BY Sophie Johnson in TV

Back-to-back BUST cover girls, Zooey Deschanel of She and Him (on the June/July Issue) and Rashida Jones of Parks and Recreation ( on the upcoming August/ September Issue) will appear together in the new comedy 'My Idiot Brother'. Perez Hilton has already called it a 'hipster wet dream'! The film will also feature Paul Rudd, Emily Mortimer, and Elizabeth Banks and is due for release in 2011. Read More
While the new season of Mad Men won't be here until July, you can get your Christina Hendricks fix in the new video for Ghost Inside by Broken Bells. I love how stylish and beautiful her android character looks- but man, her life sucks. Read More

Diva from Down Under

BY Sophie Johnson in Music

In today's indie/pop music realm, it seems everyone is trying to out-wit and out-weird. The likes of Lily Allen, Katy Perry, and Lady Gaga have set the standard for sharp lyrics that bite on bubble-gum beats. While unabashedly part of the movement, Kate Miller-Heidke sets herself apart with a strong feminist vibe and a great voice that is reminiscent of Cyndi Lauper and Kate Bush. Read More
If you're tired of being type-cast in your previous comedy classes just 'cuz you're a girl, this is the class for you! Magnet Theater will be offering "Lady Party", a four-week, girls-only, improv class starting Saturday, June 19. Lady Party  specializes in the female perspective of humor and is taught by Magnet's very own Megan Gray.  The class requires participants to have previously taken Magnet's Level One course, or an equivalent. Read More
Hey everybody, the BUST 2010 Spring Craftacular photos are here! Check out these awesome photos taken by Tom Starkweather featuring our vendors and all the great folks that came out to Brooklyn to hang with us at the Warsaw! It was amazing to see so many stylish and creative people in one place (vendors AND patrons alike!). Read More

Thanks Everybody!

BY Sophie Johnson in DIY

BUST magazine would like to thank all the vendors and shoppers who came to the 2010 BUST Spring Craftacular yesterday. We hope you had as much fun as we did! The turnout included families, fashionistas, and even some furry friends. It was great to see such a wide variety of people gathered in one place to support our independently owned artisans. (I was especially excited to be able to get a plate of perogies and a gin/tonic at the same place.)   If you entered the raffle, remember to check your email this week to see if you won! The BUST Craftacular is one of our biggest events. Read More

Craftacular Countdown!

BY Sophie Johnson in DIY

Well, it's been a hectic couple of weeks, but the ladies at BUST are now working on the final preparations for the 2010 BUST Spring Craftacular happening this Sunday, May 23. The programs are folded and the gift bags are filling up. We're so excited! The Bust Spring Craftacular is an event in Brooklyn, NY at  that will showcase over 50 independent designers, artists, and craftspeople, carefully selected from a long list of applicants. They are all hugely talented and have amazing and unique items to sell. For a list of vendors check out the BUST Craftacular vendors page. Read More
When you hear the phrase 'healing herbs' you probably picture a jungle in the Amazon or a mountainside in China. But did you know that there are beneficial plants growing right here in New York?  Herbalist Irina Adams of Phoenix Botanicals uses locally sourced, wild, and organic herbs in her line of  moisturizing balms. Each balm combines these herbs with a blend of  organic shea nut butter and olive oil to quench thirsty skin. Read More
Just last night I was sitting in a friend's living room, flipping through a copy of 'Winnie the Poo' that someone had left on his table. So, it was strange and hilarious happenstance to see the latest print by Mo Moussa & Roni Lagin of Made With Awesome Made with Awesome specializes in printed goods ranging from posters to t shirts that are all funny, quirky, and -well- awesome. Get in on the fun by attending the BUST Spring Craftacular this Sunday, May 23 at the Warsaw in Brooklyn. Read More
  Like a band of superheros in bicycle caps, the guys at Kickstand are here to save the day from that murky brown water the bodega calls coffee. Their custom-made, collapsible stand allows them to move freely around New York, serving those in need. Each cup is ground and brewed individually using a hand-mill and altered Chemex drip cones because Kickstand believes in giving the community the freshest, most delicious coffee possible.     Kickstand coffee will make an appearance at the BUST Craftacular this Sunday, May 23 in Brooklyn. Read More