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When Universal Music approached documentary filmmaker Asif Kapadia about making a movie about Amy Winehouse, the singer had been dead for only a year. “My first instinct was that it was actually too early, but I thought there was a story there because something didn’t quite make sense about what happened,” Kapadia told BUST on the phone. “The fact that this happened in London, where I live, in North London, where I live, it didn’t make sense that someone in this day and age could live that life and die that way. Read More
Lake Bell in Man Up After slowly creeping into our hearts with ensemble comedy TV series like How To Make It In America and Children’s Hospital, Lake Bell blew us away with her 2013 film In A World… which she wrote, directed, produced and starred in. The film earned rave reviews and a Sundance Film Festival award - not to mention a 5-boob review in BUST - and catapulted Lake, 36, to another level of fame and success. Read More
There’s a point in almost everyone’s childhood where they decide their life ambition is to become a pop star. Some might aspire to become an acclaimed TV presenter, others want to travel the world, whilst we all like to imagine ourselves winning millions at the casino. For Maria Ho, each enviable venture is a mere box she ticks off a list of personal goals rather than the distant and seemingly unrealistic dream it is for so many others. Read More
On November 23, 2012, a 17-year-old black teenager named Jordan Davis was murdered by a 45-year-old white man, Michael Dunn, at a gas station in Jacksonville, Florida. Why did Dunn shoot? Because Davis and his friends were playing their "thug music" too loud. Exactly three years later, on November 23, 2015, HBO will air a documentary on Dunn’s trial and Davis’ death. The film, 3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets, contains exclusive footage from the trial, police interrogation footage, prison phone recordings and heartbreaking interviews with Davis’ parents. Read More
“We moved around a lot when I was younger, so I never bothered making friends.” “Do you have friends now?” “The other cat that lives here is my friend. I think.” - Misko, Upper East Side You probably already follow Humans of New York on Facebook - photographer Brandon Stanton’s never-ending series of portraits of New Yorkers paired with heartbreaking or inspiring quotes about their lives. Well, what if instead of HUMANS of New York, there were…. Read More
  At BUST, we are all about our reproductive rights - both celebrating them and fighting for them. So you bet that we’ll be partying with #ShoutYourAbortion at their “Party Across ‘Murica” this Sunday. The women and men behind Shout Your Abortion - which you probably know from the viral hashtag where women worldwide opened up about their positive experiences with abortion - are taking the conversation off Twitter with three concurrent parties held in Brooklyn, Chicago and Seattle. Read More
Whenever I think about Tinder, I just think about a bunch of shirtless goblins whose frothy slobber is dripping all over their glass keypads. I guess it’s more or less universal knowledge that Tinder is a man’s world. So it’s no surprise that the CEOs and co-founders of the app are seething misogynists, probably crazed by money, Monster energy drinks, and women. The company got some flack last summer when a co-founder sexually harassed his ex-girlfriend and former Tinder vice-president. Read More
Cynthia Chang started making sculptures in college at RISD, often as ornaments for her performance work. After graduating, she shifted her focus to wearable items, using her knowledge of sculptural objects and material manipulation. She launched her label Something Happening in 2014, with a couple of signature pieces and club-inspired one-offs and she showed her first full collection "Big Babies" during this this season’s NYFW. Read More
  Before I meet with Saturday Night Live star Aidy Bryant at one of her favorite restaurants on Manhattan’s west side, I text a few mutual friends and acquaintances to find out what she’s like. I figure it can’t hurt to do a little more background research on the 28-year-old improviser and actress who has made me laugh consistently since 2012 with SNL characters like Morgan, the awkward teen co-host of Girlfriends Talk Show, and Officer Chubbina Fatzarelli of the cop duo “Dyke and Fats.” “She is a dream,” says one pal. Read More
Zohra Atash - the singer/songwriter behind the Brooklyn-band Azar Swan - has the coolest personal style we've seen in some time. With rock'n'roll, goth and hair metal influences, Zohra's style incorporates badass statement pieces like a leather harness or a hand-me-down scarf from her grandmother, always against plenty of black and gray. We talked style with Zohra for our "Fashion Nation" feature in the October/November issue of BUST magazine. Tell me about what you’re wearing. My friend made the top out of latex, which I got at a place where they sell PVC pipes. Read More