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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
  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 demonstrates it with her dad. Read More
Boy Meets World fans out there may be in for a big surprise; rumors have been circulating about a possible sequel series to the beloved show, tentatively called Girl Meets World, which will be centered around Cory and Topanga’s preteen daughter. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that the Disney Channel has been in talks with the former series' executive producer Michael Jacob on a possible series sequel, but there is no word out yet on whether original castmates Ben Savage (Cory) and Danielle Fishel (Topanga) will revisit their roles as adults-or if William Daniels (aka Mr. Read More
Happy Halloween, y'all! In the spirit of this spooky day, check out this collection of BUST staffers in childhood costumes. They're guaranteed to make you "boo" and "aww."     Creative Director Laurie Henzel "This is not Instagram'd!"     Senior Editor Molly Simms "Me as a vampire, age 8. I was so afraid of my own face makeup that I avoided looking at myself in any mirrors that night."       Event and Promotions Coordinator Bridgette Miller "My family used to do big themed group costumes. Here we are doing Alice in Wonderland. Read More
Do y’all remember Lisa Frank? The super colorful school supplies covered in unicorns and dogs and other adorable animals? I can definitely recall snatching up every notebook and folder that was covered in dolphins (one of mine and Lisa Frank’s favorite motifs) and fluorescent colors for my elementary school studies. Well, Urban Outfitters is currently offering tons of vintage Lisa Frank merch - binders with a purple panda painting a rainbow picture (because, why not?), notebooks with fluorescent leopards, whales, and tigers on them, and stickers friggin’ galore. Read More
At only 12 years old, Jeremiah McDonald made a videotape for himself to watch in the future. The now 32-year-old actor and filmmaker recently unearthed the old video and made another, 20 years later, in which he pops in the tape, pours himself a drink, and has a conversation with a younger, curious version of himself. From asking if his old pets are still alive to making sure he still likes Dr. Who, the results are both hilarious and poignant. And here I thought I was so clever for writing notes to "Future Grace" a couple months ahead in my day planner... Read More