Joan Rivers Live!

BY Emily Rems in Artsy

Inspired by a recent press screening of the new documentary Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work, I took the plunge and checked out the 76-year-old entertainment legend's stand up act on Tuesday, and it was a night I won't soon forget. Lets just say that Rivers' brand of live comedy isn't the squeaky clean stuff that made her a household name as guest host of The Tonight Show during the Johnny Carson era. No ma'am. In a club setting like the Laurie Beechman Theatre in ... Read More
The Chicago Reader's Jessica Hopper reported yesterday that on the revived Lilith Fair's Facebook page, fans are encouraged to choose a women's charity in their hometown to receive $1 for every ticket sold to the Lilith concert in that city. Cool right? But the truth about what organizations are in the running for this grant is not so cool. According to Hopper: "Minneapolis and Indianapolis fans are given the option of supporting Metro Women's Center and ... Read More
I woke up reeeeeaaaallllly early today so I could contribute to a supercool segment on the WNYC morning radio show The Takeaway. It was all about The Runaways and how the film compares to other great girl band movies. We talked about Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains and Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, and even threw in some girl band movie trivia! If you missed the magic - don't fret. You can check out the whole segment below.  // And while we're ... Read More
Written and directed by Bradley Rust Gray, The Exploding Girl is an understated character study of an epileptic college student named Ivy who is spending her spring break back at home in New York City. Her buddy Al is also home for the week, and the two spend their time walking around the city, drinking beers, reading books, and playing card games with Ivy’s mom—typical home-for-a-week activities for the Liberal Arts crowd.   Ivy’s college ... Read More
Flicks about girl bands often follow the same trajectory: rebellious young women wanna skip town on the high heels of their rock ‘n’ roll dreams, but men tell them it’s impossible because “girls can’t rock.” Through a series of montages, the band ultimately gets good enough to prove they deserve a chance. And once given that big break, they launch headlong into all the pitfalls of fame. Think Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, ... Read More
Long-time FOB (Friend of BUST) and burlesque legend Miss World Famous *BOB* will be bringing her One Man Show to Joe's Pub in NYC tomorrow night and I can't wait to see it! Who's with ... Read More
 Ella Es El Matador, the first of three super BUST-y POV docs we featured in our Aug/Sept issue's 'Fall Preview' will finally be premiering on PBS on September 1st, and it's required viewing for anyone fascinated with the notion of female bullfighters in Spain. Here's more from PBS: 'For Spaniards - and for the world - nothing has expressed their country's traditionally rigid gender roles more powerfully than the image of the male matador. So sacred was ... Read More

Girl Band BBQ!

BY Emily Rems in General

My all-grrrl band Royal Pink is psyched to be teaming up once again with Girls Rock Girls Rule for this swell night of rockin' lady bands and BBQ in Brooklyn! Come on out this Thursday and get sweaty at Hanks with ... Read More
 There is a unique movement happening in Iran right now; some have preemptively labeled it a 'revolution,' while others have said it's all U.S.A.-backed smoke and mirrors, but should anyone reject this as anything less than an uprising, they would have to be in denial. So often in traditional media outlets, we see women in Iran and throughout other Muslim-majority countries portrayed as oppressed homemakers, washing clothes by hand outdoors, pulling tightly at ... Read More

Showbiz Baby!

BY Emily Rems in Artsy

 On Thursday night, our fave N.Y.C. nightlife impresario Murray Hill will be recording his comedy album down the street from BUST HQ at Comix, and you better believe I'll be there! Here's the deets below from the man himself - use the VIP code to snag some discount tix!: MURRAY HILL - COMEDY ALBUM TAPING! THURSDAY, JUNE 25 at 7:30 and 9:30pm at COMIX, 353 West 14th St. NYC ONE SHOWBIZ LEGEND. ONE UNFORGETTABLE NIGHT. NEW SHTICK! NEW SONGS! NEW ... Read More
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