BY Dawn in General

Win a copy of Field Guide to Cookies: How to Identify and Bake Virtually Every Cookie Imaginable! TEN contestants will win! With Field Guid to Cookies:How to Identify and Bake Virtually Every Cookie Imaginable (Quirk Books ), you'll discover more than 100 cookie recipes as well as their back stories, trivia, and step-by-step instructions on how to prepare, bake, serve and store your creations. Read More
Body of the Goddess: An introductory class Date: Sunday November 2, 2008 Time: 4-7pm Location: Theater Lab 137 W. 14th Street NYC Fee: $35 This class is a unique opportunity for women to personally and experientially engage with the ideal of the female body in our culture. Through movement, discussion, journaling and the Alexander Technique we will deconstruct the deep seated beliefs we hold about our bodies and begin to discover how we might recreate our relationship to the pressures of the feminine beauty standard. Read More

BAD POLITICS = GREAT ART

BY Team Intern in Arts

'SEDITION' Curated by Kyle Goen, Dread Scott, and Hajarah Abdus-Sabur Location: 329 Broome Street. New York, NY. 10002 Exhibition on View: October 29th - November 23, 2008 Opening Reception: Wednesday October 29th, 6-9pm Artists: Melanie Baker, Wafaa Bilal, Sandow Birk, Emily Douglas, Hasan Elahi, Mounir Fatmi, Jon Hendricks, Arnold Mesches, Naeem Mohaiemen, Sheryl Oring, Jenny Polak, Martha Rosler, Jackie Salloum, Hank Willis Thomas and Raphael Zollinger 'Sedition' will reveal art about the tumultuous times we are living in. This show will pull no punches. Read More

i like it dirty

BY Lisa in General

One of my favorite parts of BUST has always been Ayun Halliday's Mother Superior column. Many years ago my fandom propelled me to hunt down back issues of her zine, East Village Inky , and burn through her books No Touch Monkey and Job Hopper. For some reason I'd never gotten a copy of Dirty Sugar Cookies until now and the timing couldn't be more perfect. I've always loved to eat but recently my obsession with food has reached epic proportions. Not only is DSC full of Ayun's typically hilarious culinary memories and misadventures, but also each chapter ends with a related recipe. Read More

Ladies with CLAWS

BY Team Intern in General

Good news for all girls with a penchant for barroom arm wrestling: CLAWS (Classy Ladies Arm Wrestling Society) is hosting its first ever all ladies arm wrestling tournament in Brooklyn this Wednesday. So, if you want to earn some bragging rights and experience the euphoria of glory (or just have some fun with other classy ladies), head over to Union Pool. Sixteen contestants will be selected to compete for a cash prize. For more information or to register go to http://www.myspace. Read More
Here's why Sunday afternoon television totally rules: as I write this, ABC Family is airing Teen Witch, one of the most awesome/terrible high-school flicks of the 80s. I loved this movie when I was younger, and it's still one of my guiltiest pleasures; I mean, who can resist a cheesy escapist story about a nerd who becomes the most popular girl in school...by using witchcraft? And not just any old witchcraft--witchcraft taught by the incomparable Zelda Rubinstein. Plus, it features the following: -A vile girl named Kiki (what else?) who makes our heroine's life hell. Read More
A few days ago a noticed this amazing new graf art in my neighborhood! it seems Koralie and Fafi have been hanging in the Burg! I adore their art and I'm so happy to have a little piece of it just down the street from my apartment. I always thought that the neighborhood could use a bit more purple. Read More

Suburban Glamour

BY Sarah J. in Arts

I couldn't find anything BUST-y on the racks for the past couple of weeks, and I know you gals were missing me, so I picked up this short graphic novel that came highly recommended by a couple of friends. Suburban Glamour is an indie-rock fairy tale, not an entirely original story but a fun one. Jamie McKelvie's art is what really distinguishes this book from other changeling stories--it's bright-candy-colored and good enough to eat, with a foxy rock'n'roll heroine and plenty of flash. Read More
Everyone knows that Esquire is all about sexy girls wearing sexy underwear and looking all sexual so the boys can feel that they have a chance in this life, but as I was flipping thru the latest 'Sexiest Woman Alive' issue the other day, I had to do a double take. They have a page dedicated to The Women of Flight of the Conchords, with a picture of Jemaine's love interest squishing her boobs together, along with a tiny picture of Coco and some other waitress that I barely remember. But no Mel. Read More