We are beyond excited to announce that we're teaming up with the CBGB Festival for a pop-up BUST Magazine Craftacular in Times Square! The CBGB Festival is taking over eight blocks of bustling midtown Manhattan for a food, music, shopping, and culture festival from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Saturday, October 12. Be sure to head to Broadway between 50th and 52nd Streets for over 50 vendors of badass handmade and vintage goods (as well as food that runs the gamut from specialty spreads to Thai BBQ). Read More
Musicians for Equal Opportunities for Women (MEOW) is celebrating the achievements of women in music with a three-day fiesta in Austin, TX. Legendary rock goddess Suzi Quatro will be honored with the Woman of Valor Award at MEOW Con's kickoff banquet on Friday; she'll also perform a set, backed by her sister Patti Quatro and Tony Scalzo of Fastball. Austin music writer Margaret Moser will also receive a lifetime achievement award. Read More
  It's no secret that Hollywood is, uh, not the friendliest place for lady filmmakers--but thankfully, there are badass females doing the damn thing in indie studios and cinemas all over the world. Citizen Jane Film Festival celebrates the incredible work of women filmmakers with three action-packed days of screenings, panels, symposiums, and parties. And you lucky, lucky Midwesterners get to enjoy it!  This year, they're hosting films and filmmakers as diverse as Shannon Plumb (Towheads), Tia Lessin (Citizen Koch), and Yvonne Welbon (The New Black). Read More
  It's no secret that we're crazy about crafting here at BUST. (I mean, duh.) This spring, we had the chance to attend the first-ever Brooklyn Craft Camp, and we're psyched to go back on October 5th for a day of modern DIY classes, food, music, nails, booze, and more! From 10 AM to 7 PM, campers will take in four 90-minute craft classes (taught by some of our favorite crafty ladies!), a keynote chat with Jenni Radosevich of I Spy DIY, a gourmet bento box lunch, donuts, bonus all-day craft bars and a photobooth. Read More
Though it's roughly 8 billion degrees in NYC right now, it's time to start thinking about winter...and more specifically, about BUST Magazine's Holiday Craftacular and Food Fair, our city's largest, best-attended, and arguably most fun craft extravaganza! On Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15, over 250 vendors of fancy foods, eclectic vintage, and handmade gifts and goods will set up shop at the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 18th St. between 6th and 7th Avenues) in the heart of NYC's hip Chelsea 'hood. Read More
  Gloria Steinem's Golden Bra Award acceptance speech was one of the highlights of our 20th Anniversary Extravaganza. (Let's be real--it was fan-fucking-tastic.) Luckily, artist Gail Ahlers captured this magical moment on camera...and we're so excited to share it with you! The video also includes some nifty behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the Golden Bra statuette. Read More
Maggie from the BUST Magazine Craftacular team here! We just wrapped up applications for our annual pop-up Craftacular at World Maker Faire--and let me tell you, it's gonna be good. One of the things I love most about my job is reviewing the wide array of gorgeous handmade products that our applicants submit each year. Every time I think I've seen all the soaps, screenprints, sodas, and sandals out there, a crafter surprises me with a fresh, interesting design and I'm hooked all over again. This is especially true when it comes to jewelry. Read More
It's been many moons in the making, but we're excited to announce the opening of LADIES REPRESENT!, an all-female, all-awesome art show opening next week at Superchief Gallery in New York's Lower East Side. In collaboration with digital art and cultural collective Superchief, we've curated an amazing lineup of female artists from all over the U.S. Works range from the intricate wheat pastes of street artist Swoon to E.V. Day's gravity-defying installations and new diptychs by photographer Jaimie Warren, among others. Read More
If you haven't seen this, you're seriously missing out.  Tina Fey wants YOU to watch this video.  A bunch of BUST's homies (including the aforementioned Amy, Amanda, and Courtney) sent us adorbs birthday wishes, and we simply couldn't resist sharing it with you: {source}<!-- "Video For Everybody" http://camendesign.com/code/video_for_everybody --><video controls="controls" poster="http://d35pxgpouktq1j.cloudfront.net/20th/poster.jpg" width="460" height="259"> <source src="http://d1pd7mte7wt4fn.cloudfront.net/20th/20th. Read More
To get everyone pumped for BUST's 20th Anniversary Extravaganza, some of our favorite people sent us sweet--and often hilarious--birthday greetings! Watch John Waters, Kathleen Hanna, Tavi Gevinson, Courtney Love, and TINA EFFING FEY (among others) wish BUST a happy 20th:       If you liked this, you'll LOVE our lineup! Tickets start at $35 and are goin' fast. Read More