BY PRINCESS WEEKES
on Apr 08, 2015
BY: Lisa Hix (Collectors Weekly)
We got cable TV in 1983, the same year I discovered what I called “rock” music, thanks to Michael Jackson’s “Beat It.” Since the “Thriller” video gave me nightmares, I wasn’t supposed to watch MTV, the all music-video channel that launched in 1981, but I did. Pretty much every kid I knew had it on in the background all the time. Read More
BY Madison N Nunes
on Dec 09, 2014
Our BUST Craftacular is a week away from going down in London; it’s only natural we pay some homage to a Union Jack-sporting female.
You know all of those cool photographs you see on your Tumblr and Pinterest dashboards that show ever-fashionable mods, punks, and rockabillies? Of course you do! You've probably even re-blogged a couple to boot.
It's possible Anita Corbin took the images you've been looking at; she photographed the "informal uniforms" of different female subcultures in London about thirty years ago. Read More
BY Narciso Espiritu
on Sep 24, 2013
Remember that time you were punk? Like, really, really into the idea: rejecting every established norm, living at the bar, and just doing things to do them. Although I came into the world two years before the Berlin Wall was destroyed, when I discovered punk culture in the late 90s, almost every idea I encountered stuck with me—the rejection of the majority, the music industry, the establishment, utopian fantasies and, primarily, just being myself, completely regardless of everyone else’ opinions. Read More
BY Katharine Ernst
on Jun 20, 2013
After 30 years, photographer and professor Christine Osinski has finally discovered a way to print the gorgeous images she shot back on Staten Island. She photographed in NYC in the 1970s and 80s until she and her husband got pushed out of their lower Manhattan apartment so the landlord could flip it (sound familiar?). Osinski was looking to buy a place so this wouldn't happen again, which inspired their move to Staten Island.
Osinski attributes Staten Island as a great influence on her work, saying the place felt exotic, yet still familiar to her. Read More
BY Teresa Lu
on May 03, 2013
Remember when we posted those sweet pics of Madonna from the ‘80s?Well, this might be even better...
That’s RuPaul, posing at the Northside High School Prom in Atlanta, 1983! (He was born in 1960, so this was probably his date’s prom, not his.)Swallowtail jacket, leather fingerless gloves, satin pants... and a single feather earring? Fabulous, as usual. Read More
BY Sholeh Hajmiragha
on Apr 11, 2013
Pop icon Madonna is known for her show-stopping fashion. From her pink conical brassiere ensemble in her Blond Ambition tour to her bright-red kimono worn at the 41st Annual Grammy Awards, Madonna is forever pushing the fashion envelope.
However, a new traveling exhibit, Madonna: A Transformational Exhibition is now offering a glimpse into Madonna’s lesser known, but equally eye-catching, styles. Opening today, April 11, in NYC, the exhibit shows the performer’s iconic 80’s fashion. Read More
BY Bridgette Miller
on Dec 13, 2012
If you missed the very first PAJAMARAMA! night at Videology in Brooklyn, then you missed a hair-raising good time as BUST editors Molly Simms and Emily Rems presented the John Waters hit Hairspray. Luckily, PAJAMARAMA! is back with another opportunity for you to enjoy a classic slumber party movie handpicked by an awesome lady.
This month, Salon senior writer and author Mary Elizabeth Williams has selected Earth Girls Are Easy, the weird and wonderful 1988 sci-fi sex comedy with a killer cast (Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, Jim Carrey, Julie Brown, Damon Wayans). Read More
on Aug 08, 2010
What happens when a super-talented badass makes a film about another super-talented badass? If you're lucky, the result is something like "Jean-Michel Basquiat, the Radiant Child," director Tamra Davis' new film about her friend, the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. While deeply emotional, "Radiant Child" resists mythologizing its subject, a self-taught graffiti artist and painter who rose to fame in the art world while challenging some of its most precious assumptions. Read More