BY Katharine Ernst
on Jul 11, 2013
Worlds collide! Jay-Z's latest album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, is a hat tip to the contemporary art scene. As if being married to the Queen art historian herself wasn't enough, Mr. Carter is releasing six pieces of his own art to accompany his record. The video for his new song “Picasso Baby” seems to be the first.
For the vid, Jay stared into the eyes of famed performance artist Marina Abramovic in Chelsea's Pace Gallery while dancing and rapping about his artful life. Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on May 23, 2013
No matter how much you love your job, sometimes you just need to blow off steam at the end of the week. We feel ya.
So why not unwind from the work week with two things you love: BUST and drinks?
On Thursday, June 6, the BUST team'll be heading to Heathers in NYC's East Village for a post-work happy hour. Join us from 6:30 to 8:30 PM for a set of booty-shakin' retro tunes spun by DJ Sheila B, free issues of BUST, and a plethora of stress-reducing drink specials.
BUST readers, BUST lovers, lovers of BUST lovers, roommates, friends, parents, and grandparents are all welcome. Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on May 08, 2013
It's easy to get down about the state of being female; every day it seems the world dreams up a new way to shame and oppress women. But for every "legitimate rape," war on choice, and violent reaction to empowered femininity, there's an amazing organization working tirelessly to support and honor women. Too often, these groups don't get the cred they deserve.Today we're giving some mad ups to Girls Write Now, a NYC-based non-profit that connects female high school students with professional women writers. Read More
BY Shelby L Thompson
on Apr 10, 2013
Can’t wait until Sunday for the next Mad Men? Well, hurry on over to the Cinema Village Theatre tonight or tomorrow to catch the documentary Bert Stern: Original Mad Man. This thrilling biography covers the life and work of one of American photography's all-time greats, known for capturing the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Twiggy, and the infamous Lolita image from Stanley Kubrick's film.
Stern's work on Madison Avenue helped shape the state of modern advertising, which earned him the credit of original "Mad Man. Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on Apr 01, 2013
The Chapin Sisters are Lily and Abigail Chapin, two siblings who have been creating gorgeous harmonies together since they were kids. The L.A. folk-pop group began in 2004 as a trio with their third sister, Jessica. The Chapin Sisters became a duo when Jessica left shortly after their first record was released in 2008. Abigail and Lily's second album, Two, was followed by a tour with She & Him in 2010, where they simultaneously opened and performed back-up vocals for Zooey and M. Ward. Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Mar 28, 2013
We've been talking about it for years, and it's finally happening: the Lady Laugh-In, a night of stand-up featuring some of the most ROFL-worthy ladies in comedy today.
It's going down at Public Assembly in Brooklyn on Tuesday, April 9th at 8pm. Tickets are $5. FIVE DOLLARS, YO! (Please. Try to argue with that. I dare you. Read More
BY Sam Garcia
on Mar 25, 2013
Flor de Toloache is a new band hitting the streets of New York City. They're a group that you might not be expecting, especially when you hear the genre of music they play. Flor de Toloache is an all-female mariachi band gaining momentum in the big city, and claims itself to be the first of its kind in NYC. Co-founded by Mireya Ramos, 31 and Shae Fiol, 34 the band is a group of women hailing from a group of diverse backrounds. Not only is the band entirely female, something rarely, if at all heard of in the mariachi world, only two of the members claim Mexican descent. Read More
BY Sholeh Hajmiragha
on Mar 14, 2013
Awkwafina is back with a new video released today for “NYC B*tche$,” trashing everything from hipsters, bros, and douchebags, to Jay-Z’s stadium and bitches from Bushwick.
Still hot from her earlier video “My Vag,” which BUST covered back in October, Awkwafina is taking the city by storm – literally. Her new video has her hopping all over NYC taking her lyrics and her badass attitude with her. Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Mar 08, 2013
I was never a big fan of summer camp--in fact, the thought of swimming lessons still gives me agita--but I'd give my two (now permanent) front teeth to spend an entire day in the arts-and-crafts room. Wouldn't you?Lucky for us, Brooklyn Craft Camp has arrived!Author and professional DIYer Brett Bara has teamed up with a host of movers and makers for a day of nonstop DIY activities on Saturday, March 16--and you won't even have to fly your bunkmate's underwear off the flagpole to join in. Read More
BY Katrina Pallop
on Dec 18, 2012
Mess Queen, the young and fresh NYC clothing company, has released a kickass new video that's chock full of colorful leg-wear and general badassery. The video is titled "Queens of New York", and aptly so. Mess Queen's 24-year-old head designer Courtney N. Gamble and her crew are well on their way to becoming NYC fashion royalty.
Gamble began designing her chaotically patterned clothing and accessories in an attempt to "[give] out a fun, cheerful vibe to the dark muted undertones of the city". Read More