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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

Review of The Woods

BY Laurie in Arts

  The Woods, which premiered this week at Sundance, is a film about a band of revolutionaries living off the grid and Wi-ing away their time on a big screen TV plugged into a tree.  They stuff their faces with products you would find in a Super Wal-Mart snack isle, like hot pockets, cheez-its and boxed juice concentrate.  Its a little like a contemporary Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, with all the technicolor flag defacing anti establishment antics of The Merry Pranksters, but instead of LSD, these kids are sucking down Yellow #5. Read More
The LES Film Festival is 20 days of independent short and feature films made for under $30,000, all in pursuit of the prestigious LES Prix D’Or. The festival runs from February 8th-27th, with a different film every night at 8pm, followed by a Q&A with directors, music, and partying. The LES Film Festival is committed to showcasing the creativity and inventiveness of low-budget filmmaking and to give filmmakers an opportunity to present their work. Read More
It’s officially time to get excited for the Oscars! With the list of 2011 Nominations announced yesterday, many of the incredibly talented individuals on the list are expressing their gratitude, excitement, and renewed/and/or/reaffirmed faith in their career path. Of course there are the nominees we all called, such as Natalie Portman and Nicole Kidman, both for Best Leading Actress in Black Swan and Rabbit Hole, respectively, but we were otherwise disappointed by a noticeable lack of female presence in most general, non-gender specific categories. Read More

Day 1 at Sundance

BY Laurie in Arts

I arrived at Sundance, with photographer pal Bek Andersen, (in the beautiful park City UT) to a gorgeous Friday morning, and started our Sundance experience- or what Callie likes to call "grown up spring break!"So far it's been a adventure filled with movies, parties, long lines (no not those kind), altitude headaches, hot tubs, and an occasion star spotting. Read More
BUST loves female comedians. Specifically, we love women who can stand up on a stage and strongly speak the truth in a straightforward, funny, and accessible way, and not be afraid to push boundaries, take chances, and be vulnerable or sexy or simply themselves. And we laugh with them because on some level we identify with the truth of their words and worldviews. No matter how strange or bizarre their stories can be, there is a level of reality that we can look at and recognize. Read More