The Milwaukee artist Molly Evans was inspired by discarded furniture around her neighborhood, viewing each lumpy mattress as a relic of recent graduates, new families, and people moving on. To ad a little warmth to the remains of apartments and days forgotten, Molly adorned them with love ballads... literally. Stitching Lionel Richie’s lyrics across all the tossed-out furniture she could find, she created “Lionel Stitchie,” a straw-colored homage to the legendary singer and to the residents of her neighborhood, as they travel wherever life may lead them. Read More
In Alabama it's illegal to have an ice cream cone in your pocket at all times
The critic Susan Sontag wrote that photography, like no other medium, has the power to condemn or implicate. Crime scene images evidence wrongdoings; we take photographs as proof of something illicit. In her series I Fought the Law, young photographer Olivia Locher cleverly subverts what we think of when we think of crime and bad behavior.
Scouring the nation for absurd laws, like dildo and ice cream regulations, she creates staged narratives of each crime. Read More
BY Charlotte Dow
on Oct 12, 2012
Deep breath, BUST.com readers. You might want to have a seat before you read this post.
Following the trend of awful comments about rape that male politicians have been making recently, Rep. Roger Rivard (R, Wisconsin) told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that, “some girls just rape easy” in an interview Wednesday. Read More
BY Intern Christina
on Jun 05, 2012
With all the stress over the Wisconsin recall and the general election that we'll all be at each other's throats over at some point, it's good to bring a little levity to politics. Which is why when I checked out my newsfeed this morning, I was pleasantly surprised to find my president serenading me.
Although not by his own free will, and instead by the genius of some editing masterminds, Barack Obama is asking us to call him...maybe? This video features a clever splicing of his press clips to the tune of Carly Rae Jepsen's viral hit Call Me Maybe. Read More
BY Intern Julie
on Feb 28, 2011
Playspent is an on-line computer game designed to help players understand the compromises and choices faced by today’s working poor. Designed by the marketing company McKinney in collaboration with the North Carolina not-for-profit Urban Ministries of Durham, the game is part of a trend of socially responsible computer programs that help players understand social justice issues and global problems through information and problem solving management embedded in the game.
Playspent starts with you unemployed and having 1000 dollars to your name. Read More
BY Intern Julie
in Eat Me
on Feb 21, 2011
Starting from a lone call in California, people from all over the states and around the world have been ordering pizzas to the thousands of protesters camped outside the Wisconsin Capitol Building. So far, over 500 pizzas have been ordered from over 30 states and 10 countries - including one phone call from Cairo, Egypt.
The protesters have been raising a fury since last Monday; protesting Republican Gov. Scott Walker's proposed legislation that would essentially strip selective public sector workers of their collective bargaining rights. Read More