BY Holiday Black
on Sep 03, 2015
"The Hunger Games" star and cultural activist Amandla Stenberg is set to begin her career as a published comic writer this November. In April, the 16-year-old broke the internet with her video Don’t Cashcrop my Cornrows, a five-minute crash course on black culture and cultural appropriation which received over one million views.
Stenberg has gained admiration for her bravery in confronting injustices in pop culture and for using her voice to advocate for the marginalized. Read More
After four weeks of posting mysterious pictures of lyrics online, Lorde finally released her new single “Yellow Flicker Beat” for the soundtrack to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.
Lorde’s voice is as haunting as ever when she sings, “I’m a princess cut from marble, smoother than a storm/ And the scars that mark my body/ They’re silver and gold” She wrote on her Tumblr, “It's my first offering from what I hope will be a soundtrack you love. It's my attempt at getting inside her head, Katniss. I hope you like it. Read More
BY Narciso Espiritu
on Sep 26, 2013
In case you’ve been in hiding in a cabin in the mountains, you know that there have been films made based on Suzanne Collin’s The Hunger Games trilogy. Vanity Fair released new photos featuring stars Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Helmsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks, and Sam Claflin, each dressed in attire from the second movie in the series, Catching Fire. Read More
Geena Davis is pretty much my hero, and we were thrilled to spot her hanging out around our BUST Craftacular space at Maker Faire this weekend. The actress has a long history of debunking female stereotypes in her films. In A League of Their Own she became a female athlete who made history; in Beetlejuice, she portrayed a warm, loving lady ghost who saved a teenage girl from being forced into a marriage with a demonic spirit. Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on Jul 24, 2013
That's right, our favorite charming heroine of Hollywood has now surpassed Miss Bella herself. Stewart was raking in the dough between May 2011 and May 2012, boasting $34.5 million that year alone. This past year, though, between May of 2012 and 2013, she dropped to $22 million.
Meanwhile, Jen Law gained a whopping $26 million between June 2012 to June 2013, thanks to the epic Hunger Games blockbuster. (P.S. Lionsgate paid her $1 milli for the movie itself.) At the ripe age of 22, that makes Jennifer Lawrence the highest paid actor, male or female, under the age of 30. Read More
BY Intern Tessa
on Jul 10, 2012
Neko Case, the amazingly talented and soulful singer and songwriter, will be performing for FREE at the second annual Lowdown Hudson Blues Festival. Neko has developed a new sound all her own - a mix of country, gospel, torch, and pop. She has earned Grammy nominations and a huge fan base with her seven albums and EP. And now we get to enjoy her live for free! By the way, she is also featured on The Hunger Games soundtrack. Read More
BY Diana Denza
on Jun 15, 2012
Many gals out there are anxiously awaiting the June 22nd premiere of Pixar’s Brave. Starring a feisty red-headed archer named Merida (voiced by Kelly MacDonald), this doesn’t look like your typical prince-saves-helpless-damsel flick. This defiant princess is determined to live a life as free as her flowing curls. So, when a dreadful curse is set upon her family, Merida sets out to save the day.
But don’t think this little lady is the first chick out there to tote a quiver and know how to use it. Read More
BY Intern Tessa
on Jun 05, 2012
Recently, I was hanging out with a friend who told me that she has been obsessed with making Katniss Everdeen braids lately. I immediately thought (after reading The Hunger Games series and watching the movie four times,) "WHY HAVEN’T I TRIED THAT YET?!" So I went home, researched what I needed to know, and started practicing. Read More
BY Intern Kelsie
on Apr 23, 2012
Tonight could be your lucky night, BUSTies. It's World Book Night in the UK, Ireland, and the United States. The daytime will see UNESCO's International Day of the Book, which falls yearly on April 23 in honor of Shakespeare and Cervantes' deaths. When the sun sets though, self-appointed "givers" will take to the streets and pass out books to lucky unsuspecting passersby.
The givers registered with the World Book Night organization and received 20 specially-produced, not-for-resale paperbacks prior to tonight's celebration. Read More
BY Intern Kelsie
on Apr 06, 2012
The Hunger Games are maybe the antithesis of anything hipster--a multi-million dollar blockbuster written for twelve year olds and playing at only the most mainstream of multiplexes? Definitely not standard hipster fare. For some reason, though, the young adult series has really struck a chord in my circle of tattooed, bespectacled, bicycle-riding twenty-something friend group. We can't get enough of Katniss Everdeen.
Reading the books, I couldn't help but wonder how my friends and I would do in a fight to the death. Read More