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What happens when a Riot Grrrl grows up? Olympia, Washington-based artist Nikki McClure spent the early ‘90s making album covers for Sleater-Kinney and touring with Lois Maffeo and Kicking Giant. In 1996, she began to paper-cut: armed with an X-ACTO blade and black paper, McClure creates beautiful, sculptural “carved paintings” of everyday life. Her paper-cuts have been featured on record covers, calendars, greeting cards, non-profit logos, Microsoft advertisements and even storm drains. Now, McClure is about to have her first solo show, Nikki McClure: Cutting...
All of us here at BUST love ourselves some funny ladies.  That’s why we're going to talk about how the online show Broad City is worth checking out for a good hearty laugh.   Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer are the creators and stars of the online comedy series Broad City.  The 2-to-7 minute long webisodes depict life in the city for the two uncomfortably awkward twenty-somethings.  And the ladies have been at it since 2010.   Last year, The Wall Street Journal called their comedy “sneak attack...
In Marbles, cartoonist Ellen Forney’s life-altering journey though mental illness is graphically exposed in more ways than one. The Forney we see at the start of the story is experiencing her most sexual, creative, and manic period, which is followed by a big crash that leads to her bipolar diagnosis at 30. Here, her story evolves into the struggle not only to come to terms with medicating herself, but also to find the right formula of medications that will get her back to her life....
Skateboarding is pretty cool.  A girl skateboarding is awesome.  But a girl skateboarding in Afghanistan?  Probably couldn’t get better than that. Skateistan began as a non-governmental organization (NGO) in Kabul, Afghanistan.  Now, they’re an international nonprofit charity providing skateboarding and educational programming in Afghanistan, Cambodia, and Pakistan.  Their main goal is to use skateboarding as a tool for empowerment by: -Providing access to education -Focusing especially on girls and working children -Developing leadership opportunities -Building friendship, trust, and social capital. Here's a video of what they do.  Pretty cool, right?  They...
Oh Blues Explosion, where have you been? Who’s been playing that dripping-wet, gut-punching, sleaze-blues noise that you so reliably delivered? After the comparatively cleaner albums Plastic Fang and Damage, and a long hiatus, I thought JSBX were happily semi-retired. But lo! Not only are they back with a new record, but it’s also their dirtiest bit of business since 1998’s Acme. With a jagged riff that tears hunks out of your scalp, opener “Black Mold” is as ruinous to health as its namesake, and “Bag...