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 the bullfighter's masculinity to Spanish identity that a 1908 law barred women from the sport. Read More

Girl Band BBQ!

BY Emily Rems in General

 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 their hijabs (head coverings) or burkas. Read More

Showbiz Baby!

BY Emily Rems in Arts

 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 VIDEOS! NEW SYNTHETIC DOUBLE-KNIT SUIT! Hello pals! Ok, the big show is this week and it's a one-night-only affair. Read More

Happy Birthday Bonnie!

BY Emily Rems in General

I know it's not '80s Welsh rocker Bonnie Tyler 's birthday for another few days (June 8th to be exact), but when I saw this amazing lampoon of the video for her most righteous karaoke jam 'Total Eclipse of the Heart,' I just couldn't wait to share it in her honor! Big ups to my pal Jen for bringing this gem to my attention. I think she was right when she declared it 'The funniest thing ever on YouTube. Read More

Mel & El are Swell!

BY Emily Rems in Music

I just saw a totally charming little musical that should be required viewing for NYC BUSTies and their besties! Written and performed by super-talented real-life BFFs Melanie Adelman and Ellie Dvorkin , MEL AND EL: SHOW AND TELL grabbed me by the ovaries the minute I walked into the Ars Nova theater . The shows' scenic design consists of a Barbie-pink room decorated with tons of amazing '80s ephemera representing the era when the pair met at age 12. Read More
Want to read a book that truly sucks...in a good way? Head to your local bookstore May 5th to pick up a copy of Dead and Gone , the ninth installment in Charlaine Harris' vampire-riffic Sookie Stackhouse series (the inspiration for the sultry HBO hit True Blood). Read More
It's already Passover! Can you believe it? This year I'm home in NYC instead of doing the whole seder thing with the fam in VA, so I thought I'd start my own little tradition by having my girl band over for a night of home style Jewish cooking and a spirited screening of The Ten Commandments . I already started my vegan matzoh ball soup last night with the help of Isa Chandra Moskowitz's genius recipe , which you can follow along with here: And every time  Charlton Heston demands 'Let My People Go!' I'm gonna pelt my band mates with macaroons. Read More
  Hey theater lovers! This great girly production of The Oath, written by Jacqueline Goldfinger and directed by MTWorks Executive Director Cristina Alicea is about to debut in NYC on April 23rd, and if you use the promo-code BUST when purchasing tickets online at Theatermania.com , the tickets will be $14.00 (regular price is $18.00)! Here's a little about the production to getcha in the mood: 'In this Southern Gothic tale, a wandering preacher is embroiled in the passions and politics of a swampy Florida outpost ruled with a macabre sense of justice by two rival sisters. Read More