We're obsessed with this jam here at BUST HQ. Thrifting! Highly danceable beats! Footed onesies! Children! Fur rippling through the air in epic slow-mo! What's not to love? It already has 25 million hits on Youtube! How did we not know about this until last week? What is wrong with us? Now we need to listen to it every day just to make up for lost time! This IS fucking awesome. Read More
Women can’t do math? Child, please. Exhibit A: English mathematician Ada Lovelace, whose 197th birthday is being celebrated today with a Google Doodle, was the world’s first computer programmer. Ever. Ada was raised by a single mom—herself a talented mathematician—who was determined to give her daughter the most extensive scientific education possible to counteract the, er, artistic tendencies she inherited from her father. Read More
Things are not good for Sweetness O’Hara. A shy, studious girl in a rough neighborhood, Sweetness (the captivating Zöe Kravitz) is bullied at school and alternately abused and ignored by her alcoholic father and mentally ill mother. When she finally hits her breaking point, things get even worse—if you can believe it. Director Victoria Mahoney has cast a talented ensemble, featuring Precious star Gabourey Sidibe, Tim Blake Nelson (O Brother, Where Art Thou?), Jason Clarke (Brotherhood) and Shareeka Epps (Half Nelson). Read More
Hey, New York! Don’t forget to come down to Babeland SoHo (43 Mercer St.) tonight at 7 P.M. for naughty crafting with BUST, complimentary cocktails from Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and a fancy-schmancy holiday bush lighting. BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE! Our West Coast homies also deserve a chance to get in on the action. Seattleites, you’ll get your chance to kinkily craft with BUST and Babeland (707 E. Pike St. on Capitol Hill) this Tuesday, December 11 at 7 P.M. RSVP here to join in the fun. Read More
It’s no secret that we love Angel Haze here at BUST. She’s one of the most versatile hip-hop artists out there, unafraid to tackle deep sadness or go ovaries-to-the-wall aggressive with her lyrics. Now she’s trying her hand at house: “Hell Could Freeze”, a new collab with London-based drum-and-bass quartet Rudimental, is a moodily gorgeous track that navigates the ups and downs of love. Angel’s rap is still on point, but her fuzzed-out hook, layered over an alternately shimmery and spazzy beat, is the gorgeous centerpiece that holds the track together. Read More
  Sosan Firooz, the first Afghani female rapper, has recently been hit with a spate of menacing text messages and phone calls demanding that she stop performing.  “If your daughter appears on TV again,” one caller said to her mother, “we will cut off your head.” This seems nuts—but considering recent news from her home country, it doesn’t seem impossible. Sosan, 23, performs with her hair uncovered in front of both male and female audiences, and she openly criticizes the Taliban in her songs. Read More
Designer Naomi Azuma took a vacation to the Dominican Republic this past January—and returned to New York inspired by the beautiful handmade collars sported by local dogs.   She started making collars for her two pooches from colorful climbing rope, and soon expanded her line, The Knot House, to include adorable statement necklaces for her friends. The brass studs add just a glimmer of glamour to her neon-chic pieces. Read More
  Kollabora, a new online community with inspirational DIY projects, tutorials, and the supplies to make them, is hosting a DIY Gift Lounge at this year's BUST Holiday Craftacular! Join BUST and Kollabora for a make-and-take on Finger Crochet, Chip Bezel Jewelry, and Fabric Wrapped Bangles. Read More
Winter: it’s the most unsexy time of the year. Because nothing deflates a lady boner faster than a stomach full of sugar cookies and a house full of family. Yowza! Luckily for cold-averse folks like me, BUST is teaming up with awesome sex-toy boutique Babeland for a cheeky holiday-themed crafting party. Stop by their SoHo outpost (at 43 Mercer St. Read More
One of two members of Russian punk collective Pussy Riot jailed in August for an anti-Putin performance has been moved to solitary confinement.   Prison officials stated that Maria Alekhina, 24, requested the move for her own safety; Russian site Lifenews specified that other inmates threatened Alekhina following a heated discussion about religion. Band mate Yekaterina Samutsevich was released on appeal in October, but Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova continue to serve their two-year sentences in remote labor camps. Read More