Nico 1938-1988

BY Laurie in General

 20 years ago today, while working at CMJ’s predecessor, the New Music Seminar, the former proprietor of lower east side watering holes, Beauty Bar, Barmacy and No Tell Motel, Deb Parker, casually remarked during lunch “I think Nico just died”. Silence. I stopped in mid chew and a chill went down my spine. “Nico?” I gulped, ‘Really?” I couldn’t believe it. That evening The New York Times ran an obituary on her ... Read More
 Election time is just around the corner (that or the rest of us are just eagerly anticipating when it actually is) so I thought I would post a few links today on getting to know your candidates on a somewhat under reported aspect - their stances on women's rights.  Read more for helpful (in my opinion anyway) links. Helpful John McCain links: McCain's Views on Choice  McCain's Views on Domestic Violence America Blog: McCain  ABC ... Read More
      So while riding the information super highway today, i came across this little gem over at the ever excellent blog Feministing. How utterly amazing right? An American lite version of female genital mutilation and ladies, way more affordable than costly surgery!  Kudos, Liquid Virgin creators in updating a timeless classic in a chic, new modern way.    - jen the intern ... Read More
 DisFIGURED is a movie about two women dealing with their bodies and their body issues. Deidra Edwards plays Lydia, a Venice Beach fat acceptance activist who nevertheless struggles with her own feelings toward her body. She meets Darci, played by Stacy Lawrence, a recovering anorexic, when Darci tries to join her fat acceptance group. The movie is about the relationship between the two women, and of course their relationships with themselves. The film ... Read More
  Admittedly, I am a total sucker for a dude who can shred nasty guitar solos- saying it has an overtly sexual quality is nothing new, so I won't say it.  Naturally, I was stoked that hometown heroes, Ratatat, dropped by Williamsburg Music Hall in Brooklyn to play a sold out show.  Needless to say, the energy was high and the crowd was a motley mix of hip hop kids, college students and pretty girls.  I made my way to the mezzanine to watch ... Read More
The ladies at BUST picked up that our lovely readers are crazy about finding new reads. We saw how you jumped at Lisa's call for summer reading. As a YA-lit junkie myself, it's awesome to see how dedicated you guys are to the tomes of our youth. That said, there's this incredible Renaissance going on in young adult literature, and we've decided to regale you with shiny new books based on your literary loves of the past. First up: If you loved Weetzie Bat, then try ... Read More

Let them eat cupcakes!

BY Dawn in General

This just in! The lovely ladies of BabyCakes will be providing all party guests at BUST's 15-Year Anniversary Party with FREE CUPCAKES!!! Uh...yes...free cupcakes. BabyCakes make a recurring visit to the BUST office. Whenever there is a birthday, intern going away party, or a "gimme something sweet right now" day, BabyCakes is typically who we turn to, as they offer all natural, organic and delicious alternatives free from the common allergens: wheat, ... Read More
Yes, it's true!  The Deal sisters and their current Breeders lineup dropped by Brooklyn yesterday afternoon to play McCarren Pool as part of the summer Pool Parties Series! The show was free.  And it was apparently the place to be.  The Olympic-sized pool accommodates thousands (and should be noted it is a veritable oven in the summer sun), but the line outside moved slowly and there were still folks who hadn't gotten in by the end of the set! ... Read More

Sixxfoota "Love Heals"

BY Gail in General

Sixxfoota is a clothing line designed for women of all sizes, but specifically designed for women over 5'9". We at BUST totally agree with their goal of promoting self-love among all women, and now they've got a new T-shirt that puts some money where their mouth is. Proceeds from the "Love Heals" shirt, seen here on Alicia Keys, will benefit various organizations that act to empower girls and young women. Current sales will go to Girls, ... Read More
Win a copy of the WEEDS Season 3 DVD and soundtrack! Enjoy all of season three episodes of WEEDS, the hilarious and controversial Showtime original series on dealing in the suburbs! This groundbreaking series features an outstanding cast, including Golden Globe winner Mary-Louise Parker. You will also win the soundtrack, featuring luminaries such as Randy Newman, actor Kevin Nealon and Ween, as well as indie rock ... Read More