We're pretty excited for the opening of Divergent this Friday, woot! Check out our exclusive cover story with hippy child Shailene Woodley below. The first thing I notice about Shailene (pronounced “Shay-LEEN”) Woodley is her feet—they’re bare. She’s just arrived at the Los Angeles hillside house where we’re shooting her BUST cover, and ditching her footwear outside the front door was the first thing she did. Read More
  The first doc I’ve seen here at the SXSW festival is VESSEL, a powerful, knock-your-Socks-off documentary directed by Diana Whitten, centering on the Dutch abortion rights activist Dr. Rebecca Gomperts. Gomperts’s idea was to sail a ship flying the Dutch flag to countries where abortion is illegal and take women out 11 miles out into international waters to perform legal abortions. Read More
Thanks to her starring role in the girl-powered sci-fi epic Divergent, actress Shailene Woodley is quickly becoming Hollywood’s next “it” girl. Here, she opens up about sisterhood, sound bites, and staying hippie-dippie. Dress: Meskita; Slip: Johnny Was; Bracelets: Dream Collective; Ring and Necklace: Gabriela Artigas The first thing I notice about Shailene (pronounced “Shay-LEEN”) Woodley is her feet—they’re bare. Read More
The Source is a fascinating new interview series designed and executed by celebrated artist Doug Aitken. Aitken artfully presents intimate and revealing interviews that give the audience a new lens through which to view the creative artists we are so familiar seeing, bringing attention to the lesser-seen process of creativity. I first heard about the project at the Sundance Film festival, which is part of the New Frontier program. At Sundance, The installation was constructed inside of a custom built, 2,000-square-feet, circular structure called the Pavilion. Read More
Recently I sat down with the lovely and talented Mwende Katwiwa — a.k.a. FreeQuency, a spoken word artist, recent recipient of the Feminist You Should Know Award, and senior at Tulane University. Ms. Katwiwa is 22 and double majoring in Political Economy with International Perspectives, and African & African Diaspora studies. Originally from Kenya, she came to New Orleans after graduating high school to pursue service with the AmeriCorps program City Year, prior to enrolling at the University of Chicago. Read More
I was very lucky to attend the Wizard World Comic Con in New Orleans this past weekend, a.k.a nerd heaven. If you're not familiar, Comic Con is a popular culture and comic convention held annually around the country. It features a variety of different celebrities, artists, merchants, and most importantly FANS! Thousands of people fond of sci-fi, fantasy, gaming, comic books, anime, and cosplay gathered together at the convention center to hang out, meet some of their heroes, and buy cool stuff. Read More
  Macramé has been associated with all sorts of unsavory ’70s grossness in the past, but lately it has come back into vogue with a vengeance. Not just the product of too much time (and weed) on your hands, macramé is a rad, relaxing activity, and this plant hanger is a perfect way to show off the craft. The modern way to macramé is by using neon cords instead of earth-toned yarn, and by accenting it with hex nuts and washers, instead of wooden beads. Read More
  Here Comes The Fuzz [left] Gemma Colorblock Crewneck Pullover, alterbrooklyn.com [right] Eye to Eye-Catching Sweater, modcloth.com McGinn Taylor Oversized Sweater, nordstrom.com Grace Cardigan, nevedesigns.com Moliere Sweater, Paul & Joe (138 S. Robertson Blvd L.A., CA, 310-270-4620) Merde Sweater, wildfoxcouture.com   Photographed by Emily Kate Roemer Styling by Maya Rossi By Molly Simms This story appears in the Oct/Nov 2013 issue of BUST Magazine with Neko Case.  Subscribe now. Read More
Pursed Up Sir Tom is Sydney, Australia-based designer Anne Waters’ line of handmade housewares and handbags. Spotty Clutch, $70, sirtom.etsy.com    Mix It Up Double your print action with a silk chiffon scarf, handmade in California by Kindah Khalidy. The "Nice to Meet You" Silk Scarf, $140, kindahkhalidy.com   In Fine Leathers German illustrator Peggy Wolf’s line of handmade cases displays her eye for design on natural materials. iPhone Sleeve, $25, blackbirdandtheowl.etsy. Read More
The terrific Jessica Williams appeared on Girls last night. This interview first appeared in Feb/Mar '13 of BUST Magazine with Jason Schwartzman. Subscribe Now! For most of us, our first job after college involves trying to keep up with people older and more seasoned than we are, adjusting to paying bills, and stumbling into adulthood. That’s pretty much been the experience of 23-year-old comic actress Jessica Williams. Read More
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