A worldwide movement to end street harassment through crowd-sourcing called 'Hollaback!' has launched a petition on Change.org, demanding that Rush Limbaugh apologize for the ridiculously insensitive statements he made on his show last night concerning street harassment: "The first way to deal with this that came into my mind, is you find yourself staring, looking at, casually glancing at a woman, but you know that it's now socially taboo. You shouldn't be doing it, and you think everybody is noticing you doing it and condemning you in their minds. You shouldn't be doing it. Read More
  S.W. Basics makes skincare products from scratch, using only essential ingredients so that it's safe, even for sensitive skin types. Dedicated to ethical practices, the ingredients are either certified organic or Fair Trade, or they come from small, family-owned farms. We're very excited to have S.W. Basics as a vendor at our upcoming BUST Magazine Holiday Craftacular & Food Fair! Founder Adina Grigore tells us more about the products:  Tell us about yourself!  Hi I'm Adina! I started S.W. Basics in Brooklyn, where we make all-natural skincare without any extra BS. Read More
New York City resident Sarah Cooley makes homemade candles out of domestically grown, pure soybean oil for her home and lifestyle store, Simply Curated. The candles are poured into adorable containers like vintage cocktail glasses and come in awesome scents like Guava Fig. Simply Curated will be a vendor at our BUST Magazine Holiday Craftacular and Food Fair this month, which we're super psyched about.  Here's what Sarah had to say about her craft: Tell us about yourself!  I'm Sarah Cooley and I'm the Founder and Creative Director of Simply Curated. Read More
  George Zimmerman's girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, who called the police last month when Zimmerman was allegedly breaking her things and pointing a gun at her, now says, "I am not afraid of George in any manner and I want to be with him." Scheibe says that the official report doesn't accurately reflect what happened. She no longer wants to press charges and wants to lift the order that prevents them from having contact with one another. #Yikes.    "When I was being questioned by police I felt very intimidated," said Scheibe in an affidavit taken on December 6th. Read More
Natalie Ribbons of Agent Ribbons (and friend of BUST!) formed 60s-style, indie pysch-pop band, Tele Novella, just in time for the South by Southwest music festival in March. Based in Austin, Texas, the band is composed of other Agent Ribbons and Voxtrot members. Here's their dreamy new single, "Umbrella at the Station," a bonus track from the "No Excalibur" 7" that came out in the beginning of November. Read More
Last night CBS re-aired a 60 Minutes segment from January, featuring an interview with badass British/Caymanian world-champion free diver, Tanya Streeter.    If you're like me, up until recently you had no idea what free diving was. In this potentially lethal sport, the diver goes hundreds of feet into the depths of the ocean with no oxygen tanks or equipment of any kind. Before going down, divers will  perform breathing exercises to expand their lungs to the size of watermelons. Read More
Not only is the cult-classic Hedwig and the Angry Inch coming to Broadway, but NPH is going to star in the lead role—glitter, giant blonde wig and all.  It's a heavy plot for a Broadway musical: hailing from East Germany, Hedwig (formerly Hansel) falls in love with a German soldier, Luther, and decides to marry him to escape the communist country. To validate the marriage, which at the time had to be between a man and a woman, Hedwig's mother convinces her to get a sex change that goes wrong, leaving her with an "angry inch. Read More
I don't know about you, but I'm super enamored of Uzo Aduba and Danielle Brooks, better known as Crazy Eyes and Taystee, the characters they play on the Netflix series, Orange is the New Black. Aduba, who has a strong background in theater, is easily one of the best actors on the show, and it doesn't hurt that her character is incredibly heartbreaking and complex. Brooks plays the perceived comic relief, but as the plot develops, her character, Taystee, is revealed have more depth than we thought. Read More
Evan Rachel Wood launched a series of (rightfully) angry tweets at the MPAA last week, after discovering that they had forced director Frederik Bond to edit out a particular scene in his new film, "Charlie Countryman," in which Wood receives oral sex from her male co-star, Shia LaBeouf. Had the scene been left in, the film would have received an NC-17 rating, something that many filmmakers try to avoid as it seriously limits their audience and the film's distribution. Complying with the changes, Bond was able to secure an R rating. Read More
I’ve found my new musical crush in Sharkmuffin, an all-female noise-punk trio from Brooklyn whose third EP 1097 debuts this month. If their first two EPs were humble admissions of guilt, 1097 is the realization that they were right all along—a giant ‘fuck you’ to whoever pissed them off personally or politically. Read More
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