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I'm pulverized by this latest thing! Yet another book about our favorite residents of East Hampton has hit the streets. Letters of Little Edie Beale: Grey Gardens and Beyond is out now from Authorhouse and features correspondence written to Walter Newkirk between 1977-1987. Joe Landry, playwright of Reefer Madness, will also be working on a play called Little Edie and the Rutgers Boy, adapted from Letters and Newkirk's other book MemoraBEALEia. No word yet on when the play premieres, but both books are available for purchase at authorhouse.com. Read More
I might have to become a crafty bird just so I can participate in this oh so awesome craft group and event...Gallery Hanahou in NYC (611 Broadway Suite 730) presents the clever pieces from the Ossu! Shugeibu craft club from Japan Oct. 14th-Nov. 13th in an exhibition called Before and After. Ossu! Shugeibu, which translates to Yo! Crafting Club, uses repurposed materials and freestyle techniques free of rules and conventions to create oddball crafts that make me smile. Read More

Gaga or Madonna?

BY Laurie in General

Who would you rather hang out with? While I am the last person in the world to have anything good to say about pop music, radio songs, or whatever it is you want to call it, after watching Gag's and Madge goofing around on SNL , I started thinking about the old and the new, and tho I've never been a fan of their music, you've gotta hand it to these ladies for making BIG strides in the business on their own merit. I started compiling my lists of the pros and cons. In Gaga's favor, 1. the outfits, koo-koo crazy and ALWAYS amazing 2. the piano playing 3. writes her own songs 4. Read More

Get Schooled

BY Web Intern in General

BUST believes there's a DIY-er in all of us; we just need the right project and some encouraging instruction to get us going. If you're an aspiring DIY diva, or a craft maven looking for some new tricks, bring your right brain to Brooklyn this Saturday for the first annual Brooklyn Skillshare ! Local experts in everything from henna to kombucha brewing to bag making to magic tricks will be on hand, giving 90-minute mini courses on the art of being artsy. Read More
Carrie Fisher is one of those celebrities that I love in the back of my mind, but who isn't part of my daily life. However, when I saw that she had a one-woman show up at Studio 54, I had to go. 'Wishful Drinking' is a humble and humorous romp through Fisher's various marriages (totally forgot she was married to Paul Simon!) and mental breakdowns that showcases how Princess Leia herself is still crazy after all these years. Read More