Beth Ditto: Designer!!

BY Lisa in General

  Word on the street (and by street I mean Fashionista) is that Beth Ditto's line for the U.K. store Evans is coming out sooner than expected, maybe even March! I can't WAIT to see it. If the clothes she's created are anything like the ones she rocks, it will be a stellar collection. I mean just look at these two outfits! Totally different, totally awesome. How does she do it? left image via metromix, right image copyright PA ... Read More

Mmmmmmm Ward.

BY Lisa in General

I've always been a fan of this Portland, OR, based crooner's scratchy voice and rockin' piano/guitar skills, so getting to see him last night at the Apollo (not nearly as big as it looks on TV! Who knew?) was nothing short of awesome. He played a few slow jams by himself, opening with the title track, 'Hold Time,' off his brand new album, then rocked out with his band and even brought a few members of Brooklyn Americana crew Oakley Hall out on stage (loved those ... Read More

Half-Birthday Knits

BY Lisa in General

    We thought the embroidered grocery bag craft in our Feb/Mar issue (above left) was totally genius. Well it just so happens that Jennifer Reichert, the bag's designer, has many more tricks up her sleeve. My favorites are the custom knit portrait totes she makes (like the one above). Amazing! And if you love that grocery bag but just can't find the time to make it, you can get one right from the creator herself, just check out her Web site, ... Read More

BUST's Movie Hall of Fame

BY Lisa in General

For all the movies I've seen, there's a shit ton that I haven't. When Debbie found out the other day that I've never watched All About Eve, she nearly excommunicated me from the office until I could say that I had. Well, since we're on deadline she let me stick around but it got us talking about what films belong in BUST's Movie Hall of Fame. We started a list: All About Eve Sweet Charity Breakfast at Tiffany's Grey Gardens Mommie Dearest Nine to ... Read More

Gorgeous smut alert!

BY Lisa in Sexy

The always-titillating Susie Bright has a new anthology out called X:The Erotic Treasury. Not only is it awesome on the inside, filled with the best the world of erotica has to offer, but it's also pretty on the outside, with a lush cover and a classy slipcase designed by one of my fave artists, Hannah Stouffer. New Yorkers are lucky to get some face time with Susie this month, she's got some events and readings coming up, click through for the info.   But ... Read More
As a So-Cal suburban teen, I was a die-hard Sonic Youth lover. So when Kim Gordon launched X-Girl clothing in 1994 I became an insta-fan. My favorite T-shirt was electric blue and said X-Girl in neon orange and pink and wearing it immediately helped me separate the kids I'd like to know from the ones I wouldn't: every jock would say 'X-Girl, does that mean you're a dude now?' while every music nerd would give a knowing nod of alliance. I still mourn its American ... Read More

Ask a Conchord!

BY Lisa in General

Does your ideal man have a New Zealand accent, occasionally wear an eyepatch because David Bowie suggested it, answer to Hiphopopotamus, or call getting it on 'business time'? Yeah, us too. Which is why we've asked the world's most crush-worthiest duo, Flight of the Conchords, to kick down some knowledge in the love department. Whether you're a Breterosexual, a Jemainiac, or split your allegiance equally, our favorite funny folksters can no doubt offer nuggets of ... Read More

Thread-letter day!

BY Lisa in Artsy

  I just found out that this super cool looking exhibit, Narrative Thread, is going to be up for an extra week which means my (cold) lazy ass might actually make it over to the nyc gallery where it's showing. I'm a huge fan of embroidery in art so co-curator Orly Cogan's pieces (like the one above) will probably be my favorites, but I can't wait to check out all the crafty ... Read More

Big fan of Tiny Showcase

BY Lisa in Artsy

I love this print by Caroline Hwang and it just went up for sale at Tiny Showcase. Not only is it a mere $20 (even I can afford that), but also the proceeds go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, helping to save boobies ... Read More

Freebie for the labies

BY Lisa in General

  Illustrator Samantha Hahn has made some totally adorable Halloween cards you can download and print, or email to all your pals for free. It's like trick or treating, without the sugar ... Read More