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Off the Wall Graffiti

BY Libby Zay in Arts

From Austin to Austria, a dance troupe dressed in neon sweat-gear has been taking over the streets. Using their bodies as living sculptures, performers tag buildings by contorting themselves into bizarre formations and cramming into stairwells and doorways. The installations only last for fleeting moments -- basically, just long enough for a camera-phone wielding crowd to take notice and string along. The on-the-run art show is called "Bodies in Urban Spaces. Read More
There’s definitely a dearth of women filmmakers. So when you know a film comes out created by women, you know it’s special.  Before Tomorrow is one of these films. It’s written & Directed by Marie-Hélène Cousineau and Madeline Piujuq Ivalu. But not only is it made by Inuit women’s video collective Arnait Video Productions, it tells the tale of a relationship not often portrayed in film: the strong bond between a grandson and his grandmother. Read More

Girls With Slingshots

BY Vanessa in Arts

It's always nice to see a woman makin' it big in a dude's world. Comics are generally written by fellas and for fellas. That is why I am pleased to present Girls With Slingshots-a web comic written by the uber talented Ms. Danielle Corsetto!You won't find any steroid-induced guys in spandex or damsels-in-distress in this strip. Girls With Slingshots features two leading ladies-Hazel, a sardonic lush, and Jamie, a bubbly babe who isn't afraid to show off her lady-curves. Read More

Fantastic Voyage

BY Intern Sheila J in Arts

Here's art that moved, and will move you: Last May, Brooklyn-based artist Swoon brought art to the sea by designing three handcrafted ships. Even more impressive, the vessels are made purely from recycled trash and materials. This past summer Swoon and a crew of more than 30 artists navigated their fleet from Slovenia to Venice, Italy, to invade the acclaimed art exhibition the Venice Biennale. Read More
Gemma Correll, your work is adorable. I thoroughly enjoy taking a peek at recaps of your days, checking out illustrations of what you wore on a given day (thank you for the product descriptions), and reading your endless remarks about pugs. Like you, I want one oh so badly and cannot wait for the day I can play with its curly-q tail. Oh goodness, if you've never seen Correll's work, check out her flickr page, personal website, or even her etsy shop, where her 'Pugs Not Drugs' tote is currently gathering my affection. Read More
Are you finding yourself stumped on what to do and where to go this weekend? Do you live in NYC and like to have fun? Well I'm glad we had this talk because I have a suggestion for you. Head to Joe's Pub this Friday at midnight (CRAZY! I Know!) to check out a one night only performance of Jeffery and Cole Thanksgiving Casserole.  If you are not familiar with Jeffery and Cole, then you are in for a world of Googles this afternoon, my friends. Jeffery and Cole got their buzz buzzing by releasing a string of hilarious videos on Youtube under the name VGL Gay Boys. Read More
A few weeks ago, before Intern Anna left our presence here at BUST HQ, she had a status update on Facebook that left me stunned: 'edward skizrhands is probably the only good tim burton movie' Whaaaaaaaaa? Anna and I had a discussion about it later and she corrected herself, saying that Big Fish was also another good Burton film. What about Batman? Beetle Juice? Frankenweenie? Pee-Wee's Big Adventure? Ed Wood? For a Tim Burton aficionado like myself, reading someone dissing a director whose style I find endlessly fascinating was a kick to my lady-parts. Read More
Photography is a timeless medium, with frozen moments captured in beauty and macabre. Planet Magazine shines a light on the devastating and the enrapturing work of Chris Jordan with his latest collection, "Midway." The series focuses on albatross birds in various states of decay, located in a remote sanctuary in the North Pacific.These post-mortem portraits are visceral and haunting with the suggest imagery - albatross chicks limply on the ground with the contents of their stomachs pouring out (plastic bottle caps, lighters, scraps, and other waste). Read More
So what have you been up to for the past few years of your life? Did you happen to make a massively important documentary that explores the controversy over what the Bible has to say about homosexuality being a sin? NO? Well Chicago filmmaker Ky Dickens did.  For the past few years, Ky and Producer/PR lady Kristen Kaza traveled from city to small town, to armpit of the world in order to interview common folk and religious leaders from both the team gay and team 'you're going to hell' spectrum of this long running debate. Read More
For all you photo-geeks out there, you'll be stoked to know that the Lomography Diana World Tour, after gracing such cities as Tokyo, Paris, and Madrid, has landed in New York City. This showcase is displaying more than 90 vintage Diana and Diana clone cameras in the Dietrich Collection, as well as an exhibition entitled "Diana Vignettes" in which photos and stories from current and future New York LomoAmigos is shown. Read More