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Deity of DIY, the BUST Craftacular returns to London on June 4 filled to the brim with blossoming indie craft makers and hands-on workshops. Bethnal Green’s York Hall plays host to the summertime special once again, with the chance to pick up that perfect plant pot or spruce up with a scented DIY hair spritz. But Jazzy Jeff didn’t string together that Summertime tune just for fun; everyone knows the key to a jumpin’ June jam is the soundtrack, which is why we’ve made sure there’s...
The Cheesecake Factory menu is a weighty tome filled with bizarre confections galore and some of the most inventive names in the world of restaurants. This is a masterpiece that deserves a dramatic reading, and who could be better suited for the job than Neil Gaiman? Cult following aside, his mellifluous voice is truly the perfect match for this classic example of American excess. image from wikimedia commons The idea was the brainchild of writer, comedian and BUST contributor Sara Benincasa. She told Eater, "Last week I watched...
                                     A few weekends ago BUST Magazine put on our annual Spring Craftacular event and needless to say it was a hit! The craft fair was held in the Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse and was packed with badass lady artists, vendors, skaters, bakers, and more. Happy shoppers lined up early to receive our legendary swag bags full of goodies courtesy of Tish and Snooky’s Manic Panic, Wonderful Pistachios, The Amplifier Foundation, Smart Women, and Hardly Art. Inside the...
Many people don’t know that it was women in Brazil who “invented” abortion pills in the 1980s. After seeing the “do not use while pregnant” warning labels on a common ulcer medication, Cytotec, women began taking these pills when they didn’t want to be pregnant. The pills worked well to induce abortion in the early weeks of pregnancy and proved far safer than other methods that were available (abortion was highly restricted in Brazil and therefore often unsafe). Word of mouth helped spread the news...
BUST’s April/May cover gal Solange is now Teen Vogue’s cover gal, for its music issue out May 23. Side note, can we keep Solange on magazine covers year-round, every year, please? Instead of an interview, Teen Vogue features a letter/poem Solange wrote to her teenage self, and it’s beautiful. She begins with both poignancy: there will be fear. a lot of it. there will be triumph. a lot of it. there will be constellations you want to reach for but can’t put your finger on. you will trace them...
  Bang On!NYC will be hosting Elements Lakewood Camping Music & Arts Festival in Northeast Pennsylvania May 26-28 2017. The 3-day music festival will feature your favorite musicians and producers across 4 ‘Elemental’ themed stages and 3 indoor late night stages. There will be endless stimulating activities from an interactive theater, art installations, a roller skating rink, a pirate ship you can hail across the lake, and more. At night make sure to bring your own instrument and howl at the moon around the fire jam. No...
“Remember that a ball-room is a school of politeness, and therefore let your whole conduct be influenced by that strict regard to Etiquette such a place requires.”- Etiquette for Gentleman; or the Principles of True Politeness, 1852. Not every man who attended a ball during the nineteenth century did so with a lady on his arm. Some attendees were young, single gentlemen. For them, a ball was the perfect place to practice their dancing, polish their conversation skills, and meet eligible young ladies. It was also...
The time is almost upon us for the annual Summer, Sex and Spirits bash! Join the Planned Parenthood NYC Action Fund Activist Council at 8pm on Tuesday, June 27th at Broad Street Ballroom to party in the name of women's health. The event features music from Hudson Horns, an open bar, naughty balloon art by Mistress B, The Self Portrait Project and a silent auction and raffle featuring some of NYC's finest.  Raffle and silent auction include items from Bindle and Keep, Let there be neon, IFC...
Growing up, my mother was a lot of things for me: Loving. Stern. A role model. A disciplinarian. A sage source of romantic wisdom? Not so much. Dating advice was bypassed in favor of legal advice (my mom is a lawyer), and practicality and independence were held at a premium. Her advice on men often came as more of a warning than a guide. She had strict notions of what I should strive to achieve in my life: First comes college, then comes a career...
On Thursday, May 4th, feminist author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie sat down with New York Times editorial director of books Radhika Jones for a TimesTalk at New York's Florence Gould Hall that included discussion of her latest book, Dear Ijeawele, Or, A Feminist Manifesto In 15 Suggestions. In a wide-ranging conversation, Adichie talked about growing up in Nigeria, the books she read as a child, the difference between sexism in the United States and Nigeria, what surprised her about having her own daughter, the drawbacks of being...