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Today marks the 85th anniversary of the Martha Graham Dance Company, and to celebrate, they will be performing seven of her most famous works at the Rose Theater in Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. Tonite’s opening performance includes a revival of Robert Wilsons Snow on the Mesa (1995), and Maple Leaf Rag (1990) the last dance choreographed by Graham before her death at the age of 97 in 1991. There will be more performances every night until March 19th, including classics like Cave of the Heart (1947) and Appalachian Spring (1947). Read More

Hipster Trap Set in NYC

BY Intern Julie in Arts

What makes you more of a hipster? The fact that you want the American Spirits, colored fixie bike chain, PBR, and shades set in the middle of this bear trap OR that you made an installation art piece in New York with all of these things inside a bear trap? These are the days of our lives... Image courtesy of BuzzFeed. Read More
Photographer Danielle Levitt, ( a former BUST contributor) recently completed this photo shoot "Roll Play" for the high fashion mag,  S Magazine. The shoot features plus-sized women in all their erotic glory. What I love about the shoot is that the women are in traditional erotic poses; their bodies simultaneously sexualized, glorified, and often complimented by food. Food is a touchy issue for any women in our size-obsessed and calorie counting culture, but big women especially are shamed when eating in public. Read More

Review: Red Riding Hood

BY Emily Rems in Arts

The premise of Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke’s latest supernatural-teen-girl drama, opening tomorrow, was so delicious and dark, it seemed destined for success. Read More

Review: Jane Eyre

BY Emily Rems in Arts

No matter how many screen adaptations are made of Charlotte Brontë’s mysteriously romantic 1847 novel Jane Eyre (and there have been a lot) it’s always fascinating to see each new director’s take on this intriguing tale. Read More
Tomorrow night this ball of a benefit takes over Manhattan! Spearheaded by Two Boot owner Phil Harman, this benefit is sure to be one hell of a party with combination food,music, art, booze, prizes and a whole lot of costumes all for an amazing cause. Read More
Catherine Breillat, provocative French auteur, presents Elia Kazan’s controversial classic, Baby Doll, at The IFC Center in NYC on March 7th, 7pm. The ground-breaking writer-director, Breillat, is responsible for acclaimed films Fat Girl, The Last Mistress, and Bluebeard, among others. Breillat appears in person as part of The IFC Center’s guest curator “Movie Night” presentations. The screening is part of this year’s “Rendez-Vous with French Cinema” series, which also features Breillat’s latest film, The Sleeping Beauty. Read More
Looking at Music 3.0, an exhibit at The Museum of Modern Art, is the third part in a series of exhibitions exploring the influence of music on contemporary art. This part of the exhibit focuses on New York in the 1980’s and 1990’s.  In this time period, forms of street-art spread through-out the five boroughs articulating the counter-culture climate of the times. Graffiti, media, and performances artists took advantage of low rents and collaborated on ad hoc art pieces in alternative and underground spaces. Appropriation, also known as remixing, thrived. Read More
If like me you have an addiction to spending way too much time on the internet looking at memes, you have probably already heard of Slenderman. If not, you are in for a delightfully spooky treat. Slenderman is an internet-generated urban myth. Atypical of most folklore, however, his origins are easily illuminated. Read More
Presented by New York Classical Theatre, “The Rover” comes to the World Financial Center this March.  In honor of Women’s History Month, Aphra Behn was the first female professional playwright in the English language. This feminist Restoration Comedy that premiered in 1677 will take its audience on a journey throughout the 3.5-acre venue. It is known for being far ahead of its time and explores what would happen if women were released from the limits of society. Read More