BY Emma Orlow
on Jul 02, 2012
When I was younger, I lasted in my local chapter of the girl scouts for a whole two weeks before I quit. In that time frame I never got any cool patches or anything, but I did get to sell and eat lots of those delicious thin mint and coconut-y cookies. And although all of the women who ran my sect of the girl scouts were extremely pretentious, I’ve always secretly found scout culture interesting. Read More
BY Intern Kerishma
on May 11, 2012
To say that there’s been cultural debate about HBO’s Girls would be a major understatement. Journalists, TV critics, and bloggers alike have all put in their two cents about its shortcomings–its apparent lack of racial and ethnic diversity in particular.
Girls, which is written (and directed and produced) Lena Dunham, focuses on the lives of four close twenty-something friends as they live and attempt to make their way in New York City. Read More
BY Intern Ginny
on May 09, 2012
Since Best Coast debuted the first single, “The Only Place,” from their new album (also named The Only Place), I have been impatiently awaiting the full album (as in, listening to the single, non-stop, on repeat, for days on end). Like 2010’s Crazy For You, the new album puts Bethany Cosentino's sentimental and direct lyrics against a backdrop of waves and sun. Read More
BY Intern Kerishma
on Apr 04, 2012
Heralded as one of the top bands to watch of 2012, you could say that the Alabama Shakes are under a fair bit of pressure with their highly anticipated freshman album, Boys & Girls. Set to release internationally April 9, NPR started streaming the entire album on their website, and folks, it does not disappoint in the slightest.
Their tracks tend be on the shorter side, but what they lack in length they more than make up for in sheer raw power. Read More
BY Intern Maura
on Feb 27, 2012
In case y’all Liz Lemon-lovers haven’t been keepin’ up with your Twitter feed, we should explain that 30 Rock has been receiving a helluva lot of flack this season. The critics say that Liz is more frazzled and mean; has become infantile and has an unhealthy father-daughter relationship with Jack; is turning into Homer Simpson; is too much of a bitch to her writers; is an idiot; is just not quirky enough.
Perhaps you agree with these gripes, but when I came across the vitriol, I was pretty surprised. Read More
BY Intern Caroline
on Jan 20, 2012
If you're anything like me, you love cats and NPR, (and you need to quit jocking my swag because cats and NPR are/have always been my thing…) so listen up because you're going to enjoy this. Shanthony Exum, better known as Miss Eaves, is currently writing six songs in as many weeks. She's asking fans to vote on the topic of each song on her Facebook. Read More
BY Eileen Milman
on Jun 14, 2011
Our lovely Emily Rems, joined by Entertainment Weekly editor-in-large Ken Tucker and Queen biographer Mark Blake debate whether Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" is ingenious… or just indulgent on NPR's Soundcheck Smackdown.
I personally think this song is inspirational, beautiful, the perfect song to wail along with while vaguely intoxicated on public transportation, (when you don't care that people are staring atchoo. Read More
BY Intern Julie
on Feb 08, 2011
BUST's managing editor, Emily Rems, squared off against Phil Freeman, writer of Headbanger metal blog for MSN Music and editor of Burning Ambulance, on NPR's Soundcheck Smackdown this afternoon! The two fiercely debated the musical significance of the well-loved and sorely missed Detroit duo the White Stripes. Read More
BY emily dirienzo
on Sep 03, 2010
Earlier today, BUST's own Emily Rems, managing editor and film fanatic, made an appearance (or at least her lovely voice did) on NPR's morning news program the Takeaway. On today's program Emily and Newsday critic Rafer Guzman sit down with John Hockenberry and Celeste Headlee, and chew the fat about George Clooney's multi-faceted acting career, as well as his role in the recently released movie The American. Tune in here to hear Emily weigh in on what she thinks is the best side of Clooney and dazzle us with a bit of Golden Girls trivia. Read More
BY jodi sh doff
on Aug 04, 2010
That building would be the Catholic Church.
Rice was never exactly the follower the Catholic Church dreams of. She’s known primarily for either the seriously sexual Vampire Chronicles (the first of which was written the year Stephanie Meyer was born), or the seriously soporific Sleeping Beauty Trilogy (a BDSM series that never gets any more BDSMish than repetitive spankings). Then there’s also that series on witches in there somewhere. Read More