heavens to etsy!

BY Lisa in General

  OMG, I have totally been Etsy-fied!!! Check out my favorite picks as this week's featured buyer. All the awesome handmade goods are from past Craftacular vendors and are just a teeny-tiny sampling of what you'll find at this year's events in...wait for it...New York City, Los Angeles, AND London! We're still accepting vendor submissions so get your app in today.   P.S. Doesn't it look like that sweet little reindeer is about to fart in my ... Read More

i like it dirty

BY Lisa in General

One of my favorite parts of BUST has always been Ayun Halliday's Mother Superior column. Many years ago my fandom propelled me to hunt down back issues of her zine, East Village Inky , and burn through her books No Touch Monkey and Job Hopper. For some reason I'd never gotten a copy of Dirty Sugar Cookies until now and the timing couldn't be more perfect. I've always loved to eat but recently my obsession with food has reached epic proportions. Not only is DSC ... Read More

Sweet and Lowdown

BY Lisa in General

      My favorite goodie-baking gals at Sweet Tooth of the Tiger have just made NYC sugarphiles dreams come true: they now offer DELIVERY SERVICE! OMG, I will take one dozen dark chocolate cupcakes with ganache frosting and a side of oatmeal cream pies, stat! If you're not familiar with their sweets-centered, community-minded crusade, read all about it in the new ... Read More

Cute Band Alert

BY Lisa in General

My brother is pretty awesome and always tips me off to rad bands way before I ever would've heard about them. This weekend he dished the goods: Dreamdate is a two-gal-one-guy trio from Oakland, California and I can't stop listening to the tracks on their MySpace page. Luckily there's six of em up so I haven't memorized all the words. Yet. It's sweet-dreams indie pop at its finest, lo-fi love songs that remind me of The Aislers Set (one of my fave bands of the ... Read More

Hit Me with Your Best Shot

BY Lisa in General

  By no means do I consider myself a karaoke queen. But with the help of Hit Me with Your Best Shot: The Ultimate Guide to Karaoke Domination, I just might get there. Raina Lee (whoyou may know as the editor of super awes video game zine 1-Up) offers hilariously invaluable tips about creating your perfect set list, working the stage, and how to throw your own karaoke rager. So, pick it up and blow your friends away the next time you belt out Barracuda, or ... Read More

Summer Reading…help!

BY Lisa in General

So, after a year of living in NY, I finally got my lazy ass to the library. The first book I checked out? Anne of Green Gables! Because guess what, I’d never read it. I’m not sure how that happened but now I’m knee deep in Avonlea, with my bosom friend Anne Shirley keeping me company on the subway and totally digging it. So I’ve decided to spend my summer days re-visiting the books I loved growing up (Weetzie Bat!!) and reading the ones I ... Read More

It's official

BY Lisa in General

   I lived in San Francisco back in 2004 when mayor Gavin Newsom decided same-sex couples should be able to marry and I saw the crowd of ecstatic partners lined up outside of City Hall to take advantage of the opportunity. So, I can only imagine what the scene is like all over California today. In addition to gay marriage getting two thumbs up, SF-based singer/songwriter Larkin Gayl’s new album came out today, and to celebrate both she’s ... Read More

OMG NDD!

BY Lisa in General

  Why didn’t anybody tell me it was National Doughnut Day???? I just wasted all my stomach room on cheese. Arrgh! But who am I kidding, I have no problem celebrating NDD tomorrow with an old-fashioned. Or the next day with a glazed twist. Or the day after that with a jelly-filled. Mmmm…doughnuts. And who knew the doughnut had such altruistic origins? When I get off work I’m heading straight to Doughnut Plant. ... Read More

Time Out shout out!

BY Lisa in General

 When Amy came in with the current issue of Time Out New York and flipped to page 6, my day was made. The teeny-tiny bar at the bottom has a quote from TONY editor Ashlea Halpern: "Bust is the Judy Blume of the mag world: real, raw and totally unafraid of cunt jokes." As someone who's read Tiger Eyes at least five times, this is flattery at its finest.  ... Read More

shoe love

BY Lisa in General

Keren Richter + Vans = I need these sneaks. I wish Keren Richter could just draw my life so i'd look like one of her adorable girls in their awesomely cute and colorful world. They're available June 1st, just in time for ... Read More
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