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This Friday the 13th, I am starting a new weekly feature. Every Friday I am introducing a new, young, lady artist/illustrator of immense talent. The world of visual arts is still a difficult place for women to get the recognition they deserve, so keep an eye on our Friday gals! With no further ado . . . Florence Gidez! Florence answered a few questions for BUST What is you favorite place in NYC to find inspiration?This past year I worked on a community garden maintenance crew, and I was very inspired by the gardens. Read More

Gagging the O.C.

BY Web Intern in General

The Orange County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to suspend funding for Planned Parenthood's comprehensive sex ed, because Planned Parenthood provides abortion services. The Board has decided to suspend a contract they have with Planned Parenthood to provide health education for thousands of young people. Keep in mind, NONE of the funding is going towards abortion services, just the sex education that Planned Parenthood provides. Read More
Japan has a trio of new Pop Culture Ambassadors -- young women serving as personifications of the country's obsession with all things cute. Each of the three new diplomats represents one of Japan's popular niche fashion trends in an effort to boost their influence on worldwide culture. The trends, which include schoolgirl and Lolita, are meant to represent all things Japanese teen. Their duties will primarily involve appearing and speaking at cultural events like this summer's Japan Expo in Paris. Read More

Absolutely Strange

BY Laurie in General

It seems we've done it again. Taken a British comedy classic and Americanized it (The Office, Posh and David Beckham) This time we set our target on the British sitcom Absolutely Fabulous (or Ab Fab if you are a real fan). If you have not seen this show, please watch it right now.... but only if you are a fan of immature, chain-smoking, alcoholic, fashion-obsessed, fame-hungry, middle-aged ladies who live in London. Read More
This was one of my favorite movies growing up, I even remember the soft white light bulb commercials that came on when she was falling down the hole. Ringo Starr and Sammy Davis Jr kill it, plus Scott Baio is adorbs! Does anyone else remember this? Bread and Butter! Carol Channing terrified me as the White Queen. Read More

Get yo' tweet on

BY Web Intern in General

BUST is now part of the twitter community, and all us BUSTies will be tweeting away! Get on your twitter and follow us through your twitter account or go to www.twitter.com/bust_magazine . pictures from the twitter homepage @ www.twitter. Read More
Tonight my girl Nicola, (of Droopy Knickers fame), and I went to Comix to see our favorite Jersey mom impersonator and BUST Boy du Jour John Roberts. I was totally psyched when she told me he was performing, but when I found out that Margaret Cho was on the bill as well, I kind of freaked out. So we get to the show, totally amped, and who jumps on stage to start the set? None other than Flight of the Conchords darling, Kristen Schall! She was beyond adorable and got the show off to a great start. Then it was time for John. Read More

Blu Blockers

BY Laurie in General

All of this Snuggie talk reminds me of one of the greatest commercial response raps ever, the one here for BluBlockers. If you spent any time in the 80's watching late night TV, you'll probably remember BluBlockers, they were really big unisex sunglasses that were supposed to block out the sun in some miraculous way, sadly I do not own a pair. They really should bring them back, I think they would do very well with the williamsburg crowd. Anyway this dude MC Dr. Geek apparently freestyled a rap about his love for BBs and received at least 15 minutes of fame. Read More

EFF YES, GIRLSCHOOL!

BY Mollie Wells in General

Every time I go on a VH-1 Classic kick (i.e. every weekend), I come away with some new obsession that annoys the crap out of my friends--like the time I meowed (yes, meowed) Dio's Holy Diver for three straight days. This weekend, thanks to a Metal Mania marathon and new music project that kept me shuttered away with my bandmates, I re-discovered Girlschool, a group of old-school metal chicks best known for their association with fellow Brits Motorhead. These girls were so awesome, I can hardly stand it. Read More
The Bust office loves the snuggie. The above video by Mikey and Big Bob, DJs of Pittsburgh's Kiss 96.1 Freaks Morning Show, best illustrates why. Recently the New York Magazine fashion blog hosted a petty tirade against the hottest new revolution in lounge wear. I find their chief accusation, 'that the snuggie is not an item of apparel ' to be narrow minded and pompous. The NY mag commentators maintain that snuggies are an eyesore in public and should only be worn privately and shamefully, 'wearing the snuggie out is fine if you never want to have sex again. Read More