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A Rose is A Rose

BY Web Intern in General

Fleur Cowles, 101, died this Friday in Sussex, England. The author of a star-studded 1996 memoir, She Made Friends and Kept Them, she was perhaps most famous for her editorial role in Flair magazine of 1951, a ground-breaking if short-lived publication focusing on the art, fashion, travel, and literature that informed Ms. Cowles' passionate life. Read More

I want a New Toy

BY Laurie in General

Lene Lovitch, New Toy 1981. Love the giant scissors. Oversize objects seems to be one of those weird 80's fads, like giant pencils, telephones , etc. I even seem to remember a store in Soho that only sold jumbo items, but then again, my memory is terrible, maybe I hallucinated that? Anyway, enjoy this video from an often overlooked but much loved  icon from our past. Read More

Role Reversal

BY Web Intern in General

You know those sitcoms with the schlubby husband who always messes up while his wife just takes it with a long-labored sigh? People always wonder why the hot wife would stay with the lazy ass. Blogtacular theorizes what it would be like if the roles were reversed. (Basically the same but even less believable thanks to society!) -Sylvie  Video from theblogulator. Read More

A Slammin' Bad Fad

BY Web Intern in General

Every now and then you'll be deep in conversation about something like National Yo-Yo Day and that will veer off topic to something like POGs. And sometimes that means all you children of the 90s will stop short, unable to remember the name of the big plastic disc used to hit the little cardboard ones, mainly because none of you actually ever put your massive POG collection to use. When this inevitable situation occurs (and believe me, it will) you'll be forced to do a little Googling. That's exactly what happened here at the BUST office, and that is how I discovered the Bad Fad Museum . Read More
Need a little reminder that maybe it isn't all so bad? Well, if you head over to Everything is Terrible, you may or may not find that. They post different videos of ridiculous things from the past - including a Y2K warning, a kid's song about donuts and Jesus, and an abstinence ad turned hair metal video. You'll either feel better about your own life or very, very sad that these things even exist. Either way, it's worth checking out. Read More
Forget swine flu, we have donut fever here at BUST today. If you're looking for the intoxicating rush of baked goods without the, you know, chewing, look no further than a Sugar Shack burlesque show.                         Since 2006 this group has been taking it off and putting on a great show, in NYC and beyond. Catch them tonight at Coney Island Amusment Park for the annual Burlesque on the Beach. The show starts at 10 p. Read More
                              Alexia Kelley, who co-founded Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good (a group that has compared abortion to war and torture) was promoted to Director of Faith-based and Community Partnerships at the Department of Health and Human Services. Jon O'Brien, president of Catholics for Choice, had this to say about it, 'Ms. Read More

Too Fly to Fly

BY Web Intern in General

Need a little lift? Fly on over to Papermag to check out our pal Rye Rye's hilarious account of overzealous airport security. Shake off your traveling blues and stay grounded with Rye Rye and D.J. Blaqstarr's 'Shake It to the Ground. Read More

Happy Birthday Bonnie!

BY Emily Rems in General

I know it's not '80s Welsh rocker Bonnie Tyler 's birthday for another few days (June 8th to be exact), but when I saw this amazing lampoon of the video for her most righteous karaoke jam 'Total Eclipse of the Heart,' I just couldn't wait to share it in her honor! Big ups to my pal Jen for bringing this gem to my attention. I think she was right when she declared it 'The funniest thing ever on YouTube. Read More

Watch What You Eat

BY Web Intern in General

  If you've ever spent the early hours of the morning glued to the TV watching the Food Network (I can't be the only one) then the third annual NYC Food Film Festival is for you. Besides having a slew of shorts about all different aspects of the food industry, from fried food on a stick at a county fair to how exactly New York City goes about feeding its population, they have complimentary taste testings featuring the foods discussed in the big films of the night. Read More