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The Furs’ sophomore effort, Face Control, pulses with drum-machine goodness.
Karin Dreijer's solo debut is beautifully hypnotic.
Legendary graffiti artist Claw Money knows a thing or two about lookin' good. Not only is she the former fashion editor for Swindle Magazine, but she also has her own eponymous clothing and accessories line, writes an insanely cool style blog, and contributes her design expertise to brands like Nike and Calvin Klein. You can get your own Claw gear, plus other fabs stuff from Mademe, Mishka, and Cubannie Links, at the Beats and Brands sample sale on Friday. Hosted by aroundthewaygirls.net, Lioness, Supreme Queens, The Fresh Fiends, and Nfmstylez, this shindig fuses fashion and music.
But until the day that the land of my forebearers decides that oppression is not an integral part of culture and heritage, I offer this video to Bust readers as a token of my faith in Texas. This song was originally written by Ned Sublette 1981, since then it has been covered by Pansy Division and of course, Willie Nelson! And yes, that is Burt Reynolds sitting next to Willie. Also, any reason to see cowboys waltzing with cowboys is a good reason.
Multimedia can be tricky to pull off in the theater, but HERE Arts Center does it masterfully, especially in Christina Campanella's new production Red Fly/Blue Bottle. Eye candy, fantastically creepy music, and an expert dash of steampunk fill the stage in this deliciously haunting concert exploring what happens in the dusty parlors and back rooms of empty houses, long after the minutes have ticked away your life, stealing everyone and everything that matters.
Nikki Cook, one of Bust's favorite ladies in comics, has a new book out this week. She worked on DMZ #41 with Brian Wood. It's a stand-alone issue, focusing on what happens to Zee, one of the book's lead characters, when she ventures outside the protected section of a war-torn Manhattan. Nikki did a guest spot, filling in for the book's regular artists, and she took some time to talk about it with Bust before it came out. Read on! How did you get started doing comics? I went to school for comics, actually.
Amazon.com apparently hasn't gotten the memo that the culture wars are dead. They've stripped the sales rankings--and therefore, the search ratings--of books that deal with gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues, as well as feminist books like Full Frontal Feminism. It affects the search rankings for books. For small authors who depend on Amazon reviews and sales rankings, this is disastrous. Of course, it's also terrible for freedom of expression.
For this week's Ms Friday, it seems appropriate to use a disgruntled New School grad. Susana graduated from Parsons, the New School for Design, last spring. She booked it straight out of the city and set up her sexy new life in Savannah Georgia, home of the Girl Scouts. Susana is getting her master's at SCAD, helping run the Savannah branch of Dr.
Laurie posted a while back about the US version of this ad for the Schick Quattro, which is currently airing on TV. I don't know whether this British version of the ad is airing in the UK or if it's just intended as a hilllaaarrrious viral video, but I can tell you one thing: while it is more outrageous in it's cutesy double entendres (watch for the 'tulips on a mound' bit), I find it even more irritating than the more docile US version. This ad is aimed at women, but who is amused by these dumb jokes? 'Some bushes are bigger than others', the hairless pussy at the end, nyuk nyuk nyuk.