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When considering dog folklore, we generally think of those stories which feature the Grimm, the Gytrash, or other sinister black dogs roaming the moors in the North of England. But there is more to canine folklore than the ominous black dogs of legend. Companion dogs, such as pugs and corgis, have their place in dog folklore as well. In Wales, for example, Pembroke Welsh corgis were once believed to have originated with the fairy folk. According to legend, a Welsh farmer’s children found two corgi puppies...
I don’t have a green thumb. But one year, I tried my hand at planting herbs on my roof. They all lived—it was a miracle! What I hadn’t planned on were the pretty flowers they sprouted in late spring and summer. Turns out, they’re also yummy. Just about all herb flowers are edible, and one of the most fragrant and delicious is lavender. We are definitely in a cocktail craze these days (it probably has something to do with the state of our country), so use...
Here's why you need to be in Harlem, NYC, this week: to give back to the community and receive a free BUST magazine issue, obviously! The “Women’s Drive: NYC Tour, an initiative dedicated to providing basic hygiene products to women in need throughout New York City, kicked off this past Sunday and we are more than excited! The drive was created by Essence Beaute (@EssenceBeaute), a start-up digital content brand that aims to support, empower, and provide equal media representation for all women. EB was founded by...
Frida Kahlo’s Family Keeps “Frida Barbie” Off Mexico’s Shelves A Mexican court ruled last Friday that the family of deceased artist Frida Kahlo owned the sole rights to Frida’s image, and that they could prohibit the sale of Mattel’s Frida Barbie in Mexico. The family had previously expressed their anger at the way Mattel had rendered Kahlo's image, criticizing the doll’s light skin, thin body, and the absence of Frida’s famous unibrow. They now hope to bring their suit to the United States. Read the full...
Toking Care of Business If you live in California, you can purchase any of the Golden State-produced items shown here. Outside of Cali, you’re limited to those that only contain CBD, a cannabis derivative with medicinal properties that won’t get you stoned. Hopefully, we’ll soon all be living in weed-friendly states. Until then, here’s a preview of the future of cannabis products.   Pot-Tarts  Available in Strawberry Rose and Cherry Almond, these tasty, vegan, gluten-free treats use a 1:1 ratio of CBD:THC to help curb chronic pain. Mini Toaster...
 Javier Bardem Doesn’t Regret Working With Woody Allen In a recent interview with French publication Paris Match, actor Javier Bardem revealed that he is not ashamed to have worked with Woody Allen on the film Vicky Cristina Barcelona, and that he still has “doubts” about whether Allen sexually abused his daughter, Dylan Farrow. Read the full story at Vulture. Lola Kirke Is Tired Of Sexist Movie Critics When reviewing Kirke and Zoe Kravitz’s new thriller Gemini, New Yorker critic Anthony Lane chose to focus on Kirke’s appearance (rather than,...
“Wildcats shall meet with hyenas, goat-demons shall fall to each other; there too Lilith shall repose, and find a place to rest. There shall the owl nest and lay and hatch and brood in its shadow.” — Isaiah 34 14-15 For 4,000 years, Lilith has been known in religious folklore as a winged demon who haunts pregnant women and babies. Religiously, Lilith takes on the role of the fallen woman, the ultimate “bad girl." In astrology, she is the part of our charts, our selves,...
  On May 12, 2018, the BUST School for Creative Living returns with the BUST Craftacular at Industry City in Brooklyn, NY. In addition to the dozens of vendors that will be selling their own creations, the school will be featuring over 50 classes taught by local arts and businesses to inspire you and get your creative juices flowing! Whether you're a beginner or an Etsy-selling expert, you'll have the opportunity to practice crafts all day with incredible teachers and leave with tangible items that you can be proud of.  Don't be afraid of getting a little messy (it's honestly...
Do you suffer from succulent envy? Does the sight of a flourishing rubber tree make you wistful? Whether you’re bad with plants or have a space sans sunlight, these kits are just the solution. Each one comes with a life-size paint-by-number plywood plant (cactus, snake, rubber tree, or philodendron), paint, paintbrush, and instructions. The cost ($40 to $150, scoutregalia.com) is a small price to pay for guaranteed eternal greenery.   by Lisa Butterworthimages via scoutregalia.com More from BUST Make This Easy, Plant-Filled Wall Hanging Make A Zero-Waste Starter Kit And...
In the early 19th century, at the Earl of Lucan’s residence at Laleham, there was a very singular cat. She belonged to Lord Lucan’s bailiff, Mr. Smith, and had the “constant habit” of curling up on the rug before the parlor fire. According to a story related in multiple 19th-century British newspapers, as well as in author Edward Jesse’s 1834 book, Gleanings in Natural History, after the death of her recent litter of kittens, this particular cat struck up a very close friendship with a...