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Vintage filters have long been trending (thanks, Instagram!). Slap a little sepia on most photos and you can transform a passing moment into an instantly nostalgic and unforgettable pic. We all do it — because brunch look so much better when it’s all gold and hazy and looks like a perfect cut-out from a 1967 Home & Garden shoot, obviously — and filters are getting so good that frankly it's sometimes tough to tell anymore whether or not a photograph is a throwback or something you shot on a phone. Read More
Betty Boop is a character many of us grew up with, either in animated form or through lots of merchandise. But the cartoon sensation has a more interesting back story than you might imagine: Though Helen Kane is typically credited as the inspiration for Betty Boop, Paramount Studios proved that she actually didn't originate the character or its iconic “boop-oop-a-doop” catchphrase. A Harlem club singer named Esther Jones, a.k.a. Baby Esther, came up with that line and was the inspiration behind the cartoon. Read More
Whoa! What was that?! Kimbra's music video for "90s Music" is 100% in the 21st century. Internet commenters who lament the unoriginality of the new music video, directed by Justin Francis, probably didn't grow up in the 90s or get the various pop culture references peppered throughout. You might say that making a video which spoofs or examines these things is unoriginal since the 90s are so trendy right now. But I think Kimbra is trying to explore our fascination with the 90s and nostalgia in general, while also owning up to an honest truth: Hey, we listen to 90s music. Read More
  The stars have aligned, our prayers have been answered. It’s like the universe knew I just finished marathoning Daria for the…third time, and instead of watching “Is it College, Yet?” and feeling empty, I can watch what Daria’s high school reunion would be like and feel empty. YES! Okay, so it’s KIND of a drill. This is served up by the good people of CollegeHumor, so no, it’s not a real movie. Yet it totally could and should be. Read More
New year, new tracks: BUST is giving you an exclusive first-look at the music video "Find Your Home" from Nashville-based singer/pianist Anna Haas, whose jazzy vocals and vintage-styled aesthetic matched perfectly to the clips, which are culled almost entirely from old films of her late grandmother as a young girl growing up in NYC. Haas was touched and inspired by the footage, which she came across while rummaging through her great grandfather's film reels. Read More