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On Monday morning, December 15th, an armed gunman entered a standoff with police while inside a café in Martin Place, located in Sydney, Australia. During the standoff, the gunman, Man Haron Monis, held 17 people hostage inside of the café and displayed an Islamic flag in the café’s window. The hostage situation ended early Tuesday morning when police entered the site after hearing an explosion and yelling. Two hostages, Tori Johnson ... Read More
  Warning: This post contains a few spoilers. We at BUST know we aren’t alone in our Serial obsession. The popular podcast, which began in October, will have its final episode for this season on Thursday 12/18 and we want to have a conversation with you readers and listeners about how you think it will all end. Let our Serial Study Group commence! For those of you who may not know, Serial is a podcast hosted by journalist Sarah Koenig. Each week, Koenig ... Read More
Today, Pakistan suffered one of the bloodiest attacks the country has faced in years. Taliban gunmen entered a military-run school in Peshwar, killing a total of 141 people, 132 innocent children and 9 staff. The gunmen, who dressed in military uniform and suicide vests, entered the school and began to open fire at students. Pakistani police have said that all seven gunmen involved have been killed. President Obama has released a statement saying, "The United ... Read More
There's no way we'd leave you out in the cold this winter while you try to deal with all your unmet needs. . . primarily dealing with the tricky situation of shopping for your dad, your boyfriend, or your ex-communicated, fraternal twin, dude friend etc. Or maybe you got the guy from accounting's name from the secret santa hat this year.  Shed no more tears. We've got a handy list that takes all of the testosterone out of having to procure gifts for all ... Read More
Ever wonder what someone is really thinking? Well, Disney Pixar's new film "Inside Out" gives audiences a chance to find out. The adorable two minute trailer follows a preteen's reaction to the awful, eye-rolling question, "How was school?" The film adheres to parental stereotypes such as the rational mother whose inner thoughts reveal her regret for passing up on a Brazilian pilot, while her absentminded, sports oriented husband remains ... Read More
  Fans of badass comedian (and former BUST magazine cover star) Margaret Cho will be STOKED to know she will continue to tour in 2015 and is returning to NYC for the first time in over 2 years!  Cho is excited too, saying: I'm so thrilled to announce that I will be filming my new special at the Gramercy Theatre in NYC on March 7th (additional show on March 6 will not be filmed) and I want you to come! This is my most exciting show to date and I ... Read More
On Monday night outside of Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, protesters organized a “#RoyalShutdown” for Eric Garner and other victims of police violence. Visiting British royalty William and Kate met a crowd of demonstrators reacting to the recent non-indictment of officer Daniel Pantaleo from a Staten Island Grand Jury, and chanting Garner’s last words: “I can’t breathe!” The organizers of the demonstration, Justice League ... Read More
The BUST crew loves the popular podcast Serial! From debates over potential theories to our favorite lines from narrator Sarah Koenig and her assistant Dana Chivvis, Serial tends to come up a lot (less that crafts and definitely less than cats, but more than say… the weather). Anyway, a video parody for the now famous podcast has hit the Internet and we can’t stop watching! The creators of the video (SubmissionsOnlyTV) get the tone of Koenig down ... Read More
Heads up, BUSTies! Speed Rack is an amazing bartending competition and breast cancer fundraiser coming to NYC, and this is your cheat sheet for everything you should know about the event. Enjoy! Five Things You Need To Know About Speed Rack From Lynnette Marrero and Ivy Mix, Co-Founders of Speed Rack   What is Speed Rack? The service industry can sometime be thought of as a man’s world. With Speed Rack, which we founded in February of 2011, we have ... Read More
J.K. Rowling has officially received a run for her money. Zoe Snugg, a twenty-four year old youtube star ( known as Zoella), released her debut novel Girl Online. Its main character is a young girl navigating life by blogging. The book was released on November 25th. The first week of sales produced numbers that outsold the first week of sales for (the glorious) J.K. Rowling's debut novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Let's just take a ... Read More