Still need to finish your Christmas shopping? Forget to give your bestie a Hanukkah present? Getting an early start on Valentine's Day? We got you covered! Stop by the BUST pop-up shop tonight and check out some of the awesome vendors you may have missed or couldn't get enough of at last weekend's packed Craftacular.  Weather.com tells me that it's 9 degrees in Manhattan right now. And how! Stock up on your warm winter wear at Miss Fitt's table tonight. Her ... Read More
Gather round your TV set, BUST readers! Julie Chang from Fox's Good Day New York stopped by our office recently to learn more about the upcoming BUST Magazine  Craftacular and to chat with a couple of vendors that will be featured at Sunday's event. Watch our spot on Fox and start making up your wish list! (You can even see us there in the background, hard at work!). And don't forget that the BUST Magazine Craftacular is taking place on December 12th, from 10 ... Read More
In February of 1961, the 18 members of the U.S. Figure Skating team--along with their families, friends and coaches--made their way to the World Championships in Prague. Sadly they never arrived. Their plane crashed in Belgium, killing the entire team and all other passengers on board. In honor of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the tragedy, the U.S. Figure Skating Association will be releasing the movie Rise. The film's website explains: "Rise will document the ... Read More
Yesterday at my part-time job, I was discussing with my manager my plans to start graduate school in January. When he asked me what I was going to study, I cheerfully replied that I was going to get my master's degree in Gender Studies. "What's that?" he asked. "You know. Sort of like Women's Studies," I said, brilliantly describing my program of study. "...What's that?" he asked again. Dumbfounded, I ever so eloquently explained "Like...feminism and stuff?" (My ... Read More
Lena Dunham's film Tiny Furniture (written and directed by and starring Dunham, 24) is out now and has been met with excellent reviews. The movie is currently playing only in New York, but you can catch a number of Dunham's hilarious short films on her website http://www.lenadunham.com. Check out "The Hostess With The Leastest," which is described as what happens when a jerk tries to make a souffle. And watch my personal favorite, "Hooker on Campus," in ... Read More
Have you ever gone to an exhibition at MoMA and thought to yourself "You know what would make this even better? Punk queens and riot grrrls." Me too! Brace yourself, reader, for our dreams are about to come true. On Saturday, November 20th, the legendary Raincoats will play at the museum, preceded by a DJ sesh by Kathleen Hanna and an exclusive showing of the exhibitions "Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography," and "Counter Space: ... Read More
  Let’s say you’ve decided to take a mid-afternoon lie-down and have put your iTunes on shuffle because you’re too tired to make that perfectly relaxing playlist. You’re just about dozing off as the Fleet Foxes play, and then WABAM! Soulja Boy starts playing. Or, let’s say you and your friends are three sheets to the wind and you just know that a Motown sing-along is inevitable except oh no! You’re drunk and who has the ... Read More
Currently, women make up 15% of the U.S. military and they face all of the issues—if not more—that their male colleagues do while on active duty or as a veteran. Luckily, there are organizations like the Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN). According to its website, SWAN’s mission is to “[support, defend, and empower] today’s servicewomen and women veterans of all eras, through groundbreaking advocacy initiatives and ... Read More
Rumor has it that on the first Thanksgiving, Myles Standish took to the Plymouth Plantation stage and dropped sweet rhymes and fat beats. Rumor also has it that he and his friends stole a lot of land and killed a lot of Native Americans, but we'll talk about that later. Anyway, the musical tradition continues! You can catch rapper Nicki Minaj at NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom this Thanksgiving, November 25th. Tickets are on sale now. Skip the pumpkin pie (no, bring it ... Read More

Under the Big Top

BY Molly Labell in General

 Have you checked out “Circus” on PBS yet? The  new   documentary, aired as six hour-long episodes, gives viewers a glimpse of the clown alleys and sawdust floors behind the Big Apple Circus. The men get more airtime during the first episode than the women, and only one of the ten featured performers on PBS’s website is a woman, but the hard-working ladies of the Big Apple are depicted as disciplined and devoted to their craft. ... Read More
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