BY Erika W. Smith
on Oct 22, 2015
The exact number vary, but many studies find that women make up a drastically low number of film directors. One study (via Variety) puts it at 7%; another (via Forbes) at only 4.1%. Most people would struggle to name ten female directors - there’s Kathryn Bigelow, Sofia Coppola, Ava DuVernay, Angelina Jolie….and…well...hmmm.
Of course, there are many, many women who direct films but haven’t reached household name recognition yet. So we are super excited that New York's annual Margaret Mead Film Festival at the American Museum of Natural History (Oct. Read More
BY Erika W. Smith
on Oct 16, 2015
Agnès Varda and Jane Birkin in Jane B. par Agnès V.
“The mystery of distribution is incredible,” 87-year-old French director and film legend Agnès Varda says on the phone from her hotel room in Chicago. She’s speaking of her two films created in close collaboration with Jane Birkin, Jane B. par Agnes V. and Kung-Fu Master. The films, now restored, are being shown in the United States at New York’s Lincoln Plaza Cinema for one week only, October 16-22. Read More
"Women of Letters" is fucking hilarious. Laughing, crying, peeing yourself hilarious. When it’s not being hilarious, it’s moving you in ways you didn’t think were possible outside the shit romantic comedies that you totally don’t watch and definitely don’t cry at.
A monthly event in NYC (and also in Australia, where it originated), "Women of Letters" presents a group of female writers, actresses, prominent intellectuals, and all around badass ladies, who read letters they have written to that month’s topic. Read More
Kitten N' Lou are coming to New York! The self-described “diminutive drag king and a bodacious burlesque queen” will bring their fabulous, campy, showbiz-tastic performance “Kitten N' Lou: Overexposed” to Joe’s Pub in NYC on October 21st and 28th - and you could see them for free!
We’re giving away two pairs of two tickets for the October 21st show. To enter, just retweet or share this post on Twitter or Instagram, tagging @bust_magazine (Twitter, Instagram) and using the hashtag #KittenNLou. Read More
Some women have family, friends, priests, rabbis, psychologists or support groups to guide them through their breast cancer diagnosis and recovery. Amy Marcs has Barbie.
The iconic plastic doll plays a major role in Amy’s one-woman comedy show “Nice Tits," directed by Peter Michael Marino and currently playing at the Pit in NYC. For Amy, Barbie is both a no-nipple role model and a self-esteem-boosting hallucination. Read More
Calling all lady bosses! On Tuesday, September 29, you are cordially invited to join other kickass women at the WeWork in Chelsea. The event will host Priya Krishna of Lucky Peach, Meredith Finkelstein Chang of Print All Over Me, Debbie Millman of Sterling Brands, Masters in Branding at SVA, Print Magazine, and Design Matters, and our very own co-founder and creative director at BUST, Laurie Henzel (yay, Laurie!!).
The event will start at 6:30 p.m., and you do not want to miss out. Each aforementioned woman is going to drop the 411 on what it takes to go far in your career. Read More
BY Alexa Salvato
on Jun 15, 2015
Kim Gordon may be best known for fronting the alt-rock band Sonic Youth, but she’s an artist in many genres: She’s written a book, curated art shows, been involved with fashion, and now has a show of her own in NYC. Her career began as a visual artist, and we're excited to see her creativity shine once again in her original medium!
In an interview with Humberto Leon, she made awesome points about the political consciousness of her art. Read More
BY Holly Trantham
on Jun 12, 2015
What do a pack of cigarettes, an ex-husband, and the nation of Cuba have in common? According to last night’s Women of Letters, a literary salon, they’re all someone’s Greatest Teacher.
For those unfamiliar, Women of Letters is an Australian non-profit that celebrates women’s voices and the (nearly) lost art of letter writing while raising funds for various charities. Each night hosts six different women who come write letters on a common theme, which last night was “My Greatest Teacher. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on May 13, 2015
BY Evelyn Chapman
on Mar 29, 2015
Do you love Broad City? Let me rephrase: Are Abbi and Ilana all you think about, and do you want to be their best friend and go everywhere they go and do everything they do? Okay, maybe life will never be that perfect, but with this Broad City Map it can come pretty damn close. Get your friends together for a Broad City tour and visit all the places these crazy ladies have done funny things together. From a manhole in Chinatown to The New York Harbor, this map is your key to all good things. Read More