and Babeland (707 E. Pike St. on Capitol Hill) this Tuesday, ... Read More