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Model Fight Club

BY Laurie in Arts

Everything's better when models do it, right? The latest in late night new York entertainment happenings are illegal fighting matches where male models duke it out for those "in the know" paying patrons. While some of the pretty boys are doing this for fun (getting punched in the face is apparently fun!) one of the exceptions is Charlie, a lanky 20 year old model who is actually training to enter the Golden Gloves. BUST contributor, Michelle Groskopf is making a documentary about Charlie and his trainer Leon Taylor, and I'm sure it will be pretty interesting when it's done. Read More
It's time for the 7th Annual Fun-A-Day show! If you haven't heard about it already the challenge was to pick a project (it could be baking cupcakes, knitting scarves for puppies or making cartwheels) and do it every day during the month of January*. Why did they chose January this year? Because it's a freezing-cold, long-ass month were people tend to prefer eating pizza and watching Jersey Shore then do anything mentally stimulating. Once the month was over you could submit your project to one of the several shows, showing right now, around America, like Philadelphia, San Diego and Portland. Read More
Valentines Day will soon be upon us. It is the day we spend marveling at the splendors of love in its many forms. This year, why not celebrate love and compassion for all mankind? This is what non-profit organization MOSTCHA is planning to do.  Show: Love, a unique, inspiring, and touching show of photography and film by Aliya Naumoff, with DJ Set by Santigold and DJ Devo Springsteen, is dedicated to raising awareness of the stories of people affected by the earthquake in Haiti. Read More
   I love cute old people. I collect them like other people collect glass figurines or beany babies (do beany babies still exist?).  I'd age 50 years and move in with the Golden Girls if I could. Appropriately enough, when I saw the pictures of Sacha Goldberger's 91-year old Hungarian grandma, Frederika Golberger, in a superhero costume, I melted.    What started out as a photoshoot designed to cheer-up his depressed Grandmother became a mass-therapy session for the internet. Read More
Love graphic novels? Or fun stories that are touching and heartwarming? Just have a penchant for visual narratives? Are you a romantic at heart? How about all of the above?  If so, have we got an event for you!  Graphic novelist, and BUST’s boy du jour from the '90s Adrian Tomine will be at the Strand in NYC on Wednesday February 9th for the launch of his book Scenes From An Impending Marriage, in conversation with fellow artist and author Leanne Shapton (Native Scenes of Canada, Was She Pretty, Important Artifacts). Read More

R.I.P. Tura Satana

BY Emily Rems in Arts

Back when I was in high school, my brother from another mother was a kid named Rufus who would invite me over to his house every day after school to watch cult movies. We watched tons of deranged shit, but my favorite film he showed me by far was the Russ Meyer classic Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! The film’s star, Tura Satana, with her sneering lips and skin-tight cat suit, was such a powerful presence, she seemed almost superhuman. So when I heard that she’d passed away over the weekend at age 72, I was totally bummed and wanted to reach out to my old pal Rufus to share the pain. Read More
Supercute!, the pint-size girl trio, (who are all in their early teens!) we featured in last summer’s music issue, are selling home-made valentines cookies to raise money to go on tour. The cookies are organic and hand-crafted with the names of classic rock songs, like Love Is a Battlefield, and topped off with buttercream frosting. Yummy and adorable! They can be picked up in the Williamsburg area, or you can get them delivered. As long as you order them before Feb 6th  they can ship be shipped anywhere in the U.S. Read More

Black & Grey

BY Janelle in Arts

At over one thousand pages and weighing more than twenty pounds, co-authors Marisa Kakoulas and Edgar Hoill have created the gigantic three-volume Black & Grey Tattoo.  After a year of researching different tattoo artists and attending international conventions, this collection explores the different origins and genres of black and grey tattooing. Read More
Director, performance artist, writer, and actress Miranda July is the indie film world’s favorite female face. Best known for her 2005 debut feature, Me and You and Everyone We Know, and her follow-up collection of short stories, No One Belongs Here More Than You, she has been near and dear to us here at BUST since before she graced our cover in 2007. So when I found out she was debuting her second feature film, The Future, at Sundance, I was excited to go check it out and then chat with July about it. Read More

Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

BY Gabi in Arts

In the comic series, We Will Bury You, brother and sister duo, Brea Grant (of Heroes fame) and Zane Austin Grant, rewrite history and turn the roaring 20’s into the beginning of the zombie apocalypse. Zane describes it as “a feminist horror narrative following two queer women trying to survive the zombie outbreak.” The two heroines are Mirah, an anarchist escort, and Fanya, a thief. The story begins with a headline about Sacco and Vanzetti, anarchists falsely convicted and put to death, setting a political tone. Read More