There are certain bands that you absolutely need to experience live, and The Polyphonic Spree are definitely one of them. This past Saturday night the Dallas based group brought their annual Holiday Extravaganza to Webster Hall in N.Y.C. and it was a moving and joyful show. They’ve toured this for 10 years and will perform the last of this years shows in Dallas on Dec. 22. Lead singer Tim DeLaughter gives off a benevolent cult leader vibe with his white robe and his contagious energy and positive demeanor. Read More
Last night we attended a launch party for Rookie Yearbook One--edited by current BUST cover girl Tavi Gevinson!--at McNally Jackson Books in New York City. The room was packed with amazing girls, good vibes, lots of love, candy, and endless outfit inspirations. Many of the Rookie regulars were there to read excerpts from the book, which is a compilation of the first year's posts from rookiemag.com. The quality of the writing on Rookie is impressive, and we loved seeing the writers (both girls and guys) read their deeply personal stories for the crowd. Read More
Let's face it-- The Internet is probably destroying our attention spans and making us all slightly dumber. But on the plus side, without it, we’d never be exposed to so many amazing cat photos from around the world. I’ve compiled a short list of some of the cutest cats on Instagram and the Internet, so get them in your feed, stat--they’re guaranteed to make you smile. Snoopybabe (pictured above) is perhaps my favorite cat on Instagram. He (or she?) is an Exotic Shorthair from China who looks so much like a cartoon, it's almost alarming. INSANE. Read More
One of our favorite artists, Ann Magnuson, is working on a musical and spoken-word tribute to Jobriath, the fantastic but almost forgotten glam rocker from the 70s, and she's looking for pledges to help her and her collaborators finish the project. Click here for all the info, and to read about the goodies you can receive for donating to this awesome project. (Big spenders could score a rad pair of vintage size 7 Miu Mius, but you can pledge as little as $3 bucks-- c'mon, it's for art!) I love Jobriath and Ann actually turned me on to his music way back in the early 90s, when we first met. Read More
  Our favorite teen blogger/superstar Tavi Gevinson is embarking on a national road trip to meet the readers of RookieMag.com, her excellent website for teen girls. Tavi and a few of the staff from Rookie will kick off the tour this Monday June 25th in Brooklyn. The girls will stop in 17 cities and wind up with a big event in LA at the end of July. The events sound awesome, and will include readings and art shows. Supercute! will play on Monday, and others stops include, ice cream eating, crafting, vintage shopping, doughnuts, record shopping, performances and much more. Read More
Growing up in the late 60s, one of my feminist heroes was Batgirl from the Batman TV show. The character Barbara Gordon,  librarian by day, quickly morphed into her alter ego Batgirl when trouble arose. She was sexy, tough, rode a motorcycle, got to wear a fabulous costume, and kicked major butt. Played by  Yvonne Craig (seen here), check out this PSA demanding equal pay for women. Read More
Last night we had the pleasure of attending the party for the release of Ari Seth Cohen's new book, Advanced Style, and it was a thrill to see so many of the fabulous ladies who appear in the book (and on Ari's blog) in attendance. They were all so lovely! The party was held at the rooftop space of the New Museum, and I was charmed by many of the women, who love to dress up and show their flair! Lady Francesca Todd, (above) – who once owned a lion and an elephant when she lived in Kenya– was darling, as well as Debra Rapoport, who is a D.I. Read More
If you listen to Rufus Wainwright for long enough (say 2 or 3 minutes), his lyrics will spoil you. They’re so witty and inventive that you’ll likely be ruined for listening to any other current pop out there. Rather than blabbing on about clichéd emotions, Wainwright tells stories with his music—odd, hilarious, and totally true ones. (The song “Rashida,” off his latest album, Out of the Game, is about a real-deal spat he had with a very famous former BUST cover girl. Read More
  This week's Time magazine cover story about Bill Sears has everyone up in arms. Even though the article is about Sears himself, the cover image shows a woman breastfeeding her large child, and the headline "Are you Mom Enough?' seems to be screaming "Lady, you are a freak!"  Even though the boy on the cover is apparently 3 years old, he looks to be about 5 or 6. Folks are saying this is pedophilia, and perverted. Read More
We are in LUV with the Alabama Shakes, especially lead singer Brittany Howard's rock-em sock-em vocal style. This girl can SING. Watch her belt out the band's hit "Hold On" (off the debut album Boys & Girls) on Letterman last night--as you can see, Dave was very impressed. There is much-deserved hype swirling around this band right now, and seeing them live is a must. I was fortunate enough to catch them on Tuesday night here in NYC at an MTV taping, which was great since the venue was really small. Read More