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 ... Read More
BY Amy Carlberg
on Jun 04, 2014
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 ... Read More
BY Mary Grace Garis
on Jul 25, 2013
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 ... Read More
BY Genevieve Bleidner
on Jan 04, 2013
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. Some ... Read More
BY Amy Bucknam
on Nov 12, 2012
Remember those days on the playground at recess, running around wild and playing hand games with your friends? You know what I’m talking about. There were millions of them – Miss Mary Mack was the queen of these rhythmic narratives.
For example, I personally remember playing this one called “Shame Shame Shame” in the playground as a kid. If you’re not familiar with this one, the adorable little girl in the video below ... Read More