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Absolute Death: A Review

BY Sarah J. in General

The first graphic novel I ever bought was Death: The High Cost of Living. I was a teenage gothette just figuring out that there were all sorts of strange and wonderful things out there that I hadn't discovered yet, and then one day my friend came to school with a little thing called the Death Gallery, full of these gorgeous pictures of this little goth girl that sorta even looked like me (if you squinted and washed out the color). What the heck was that? I'd seen plenty of comics but nothing that looked like that. Read More
I know, I know, it's Twilight, and Bella Swan is probably the most anti-feminist character in the history of 'literature,' but this soundtrack is GOOD! The last one was laughably terrible and full of your standard Hot Topic fare: Paramore, Linkin Park, and a mid-90s-esque ballad from R-Patz himself. But this one's got original tunes from the likes of Thom Yorke, Lykke Li, and Bon Iver and St. Vincent. I know, right? My personal favorite is 'Slow Life' by Grizzly Bear featuring Victoria Legrand of Beach House. Read More

I Heart Ruffeo!

BY intern Amber in General

Here at Bust, we love Ruffeo Hearts Lil Snotty . They specialize in super quality, handmade apparel, made by the designers R. Mackswell Sherman, and Sarah Jones in Redhook, Brooklyn. Their rompers and mixed-pattern dresses are amazing- Sure to stop traffic. Even Martha Stewart likes Ruffeo Hoodies. More over, RHLS will be hosting a phad-shun show in Brooklyn Monday, October 19th, at Death by Audio. RHLS will be revealing their winter line while you shake to music by acts such as MNDR and Nameless . Read More
Sufjan Stevens played his second show at the Bowery Ballroom on October 5th as part of a small tour he is performing to workshop some new songs. Opening band Cryptacize got the sold-out show warmed up with pretty song stylings and herky jerky dance moves provided by lead singer Nedelle Torrisi. Nedelle also took the stage for background vocal duties during the entirety of Sufjan's set. The start of the evening was a bit rough due to a confusing mush of lines waiting outside to get in, and two flooded bathrooms ('you can go, but just don't flush,' the security guard warned). Read More
This just in -- a new 'younger' version of Thelma and Louise is in the works and is set to star Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl) and Amber Heard (Pineapple Express). Leighton, we love you as Blair Waldorf, but can you really handle a classic like T and L? It's like asking us to believe Serena van der Woodsen can do Shakespeare -- it just ain't gonna happen. Plus the title is Cowgirl Bandits. Who gave this the green light? And how come I don't have their job? So what do you think, ladies? Is it a travesty, or is it awesome? I think you know where I stand. photo courtesy EW. Read More