It’s the end of summer, and autumn is upon us. As the daylight hours grow shorter and the nights become longer, it's the perfect time to check out new music from two of the dark ladies of indie rock, Zola Jesus and Rykarda Parasol.   Zola Jesus, a/k/a Nika Roza Danilova, has just released a fourth single, “Nail,” from her latest album, Taiga. It’s an EP on Mute Records with two additional songs. One of the breakcore scene’s most prominent producers, Xanopticon, has expertly remixed “Go (Blank Sea)” as an experimental dance groove. Read More
  Stern Design Works joins us for the 6th annual BUST Craftacular at World Maker Faire in Queens, NY Sat, Sept. 26th- Sun, Sept 27th and we are stoked to welcome this creative collection of designers! Self-described as a “multidisciplinary design studio that creates idiosyncratic work that celebrates the intersection between science, technology and art using techniques ranging from traditional metal smithing to 3D printing,” we’ll just describe them as them as AWESOME. Read More
In Suffragette, Sarah Gavron and Abi Morgan’s powerful film about women’s struggle for the vote in England, Maud Watts, beautifully played by Carey Mulligan, is imprisoned for her part in the movement. Battered and force fed, the brutal treatment of the suffragettes was meant to break their spirits and end the burgeoning women’s rights movement of the early 20th century. Read More
      The 6th annual BUST Craftacular is set to happen this weekend (Saturday, September 26-Sunday, Sept. 27) at World Maker Faire. There will be a wide range of vendors selling everything from giant disco robots to 3D printers. With over 70 vendors on site in Queens, NYC selling their work, there will be plenty of goodies to ogle over.         Carrier Pigeon Magazine will be there selling its 14th issue, which includes etchings and a nifty perforated origami dust jacket. Read More
  The day after the House of Representatives voted to defund Planned Parenthood, Seattle-based writer Amelia Bonow logged onto Facebook and began a post. “Hey guys!” she began. “Like a year ago I had an abortion at the Planned Parenthood on Madison Ave...."     Writer and activist Lindy West shared Amelia’s story on Twitter along with the hashtag #ShoutYourAbortion, and, with the help of another "co-conspirator" Kimberly Morrison, a viral movement was born. Read More
Here at BUST, we’re huge fans of lady who make us laugh, and we’re always on the lookout for new talent. So when we heard about Saffron Herndon, we were pretty excited. Not only is Herndon bucking stereotypes by being a female comedian, she’s also quite young. How young? Um try 10-years-old. At only 10, Herndon is an aspiring standup comedian who writes all of her own jokes, which is more than a lot of adult comics can say. Not only is she writing original material, her material’s actually quite good and not just for kids. Read More
Every few months, I can’t resist the urge to download Tinder. The following thoughts typically ensue: 1. This is so stupid, I don’t even know why I’m downloading this…again. 2. I guess I should actually pick out some photos of myself to go up since it defaulted to my Facebook profile pic of my cat. Like my fifth grade teacher would always say, “Don’t just do it, do it right.” 3. Should I write my bio in all emojis, or is that too suggestive? 4. Read More
  “Until It Happens to You” by Lady Gaga was recorded for the movie The Hunting Ground, which explores rape culture on college campuses nationwide. The film exposes how school administrations attempt to sweep rape allegations under the rug through red tape and victim blaming.   Lady Gaga showcases the song, true to its original context, in a music video portraying three different scenarios of sexual assault on a campus. Read More
This weekend (Saturday, September 26- Sunday, September 27) is the 6th annual BUST Craftacular at World Maker Faire in Queens, NYC. We'll have over 75 fantastic vendors on hand selling their geeky and glorious handmade wares to tens of thousands of attendees at the super-popular outdoor festival. Wildflower + Co. will be there selling their super fun, super personal jewelry. Wildflower + Co. believes that fashion should be "personal, fun & about the experience." If you want to make your mark on this world, they want to help you do it. Read More
Seriously guys? Reproductive healthcare is not a political bargaining chip, it’s a necessity for everyone (yes men too). Planned Parenthood makes this necessity a reality for people who would otherwise not be able to afford these services.  It goes without saying that defunding Planned Parenthood would be a devastating step backwards for our country, but I’ll say it anyway, since my faith in humanity is still smarting from Friday. Read More