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It may be bone-chilling on the streets of New York, but in the cozy confines of Babeland SoHo, it’s hot and gettin’ hotter. Head to the sex toy boutique’s Lower Manhattan outpost (43 Mercer St.) on Thursday, February 7th at 7 P.M. for a sensual and sassy Valentine’s Day party with the ladies of Babeland and BUST. While you peruse Babeland’s vast selection of good-time gear, make your own pasties (seriously!) and sip upon complimentary cocktails from Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Read More
Seattleites! Head to Babeland Seattle (707 E. Pike St. on Capitol Hill) tonight at 7 P.M. for a kinky holiday-themed crafting session with BUST! Don your finest holiday sweater to peruse the boutique’s sexy toys and accessories—and stick around for the annual lighting of Babeland’s holiday bush. It’s gonna be hot, hot, hot. Read More
Artist and designer Mike Perry opted to celebrate the release of his monograph Wondering Around Wandering in a non-traditional way: instead of a standard launch party, Perry created a pop-up exhibition of the same name in his Brooklyn neighborhood. The warehouse-turned-gallery eventually gained a new use as a community art space, playing host to pumpkin-painting parties, school groups, art workshops, and performances. As with all good things, Wondering Around Wandering’s three-month residency is coming to a close…and you—yes, you!—are invited to come celebrate. Read More
  CMJ Music Marathon kicks off in New York today, which means that from now until the wee hours of Saturday night (or Sunday morning, if you're doing it right), seemingly every band ever will be playing shows at over 80 venues across the city. (Check out the official CMJ 2012 schedule if you want to get excited and overwhelmed on a Jessie Spano-esque level.) We're hoping to catch some incredible lineups over the next few days and nights, and we're pleased to present one of our very own this Thursday. Read More
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
  That's right, folks-- the BUST Magazine issue-release party is *tonight* at Bar Matchless in Brooklyn. (557 Manhattan Ave.) We’re celebrating our August/September issue (with the fantastic Tavi Gevinson on the cover), so stop by any time after 8 p.m. for free magazines, cheap drinks, DJs, and rad bands. Bring all your lady bros! (Man bros also very welcome.) This’ll mark the first of a series of free (you know, as in zero dollars) bi-monthly issue release parties, complete with awesome female-fronted bands. Read More
When you were little, did you ever make paper snowflakes in art class? Well, papel picado is kind of like that, only much more elaborate. Originating in Mexico, the folk art involves making cuts in colored tissue paper and then stringing the designs into banners. It sounds simple, but the results are gloriously elaborate. Yreina Flores Ortiz, who owns the Etsy shop Ay Mujer, has put a modern take on her culture’s tradition by making banners you'll want to keep up long past Cinco de Mayo. Read More
Our June/July issue includes a feature ("Piece of Cake," page 48) on how to throw a killer bday party for your closest buddy. We've got some party tunes below for your listening pleasure--you can listen to these and even more (!) songs on our Spotify playlist. Read More
Get ready for a hot evening with BUST Magazine and Babeland at our free Valentine's party tonight! Stop by Babeland SoHo from 7-9 PM to craft D.I.Y. pasties and to celebrate BUST's new February/March issue, which includes 15 ways to banish bore-gasms and instructions for making D.I.Y. lube.While you craft and shop, enjoy complimentary cocktails sponsored by Tito's Handmade Vodka and treats from Baked by Assata.Arrive early because the first 50 attendees will receive gift bags with toys and a copy of BUST's latest issue. Read More
BUST Magazine and Babeland invite you to be our special date for our first-ever Valentine's Party next Tuesday, February 7th! Stop by Babeland SoHo to craft D.I.Y. pasties and to celebrate BUST's new February/March issue, which includes 15 ways to banish bore-gasms and instructions for making D.I.Y. lube.While you craft and shop, enjoy complimentary cocktails sponsored by Tito's Handmade Vodka and treats from Baked by Assata.The party starts at 7 PM, but arrive early because the first 50 attendees will receive gift bags with toys and a copy of BUST's latest issue. Read More