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Geek Girl Heaven

BY Sarah J. in Artsy

I spent last weekend at the New York Comic Con, and as per usual, had a wonderful time. Comic cons might get a bad rap, but for me, they're just a place where people can unabashedly celebrate the things they love about comic books, sci-fi and fantasy, and more. Now the video games have taken over large chunks of the con floor, it's a little bit harder to get around, and Artist's Alley--the section of the floor where artists set up shop, sell prints, ... Read More

Handmade Nation

BY Susan in Artsy

If you haven't heard of the incredible book Handmade Nation by now, then you are certainly missing out! Written by Faythe Levine and Cortney Heimerl published back in October, the book has since become a documentary capturing the burgeoning craft and DIY movement across America. Currently there are screenings across the country (and other countries), and this week the flick is debuting in the big apple. The premiere screening on Thursday is completely sold out, but ... Read More

Raised In Craftivity

BY Susan in Artsy

Raised in Craftivity, curated by Mara Elena Buszek, is a long-running show at the Wignall Museum at Chaffey College in California . It started up just last night with a curator's walk and reception. The exhibit features artists who work in typically craft-oriented media like ceramics, beadwork, woodwork and knitting. These are usually disdained as being 'feminine,' 'domestic' and 'amateur,' but today, this kind of craft media is being embraced and subverted. Some ... Read More

Artcrush: Nikki Cook

BY Sarah J. in Artsy

  Nikki Cook was one of many artists featured in the Tori Amos comic anthology Comic Book Tattoo, with a sharp little piece about a girl kickboxer. Gotta love girls kicking ass.   Her website is full of these gorgeous black-and-white pages, pieces of a story, and her MySpace page informs us that she's breaking hearts through the sequential arts--who can resist that? And she's doing a guest spot on an issue of one of my favorite monthly books, DMZ , ... Read More
Our favorite stilt walking, fire twirling, aerial flying ladies are putting on not one, but TWO amazing performances this weekend! It's all happening at The House of Yes, their incredible performance space in Brooklyn where the ladies give all kinds of circus training classes. You probably remember Lady Circus from BUST's 15-Year Anniversary Party where they stole hearts and blew minds. You won't want to miss this show that will include live music, and a circus ... Read More

Feelin' Hot Tonight!

BY Susan in Artsy

If you are in Brooklyn tonight, then make your way over to Glasslands on Kent Ave, to see BUST favorite Heloise and the Savoir Faire play! Golden Triangle, Lights and Patrick Cleandenim will also be performing. But best of all, I'm DJ-ing! Free Danger will be playing sweaty dark disco tunes, and funky beats for all ladies and lads who have decided to celebrate this extra weekend day by getting sloppy. Starts at 9ish and goes to...? Don't miss ... Read More

How To Be Perfect

BY Team Intern in Artsy

We all know that there is a huge amount of alterations made to most of the images we see of women celebrities in magazines and ad campaigns. It's all behind the scenes and pretty damn creepy if you ask me. I love how this inspired a group of grafitti artists in Berlin (FTW-Crew) to actually paste the photoshop tool bars next to posters of current pop icons and shed some light on one of advertising's greatest myths: what you see is what you get. Check out more of ... Read More

Thread-letter day!

BY Lisa in Artsy

  I just found out that this super cool looking exhibit, Narrative Thread, is going to be up for an extra week which means my (cold) lazy ass might actually make it over to the nyc gallery where it's showing. I'm a huge fan of embroidery in art so co-curator Orly Cogan's pieces (like the one above) will probably be my favorites, but I can't wait to check out all the crafty ... Read More

The Vinyl Underground

BY Sarah J. in Artsy

I am sad to say that this is the second and last trade of The Vinyl Underground. Apparently, comics readers didn't like it as much as I did, since it was canceled after twelve issues. Still, you can scoop up collection one, Watching the Detectives, as well as this current one, Pretty Dead Things, and enjoy the occult crimefighting rock'n'roll goodness for a time, anyway. The book reads like a freakier CSI, with each character a different part of the team. ... Read More

Big fan of Tiny Showcase

BY Lisa in Artsy

I love this print by Caroline Hwang and it just went up for sale at Tiny Showcase. Not only is it a mere $20 (even I can afford that), but also the proceeds go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, helping to save boobies ... Read More