Words On Water

BY Web Intern in Arts

In the mood for some politically charged poetry? Then be sure to check out Tapped Out: Words on the Water Crisis at the Bowery Poetry Club (308 Bowery ) in NYC this Saturday. The show - organized by BUST writer and Poetic People Power founder Tara Bracco - will premiere seven new commissioned poems about the water crisis - privatization of water, scarcity of the resource and the dangers facing fresh water. The event will feature several of the city's best ... Read More
Tomorrow night Bags for the People will be holding a Sweatshop Social at Spacecraft Brooklyn . They'll be making reusable tote bags (or, as they say, ''totes cute totes''). All you have to bring is your hollow leg and some clean fabric; they'll supply sewing machines, scissors and lots o' home brewed beer (why does that sound like a dangerous combination?). The event is from 6:30 to 8:30 on Thursday, April 23 (OK, so that's technically after Earth Day, but ... Read More

Good for her, eh!

BY Web Intern in Feminism

Reading through our BUST Myspace page invites can prove a daunting task for us 'terns at the mag; going through club flyer after club flyer...and bday invites from peeps who rented out a club for their party (no kidding, we get a LOT!), until, of course, there's an event that speaks to us enough to tweet , hot date, research and blog about. The Feminist Porn Awards was one such invite. Hosted by Good For Her, the annual Feminist Porn Awards (in their 4th year ... Read More

More Knitta, Please

BY Web Intern in Arts

I hadn't heard much lately about Knitta Please, so I was super stoked to hear the crew of 'guerilla' knitters that has been tagging up city light poles, signs, benches, and whatever else they can get their stitches on since 2005, is still at it. The group 'of ladies of all ages, nationalities, and... gender,' headed up by Magda Sayeg, who lives in Texas, will be covering 69 parking meter poles on Brooklyn's Montague Street with bright, hand-knit sleeves in May, as ... Read More
The band Saint Bernadette is proof that it's possible to be as sweet as an angel and edgy as hell at the same time. Despite the saintly name, lead singer Meredith DiMenna's silky smooth vocals, and the fact that the band collects money for charity wherever it performs, what Saint Bernadette does best is thrash around on stage and belt out bad-to-the-bone, throwback-drenched tunes that will rock you to the core: 'Face-melting rock,' as Saint Bernadette describes ... Read More
Ana Mouyis is an Illustrator currently living in Brooklyn in a household full of fellow artists and kindred spirits. Her work draws both on her childhood in Cyprus as well as her current life in NYC. Her work combines disparate elements for striking effect. It is both earthy and ethereal, personal and universal. She applies her drawings to a variety of media, including quilting, printmaking and animation. And now Ana talks to BUST: what is your ideal ... Read More
That's right, Kabul. Anywhere you go, courage is one of the most essential tools in your feminist-box. But the proverbial balls on these women could sink ships. April 15, they took to the streets to demand equality and oppose the passing of a recent law that legalizes marital rape. The resulting angry men throwing stones, screaming degrading epithets and spitting are pretty predictable. The most poignant part of this story, other than the sheer bravery of the ... Read More

Rhymin' in the Midwest

BY Web Intern in Music

Hey, Midwesterners, here’s something for you. The Soundest Festival is at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN on May 24. This is an all-day music fest featuring a bunch of independent hip-hop artists. Some of the artists that will be there include Atmosphere, The Pharcyde, MF Doom, Brother Ali, Freeway Jake One and a few dozen others. The tickets are $30 and you can get them online at the Rhymesayers site. You can also see the full line-up and listen ... Read More

Mmmm...BabyCakes

BY Web Intern in Eat Me

The good people at BabyCakes bakery made this super-adorable video to celebrate the upcoming release of Babycakes, the Book of Recipes on May 5. BabyCakes, the Book of Recipes: It's Here (Almost)! from BabyCakes NYC on Vimeo. Watch, enjoy, and salivate over their beautiful vegan ... Read More
Remember our post about bush-trimming ads? Here's Sarah Haskins' take on it. As usual, hilarity ... Read More