Everyone has watched Abigail Breslin grow up, it seems. Not long after we sit down in New York’s venerable Italian bakery Veniero’s, an admirer approaches us. She’s not a fellow teen—as many of the 19-year-old’s most ardent fans are—but a middle-aged woman who has known the actress/writer/singer since she was a kid. Breslin was born and raised on the Lower East Side, and she’s been coming to Veniero’s for years. Unlike this woman, you’ve most likely never watched Breslin eat pastries. Read More
  "Women of Letters" is fucking hilarious. Laughing, crying, peeing yourself hilarious. When it’s not being hilarious, it’s moving you in ways you didn’t think were possible outside the shit romantic comedies that you totally don’t watch and definitely don’t cry at. A monthly event in NYC (and also in Australia, where it originated), "Women of Letters" presents a group of female writers, actresses, prominent intellectuals, and all around badass ladies, who read letters they have written to that month’s topic. Read More
“Your words of comfort conveyed a message that someone who likes you might hurt you,” Merritt Smith wrote on a now-viral Facebook post this week. The post was written in response to a member of staff at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Colombus, Ohio, who had told her four-year-old daughter that the boy who hit her probably had a crush on her.  The boy had hit her so hard she required stitches. Maybe this is a stretch. A far reach. Read More
The succulent trend is certainly showing no signs of slowing down. It's not only the plants themselves that are in the limelight, it's the pots that hold them – and the macramé hangers (watch this space for a macramé taster workshop coming to the BUST London Craftacular).  Then there are the cactus prints, tea towels, stationery, jewellery and much more. And the best of the spiky bunch can be found at the BUST London Craftacular on November 22. Read More
  Suffragette doesn’t come out until October 23, but it’s already earned enough press for five movies. There’s plenty of good press - early Oscar buzz for both Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter; praise for the rare existence of a movie directed by, written by and starring women; acknowledgement of the importance of learning about this seldom-told part of history. Read More
The latest in a long tradition of vomiting pink every October in the name of boobs comes from several police departments’ attempts to brighten their public relations. The police of Greenfield, Massachusetts, are using pink handcuffs to for realsies arrest people. For breast cancer. Sounds bizarre? Sounds kinda stupid and useless? Well, that’s because you’re a heartless monster. The police of Anne Arundel County, Maryland, have gone the extra mile to repaint their jail cell pink complete with an adorable pink ribbon. Read More
As President Obama’s Proclamation of Columbus Day 2015 states, today marks 523 years since Christopher Columbus “sailed the ocean blue” and landed in North America. For more than 80 years, the United States has recognized Oct. 12 in celebration of Columbus, a man who brought disease, slaughter and patriarchy with him from Europe to the indigenous people of North America. Read More
Kitten N' Lou are coming to New York! The self-described “diminutive drag king and a bodacious burlesque queen” will bring their fabulous, campy, showbiz-tastic performance “Kitten N' Lou: Overexposed” to Joe’s Pub in NYC on October 21st and 28th - and you could see them for free! We’re giving away two pairs of two tickets for the October 21st show. To enter, just retweet or share this post on Twitter or Instagram, tagging @bust_magazine (Twitter, Instagram) and using the hashtag #KittenNLou. Read More
Who says suds are just for dudes? These lady-owned craft beer companies are brewing up some of the tastiest small-batch ales around. Jackalope Brewing Company  This Nashville, Tennessee-based brewery was founded by BFFs Bailey Spaulding and Robyn Virball. Spaulding is the brewmistress behind the delicious Lovebird Wheat Beer (4.4% ABV), a hefeweizen crafted with heaps of strawberries and raspberries. It’s light, crisp, and not too sweet; a perfect choice for lazy Sunday sippin’. Lovebird, $9.99 for a 6-pack of 12-oz. cans, jackalopebrew. Read More
September was a big month for New Jersey-born comedian Michelle Buteau. She graced the coveted stage of Comedy Central’s The Half Hour special at the end of August, and her hour-long stand-up album, Shut Up!, was released by Comedy Central Records that same week. Buteau’s been doing stand-up for more than ten years now, but she’s also made regular appearances on VH1’s Best Week Ever, I Love The 2000s and Comedy Central’s Key and Peele. Read More