Last Friday night, the Tinderbox Music Festival celebrated its fourth year with performances by seventeen kickass female artists at The Music Hall of Williamsburg. Founded by singer/songwriter Alyson Greenfield in 2010, the festival serves as a platform for up and coming female artists. With acts like Deerhoof, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Awkwafina (featured in BUST & a performer at our 20th Anniversary Party), this year did not disappoint. But it wasn't ... Read More
In a N.Y.C. diner one week after her 25th birthday and only one year after shooting her first music video, rapper Nora Lum, aka Awkwafina, is interrupted mid-sentence by a seemingly inebriated woman freestyling about “Asians doing our thing.” She’s a fan. This sort of thing is happening more and more these days.
The Forest Hills, Queens-based rapper and producer first caught the Internet’s attention last fall with her video for “My ... Read More
Feminist writing can often be mislabeled as dull, preachy, overly political, and other eye-roll-inducing adjectives. (Just so you know: Betty Friedan is awesome! Simone de Beauvoir rocks! Gloria Steinem is cool as heck!) But while compendiums of that type of writing abound left and right, small, everyday kinds of feminism are lost right under our noses - on TV, on the radio, in the fiction stacks of your public library.
This great list by Flavorwire racks up 50 ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on Jul 29, 2013
Whew! We had quite a time this past Thursday at the 20th birthday celebration of BUST. There were loads of amazing ladies and dudes who rolled out to help us get down and have a good ol' time. We laughed, we cried, we danced, we ate cupcakes. It was an incredible, unforgettable experience (for at least this BUSTie) and it reminded us of how much BUST changed our lives and why we love it so, so much. (Sorry for the cheese, but it was kind of a big deal.) We're ... Read More
BY Amy LaCount
on Jul 12, 2013
Amanda Seyfried rose to prominence as the girl who was blessed with ESPN boobs in Tina Fey’s brilliant Mean Girls.
She was just shy of 20 when the movie blew up, and now, almost a decade later, her career has all but followed the same progression.
Between her turn as flaxen-haired, honey-voiced Cosette in the critically acclaimed Les Miserables, and her upcoming role as porn star Linda Lovelace – Ms. Deep Throat ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan
in Music Stuff
on Jul 09, 2013
Call me a fire because I'm gettin' stoked! The BUST 20th Anniversary Extravaganza is going down real soon and we at BUST HQ couldn't be more excited. We've got a heaping helping of amazing performers and guests, plus a booty-shaking dance party afterwards! One artist that I'm especially pumped to see is Awkwafina, the hilarious and talented Queens-based rapper. Also known as Nora Lum, Awkwafina's "My Vag" was a BUST fave from the get-go. She spits super LOL-worthy ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Jun 06, 2013
It all started with a ‘zine.
Twenty years ago, we Xeroxed and stapled BUST into existence. Since then, we’ve evolved into one of the most beloved and ballsy women’s magazines in the world, surviving and thriving through some of the most cataclysmic changes in the media landscape.
Our very first issue!
To celebrate this milestone, we’re throwing a good old-fashioned Brooklyn birthday bash featuring performances from ... Read More
Awkwafina is back with a new video released today for “NYC B*tche$,” trashing everything from hipsters, bros, and douchebags, to Jay-Z’s stadium and bitches from Bushwick.
Still hot from her earlier video “My Vag,” which BUST covered back in October, Awkwafina is taking the city by storm – literally. Her new video has her hopping all over NYC taking her lyrics and her badass attitude with her.
The 24-year-old rapper ... Read More
People still remember Mickey Avalon, right? Anyone who’s experienced the lyrical genius on display in his hit song “My Dick” could never forget him. And don’t even try to deny it, we know every time the song comes up on shuffle in the car you’re singing/yelling along. Our excuse is that the vulgarity is so bad that it’s almost good.
We can all agree that this was a song made to be parodied, and there have been attempts in the ... Read More