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New York photographer Leland Bobbé's project “Half Drag” has sprung into full fruition. Just this past March, he photographed drag queen Sabel Scities with drag makeup on half of his face and au natural on the other. Bobbé posted the stunning portrait online, stating that he had four more different photos in the same style and that his goal was to try and see where these might take him. Only a few months later, the project greatly expanded with over 30 different drag queens photographed thus far, with more to come. Read More
I recently had the opportunity to interview the awesome Nathaniel Russell for zingmagazine's online zingchat series, which features fascinating interviews with a variety of different, talented artists. Check out mine, below! Although Indianapolis-based artist Nathaniel Russell acknowledges that we can turn to dust at any moment, let’s hope it doesn’t happen to him anytime soon.  His pieces—created in a variety of different media including sculpture, painting, drawing, and printmaking—manage to access the rawness and honesty of being human. Read More
Make your computer monitor a bit more fun by downloading our tea party desktop wallpaper. Read More
In 1995 they gave us Pocahontas, in 1998 we got Mulan, and in 2009--for the first time in Walt Disney animation history--they finally created a black princess with The Princess and the Frog. While there are still questions and issues surrounding the film, and Princess Tiana has to spend half of her time on the screen as a frog, at least it’s a step in the right direction. Read More
Have you ever heard anyone sneer the annoying phrase “Take a picture, it’ll last longer?" Well, we’re pretty glad the ladies in the films featured in the exhibition “Women and Their Cameras” listened! Starting tomorrow, August 3rd, the Rubin Museum of Art in New York will be screening a series of iconic films that all feature various cool gals taking snapshots. The series kicks off with the 1978 thriller Eyes of Laura Mars, starring the dazzling Faye Dunaway as a fashion photographer who specializes in “stylized violence. Read More
If you’ve ever made or received a mix tape, you know the amount of thought that goes into picking out the perfect track listing to express the right mood.  It’s a lot like making a painting, actually— which is why art and music are perfect creative companions.  BUST is pleased to sponsor a show that explores the relationship between artists and the music that guides them: MiXTAPE Los Angeles, opening August 4 in Los Angeles, CA, documents the creative processes of 24 artists who have titled their pieces after the songs, bands, or albums that inspired them. Read More
Tonight, Brooklyn College will unveil "Fold, Staple, Share: Highlights from the Brooklyn College Zine Library." This exhibition will run through the fall semester and spotlights noteable pieces from the collection of zines, which will then become a permanent part of the library that the college is implementing. The collection will specialize in printed zines about Brooklyn, zines by the college’s alumni or zines about the art of self-publication itself. Read More
There’s an organized chaos to maps--historical scriptures with winding, inter-twining, sometimes nonsensical patterns, laid out way before our time that have somehow maintained their relevance and vitality. But there’s also a temporality to these papers that artist Elisabeth Lecourt seeks to explore in her art. All of Lecourt’s works have a form of emotional fragility to them, but particularly in her latest series, “Les Robes Geographique,” wanderlust manifests in the sartorial. Read More
BUST’s current cover girl Tavi Gevinson really has come into her own. The sixteen year old has gone from an adolescent fashion blogger to a mature pop culture curator (she started ROOKIE online magazine, soon to be a book this fall) in no time flat. Tavi hit the last stop on the Rookie Road Trip this Sunday, bringing her personal brand of magic to the City of Angeles. To celebrate the end of the Tavi Train, the teenage blogger held the Strange Magic art show at LA’s Space 15 Twenty along with her friend and visual artist Petra Collins. Read More
There are a lot of Tumblrs out there in this big, bad world—some good, some not so good. Amongst a sea of awkward found photos and hung over owl pics, there’s occasionally a special gem that makes you feel a little bit better about clicking through Tumblrs all day instead of tackling that ever-daunting to-do list. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some funny cat pictures as much as the next person, but sometimes it’s satisfying to find a blog that contains content that is both funny and inspiring (and no, I don’t mean things like this, either). Read More