The December/January 2013 issue of BUST Magazine is on newsstands now! This issue is chock-full of stories that will inspire you, make you chuckle, and keep you feeling cozy and happy through the winter. Read More
The words “save the date” immediately bring forth images of white gowns, floral arrangements, and choosing between chicken or fish. But the film Save the Date, directed by Michael Mohan (who co-wrote the film with Jeffrey Brown), doesn’t focus on those clichés. Instead, it centers on Sarah (played by Lizzy Caplan), who’s trying to figure out what she wants in life. Instead of saying yes to her boyfriend Kevin’s public proposal, made soon after they move in together, Sarah breaks up with him. Read More
  Charming. Candid. Compelling. All of these words describe Beth Ditto—and all of them equally sum up her new memoir. Chronicling Ditto’s rise to international fame, the book starts with her humble beginnings in her conservative, tiny Arkansas hometown. While struggling to survive amidst crippling poverty, young Ditto endures sexual abuse early at the hands of a family friend, and learns that this has been the norm for many of her family members. Read More
Crystal Castles set the bar pretty high for their third release. After all, NME named their eponymous debut the 39th greatest album of the last decade, and their sophomore effort received widespread critical acclaim. Luckily,  Alice Glass and Ethan Kath show no signs of slacking off on (III). This time around, they’ve abandoned some of the thrashing punk of their self-titled 2008 release while retaining the abrasive energy of a noise band. The result? A little less Slayer, a little more Ladytron. Read More
Do you like 60s-era tunes? Do you like music videos? Do you enjoy things that are awesome? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you’ll need to head directly to For the uninitiated, Scopitones were the precursors to music videos—these short flicks were created in the 1960s to be played on specially made video jukeboxes in bars, restaurants, and amusement parks.     Too weird to live and too cool to die, Scopitone videos are packed with retro charm, amazing costumes, and beyond-odd plotlines. Read More
If anyone reading this was planning to wear a bulky, reindeer-faced Christmas sweater to Ingrid Michaelson’s holiday celebration tonight, think again. According to the native New Yorker, dropping to the floor isn’t too uncommon in the heat of the moment at her performances. When I ask if festive attire by way of ugly sweaters is encouraged at her annual Holiday Hop, she laughingly tells me, “There seems to be a trend at my shows of women getting hot and passing out. It’s happened so many times. Read More
  You'll want to cozy up to the Dec/Jan issue of BUST--a festive collection of pop-culture gems, drool-inducing recipes, inventive beauty tips, and fashion so hot, it'll melt the ice on your windows.  We’ve also got sex advice straight from Fifty Shades of Grey, interviews with Mamie Gummer and Reggie Watts, and travel tips for Jamaica from a local. Cover girl Mary Elizabeth Winstead slayed vampires in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and slayed hearts in Scott Pilgrim Vs. Read More
More Than Me, an education and girls’ empowerment non-profit, is gaining notoriety through its guerilla-style marketing, inspiring hundreds of people to write “I am Abigail” on their foreheads and post the photos on Facebook. This really begs the question, “Who the heck is Abigail?”  Abigail was an orphan in West Point, Liberia. You may have read her letter in an article on the Huffington Post. At age six, she was left with prostitutes. She learned to work the streets in order to get access to drinking water and food. Education was not an option. Read More

Pie It Forward

BY BUST Magazine in Eat Me

This Thanksgiving, be an all-star dinner guest by bringing the dish that everyone most looks forward to: pie. We’ve got five eye-popping options—sweet, savory, traditional, vegan, and even raw—that will ensure you’ll be invited back.   Vegan Pumpkin Pie with Gluten-Free Pecan Crust This pie is sweet, buttery, lightly spiced with cinnamon, and enhanced with a bit of salt to bring out the flavors. The crust is very sensitive to change, so don’t tinker with the recipe too much. Read More
It’s a sweltering summer day in New York City, pushing 100 degrees, when Paloma Faith and I decide to take a walk. Luckily, the 27-year-old British singer is, in her own way, dressed for it: she’s wearing a gorgeous two-piece sunsuit that’s straight out of the 1960s. She’s further armed with cat-eye sunglasses, a sky-high beehive, and her unique blend of smarts, sweetness, and grit. It’s her idea to do our interview out on the street. “I quite like walking,” she purrs. “It’s so nice out today. Read More