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Big Freedia, New Orleans bounce musician extraordinaire and BUST favorite (featured in “The Men We Love” April/May 2010 issue), is inviting you to put the VMA's out of your mind once and for all by helping a true professional set the Guinness World Record for Most People Twerking Simultaneously. Yes. You read that correctly. Don’t lie; if you’re in the New York area, you’re definitely going to want to be there to see this. Take a long lunch Wednesday, September 25, between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. Read More
    This weekend, I got caught in the crossfire of yet another Miley Cyrus twerking debate, and I realized that race is a feminist issue now as much as it ever was. For decades (centuries!), the fight against race and gender inequality have been intimately bound together, all the way from Ida B. Wells’s anti-lynching papers, which completely disrupted stereotypes applied to both black and white women, to the public outcry against the objectification of black women in Cyrus’s performances. Tragically, the media continues to over-sexualize African American women. Read More
Miley Cyrus was veritably born into the industry – as the daughter of famous country singer Billy Ray, she was a household name by the time she was 15, starring as Hannah Montana in her very own Disney channel show. There, she cultivated a persona as a modern southern belle: fresh-faced, down-to-earth, and unpretentious. If you’ve paid attention the last couple of years, she’s been busy doing what plenty of teenaged starlets do as they transition into adulthood – trying to shed the juvenile image and trade up to something sexier. Read More
If you like to dance, Sónar is the perfect place for you to nod your head till it falls off. Also known as the Sónar Festival for Advanced Music and New Media Art, the electronic-dance fest is one of the most exciting music events in Barcelona. This June 13th-16th, Sónar celebrated its 20th birthday and it was no less than a complete success. Read More
As far as I can tell, spontaneous musical numbers in the 1940’s were as common as explosions in a Michael Bay movie (though I'm judging solely from the trailers--I have too much self-respect to watch those). The following clip from the movie Broadway Rhythm, however, has a twist: three gorgeous contortionist sisters who turn themselves into human pretzels. Think I’m kidding? Damn, girl. The ladies in question are the Ross Sisters: Aggie, Elmira, and Maggie (real names Veda Victoria, Dixie Jewel, and Betsy Ann. Read More
One year ago today, V-Day, a global activist movement, began a call to action based on the statistic that one in three women in the world will be beaten or raped in her lifetime, adding up to one billion women and girls. V-Day organized a One Billion Rising campaign that is taking place today, February 14th, 2013. Women and men in 203 countries are uniting in the largest day of mass action to stop violence against women and girls everywhere. Participants will express their passion for the issue through dance and strike. Read More
Adrienne Truscott, whose performance art and choreography have earned her international acclaim, is debuting her improvisational solo piece “…Too Freedom…” a show that aims to confront and challenge the norms of human interaction and self-presentation. Truscott touches on many different genres with her work and has been creating in NYC for over 15 years. She has recently produced several short and evening-length dance theater pieces, which can be found on her website. Read More
Omaha-based trio Icky Blossoms think of themselves as multi-dimensional artists, rather than simply a band. Their debut video for "Babes" was shot in black and white with neon text across the screen and is visually stunning, certainly looking like the product of art-minded individuals. The song itself, with its simple and catchy chorus, is the kind of hook that gets stuck in your head for hours. Days, maybe.  Singer Sarah Bohling is quite the babe herself, and bandmembers Nik Fackler and Derek Pressnall complete this exciting new group. Read More
                           We're not all cat videos and vintage sitcoms over here at BUST--we appreciate the classier things in life as well (said while holding a cup of tea and straining to push our pinkies outward). Modern-dance lovers will be thrilled by Co(te)lette, an award-winning, emotionally charged dance film all about the feminine experience. Mike Figgis (Leaving Las Vegas) adapted choreographer Ann Van den Broek's work for the movie, which was recently released on iTunes. Read More
Now, I’m no Trekker – I was raised on Star Wars – but I do love me some George Takei. Whether he’s sassily taking on basketball player Tim Hardaway’s homophobic comments or brokering Star Peace and ridiculing Twilight, he’s proven himself over and over again to be a (fabulous) man among men. And he has done it yet again, posting a video of his “happy dance” in celebration of over $158,000 raised for Allegiance, his star-studded, Broadway-bound musical about the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Read More