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Jay-z's new blog is LEGIT. The aesthetically pleasing front page makes it's content easy to browse. The photographs are pristine, the articles are attention grabbing and interesting and the candid interview with Gwyneth Paltrow where she reveals her secret love of gangster rap is totally adorable. "I went to LA the summer between my junior and senior year of high school and i discovered N.W.A which became my obsession." Personally, one of the highlights of the site was the Santigold and Karen O collaboration. Read More
The first thing I noticed about the movie Some Days Are Better Than Others, is that no one's  seemed to have heard of it. When I brought the screener disc over to a friend's house for movie night it was met with, "huh?" and "ohhhh, I think I remember hearing about that" but no one had any idea what the movie was about, and you know what, we kind of still don't. But that's okay! Carrie Brownstein is in it and she could star in a two hour movie that's all about mold removal and it would be my #1 new fave. Read More
Blue Water’s comic series “Female Force” is featuring the comic book biography of Rosie O’Donnell and all her kick ass endeavors as a comedian, talk show host, actress, and activist. Blue Water launched this series in 2009, in praise of the strong and influential women who have shaped our history and culture including Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Oprah, Margaret Thatcher, JK Rowling and Sarah Palin.  Blue Water has also covered celebs like Lady Gaga, Angelina Jolie, and Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg. Read More
  I’ve seen some bad crafty pieces in my time (Regretsy anyone?), but this is definitely not one of them. This Portland-based artist deserves a medal for the meticulous work she puts into her gorgeous crochet pieces. She does amazing, detailed face paintings and city drawings as well, but it’s her crochet works of faces and cityscapes that are really special.    To see more of her amazing yarn works, check out the artist's website: JoHamiltonArt. Read More
Young designer, Timothy K is previewing his Spring 2012 “OPUS II” collection tomorrow night in Brooklyn. His work includes amazing massive couture dresses that will literally blow your mind! The show starts at 7:30 PM this Saturday, March 19th, at Vaudeville Park Gallery.  A graduate from Pratt Institute in NYC, Timothy K’s design aesthetic is progressive, yet classically inspired. There will be free wine and music and a viewing of his insane dresses (one even has a hand-painted mural on it!). Read More
Today marks the 85th anniversary of the Martha Graham Dance Company, and to celebrate, they will be performing seven of her most famous works at the Rose Theater in Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. Tonite’s opening performance includes a revival of Robert Wilsons Snow on the Mesa (1995), and Maple Leaf Rag (1990) the last dance choreographed by Graham before her death at the age of 97 in 1991. There will be more performances every night until March 19th, including classics like Cave of the Heart (1947) and Appalachian Spring (1947). Read More

Hipster Trap Set in NYC

BY Intern Julie in Arts

What makes you more of a hipster? The fact that you want the American Spirits, colored fixie bike chain, PBR, and shades set in the middle of this bear trap OR that you made an installation art piece in New York with all of these things inside a bear trap? These are the days of our lives... Image courtesy of BuzzFeed. Read More
Photographer Danielle Levitt, ( a former BUST contributor) recently completed this photo shoot "Roll Play" for the high fashion mag,  S Magazine. The shoot features plus-sized women in all their erotic glory. What I love about the shoot is that the women are in traditional erotic poses; their bodies simultaneously sexualized, glorified, and often complimented by food. Food is a touchy issue for any women in our size-obsessed and calorie counting culture, but big women especially are shamed when eating in public. Read More

Review: Red Riding Hood

BY Emily Rems in Arts

The premise of Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke’s latest supernatural-teen-girl drama, opening tomorrow, was so delicious and dark, it seemed destined for success. Read More

Review: Jane Eyre

BY Emily Rems in Arts

No matter how many screen adaptations are made of Charlotte Brontë’s mysteriously romantic 1847 novel Jane Eyre (and there have been a lot) it’s always fascinating to see each new director’s take on this intriguing tale. Read More