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If you don't know New Orleans Bounce Music or Sissy Bounce you're seriously missing out! Bounce Music is an original New Orleans form of rap that's been dominating radio and street culture locally for over 15 years! Sissy Bounce is it's gay/trans counterpart, and Big Freedia is it's Queen Diva! Number 1 songs on local radio, and an unbelievable 7-night-a-week live show schedule have propelled her to local fame, and honed her power to turn out a party like no other! See performances and DJ sets September 19 at Santos Party House $5 with RSVP to sissybounce@gmail.
BUST loves a good burger. Veggie, cheese . . . it matters not. Hence, the cravings hit hard when this guy appeared on the desktop. Apparently, the Burger Bed (which Geekologie notes, is technically a cheeseburger bed) has its own Facebook fan page , and is exceedingly popular. I say, of course; it's a bed that looks like a giant burger. With pickle pillows. And lettuce linens. And i bet you anything it's vegan.
When I found out one of my fav childhood authors, Judy Blume, would be reading at this year's National Book Festival, I was beyond tickled.  As if I needed more convincing, I found that President Obama and first lady Michelle will be co-hosting the event! Now in it's 9th year, the fest will also feature Newbury Medal winner Lois Lowry, author of The Giver.  Latina writer Julia Alvarez will read to the masses, as well as Kay Ryan, who is in her second year as poet laureate.
  Hey New Yorkers...looking for something to fill the Sunday night void left by the finale of True Blood? Look no further. This weekend Lucha VaVoom is debuting its crazy mix of Mexican wrestling and burlesque at Webster Hall . As if the high-flying luchadores weren't spectacle enough, in between matches the legendary Wau Wau Sisters will hit the trapeze, Karis will hula-hoop her ass off (or maybe just her clothes), and L.A. burlesquers Ursulina and Lux La Croix will shake their moneymakers.
Ryder Ripps is a genius! If you haven't seen his Tumblr page check it out now! It will strap you in and suck your life away. Ryder is a self-proclaimed Internet Archeologist . He digs up all the dirty secrets the Internet has to offer. Featuring photos and blogs that are funny, scary and totally brilliant! I recommend not viewing his work whilst on the clock at your day job because you will not get any work done, it is just that fascinating! Also, check out Ryder's new page exploring emoticons - a textual portrayal of moods and facial expressions for all you savvy writers.
This T-shirt from Bernhard Willhelm's first ready-to-wear collection lets your feminist impulses go wild without risking third degree burns/depleting your lingerie supply. Right now it's only available around the Australia/Japan 'hood, but keep your eyes peeled. . .
Marvel just made one bizarre, unexpected decision in merging with the Walt Disney Company. But the comic book super troop recently made another bizarre, unexpected decision--except this one is actually kind of cool. In July, Marvel released Divas, a comic featuring some of the hottest females in the Marvel universe: Hellcat, Firestar, Photon, and Black Cat, to be precise. Comics with this many X chromosomes usually become illustrated skin shows, chock full of gratuitous butt/boob shots and pseudo-bondage scenes (tentacles, snaky vines, spider webbing . . . use your imagination).
I grew up listening to Peter, Paul, and Mary--my sisters and I belting 'Leaving on a Jet Plane' dramatically in our kitchen on many a rainy afternoon. While an enduring obsession with sixties culture and folk music grew out of this, so did a lifelong admiration for Mary Travers, the magnetic, intense, immensely talented soul of one of the biggest folk acts of all time. Travers passed away yesterday, at 72.
At long last, Diablo Cody's much anticipated horror flick Jennifer's Body is hitting the theaters this weekend, and I have two words for you: See. It. Don't rely on the infamous 'red band' trailer to inform you. It was obviously put together by dudes for other dudes, as were the smattering of negative reviews the film has already gotten by guys complaining that it's not scary enough or not funny enough or whatever. The fact of the matter is, this film is so radically and refreshingly both funny and scary from a female perspective, the boys simply don't know what to do with it.
Making the rounds at the BUST office this morning is this video by the Get 'Em Mamis, a kickass rap duo from Baltimore who deserve some space on your iPod. So stop everything and listen right now -- whatever you're doing can wait till after you've heard the Mamis. In case you've never heard of them before, here's a little tidbit they proudly display on their MySpace page: last year Rolling Stone ranked their song 'Cold Summer' higher than Lil Wayne's 'A Milli' on the Singles of the Year list. Are you skeptical? Don't be ashamed, so were we.
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The 14th Annual New York Burlesque Festival
Sat Oct 01 @ 8:00PM - 12:00AM
The 14th Annual New York Burlesque Festival
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