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Having never lived in the suburbs, I view them as extremely foreign yet undeniably romanticized. But unique visions of life in suburbia come alive in Ssion's latest music video, "Earthquake," which was filmed in Kansas City, the hometown of the band's lead singer Cody Critcheloe. If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of peeping a Ssion (pronounced shun) video or hearing one of their tunes, the best way I can think to describe them is as something between a cheesy queer discotheque and the inside of John Waters’ dreams. Read More
Incredible illustrator and designer, BUST contributor, and all around rad dude, Mike Perry, wants to create your dream space—he just needs a little of your help to make it happen. Perry just launched a Kickstarter campaign for a new project, named after his recent book of collected works, called Wondering Around Wandering. The project will be a three-month free (!!) community exhibition and event space brimming with workshops, screenings, open discussions, and more, all conducted by the man himself. Read More
It's finally hot enough to hit the beaches, and it's got me dreaming about the old-timey Coney Island-- when girls' bathing suits looked like complicated costumes and the rides were terribly unsafe, but terribly fun. Maybe I'm just idealizing things, but the old Coney Island is something extra special that now only exists in history. I love the idea of beaches flooded with straw boater hats, bathing costumes, swimming caps, rosy cheeks, sheer Edwardian dresses, and wool bathing suits (things I'm thankful do not exist anymore). Read More
We recently spotted an interesting link floating around the internets courtesy of Racked.com, an interview with a woman who's been hanging out in the East Village...all out. Hats off, or tops off, rather, to Moira Johnston for her confidence. She's been going topless for a few weeks in New York in honor of the legality of the act. In fact, she insists, "It's to raise awareness that's it's legal for woman to be topless anywhere a guy can be without a shirt since 1992 here in New York State." That's news to me. Read More
We love a good female-fronted band. Throw in sassy fringe, wailing guitars, soulful riffs, and a trans-Atlantic backstory and you’ve got Queen Orlenes. Frontwoman Brooke X, American-born and London-based, teamed up with New Yorker Ian Wolff and Englishman Rob Walbourne to focus on making music they loved after Brooke’s difficult year of trying to break into the music industry. The result is a passionate and catchy collection of latenight tracks that build steadily and slowly, slowly burn. Read More
United Bamboo’s now infamous cat calendar is back for its third year running, and for its junior effort, the clothing company is democratizing. Your cat (yes, your cat!) could be a super(cat)model and make her cat fancy debut in the 2013 calendar. If you think your kitty’s got what it takes, post a picture to United Bamboo’s Facebook wall or tweet it to them using #catclub. (best hashtag ever) The shoot is scheduled for June 9th in New York, so tri-state cats may have an advantage. Read More
It's Wednesday, which means two things: 1. Happy hump day, BUSTies and 2. The weekend is on its way, so mini-dance parties at your desk are totally acceptable. This weekend, New York is the place to be for a full-fledged, booty-bouncing dance party that'll kick your mini-dance party's butt. The second Saturday of every month sees an exodus to Brooklyn, the L train packed with beautiful bodies making their way to HEY QUEEN! at Public Assembly. This week, the theme is GYM QUEEN! and the invitation is out for you to get physical and work it out on the dance floor. Read More
If there’s one thing I’ve ever learned from watching The Daily Show (or just being a decent human being with some form of common sense) is that you never, ever compare anything to Hitler, the Nazis, or the Holocaust. Ever. Unless you are, in fact, discussing Hitler, the Nazis, or the Holocaust, nothing should ever be compared to them. Never. It’s the number one way to lose credibility in a discussion, come off as an insensitive ass with little understanding of history, and look just plain nuts. Read More
The Occupy Movement is kicking it up a notch. Tomorrow, May 1st, Occupy is calling for a general strike of the 99%, a continuation of the historical May Day, which has been International Workers Day for over a century. Regardless of your political leanings, the hype around tomorrow's events calls for some attention.  In Bryant Park, there will be free food, a free market, public art, the Occupy Library, and a rehearsal for the Guitarmy, which will later be led by Tom Morello from Rage Against the Machine. In Madison Square Park, the Free University will pop up. Read More
In honor of Equal Pay Day tomorrow, the National Partnership for Women & Families has released staggering new data that illustrates exactly what women are losing out on due to the wage gap. In New York alone, women on average are paid 83 cents to every dollar paid to men. When the data is separated and examined more closely, women of color fare worse, with African American women earning 76 cents and Latina women 63 cents to every dollar. Read More