Despite what beauty companies want you to think, taking care of your skin does not have to be expensive. It also doesn't mean you're limited to the beauty aisle at Target to clean out those pores. Sometimes the best remedy for stressed skin is sitting in your very own food pantry (or in my case a cardboard box in my cramped apartment). Pure raw honey is an amazing treatment for any skin type, whether you're oily, dry, sensitive, combination, or even normal. Read More

Happy Jewelry

BY Intern Arielle in Style

Handmade jewelry is awesome. Colorful jewelry is awesome. Handmade colorful jewelry is way awesome. As someone who still wishes they could dress up like Rainbow Brite, you can imagine my excitement when I stumbled across Tierra on Spring street, a small store full of handmade jewelry in the most rich, vibrant colors these eyes have ever seen. The store, which looks more like a wooden hole in the wall, is one of the happiest places in the LES. Being inside Tierra is like entering a rainbow. Read More
  The folks over at Saturday Night Live must really love BUST Magazine! The host of this weekend's comedy sketch show is none other than yours truly. Sort of. Although the hilarious staff here is not actually hosting SNL, our current cover lady Maya Rudolph is, and the musical guest is (drum roll please) Sleigh Bells! Not only did Sleigh Bells land a spot as our featured review in the Feb/March issue, we've got a brand-spankin' new interview with Alexis Krauss in our upcoming issue. Read More
The Sundance Channel must have a degree in making educational yet totally captivating shows, unlike most enriching television which lulls me to premature slumber. Instead Sundance pumps out series like Big Ideas for a Small Planet and Green Porno with Isabella Rosellini, which are hysterical and make me feel a little bit smarter. Read More
Kimya Dawson is the queen of all things cute and uplifting. Her songs are the perfect remedy for a shitty day, even when she's singing about familiar insecurities or broken hearts. That girl just can't turn her charm off!  Anyone looking for their daily dose of cuteness doesn't need to search for sloth videos or sleepy puppies. Instead, have a look at the latest Kimya Dawson video, "Solid Strong," directed by Clyde Peterson, Forrest Baum, and Kimya herself. Read More
Catholic colleges around the country are making it damn near impossible for students to stage the Vagina Monologues. Since 2003 Patrick J. Reilly, president of the group Cardinal Newman Society, has rallied thousands of CNS members to oppose the play on Catholic campuses using straight-up stalker tactics like hardcore e-mailing and letter writing. The CNS, a group dedicated to renewing Catholic traditions in Catholic colleges, sends letters urging alumni to freeze funding until the administration agrees to ban The Vagina Monologues. Sadly some alumni agree. Patrick J. Read More
VICE Magazine calls itself "The Definitive Guide to Enlightening Information." It didn’t surprise me, then, to hear that instead of covering the traditional corners of the fashion world (think Paris or London) VICE was devoting its Fashion Week coverage to the unseen fashion shows that normally don’t pop up on our global radar. The web series Fashion Week Internationale takes a look at the unconventional approaches to fashion in places like Cambodia, Pakistan, and, most recently, Nigeria. Read More

A Taste of the Lemon

BY Intern Arielle in TV

As everyone and their mom knows by now, the "Shit Girls Say" series started an internet revolution when a dude posing as a lady made a video of all the ridiculous and hilarious things girls (allegedly) say. Ever since the first episode went viral, there have been countless shiz-talking adaptations, with new videos popping up all over the place. Just when you thought the trend had finally been laid to rest, NBC decided to release their very own "Shit Liz Lemon Says", a short compilation of the best things to ever come out of the mouth of the beloved she-geek. Read More
As much as I love the surrealist movement for dragging my subconscious mind out of its deep slumber, I can't help but feel perturbed that it is an art movement commonly identified with men. Women were often represented in surrealist art as objects of beauty, but a good number of them stepped outside of the frame and made important creative contributions. To illustrate women's involvement in the surrealist movement, Ilene Susan Fort, Tere Arcq, and Terri Geis teamed up to put together In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States (Prestel). Read More
Calling all Wes Anderson junkies: if you haven't already feasted your eyes upon the new trailer for Moonrise Kingdom, it's about time that you do. Set in 1965, the story follows Suzy and Sam, two New England preteens who fall in love and run away together. After a wave of panic washes over the town, the local sheriff enlists the help of an eclectic yet endearing group of boy scouts in search of the runaways. At some point, the sublime Bill Murray is half-naked with a gun. Classic Wes Anderson.  I usually await Wes Anderson films the way Anna Wintour awaits the fall Prada collection. Read More