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Five totally BUST-y lady artists will be headlining a show starting July 25th at Ad Hoc Art in Brooklyn. Each has a unique and funky style all her own, with influences from pop surrealism to Asian pop and burlesque. Works by Jenn Porreca, Amy Crehore, Molly Crabapple, Ewelina Ferruso and Lizz Lopez will be on display until August 24, but they're already starting to sell, so if you're in the market for some fab art, head down there soon! The opening reception will be Friday the 25th from 7 to 10, with an afterparty at the Wreck Room Bar. Read More

Van's Soiree

BY Gail in General

So Wednesday night was the "Van's by Marissa Miller" party and it was hot! Marissa Miller, Victoria's Secret angel, debuted her cute new line of high-tops, slip-ons, and sandals. Good music, wonderful drinks, and fun peeps always equal great night of summer fiesta-ing! Check out some more party pics after the jump. Read More

Nico 1938-1988

BY Laurie in General

 20 years ago today, while working at CMJ’s predecessor, the New Music Seminar, the former proprietor of lower east side watering holes, Beauty Bar, Barmacy and No Tell Motel, Deb Parker, casually remarked during lunch “I think Nico just died”. Silence. I stopped in mid chew and a chill went down my spine. “Nico?” I gulped, ‘Really?” I couldn’t believe it. That evening The New York Times ran an obituary on her stating she had suffered a stroke while cycling in Ibiza. I thought it was rather untimely and ironic. Read More
 DisFIGURED is a movie about two women dealing with their bodies and their body issues. Deidra Edwards plays Lydia, a Venice Beach fat acceptance activist who nevertheless struggles with her own feelings toward her body. She meets Darci, played by Stacy Lawrence, a recovering anorexic, when Darci tries to join her fat acceptance group. The movie is about the relationship between the two women, and of course their relationships with themselves. Read More
The ladies at BUST picked up that our lovely readers are crazy about finding new reads. We saw how you jumped at Lisa's call for summer reading. As a YA-lit junkie myself, it's awesome to see how dedicated you guys are to the tomes of our youth. That said, there's this incredible Renaissance going on in young adult literature, and we've decided to regale you with shiny new books based on your literary loves of the past. First up: If you loved Weetzie Bat, then try The Orpheus Obsession by Dakota Lane.There are moments when you only have to think a thought to make it happen. Read More