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BY Web Intern in General

If you're a huge fan of Tegan and Sara like myself, you're most likely patiently awaiting their new record (only have until Oct. 27!) and the lengthy tour that is sure to follow. In the meantime, you can speculate how cute their new trio of books, On, It, At, is going to be and put aside money for the pre-sale order (which begins Sept. 28). The trio of books chronicles different time periods over the course of a year in the lives of two of my favorite ladies. Read More
I'm sure you all know by now but Patrick Swayze, 57, passed away last night after his 20-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Now, I am beyond bummed about this. Not only was Swayze a talented actor who would do anything for his craft, the way he carried himself after being diagnosed with the disease was commendable and the marking of a truly superb individual. Read More
That's right! Isabella Rossellini's short-short film series about the love lives of earth's most beloved and bizarre creatures returns! This season, expect more tales from the amorous deep, coupled with lessons on ocean ecology and the impact of our aquatic eating habits. Parents and modest viewers, take note: Rossellini's storytelling (which is equal parts poetry and school play) is like a slightly racier version of Nature, and a lot more fun. Read More
(Interview by Sara Graham, photo by Michael Lavine) Jack White is the king of founding hip-as-shit bands. First he created the White Stripes, then the Raconteurs, and now his latest project, the balls-out, bare-boned group the Dead Weather, is spot-on rock gold. The band features Alison Mosshart (of the Kills) sharing vocal duties with White, and Dean Fertita (Queens of the Stone Age) and Jack Lawrence (the Raconteurs) round out the lineup. Read More
MTV gets a lot of grief about losing it's music video mojo, but after last night's debacle of a Video Music Awards, rejecting the music world doesn't seem like a bad idea. At least in the interest of sanity. By now the world knows about Kanye's chumpy upstaging of dixie teen-queen Taylor Swift; moments after (adorably overwhelmed) Swift scooped up her first Moonman for Best Female Video, Kanye West nabbed the mic to praise Beyonce, who Swift beat out for the award. His 'chivalry' was met by a chorus of boos, while poor Taylor stood motionless in the unfortunate surreality of the moment. Read More

Pictures of Tracey

BY Team Intern in General

Earlier this morning I stumbled across (thank you slide show on the New York Magazine website) the insanely intimate photographs of the late Tracey Baran, whose autobiographical images feel like snapshots taken from passages in her diary. Baran, who sadly passed away last year at the age of 33, captured images of her own family, boyfriends, and herself in a manner that is quite revelatory. Images of her parents, which could have come off as comical, are tender and loving. Self-portraits in which Baran is naked on her bed are not pornographic, but instead sexy with a hint of playfulness. Read More
Taffeta and neon and spandex, oh my! As promised, the New York Couture Fashion Show blew the roof off Webster Hall this Saturday, and BUST was there to watch (like the proud sponsors we are!). The clothes were incredible, the crowd was HUGE, and the performance by L.A.'s Ultraviolet Sound was rad beyond reason. Hope some BUSTies got in on the OCD (obsessive compulsive dancing: see Ultraviolet Sound's sickest sensation of the night). If not: sad face. Read More


BY Team Intern in General

Fallopian Falafel, a non-profit Jerusalem-based feminist zine that started in May 2007 (whew!), made its way into my hands today. I must give a shout out to Hadass S. Ben-Ari, the editor-in-chief, for sending her zine our way for this has to be the best piece of BUST mail that I have laid my hands on. With each issue focusing on a different topic, this zine is filled to the brim with feminist thought, poetry, imagery, song lyrics and autobiographical essays that I'm confident you, BUST readers, can get behind. Read More
In case you ever doubted it, here's some proof that Mary J's still got it. Have you seen her latest video 'The One' featuring guy of the moment Drake? It's pretty much the flyest shiz on MTV right now. Seriously, has any video ever made you want to rock out in a neon-filled, mirror-lined warehouse club this much? Yeah, Mary J's definitely the one. Read More

Remembering 9/11

BY Team Intern in General

It's been 8 years since the catastrophic morning that shook America, and the rest of the world, in so many ways. But, even as we move forward, BUST is holding tight to the memories of loved ones, friends, co-workers, and incredible rescue workers lost or injured that day. We remember today for its immense sadness, but also for the overwhelming heroism and compassion demonstrated by everyday people. Let's keep that spirit alive, and keep everyone lost that day tucked close in our hearts. ~Anna C. Read More