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In the Victorian era, a broken engagement was no small matter. If a gentleman jilted his fiancée, he risked doing untold damage to both her reputation and his own. Even so, if an engaged couple discovered that they were incompatible, Victorian-era marriage manuals and books on etiquette strongly advised breaking the engagement rather than embarking on what would surely be a miserable marriage. As The New York Fashion Bazar Book of Etiquette (1887) explains: “Although a broken engagement is something to deplore, and one wishes it...
Turn food scraps, flowers, and plants into wearable art with bundle dyeing, an easy, non-toxic, and sustainable technique that extracts beautiful colors from everyday natural materials. The process, good for any natural fabric (silk, wool, cotton, or linen), uses dyestuffs (whole dye plants and extracts) that are playfully spread onto fabric, bound into a bundle, and steamed to release organic color. Upcycle an old garment or bundle dye a piece of silk to make this go-to spring accessory. What You’ll Need35" x 35" light-colored silk fabric...
"Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible." — Frank Zappa For the past seven years, Uranus, "the Great Awakener," has been blazing through Aries, creating shifts within the self by revolutionizing the ways that we assert our individual preferences and perspectives. May 15th starts the seven-year switch as Uranus glides into Taurus, causing uprisings in all Venusian areas, such as love, money, self-esteem, culinary and visual arts, and music. The seventh planet from the Sun in the Solar System, Uranus is a blue planet...
This essay was written by a student at Mighty Writers, an education nonprofit that offers free writing classes to over 2,500 inner-city Philadelphia students a year. "Aminah, are you sure you're ready for this?" said my brother. I started to worry, but I ignored him. "No! I want to start fasting!" I said cheerfully. But, let me say this: the last meal will be your last. I wish I knew this before I started fasting for the first time. I'm going to share my experience with fasting during Ramadan...
The BUST Craftacular is back on Saturday, May 12th from 11 a.m to 7 p.m alongside the BUST School for Creative Living. Join us at Industry City's Factory Floor, 274 36th St, Brooklyn, NY,274 36th St, Brooklyn, NY. Over 75 handpicked vendors will attend, offering jewelry, clothing, homewares, food and drink, art, accessories, and more. As part of the BUST School For Creative Living, dozens of local artists and businesses who will be providing interactive demos and workshops at an affordable price. Attending the BUST Craftacular and...

Yogyakarta—aka Yogya—is the heart of Indonesia’s Java Island, known for its arts and traditional crafts. Though it’s small enough that you can run into friends on the street, it’s home to dozens of universities, making it a welcome stopover for international students and travelers. Incredible hospitality and friendly locals are some of Yogyakarta’s main draws, but there are also stunning beaches, amazing street art pieces, and quirky, off-the-map sights. Come for the well-trod temples, stay for the Chicken Church.Art Survive Garage Yogya is the art capital of...
Brooklyn-based artist Jennifer Maravillas has created this beautiful Women’s Reproductive Rights Protest Bandana and we are giving away 20 of the them to the first 20 people who subscribe to BUST in person at the BUST Craftacular this Saturday! These unique, hand-dyed bandanas celebrate women's rights and revolution and usually retail for $55. Maravillas began creating one-of-a-kind bandanas as a reaction to the U.S. presidential election of 2016. With different designs inspired by religious freedom, immigration, and women's rights, the bandanas are a reminder of the ideals we...
Tina Fey: “We Did Want To Write On It, Though” When late-night host David Letterman interviewed Tina Fey on his new show, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, he tried to defend the lack of female writers working on his programs."There was no policy against women writers,” he told her. “I always thought, 'Well, geez, if I was a woman I don’t know if I would want to write on my nickel-and-dime, dog-and-pony show anyway because we’re on at 12:30.'” But Fey, ever-unafraid to call men out on their...
  From our April/May issue, Stephanie J's "Good Stuff" features quirky office goods to bring some fun to your 9 to 5. Think ink and add a little arts and crafts to your correspondence.HEART JE T’AIME AND LIPS STAMPS, $8 EACH, YELLOWOWLWORKSHOP.COM Have a cool pen handy at all times.EVERYDAY BALLPOINT PENS 3PK: ENERGISE, $9.95, KIKKI-K.COMA painted pot is ace for odds and ends.PANTOMIME PORCELAIN BOWL, $20, DARLINGCLEMENTINE.NO Get unstuck with a purrfect desk pal.CAT TAPE DISPENSER, $14, OHHELLOFRIEND.COM Find your fave reads in the wink of...
The Academy Expels Bill Cosby And Roman Polanski The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday that it finally voted to expel actor Bill Cosby and director Roman Polanski. The expulsion occured in accordance with the Academy’s new Standards and Conduct procedures, which it implemented in the wake of Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo movement. And while this is certainly a positive development, it’s also a disarmingly delayed one: we've known that Cosby admitted to drugging women for sex since 2015, and Roman Polanski...