Joanna Newsome, known for her unique brand of folky/electronic music,is about to go on her first North American tour in FIVE YEARS!  The tour will follow the release of her newest album Divers, out on Drag Records on October 23rd.  Two singles have already dropped from Divers ("Leaving the City" and "Sapokanikan"), leading us to believe this album will be the surrealist dream machine we were all hoping for. Read More
It’s no secret that here at BUST, we’re all big fans of New Orleans rapper Big Freedia. The gender-bending star of the sissy bounce genre has been hard at twerk: the third season of her reality show, Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce, wrapped up on Fuse this past spring, and her memoir, Big Freedia: God Save the Queen Diva! was released by Gallery Books on July 7. We asked the stylish rebel to tell us what’s in her makeup bag and she spilled her secrets for staying fabulous while sweating it out onstage every night.    1. Read More
Okay…we need to talk about something: “they” are making a menstrual cup with Bluetooth and texting capacity. I’m talking a piece of silicone with some serious hardware in your yoni, and I’m not on some cyberpunk or George Orwell trip either. Introducing...the world’s first-ever smart menstrual cup: Looncup. The cup has sensors, batteries, Bluetooth, and an antenna. Call me an alarmist conspiracy theorist but like, HELLO DUDE, our reproductive systems sort of control the whole world, and also are constantly under attack in EVERY WAY, OKAY?! THIS IS REAL. Read More
  Chrissie Hynde is still defending the victim blaming comments she made after there release of her memoir Reckless, only this time she has added a sprinkle of racism on top. Hynde, the iconic front-woman of The Pretenders, was fairly defensive and rude during her interview yesterday morning with NPR's David Greene.  Greene asked Hynde to describe some of the experiences she wrote about in her book–like the time she was assaulted by a group of bikers and proceeded to take responsibility for it. Read More
The self-proclaimed co-dependent bestie vloggers of YouTube's Just Between Us, Allison Raskin and Gaby Dunn, have teamed up with Field Day to bring “Hollywood Solves Sexism” to your computer screen.  The satirical movie trailer points out some serious truths about sexism in the movie industry. From failing to give women superheroes equal stake in big budget films, to putting most female characters in high heels, the ladies of Just Between Us poke fun at almost every aspect of the already laughable treatment of women in Hollywood. Read More
  Instagram loves the nipples, guys. Loves them. Instagram would totally be a tidal wave of feminist change were it not for the true villains of the piece: Apple. According to the Business Insider, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom recently announced that Instagram has no choice but to ban female nipples to keep it below an NC-17 rating in the Apple store, which forbids sexually explicit content. Nobody is really buying this argument, considering the Apple store has not removed Twitter,  which only disallows “graphic content” in profile and header photos. Read More
Twihards are getting a special 10-year anniversary treat from Stephenie Meyer: a gender-swapped version of the original "Twilight" novel. The "Twilight" series, which has sold more than 150 million copies world wide and caused multiple cases of hyperventilation-level fandom, now stars Beau (boy Bella) and Edythe (girl Edward) in Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined. Meyer told Good Morning America that she rewrote the genders of the characters to challenge the "damsel in distress" assumptions made about Bella's character. Read More
Mount Wellington Observation Center Come for the devils and stay for the desserts in weird, wonderful Tasmania A strange and beautiful island, from which ships chart their course to Antarctica, Tasmania is a part of Australia like no other. Foodies flock to the “Apple Isle” to devour gorgeous produce that adorns the menus of some of Australia’s finest restaurants. Read More
The real Betty Cooper just stood up, and her name is actually Betty Tokar Jankovich.  At 94 years old, she’s the star of “Archie’s Betty,” a new documentary chronicling the journey of one obsessive “Archie” comics fan (Gerald Peary) and one researcher (Shaun Clancy) in their search for the people who inspired the beloved characters. Read More
Dream pop band Correatown is back with a beautiful new music video for their song “True North,” and we couldn’t be more excited to premiere it on  “True North” was shot on Lake Lanier, Georgia during sunset and at the Mayan Ruin Ek Balam in the jungle of Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula just after sunrise.  Angela Correa says of the video, “‘True North’ explores themes of steadfastness, celebration and listening for and believing in that quiet elusive voice inside that confirms joy and beauty.“For the video I was hoping to explore adventures big and small. Read More