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 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 ... 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 ... 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. As I gawked ... 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). For those of you who've been living in a cave in Transylvania, Harris' stellar stories follow Sookie Stackhouse, a telepathic waitress from Bon Temps, Louisiana, who finds herself surrounded by a host ... 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 ... Read More
My band Royal Pink couldn't be more excited to be playing with two AWESOME girly acts, Bunny Rabbit and Nicky Click tonight in Brooklyn at The Glasslands ! For indie lady music connoseurs, it's a must-see! So come on ... 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 ... Read More
OK young 'uns, listen up. A long, long, time ago, in a dark age before Twitter, there was an era called the '90s that fostered a kind of weird ass music called acid house, and the best acid house band was the KLF . They produced one of my favorite party songs of that decade, ' Justified and Ancient,' a totally insane club banger that featured none other than country music legend Tammy Wynette . Despite my love of this song, however, the absolutely INSANE video they ... Read More
Neil Gaiman 's girl-culture classic Coraline, which has already earned legions of obsessed fans, first as a novel, and recently as an awesome 3D animated film, is now fixin' to make it's debut as an off-Broadway musical on May 7th in NYC, and we've got your discounted tix right here! Not only did we nab Neil himself talking all about the show for our April/May issue, hitting newsstands soon, but as a friend of BUST, you can be the first on your block to snag ... Read More