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York Hall in Bethnal Green is going to be literally bursting with crafty goodness on 4 June, when the London BUST Summer Craftacular rolls back into town. There will be over 70 awesome designer-makers selling their wares, and we've also put together a pretty amazing line-up of DIY workshops. Check out this little lot and get crafty next Sunday...    Put pen to paper and learn the art of modern – and on trend – brush lettering with super stationery creator Betty Etiquette. 12-1pm: £5 book online HERE, and 1-2pm: £5 book HERE.   Learn to...
Happy National Wine Day! While sometimes these hashtag holidays can get out of hand (did you know yesterday was National Scavenger Hunt Day?) we are always down to celebrate our favorite fermented grape adult beverage. Whether you're a wine connoisseur like Scandal's Olivia Pope (above), or you can't tell the difference between Trader Joe's cheapest vintage and a classy bottle like Parks & Rec's Leslie Knope (and me), we've got the perfect TV-lady-drinking-wine-gif for you. 1. Betty Draper on Mad Men 2. Amy Schumer on Inside Amy Schumer 3. Issa...
In the mid-nineteenth century, Charles Dickens had a small, shaggy Havana spaniel named Timber Doodle. Dickens had acquired Timber during a visit to America and the little dog soon became his constant companion, even accompanying him on his travels. It was during one of these foreign excursions that Timber suffered from a very severe infestation of fleas. The solution was extreme. As Dickens relates in an 1844 letter: “Timber has had every hair upon his body cut off because of the fleas, and he looks like...
  Etsy has been dominating the handmade market for years, but anyone who’s tried scrolling through 3,000 pages for just the right scarf knows it isn’t always the best fit for some shoppers (or makers). These three alternative markets offer a more curated selection for those with an eye for occult and witchy items, farm-fresh foods, or beautiful handmade products inspired by Africa. Witchsy (witchsy.com) doesn’t have any rules of conduct for makers, which means they’re free to sell whatever creative creation they want—and it shows. Alongside...
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...