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Okay, I have a confession to make: I love postcards.  But who doesn't?  Nothing fills my heart with honest-to-goodness sentimentality like a 4x6 piece of flimsy cardboard sent from a friend in a faraway place.  That's why when I saw an exhibit dedicated solely to postcards featuring ''bathing beauties'' of the 20th Century is opening, I instantly knew it would be a gush-worthy spread of feminist nostalgia. Read More

Craz-o Amaz-o

BY Callie in General

Empire of the Sun ! I kind of have a crush on the one with the long hair.  The video above is a broadcast they did on July 22, it went for a little over 6 mins during the longest solar eclipse of the 21st century. I'm loving all of it. Except that my new Aussie crush is all covered up in the first video but its still amazing. Another video after the jump cause I'm so in like with them. Read More

We're All Mad Here...

BY Web Intern in General

            Already worn out your Mad Men DVDs? For something to do while you wait for the premiere of the third season of Mad Men (coming August 16th), AMCtv.com has given you the fun little project of Mad Mennin' Yourself. Have fun making a cartoon caricature of yourself from the '60s. I admit, I spent a good portion of last night working at making a spitting image of myself. And then spent more time making more characters, like when I was a wee girl dressing paper dolls. You can start here. Read More
Normally I would be hard-pressed to say who turns me off more: Sarah Palin or William Shatner. Smarmy, opportunistic, vapid--the similarities are uncanny. But I've changed my tune since watching this already-infamous rendering of Palin's farewell speech by Shatner on Conan O'Brien. Pure comedic gold. It almost makes my Palin-induced nausea and disbelieving rage seem like a distant, bemusing memory. Almost. Watch it here. Unrelated but interesting: Shatner was kinda a hottie back when. Read More
  Iran's government is finally bending to public pressure and has announced that they will be releasing 140 detainees that were imprisoned during the protests following the elections in June. There has been a call for all people being held on only minor offenses to be released within the week, and that all criminal investigations be expedited. There are still hundreds of prisoners left, but the government is claiming they are being held for more serious offenses, like possession of a firearm or damaging public property. Read More
Hall and Oates, not to be confused with Quaker or one man named Holland Oats (as BUSTie Callie once believed) is coming to NYC for a free performance! Before Nelly Furtado made 'Maneater' a sexy dance number , it was an edgy Hall and Oates' single with a sweet sax solo. See them for yourself if you're in the area on August 6th at the 31st Annual Seaside Summer Concert Series in Coney Island, or make it a day by going to the New York Aquarium across the street. Read More
Prepare yourself, because even though it's not quite morning any more, I'm still not sure you'll be able to handle this much awesome. Behold: Ink Calendar by  Oscar Diaz. This project, on display in Madrid until October, uses the capillary action of ink spreading across a sheet of paper embossed with a calendar to display the date. Like magic, the ink slowly fills in one number per day. Each month is done with a different color corresponding to a spectrum where we associate certain shades with different temperatures and seasons. Read More
Never fear! The long-awaited August/September issue of BUST is starting to appear on newsstands and in your mailboxes. What's awaiting you, you ask? Well, our cover girl, Diablo Cody, talks to us about the controversial feminism behind Juno, sex work and her new movie, Jennifer's Body. We also have our first ever Fall preview, jam packed with what to look out for in movies, music, fashion, books and TV, along with some choice interviews with Regina Spektor, Anna Sui and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's Kaitlin Olson. Read More
Sarah Palin stepped down from the Alaskan governorship yesterday. Why? Well, no one's completely sure. Right now, the newsies seem to think she's making time for presidential campaign plans. A female U.S. president? I'm all for it. President Palin? . . . hm. Read More
Alice in Wonderland is nothing if not curiously mad, but it's for precisely it's philosophical (and psychedelic) depth that it is one of the most splendid 'children's' books ever written. The new movie version, coming out in 2010, was something I've been really excited about. (Tim Burton directing Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter sounds so irresistibly bizarre.) Yet after seeing the early trailer, I'm not so sure. Read More