BY Maggie Carr
on Oct 30, 2012
Well, hello, lovelies! We hope you've emerged from Hurricane Sandy all safe and sound. Between the NYC subway shutdown and tons of power loss in New York and beyond, it’s gonna be a little more difficult to get posts up today on the BUST Blog—so please bear with us.
I can’t venture far out of my neighborhood due to the (supa scary) subway situation, so I’m just trying to enjoy the heck out of this random staycation. Read More
BY Amy Bucknam
on Oct 18, 2012
Are you a lady who plays the drums? Do you love jamming with other lady drummers? Do you love gathering with other lady drummers to celebrate lady drummers?
Tom Tom Magazine, the only publication dedicated to female drummers and beatmakers, are hosting a NYC subway station take-over by 100 lady drummers! These musicians will be performing in various subway stations on Saturday, October 20 from 5 PM to 7 PM. They will then all be uniting together for a “grand finale” performance from 6:30 to 7 PM in Union Square. Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole
on Oct 11, 2012
Listen to awesome music and support everyone's freedom to marry at the same time-sounds like a pretty great combination! The Freedom to Love Now! concert, taking place on October 30th in NYC, will benefit Freedom to Marry, an organization that strives for marriage equality in more states across the country (yes, please!).
The fantastic bill of performers includes Rufus Wainwright, fun., Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman), They Might Be Giants, The National, Toshi Reagon, John Cameron Mitchell with Stephen Trask, and Justin Vivian Bond. Read More
BY Intern Scarlet
on Oct 01, 2012
Never met a female cabbie in NYC before? Neither had filmmaker Diana Diroy before she started her short documentary ‘What’s A Girl Doing Here?’. This is no surprise, since out of the 46,000 cab drivers working in NYC, only 170 are female. 'What's A Girl Doing Here?', follows the story of two female cabbies in the NYC area juggling their strenuous jobs and their every day lives. Read More
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 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
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). 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 beautiful virgin or a wealthy, charismatic entrepreneur with a dark past to take part in this kinky craft. 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. 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 the waitresses on roller skates, I, myself, was nostalgic for a time I will never experience. Read More