BY Erika W. Smith
on Sep 21, 2012
The New York Court of Appeals seems to think that subway masturbators are no big deal.
Last year, a man who masturbated and ejaculated on three different female subway passengers was tracked down through DNA evidence. The man, Darnell Hardware, is now out free after only one year in prison — for time served — because the Court of Appeals considers masturbating and ejaculating on someone without their consent a misdemeanor, not a felony, Gothamist reports. Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole
on Sep 18, 2012
Author, This American Life contributor, and co-creator of FOUND Magazine Davy Rothbart is taking a 79-city tour in celebration of the mag’s tenth anniversary. The pages of FOUND are packed with stumbled-upon goodies, including letters, notes, and photos, that run the gamut from touching to absurd.
Davy will be sharing awesome new finds as well as a few stories from his new book of personal essays, My Heart is an Idiot. He’s joined by his brother, FOUND editor and musician Peter Rothbart, who will perform beautiful and hilarious songs based on FOUND notes. Read More
BY Intern Alica
on Sep 12, 2012
Creep alert! In Brockport, New York, there is a not-so-new creep in town. The small town is home to Mr. Thomas Mangan, and Mr. Mangan is a busy, busy man.
On Sunday, August 26, 2012, two females were sunbathing in bikinis on their front yard. Upon seeing the two young ladies, Mr. Mangan could not help taking pictures of their “crotch” (his word) from inside his house. Once he had his pictures, he walked over to the ladies to inform them what he did, and why, apparently, it was important for him to take pictures of their crotches. Read More
BY Bridgette Miller
on Sep 11, 2012
Here in New York, the first signs of fall manifest in our wardrobes. Temperatures have dropped out of "sweat torture" territory, and cardigans are creeping out of our closets as things cool down. The pinnacle of cool, though, has got to be the World Maker Faire; on September 29 and 30, the grounds around the New York Hall of Science in Queens will transform into the world's largest DIY festival.
You are cordially invited to join us at the third annual BUST Magazine Craftacular at World Maker Faire New York 2012. Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole
on Sep 06, 2012
If you live in NYC, you’ve probably heard about fracking recently. We blogged about Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon leading a group of high-profile New Yorkers against the practice, a drilling method which can release a bevy of harmful chemicals into our water and air, damaging our environment and our health. It turns out that many of these chemicals are especially detrimental to women; ecologist Sandra Steingraber has even taken to classifying fracking as a feminist issue.
One of the chemical compounds used in the fracking process, toluene, can cause birth defects or even miscarriages. Read More