Some of my favorite things in the world include burritos, sad country ballads sung by grizzled old men with braids, and Karen O. So when Chipotle enlisted the help of both Willie Nelson and Karen O for their mission to raise awareness about the hardships faced by modern farming families (another topic that hits close to home for me), I wondered if they were trying to kill me. Director David Altobelli’s short film "Abandoned" follows three young ... Read More
Urban Decay is releasing their fourth Book of Shadows (with time to spare before the holidays) and this latest edition features a few brand-new teched-up extras. The palette, which retails for $64, includes 16 eyeshadow shades (1o of which are new!), as well as a full-sized liquid eyeliner in Perversion (black), a mini Supercurl mascara, and a sample of their Original formula Eyeshadow Primer Potion. That's a whole lotta value in a pretty purple box, but that's ... Read More
We mentioned last week that MEN and CSS are touring together, and now we're giving away tickets to see them when they hit your city.  If reading JD Samson's first entry in their tour blog for BUST made you wanna shake your booty at one of those shows, you're in luck. We're offering two tickets for each the following dates: 10/23:  Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club  10/24:  Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club 10/28:  Dallas, TX @ House of ... Read More
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Canadian charity organization Rethink Breast Cancer is launching an iPhone/Droid app that encourages women to stay on top of their self-exams:  Your Man Reminder.   The free app features a bevy of buff dudes for your educational…pleasure(?): a shirtless guy of your choice will appear on your phone monthly as if by pec- er, tech magic, to remind you to examine your own boobs with a little TLC ... Read More
Brazilian punky groovesters CSS (above) are hitting the road with MEN, JD Samson’s disco-flavored post-Le Tigre project/performance art collective (below), and you can bet that butts will be shaking and BUST will be stoked. To celebrate their North American tour together, both bands collaborated on a tour-exclusive, limited-edition split 7” (entitled We Are Friends 7") featuring original artwork and brand-new remixes of each other’s songs.  ... Read More
 Something Old, Something New, Borrowed & Rebuilt, and Often Blue Before Feist, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chan Marshall, or any chicks who sing with Air, there was Anna Domino. A gifted singer-songwriter whose first EP East & West was released in 1984, Domino has collaborated with dudes like Luc Van Acker (Revolting Cocks), Matt Johnson (The The) and Stephin Merritt (The Magnetic  Fields, The 6ths). A reviewer once described Anna’s voice ... Read More
I wrote about Brooklyn's Bushwick Burlesque earlier this month, but their show is so nice that I've got to tell you twice.   If you stopped by Sunday's BUST Craftacular at the NY World Maker Faire, you may have created some DIY Bath Bombs or a journal; your instructor for those crafty courses was none other than the bootylicious "bikelesque" babe Miss Spoke.   Heather in craft mode at the Maker Faire; photos courtesy of Nikki Hung/Kim Ku. Known by ... Read More
In 1977, two young friends from art school, Ana da Silva (left) and Gina Birch (below), toyed with the idea of starting a band over pints in north London. After watching their friend Palmolive perform with the Slits, they were inspired to experiment as musicians themselves. Neither had much experience playing an instrument, but that was part of punk’s appeal: expression trumped expertise. A year later, they graced the stage at the International ... Read More
David Quinn might not be a name on your fashion radar, but this underground icon is poised to bring his fun, flattering fabric creations to the mainstream. Quinn makes art for artists to wear, creating costumes for dancers and circus performers, and gowns for brides and burlesque stars alike. He is known for unconventional fashion shows that double as performance art, and for working with neo-burlesque beauties such as World Famous *BOB* and recent Lagerfeld ... Read More
The St. Mark’s Bookshop opened in 1977 on New York’s Lower East Side and has become a well-loved cultural establishment, attracting and embracing a devoted following inside its literature-lined walls. Bibliophiles cite the shop’s vast collection of unique tomes as well as its cozy-but-cultured atmosphere as reasons to frequent the shop--indeed, it has become a haven for students and famous authors alike. Now, though, the bookstore is involved in ... Read More
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