If you've seen Rent, then you probably have a pretty good idea of what squatting entails—except in reality, it's far less glamorous than being an indie documentarian avoiding your cranky mother. During the 1970s and '80s, squatters filled abandoned homes and apartment buildings in droves all over New York City. In the 1990s the movement became less organized, but still persisted. The Lower East Side remained heavily populated with law-thwarting youths into ... Read More
  Strangers With Candy aired on Comedy Central for an exhilarating but brief bout at the turn of the millennium. The show was your typical high school melodrama, only starlet Amy Sedaris played a 46 year old recovered drug addict returning to school as a freshman. Sedaris intoxicated us as Jerri Blank with her fluttering lazy eye, underbite, turtleneck, and “fatty suit” induced F.U.P.A. She co-created and starred in the show alongside Paul Dinello ... Read More
Our new issue is out now (yay!), and we've packed quite a few goodies into its pages for you wonderful BUSTies: - The adorable Ellie Kemper, star of Tina Fey's new show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, talks to BUST about where she's been, the culture shock of Bridesmaids, and "girl roles" in the acting industry. - Spring is beginning to rear her lovely head, and we have some new fashion trends for you to check out! (Hint: leggings, rings, ... Read More
During a time when it’s almost impossible not to feel insanely frustrated about the state of women’s reproductive rights, we can take solace in incredible activist/artists like Michele Pred. Pred’s work stands out at first glance because it's eye-catching (and super badass), but her pieces are powerful beyond their awesome aesthetic: Their messages are—unfortunately—very relevant to issues women in the U.S. face daily. And while her ... Read More
  The God’s Themselves have answered all our prayers with a cover of Ginuwine's “Pony," and it is... there are no words. If this perfect combination of rock-and-roll, sexy beats, and swagger is the Seattle trio’s debut album, we can’t imagine what beautiful monstrosity they will come out with next. We are just going to leave this right here.  THE GODS THEMSELVES - Pony from The Gods Themselves on Vimeo. Photo via ... Read More
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