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American artist and filmmaker, Cindy Sherman has been creating works that comment on both social and sexual roles and stereotypes since the 1970s. One of her earlier and best-known photographic works, Untitled Film Stills (1977–80), portrays women in their socially assigned roles and presents the potential danger and instability of these constructs. Read More
The New Museum's (235 Bowery, New York, NY) women-dominated Spring Exhibitions opened this past week, and you should definitely mosey on over there and check it out. With five exhibitions on five floors, make sure you have a couple hours free to take everything in. Here's a peek at two of my favorite exhibitions. A few of Djurberg's sculptures in The Parade, made from metal, clay, foam, fabric, adhesive, silicone, acrylic paint, varnish, wood, aluminum foil, and other materials. Read More
Finding cool and affordable art to hang on your walls can feel downright impossible. Sure, you can go to a big-box store and pick up some okay looking art in the home decorating section, but if you're on the hunt for some jazzier pieces for your walls, check out the following websites. 1. 20x200: Prints start at just $20! That's right, $20! Prices go up to $200 for larger, more limited prints. Prints can be purchased unframed or framed (framed prints costs extra). -- 2. Tiny Showcase: A portion of sales from each print is donated to a charity chosen by the artist. -- 3. Read More

The Underground Readers

BY Intern Ginny in Arts

  Have you checked out a book from The Underground New York Public Library? We haven't either, which is probably because it’s not an actual library, but rather a beautiful blog created by Ourit Ben-Haïm. It's got a straightforward concept: take and post photos of fellow subway riders who are reading books. For such a simple premise, the blog is surprisingly engaging and thoughtful. According to the website:  "The Underground New York Public Library is a visual library featuring the Reading-Riders of the NYC subways. Read More
My feelings for my mother fall somewhere between "Thanks for everything you've done, I'm pretty sure I'd be dead without you," to "YOU'RE THE BEST, MOM FOR PRESIDENT! MOM FOR QUEEN! MOM FOR RULER OF THE UNIVERSE!"  While neither of those sentiments are as well-articulated as I'd like, I'm sure that she'd love to hear them both. And luckily, Mother's Day is coming up, so I'll have the chance to say them to her. The big day falls on May 13th this year, which luckily means that you still have enough time to find the perfect way to express your gratitude. Read More
                           We're not all cat videos and vintage sitcoms over here at BUST--we appreciate the classier things in life as well (said while holding a cup of tea and straining to push our pinkies outward). Modern-dance lovers will be thrilled by Co(te)lette, an award-winning, emotionally charged dance film all about the feminine experience. Mike Figgis (Leaving Las Vegas) adapted choreographer Ann Van den Broek's work for the movie, which was recently released on iTunes. Read More
As a child of the nineties, I have such a soft spot for the toys of my youth. Furbies were somehow cute and creepy at the same time, Skip-Its were practically the only way my mom could get me to exercise, and I'm pretty sure I thought my Lite Brite drawings had one up on Van Gogh's Starry Night.  I've gotten over most of my obsessions because, you know, I grew up or something. But every now and then, those old standbys get an update and my pigtails-sporting, Lisa Frank-toting inner nineties child will get to geek out. Read More
Polish artist Katarzyna Majak explores female wisdom in her upcoming solo photography exhibit Women of Power at Porter Contemporary in New York. Fascinated by stereotypical witch imagery, Majak's images show women clutching their objects of power and emanating confidence and strength. The artist claims "A witch is a woman of knowledge who takes a broom and sweeps to cleanse the world," and her subjects seem to be cleansing the viewer with their piercing stares and mysterious objects. Read More
Busty Girl Comics, drawn by Paige Halsey Warren, outline the perks and problems that come along with an ample bosom. Read More
What is the true source of artistic inspiration? Is it divine or mystical? Does creativity come from nature, or from your subconscious? It seems the God of Unbearable Boredom breathed inspiration upon artist Nina Katchadourian on a flight two years ago. After spontaneously snapping a shot of herself with a toilet seat cover on her head in the airplane bathroom and noticing its uncanny resemblance to 15th-century Flemish portraiture, Katchadourian decided to create a whole series of these portraits. Read More