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May is Bike Month in New York City, and there's no better way to start the celebration off than a ride for charity.  Kids of Courage, a charity dedicated to helping children and young adults with serious medical diagnoses conquer the challenges of their illnesses with fun and adventure, is hosting the first annual Bike For Courage Five Boro Bike Tour this Sunday, May 2nd. This ride is specifically adapted for ten children with life-threatening conditionas whose illnesses would otherwise make them unable to participate in cycling. Read More

Good Golly Miss Molly

BY Lisa in General

Molly Ringwald has a new book out. It’s called Getting the Pretty Back: Friendship, Family and Finding the Perfect Lipstick and though I haven’t read it the title alone kinda triggers my gag reflex. But she’s Molly Ringwald! Samantha Baker! Claire Standish! I will love her till the day I die so I don’t really care what she’s shilling, if Molly Ringwald is making an appearance, I will be there. Which is exactly what drew me (and seemingly everyone else at the bookstore) to the Barnes & Noble in Tribeca last night where the ’80s icon had a reading. Read More
We love getting our hands dirty here at BUST and describe how to do just that with an article about DIY composting in our February/March issue, so we were excited to see that Brooklyn Grange, an urban farm project, is in the running for $20,000 worth of funding from Kickstarter.com to develop a one acre rooftop farm in Brooklyn. Read More
"Your son is a woman!" cried a strange voice at me from my friend's answering machine. "Oh that's from Paris is Burning," he explained later. "You never saw that?" The rising inflection in his voice telling me I should. A gay black man who grew up in the deep South, Willy was celebrating the 20th anniversary of the film that taught him he could make his own community. About time I saw this thing. The film documents the houses that poor gay men flocked to as far back as the 1960s, according to one of its interviewees, Dorian Corey. Read More
  Breast cancer is a concern for all of us. We all have a mother, a sister, grandmother or friend who has fought the uphill battle with cancer. Some of us have tales of triumph, and some of sorrow. Local Burlesque dancer, The Incredible Edible Akynos, is determined that her aunt, Angela, will have a story of victory. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008, Angela has been struggling to afford not only her medications and vital chemotherapy sessions but also the care of her three children on a dwindling hairdresser’s salary. Read More