Young designer, Timothy K is previewing his Spring 2012 “OPUS II” collection tomorrow night in Brooklyn. His work includes amazing massive couture dresses that will literally blow your mind! The show starts at 7:30 PM this Saturday, March 19th, at Vaudeville Park Gallery.  A graduate from Pratt Institute in NYC, Timothy K’s design aesthetic is progressive, yet classically inspired. There will be free wine and music and a viewing of his insane dresses (one even has a hand-painted mural on it!). Read More
Part time harm reduction worker, Jen Osborne spends her weeks chatting with hundreds of drug addicts and homeless people in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, Canada.   She tells the stories of ten women in Vice Magazine’s “Street Wear: A Wig and Some Make Up Can Still Trick Canadian Cops,” who fall into no fewer than three government assigned categories of HIV or hepatitis C positive, schizophrenic, bipolar, transvestite, cancer patient, drug dealer, sex worker, low income, and sexually abused. Read More
Youtube user and Swedish resident Wilhelm Hepel has made a tribute video to the oeuvre of the world's greatest film and television extra, Jessie Heiman. The urban myth is that Heiman appears somewhere in every movie or tv show of the last ten years. Hepel managed to find one or two instances of Heiman's prestigious career... You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this video Wanna get in touch with the most famous unfamous person? Heiman's been responding to questions on reddit all day. Read More
Damn. Bethann Hardison is fierce. She was the first black cheerleader at her Brooklyn highschool, the first African-American person working an upscale New York City showroom, and one of only a handful of black runway and fashion models in the early 1970's. But Hardison knew she could be more effective behind the camera than in front, and in 1980 joined one of the top modeling agencies as a booker. It was her wheeling and dealing that persuaded top designers to take chances on black models such as Iman, Naomi and Tyson. Read More
In Liberia, rape has become a standard procedure, used as a tool of oppression and to instill fear. From 1989 to 2003, the Liberian civil war used mass rape as an element of warfare, affecting 3 out of 4 young girls and women.  Although the war ended, the rape epidemic still continues in Liberia and has shattered the social norms of the community.  Even after almost 8 years, women continue to live in fear and continue to be victims of rape.  According to Liberia’s Ministry of Justice, 40% of those raped are shockingly under the age of 12. Read More
Meet Kayla: an Internet hacker from Anonymous. Is her name really Kayla? Is she even a teen girl?  I don’t know and probably never will. Either way, I think it's pretty bad ass seeing what she has done in defense of Wikileaks, an organization that publishes private, top-secret, classified media from unknown sources.  Anonymous has brought down the websites of MasterCard and Paypal, fighting against censorship and “copywrong. Read More
CNN uncovered a truly amazing story today about a young girl in California who received notice that her family is alive in Minami Sanriku, Japan via YouTube.  Akiko Kosaka studies at the University of California at Riverside where she began a yearlong study of English last September. She is originally from Minami Sanriku, a small fishing village on the coast of Japan where an estimated 17,000 residents were feared to be dead or missing after last week’s tsunami. Read More
For those of you at SXSW this week, don't forget to stop by two free, open to all-ages, overflowing with fun events sponsored by BUST Magazine! The Equal Vision Records Showcase on Thursday, March 17th from 12-5pm features performances by Eisley, Gatsbys American Dream (their first show since reuniting!), ORBS, Wild Orchid Children, This Time Next Year, and Harvard -- all this, plus an open bar and goodie bags with a free copy of BUST Magazine. $5 if you're under 21, free if you're over.Dirty Dog Bar505 E 6th St. Read More
  Nate Dogg died yesterday at 41; the cause of death has yet to be announced, although the rapper/singer suffered from strokes in 2007 and 2008. A Long Beach, California native, Nate Dogg is best known for his collabs with Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Tupac, Warren G, and Eminem and will forever be a voice of G-funk. In 1991, he formed the rap group 213 with both Snoop and Warren G and later Nate Dogg made his debut in Dr. Dre’s The Chronic.  His voice is easily recognizable in Warren G’s “Regulate,” Eminem’s “Shake That,” Dr. Read More
Today marks the 85th anniversary of the Martha Graham Dance Company, and to celebrate, they will be performing seven of her most famous works at the Rose Theater in Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. Tonite’s opening performance includes a revival of Robert Wilsons Snow on the Mesa (1995), and Maple Leaf Rag (1990) the last dance choreographed by Graham before her death at the age of 97 in 1991. There will be more performances every night until March 19th, including classics like Cave of the Heart (1947) and Appalachian Spring (1947). Read More