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 ... Read More
BY Bridgette Miller
on Aug 08, 2012
Does the August heat have your sex life and your hair feeling limp and lifeless? Our friends at Babeland NYC can help! On Thursday, August 16, the helpful staff at Babeland SoHo will team up with the talented stylists of Fringe Salon to bring you tips for summer lovin' and complimentary bang trims. A face-framing new 'do might just put you in the mood for more adventure (and free cocktails sponsored by Tito's Handmade Vodka will help, too).This event is sure to ... Read More
BY Bridgette Miller
on Jul 16, 2012
Whether you loved, hated, or loved hate-reading the 50 Shades of Grey series, you can't deny that kink is having a Moment. And who better to help you explore your sensual side in a safe and creative way than BUST's favorite women-friendly sex boutique, the excellent and educational Babeland?
At Babeland NYC and BUST Magazine's annual summer party at Babeland SoHo on July 26, you can make a sexy blindfold of your own-- and you don't even need to be a quietly ... Read More
BY Intern Tessa
on Jul 10, 2012
Neko Case, the amazingly talented and soulful singer and songwriter, will be performing for FREE at the second annual Lowdown Hudson Blues Festival. Neko has developed a new sound all her own - a mix of country, gospel, torch, and pop. She has earned Grammy nominations and a huge fan base with her seven albums and EP. And now we get to enjoy her live for free! By the way, she is also featured on The Hunger Games soundtrack.
The festival is a two-day outdoor ... Read More
BY Emma Orlow
on Jun 28, 2012
My inner Harriet the Spy came in handy when I was on the bus a couple of days ago, eavesdropping on a conversation between two elderly women (yeah, I know, I’m really that cool!) talking about a new exhibit that opened at the New York Public Library called “Lunch Hour NYC.” After a couple of minutes of listening to the women reminisce about how cheap food used to be “back in the golden days” when they’d hangout at diners with ... Read More
BY Intern Jessica W.
on Jun 19, 2012
You’ve heard of the amazing things going on in Russia. Right? You’ve heard of the protests in Red Square and surprise show at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow. I know you’ve seen images of these fiercely brave women dawning balaclava head gear and outfitted in neon. Well at least I hope so. Russian all girl punk band Pussy Riot has made headlines over the past couple of months with the guerilla style activist work and the ... Read More
BY Intern Kerishma
on May 22, 2012
The Occupy Wall Street movement doesn't exactly have the most shining reputation. It has been criticized for having no concrete goals or any sort of discernable structure, for oversimplifying the complex issue of the economy, and for its treatment of gender and race (among other things).
#OWS's treatment of women in particular hasn't been great. From the repulsive Hot Chicks at Occupy tumblr (which I know isn't a blog sanctioned by #OWS, but still represents ... Read More
At 17, I waited for hours on end to be front-row-center for my favorite new songstress Regina Spektor at Austin City Limits. The festival experience was grueling yet thrilling, and as the show came to end, all I could think was, “That was totally worth it.”
So at her recent show, as she started to sing, a wave of nostalgia came over me. The venue for this performance, the United Palace Theater, was quite grandiose and seemingly fit for an opera. ... Read More
BY Intern Kerishma
on Apr 25, 2012
New York BUSTies, you are in for a treat! Jesymn Ward, author of the National Book Award-winning novel Salvage the Bones, will be at the NYPL as a part of the LIVE series. She will be discussing her acclaimed novel, which deals with a family’s struggle with poverty and sacrifice in the days leading up to and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, with NYPL Director of Public Programs Paul Holdengräber. “There is something about living through Katrina ... Read More
BY Ivanna Avalos
on Apr 19, 2012
If you’re in the know with the going-ons of the New York City nightlife then you’re probably familiar with DJ Venus X. Maybe you heard her DJ at Fashion Week last fall or dance your ass off at her GHE20G0TH1K parties. I personally saw the light when BUST Crafty lady Callie passed along one of DJ Venus X’s mixes.
The 25-year-old Dominican-Ecuadorian DJ from Manhattan, born Jazmin Venus Soto, first gained attention after hosting GHE20GOTH1K with ... Read More