on May 03, 2014
How many times have you passed by a homeless person, and not noticed them? Living in N.Y.C. I would venture to guess that number would be very, very high. It's not often that we stop to talk to, or even look at the homeless. It's something we'd simply rather not acknowledge. Maybe because its scary to think that anyone could be sitting there, a loved one, or possibly ourselves? Well the folks over at the New York Rescue Mission have cleverly created an incredibly heart wrenching new video that asks, Have the Homeless Become Invisible? and sadly, the answer is yes. Read More
BY Amy Carlberg
on Apr 18, 2014
Get your girl band on this Saturday, April 19, for Record Store Day in New York City and across the country. The day promotes what record shops do best: provide rare goods for the hungriest fans to slobber over. You might be able to order pork soup buns online these days, but the stuff we're about to tell you about is available exclusively at independent retailers on Record Store Day. Find your participating store here and you'll go from "But it's my Saturdaaay!" to lacing up your Chucks in no time. Read More
Okay found it, could this be what we’ve have been waiting for?! Has anyone else imagined that this is what New York sounds like for a girl, a mostly confident, sometimes insecure, maybe nerdy, kinda hippie, wannabe punk, super sweetheart, no-nonsense kind of girl?!
The Prettiots will make you feel like you can have a perfectly crafted cutesy exterior, while secretly wanting to burn your frenemy’s house down. Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Dec 09, 2013
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
Tatyana McFadden spent much of her childhood in a St. Petersburg orphanage where she did not receive adequate medical attention for her spina bifida, a condition which paralyzed her from the waist downwards. Without access to a wheelchair, she learned to walk on her hands, an experience which she now tells The New York Times taught her “as much about finding mental strength as physical strength [and] may have helped my arms and shoulders [and] it also taught me that I was always going to find a way to do something. Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Oct 04, 2013
We are beyond excited to announce that we're teaming up with the CBGB Festival for a pop-up BUST Magazine Craftacular in Times Square!
The CBGB Festival is taking over eight blocks of bustling midtown Manhattan for a food, music, shopping, and culture festival from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Saturday, October 12. Be sure to head to Broadway between 50th and 52nd Streets for over 50 vendors of badass handmade and vintage goods (as well as food that runs the gamut from specialty spreads to Thai BBQ). Read More
BY Solange Castellar
on Oct 03, 2013
If you’re a fan Breaking Bad, dry your finale tears 'cause you’re in for a treat! Recently, Do or Dine owner/chef Justin Warner and New York Post reporter Kate Briquelet spotted Breaking Bad yarn bombs in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn, NY. On the entrance of the G train at Bedford and Nostrand stands a simple crocheted “BrBa,” the show’s infamous symbol, and on the corner of Dekalb Ave and Spencer Ct is a fence that holds a knitted sign that reads “I <3 JESSE PINKMAN” with a woman’s silhouette. Read More
BY Alanna Vagianos
on Sep 24, 2013
Le Vero - a Tokyo-based design company - has just come out with its newest collection: Business is Pleasure. The name really says it all as the inspiration for the collection came from the two designers’ love for passion in the work place. The new line includes personalized wallets, passport holders, computer bags, and business card cases. Backed by Kickstarter, every piece of this collection is super chic with a retro flare. I totally know what I’m getting my sister for her birthday now. Read More
Trigger Warning: This post mentions sexual assault.
Picture Joey Del Marco: she is sixteen years old, and she plays video games and dances her butt off with the best of them. She and her friends refer to themselves as the “Slut Squad” because they enjoy their newfound, emerging, and exciting sexuality. Joey goes to a party, where she splits an entire bottle of vodka with a few guy friends. Joey’s friends rape her. Her family and friends turn their backs on her, faulting and shaming her for the wrong that has been done to her. Read More
BY Sam Garcia
on Apr 24, 2013
We love folk band The Looking over here at BUST, so were stoked when we heard they're releasing a new album. In fact, we're so excited that we're giving away two free tickets to their release party in New York!
The Looking will celebrate their new album Songs for a Traveler at Bowery Electric on Friday, April 26 at 8pm. Loudboy will open at 7pm, led by John Andrews (Botanica, Angela McCluskey, Morley) and featuring Brian Viglione (The Dresden Dolls). The wonderful experimental indie-songstress Alyson Greenfield will close the night off. Read More