According to a recent New York Times article, young women are going back to school in record numbers, even if it means leaving the work force while they hit the books. The percentage of women aged 16-24 who are enrolled in school now exceeds the percentage of that same demographic who are employed. The important thing to note about that figure is that these jobless women are not looking for work-- they're looking to hone their skills in school so that they can get ... Read More
It's our first day back in the BUST office in over a week--  we took a much-needed break after hustlin' to get our February/March issue ready for y'all, but we're back (did you miss us?), refreshed and ready to kick 2012's ass. I don't usually make New Year's Resolutions, but I definitely set a few goals for the next 12 months, and one of them is to make more art-- weird, wonderful art. And who better to inspire me in all things weird and wonderful than ... Read More
Blonde Redhead frontwoman Kazu Makino has organized some pretty stellar musicians for a good cause: We Are the Works in Progress is a 14-song compilation album to support Japan's efforts to rebuild and heal after  the 2011 tsunami.  The album features exclusive tracks, remixes, and new versions of songs-- many of them works in progress themselves-- from artists such as Karin Dreijer Andersson (Fever Ray, The Knife), John Maus, and Deerhunter. We Are the ... Read More
BUST boss ladies Debbie Stoller and Laurie Henzel will be meeting fans and signing copies of the new BUST D.I.Y. Guide to Life this Wednesday (December 7) at Bluestockings book store, on New York's Lower East Side.  The book, which compiles helpful how-to guides from the past 15 years of BUST and brings them to you in our signature smart BUSTy style, is a hit-- and if you haven't gotten your own yet, now's your chance to snag one with a signature from its ... Read More
David Fincher's adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is one of the most anticipated films of the year; beyond the murder-heavy, not-exactly-popcorn-material plot (said to remain very faithful to Stieg Larsson's best-selling novel), a lot of the hype is due to The Girl herself.  After months of speculation over who would play asocial hacker Lisbeth Salander, the first photos of a black-haired, pierced, fully-transformed and hauntingly ... Read More
Ah, Christmas in New York: it’s pretty much everything that Home Alone 2 made it out to be (with the exception of like, the entire plot) but better.  The tree at Rockefeller Center, the chestnuts roasting on open-ish fires, John Waters putting the “X” in X-mas at B.B. King's, and Ronnie Spector’s annual Christmas Party. For over 20 years, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and living legend has hosted a New York City Christmas ... Read More
It's no secret that we at BUST adore Miranda July. She's graced our pages a number of times (our Dec/Jan issue includes a blurb on her new book It Chooses You), and now we're pleased to announce that we've got the hookup for fellow fans of the filmmaker/writer/actress.  July's 2011 film The Future-- about a couple and the cat that changes their lives in a seriously surreal way-- is being released on DVD today, but we've got a chance for you to win your own ... Read More
The deadline to apply for the Sarah Jacobson Film Grant is December 31st.  Grants between $1000 and $2000 will be awarded to three film projects that embody the spirit of Sarah Jacobson, the independent filmmaker behind Mary Jane’s Not  a Virgin Anymore and I Was a Teenage Serial Killer.  Says the grant’s website: "Sarah’s films reflected her punk sensibilities, her feminist beliefs, and her dedication to DIY principles. After her ... Read More
A trip to the DMV can be an exercise in patience for anyone—but for one transgender Tennessee woman, it became a fight for equality.  Andrea Jones of Morristown, TN, went in to change her sex from male to female on her driver’s license; when her request was denied, she walked out to the parking lot and took her shirt off. She was arrested for indecent exposure, and argued that if the state recognized her as male, she had the right to be topless in ... Read More
Ice cream makes up a frightfully large portion of my diet; I average a quart per week (even more during summer months), and the only thing I worry about more than ending up on Freaky Eaters is contracting scurvy. But I’ve found a healthier way to enjoy my favorite dessert: Yonanas. I'm in love. It may look like some sort of sexual torture device, but Yonanas is a kitchen appliance that transforms  bananas (which I generally only like when they are ... Read More
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