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BUST loves female comedians. Specifically, we love women who can stand up on a stage and strongly speak the truth in a straightforward, funny, and accessible way, and not be afraid to push boundaries, take chances, and be vulnerable or sexy or simply themselves. And we laugh with them because on some level we identify with the truth of their words and worldviews. No matter how strange or bizarre their stories can be, there is a level of reality that we can look at and recognize. Read More
During my childhood days, (oblivious, of course, to their now-glaring kitsch factor) I would often purchase posters from book order catalogs. Sad-eyed kittens playing with balls of yarn, several adorable puppies stuffed into a wicker basket, to more sad-eyed kittens huddled under a fluffy pink blanket were just some of the subjects that intrigued me. If only I’d had artist Amanda Visell’s posters for girls. These beautiful prints, which echo mid-century children's book illustrations and classic kid's story narratives, feature girls skydiving (“I am a maverick. Read More
Missing Unicorn posters have gone up all over Manhattan and beyond, while a billboard promises a reward on 104th and Broadway. According to the signs, the mythical animal was last seen entering Central Park at West 72nd street, and the public is encouraged to call the sightings hot-line with any leads. Mimicking those photocopied fliers publicizing a lost pet, the posters are the brainchild of artist Camomile Hixon, who has invited the entire city to join the search. Read More
For anybody living in the New York City area it is impossible to imagine a city without graffiti. Lines and letters demand attention from rooftops and overpasses, and several sacred spots have been reserved solely for the exhibition of this urban art form. While I’d be the last one to promote vandalism, a few headliners caught my attention, and made me wonder exactly who the enemy is in the recent graffiti crackdown. Read More
  Ever the art-chameleon, Cindy Sherman gives us a new reason to follow Fashion's Night Out this Friday, September 10th, as Balenciaga's creative director, Nicolas Ghesquière, hosts the U.S. debut of Cindy Sherman: Untitled (Balenciaga), a series of six images featuring the artist's trademark portraits, dressed exclusively and completely in Balenciaga.  Since 1977, Sherman has been displaying stills of herself transformed into female stereotypes, movie stars, centerfold nudes, fairy tale characters, disaster victims, and historical figures. Read More
  August 23rd marked the last day of the IFC Center’s summer Queer/Art/Film festival, a series of  truly unique cinematic productions from some of New York’s most talented queer artists. If you were too busy rooftop hoppin’ and bronzing on the beach to catch any of the festival’s flicks, fret not because autumn brings a whole new line up. BUTT (not to be confused with BUST) magazine editor Adam Baran and filmmaker Ira Sachs return to curate the fall series beginning September 13th and continuing through until December 13th. Read More

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BY emily dirienzo in Feminism

   To break up the monotony of life inside my own brain, I’ve enlisted a group of  close friends to update me on the world outside of kittens, cupcakes and 18th Century British literature. This morning my friend Cristina hipped me to the epistolary diamond in the rough, Letters of Note, a blog-style archive of funny, famous or otherwise entertaining letters “deserving of a wider audience”. Such letters of correspondence include those from Martin Luther King Jr. to the Rat Pack’s Sammy Davis Jr. Read More
  Folks in N.Y.C, San Francisco or Baltimore better run for cover ‘cos Julia Wertz is gonna rip a big one! This September comic artist Julia Wertz, creator of the charmingly awkward comic The Fart Party and editor of I Saw You…, is set to release yet another collection of angst-wrought, potty-mouthed, visual vignettes for our viewing pleasure. Read More
I've always had a soft spot in my heart for the macabre and UK artist, Jessica Harrison's sculptures and drawings have tugged that heartstring perfectly. There's just something about porcelain statuette of a late Victorian woman delicately holding her own intestines, a skull lined with teeth, or a high backed chair that looks like it's made out of flesh that makes that little dark part of me smile. I hope that it makes you smile in that way too. Read More
Do you like bicycles, art, and weird shit?  What a silly question, of course you do!  That said, you’re going to want to attend the silent auction benefit, "Bizarre! Weird Bikes! Weird Art!”  (plus, I think it’s common knowledge that anything with three exclamation points in the title is guaranteed to be awesome).  It all goes down tonight from 8-midnight @ Brooklyn Fireproof Bar (119 Ingram St.). Read More