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 ... Read More

Review of The Woods

BY Laurie in Artsy

  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 ... Read More
Well, I was so busy running around to screenings that I did not have time to post every day like planned, so here are my 3 days squished into one report. Sundance is a great festival, it's filled with people passionate about telling stories, and I met so many smart and creative folks, it really was worth driving in a blizzard and white knuckling it down a mountain to be here (more on that later! Saturday started off with an invite to see the premiere of a ... Read More

Day 1 at Sundance

BY Laurie in Artsy

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. After picking up our badges, I went straight to wait in line to see my first movie of the day Kaboom, ... Read More
Filmmakers Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski made a documentary about heavy metal legend and lead singer of Motorhead, Lemmy Kilmister, and if you are like me and like the heavy stuff, you have to check it out. It’s called Lemmy: 49% Mother F**cker. 51% Son of a B*tch and it’s a candid portrait of a true original. This guy lives an unapologetically hard rock lifestyle, and the film includes some great footage of his earlier bands including the wonderfully ... Read More
We were shocked and saddened to hear the news this morning of the death of Trish Keenan, of the UK band Broadcast. Their label, Warp Records, released this statement today:  “It is with great sadness we announce that Trish Keenan from Broadcast passed away at 9am this morning in hospital. She died from complications with pneumonia after battling the illness for two weeks in intensive care. Our thoughts go out to James, Martin, her friends and her family ... Read More

Look at the TREE!!

BY Laurie in Boob Tube

For me, I really don't get into the Christmas spirit until I've watched this gem at least 3x. I know, I know, I post it every year, BUT, much like a Rankin-Bass Xmas shows, you can never get enough of John Roberts! And now that we have thankfully shipped our Feb. issue off to the printer, I can relax and finish my shopping. But first, who wants Bailey's? You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this ... Read More
Peaches has always been as nasty as she wants to be. For the last decade, we've fallen hard for her ultra-trashy and super sexy style of electro-punk. But the Canadian-born cocksure shock rocker has a little somethin' up her sleeve to close out twenty-ten: her one-woman rock opera Peaches Christ Superstar Next Friday, Peaches brings her 90-minute modern twist to Sir Tim Rice and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's legendary 1971 opus Jesus Christ Superstar to the States. ... Read More
It’s never been confirmed, but Nicki Minaj’s debut album Pink Friday sounds like a reference to the film Mean Girls, where the Plastics wore pink every Friday (maybe it was Wednesday). One may have nothing to do with the other, but on Nicki’s first album, she has a perfect balance of both mean and girly. While female rappers have spent decades swimming the mainstream in the hopes of never drowning, Nicki Minaj may have discovered the only working ... Read More
Congratulations to my favorite artist of all time, Patti Smith, who won the National Book award last night for her memoir, Just Kids. If you have not read this book, go get it! It's thoroughly entertaining and very inspiring. Here's a quote from the Times: "“I dreamed of having a book of my own, of writing one that I could put on a shelf,” she said. “Please, no matter how we advance technologically, please don’t abandon the book. There is ... Read More
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