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Bittersweet Bites

BY Team Intern in General

  Have you ever desired a snake bracelet? A heart-and-dagger charm? Perhaps a mal occhio you can flash round your neck? Then get yourself to Bittersweets NY, a purveyor of macabre-yet-classy jewelry. More of a DIY kind of chick? Then take up their jewelry class, taught by master metalsmith Donovan Smith:All levels of experience are welcome to take this class. If you have no experience making jewelry, this class will give you a great hands, on but ... Read More
I don't normally get nervous around celebs, but I just met Solange Knowles and I'm totally stoked!  I am such a Knowles family fan--they're all just so beautiful and talented.  She chatted it up with Laurie and we got to listen to songs from her new CD, and the first track was hot. And to make matters even more amazing, she complemented my hair.  Now this is pretty special for me because recently I've been obsessed with weaves (why wait for hair to ... Read More

Angel Sh!t!

BY Dawn in General

Waaaaaaay back in the day, my brother-from-another-mother, Ian Allen, wrote a dirty little black comedy called Angel Shit, in which "a circle of Nebraskan junkies find themselves at the bloody epicenter of the War on Drugs." It totally kicked ass, and even got all feministy at the end, so I was psyched when I got to do the voiceovers for the play's monster truck rally sequences during it's run in DC. Now the play is having a revival here in NYC courtesy ... Read More
 You may remember Tara McPherson, artist-cum-bassist of The New York Times from a past issue of BUST. If this name only conjures the seminal newspaper, here's a refresher:  New York Times hold an MFA, a Screen Actor’s Guild Card, a Congressional Press Pass, and have illustrated for Dark Horse and DC Comics. New York Press says New York Times reflect “the Kill Rock Stars back catalog… without crossing over into dated or nostalgic ... Read More
The New School is hosting a workshop for environmentally concerned but ultimately confused New York City consumers. I recommend attending this free event if you're interested in a cleaner, greener Earth (and prizes)! -Intern Lindsay Here is all of the info: It's Easy Being Green: The Hows and Whys of Eco-friendly Eating  Earth Day Workshop at the New SchoolWhen it comes to food, what's good for the planet is good for the animals, and it's good for ... Read More

VD is for everybody

BY Laurie in General

Happy STD Month! Courtesy of our friends over at The Frisky. ... Read More
The World Famous *BOB* Presents... ANIMAL CRACKERS a benefit for BARC Animal Shelter's Expansion on Monday April 28th @ 10 pm @ Galapagos Art Space WilliamsburgCost $5 / Raffle tickets will also be on sale!!!STARRING: Bambi The Mermaid & Queen of Coney Island & Willow,  Little Brooklyn,  Creamy Stevens,  Kit Cat,  Animal Crackers Dance Troupe,  Bearlinda,  Bunny Love,  Dirty Martini, & ... Read More
Irrepresible Blythe has gone from forgotten B-line dolly to indie art icon, no small part due to Gina Garan's photography. Now, Blythe's discovered a new art form--the installation. Gallery Hanahou, in collaboration with Japanese art collective ALFORT, presents "Lilliput ~ my little friends." Presented as a "scene from the imaginary Lilliput ballet, in which you, the hero or heroine of the story, fall into a deep sleep and are whisked away to a ... Read More

Toteable fire

BY Laurie in General

Ok, I am obsessed with fireplaces, and am always scheming for a way to put one in my apartment in NYC, but since I dont have a chimney, I would have to build one of those smokeless gel ones, and I bet they smell like nasty fumes, so it probably wont happen. Anyway, stumbled on this ridic gadget, the Travelmate, which I was sure was a hoax, but maybe not? For 1,300 Euros you too can have a fire in a breifcase. ... Read More

Baby Daddy

BY debbie in General

There's been a lot of talk lately about Thomas Beatie, the FTM transexual who is currently pregnant, especially since he appeared on Oprah yesterday. He's being touted as the "first pregnant man."However, there was another male pregnancy that followed this exact same set of circumstances almost a decade ago.  Matt Rice, the FTM partner of Pat Califia, gave birth to their son back in the late 1990's.  Just like Thomas, Matt had had top ... Read More