If you're in the New York area and want to go out tonight, then hit up Crash Mansion to see Personality Crisis, Ninjasonik, Wild Yaks, SHAPES, The Static Jacks, Jangula, and DJ Teenwolf! Doors are at 8:30, so get there on time to maximize your party ... Read More
If you're scared that obsessively washing your hands isn't enough to protect you from swine flu, you might want to consider wearing a surgical mask. But, then you're going to encounter a dilemma - how can I wear a bland white surgical mask with this kickin' outfit? It'll throw off my whole look! FluFashion.net has come out with a line of masks that have patterned and colored covers. You can get tie-dye or bandanna masks, each that will filter out anything ... Read More
GEMS - Girls Education and Mentoring Services - is turning 10! That's right, a whole decade of helping teenage girls of New York City who are victims of sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking. They've been offering outreach, intervention, court advocacy, therapy, development and education to young women affected by exploitation. GEMS has caught the attention of celebs like Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, Ellen DeGeneres and Diddy (that's his name this week, ... Read More
Some hardcore cute jewelry is on sale at Urban Outfitters courtesy of glam rocker Justin Tranter. The Semi Precious Weapons frontman and FETTY jewelry designer is going to be offering his second Urban Outfitters-exclusive line. The line, Precious Weapons, has already been seen on stars like Kate Moss and Gossip Girl's Taylor Momsen. The jewelry is FETTY's inexpensive line that juxtaposes big-ass weapons with tender broken hearts, a nod to the punk and glam rock ... Read More

Sniff, Swig, Puff!

BY Web Intern in General

In honor of the late, great Bea ... Read More
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New Yorkers, it's time to go hungry for the hungry. On May 6, skip lunch (or bring something from home) and donate your daily food moola to City Harvest , which helps feed hungry New Yorkers, especially children. It's part of the Skip Lunch Fight Hunger campaign. You can register to participate as a team or an individual. Teams will get a kit with paper lunch bags so that members can go out on the sixth to collect donations. Last year they raised about ... Read More

New Single From Gossip

BY Web Intern in Music

Yesterday, Gossip released an online teaser from their upcoming album MUSIC FOR MEN (produced by Rick Rubin). While you have to wait all the way until October 6th for the album to come out, you can stream the first single, 'Heavy Cross' off of their myspace page. Beth Ditto (Bust cover DEC/JAN 2008) rocks hard as hell and MUSIC FOR MEN will be worth watching out for. (photo by Rankin from cover story in Dazed and Confused ) ... Read More

Equal Pay Day

BY Web Intern in General

Today is Equal Pay Day, but don't start celebrating just yet. After decades and decades of working toward a pay system that makes sense and doesn't short women, we're still not there. This day is actually a reminder of that: It takes place on a Tuesday every April to remind everyone that, in the United States, it takes a woman six working days on average to make what a man makes in five--a woman would have to work until Tuesday to make what a man had made by ... Read More
It's human nature to want to share our stories, and every culture has done it in some form or other throughout the ages--from cave painters to street artists, from town criers to novelists to the bloggers here at BUST! And when a story is told, both the teller and the listener learn something. That's why I'm a huge fan of StoryCorps, NPR's nonprofit project that has been encouraging people to interview each other since 2003, with its mini-recording studio in ... Read More