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New York has not always been the safe, overpriced playground for the rich. Sure, cities change but comparatively NYC is  now a child’s wonderland compared to what it was in the seventies. Left to crumble into both financial and physical ruin by president Ford, who refused to help the city pay off its debts, lower New York City was sent into a state of heavy decline. Times were bleak. The Lower East Side and Alphabet city were relentless war zones. Buildings were reduced to piles of rubble. What is now Tompkins Square Park was then a virtual shantytown built by squatters. Read More
I don’t know how many times I’ve almost tripped on broken sidewalks and holes in the ground. It’s not only annoying and possibly dangerous, it’s not very pretty! Juliana Santacruz Herrera decided to change that and create some adorably unusual (& colorful!) street art. Read More
The 10th Annual Tribeca Film Festival has finally screened it’s last flick, and as the dust settles, it’s time to look back and appreciate some of the female directors whose films were among the fest’s most exceptional work. Keep an eye out for these titles in the coming year—their impressive showings here in N.Y.C. Read More

Sonic Art

BY Intern Jessica W. in Arts

I LOVE KIM GORDON, as a teenager i feel in love with her in Sonic Youth as she fueled my dreams of one day being a cool girl in a band. As a twenty something, i discovered her art work, acting, voice over in The Simpsons, clothing line, writing and a new level of respect for females. Is there anything this woman can't do?  The answer, is a unified NO. If you are as big of a fan of Kim as i am, you will be super psyched to know that signed, limited editions of her art work are now available and ready for you to purchase. Read More
From the awesome creator behind Mad Men Yourself, Dyna Moe, comes Hipster Animals! This spot-on adorably funny illustrations blog makes any hipster hate being called a hipster just a little less. Either you fall into one of these categories yourself (Street Style Blogger<--guilty!) or you know a few that do. No doubt about it, these adorable animals are definitely the bees knees. Read More
It’s amazing what a little Photoshop can do to a picture. I always thought this was a recent phenomenon, but I guess I never really put much thought into why pin-up girls always looked so damn fabulous. Seems to me like these images were Photoshopped before Photoshop even existed. Before airbrushing there was paint brushing! Either way these gorgeous ladies are working it! We absolutely love these photos here at BUST. Read More
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