Art Jam

BY Lisa in General

San Franciscans, this one’s for you. Next Saturday head to Giant Robot for Caroline Hwang’s new solo art show, Salvage. If you don’t know Caroline Hwang’s work, you ought to. It’s sweet and sad and hopeful and I guarantee you’ll see a bit of yourself in each of her pieces. The Brooklyn-based artist paints on fabric and uses embroidery and quilting to create beautiful work that deals with love, loss, healing, and all the ... Read More

Love for Unlovable

BY Lisa in General

   Ever wonder who's behind the cringingly awkward yet hilarious, too-close-to-home moments in the life of Tammy Pierce, heroine of Bust's last-page comic? Then head here to Comixology, where you'll find an insightful profile of artist Esther Pearl Watson. Even I learned a little Tammy trivia: I had no idea that the Unlovable adventures are loosely based on a real life diary Esther found in a gas-station bathroom! That makes me love the comic even more. ... Read More

it's the goddess within

BY Lisa in General

  That's what the magnificent Lynda Carter says about the enduring power of her most famous role, Wonder Woman, in today's New York Times article that features a quote from our very own Managing Editor Emily Rems! Though no longer brandishing those awesome bullet-reflecting gold cuffs, Ms. Carter is back on the scene with a cabaret show that includes classic numbers and even a tune from my own personal perennial boy du jour, Willie Nelson. In addition to ... Read More

Art Girl Crush

BY Lisa in General

 I love food. And I love San Francisco (my former home). So when I saw artist Liz Hickok’s “San Francisco in Jell-O” series I totally fell in love. The series includes photos and videos of San Francisco landscapes that she’s cast in Jell-O. In Jell-O!! First she makes scale models of landscapes like the row of Painted Ladies (aka The Full House houses) or the Transamerica building out of balsa wood and foam. She uses these to make molds ... Read More
  For our new ish I had the pleasure of interviewing super sweet Boy du Jour Eddie Argos. We met up in his room at the Gershwin hotel where Art Brut was staying to kick off the tour for their awesome new album It’s a Bit Complicated. Of course I couldn’t fit everything we talked about into the teeny tiny word count of the article so here are some extra choice tidbits from Eddie. On his former job:“I was a social worker. I loved it. I ... Read More

Girl Crush

BY Lisa in General

I just can't get enough of Lavender Diamond and the superawesome, head-in-the-clouds, peace-on-the-brain mastermind behind their sweet, folky melodies: Becky Stark. Her voice soars and their album, Imagine Our Love, is a perfect summer soundtrack. Watch her skate the day away in this almost-too-precious video for their song "Open Your Heart." I dare you not to dance! ... Read More

Tame that Yeasty Beastie

BY Lisa in General

                                                                        Illustration: Aya KakedaBack in our June/July ... Read More

Totally Stitchy

BY Lisa in General

We here at BUST are totally in love with MAKE Workshop and the fabulously crafty Diana Rupp who runs it. For those of you in the NY area (or ambitious visitors!), MAKE has a great list of classes including sewing, knitting, letterpress printing, and soapmaking just to name a few. Yesterday, I tried my hand at embroidery during their one-night workshop, a skill i've been meaning to learn for years. Using handouts from her all-time favorite embroidery book Diana ... Read More

Stylin' BUSTies

BY Lisa in General

Hot damn! Our readers sure know how to step out in style. From vintage vixens to DIY dolls, we got tons o' photos from those who wanted to spread their passion for fashion. We picked a handful for our reader fashion spread in the upcoming issue (Aug/Sept '07) but we couldn't let all these fabulous photos languish in my inbox. So we created a whole new web page where you can peep the threads of fellow BUSTies, starting with Alicia Budnick, a 27-year-old pastry chef ... Read More

The Morning After

BY Lisa in Music

It's no surprise that BUST readers know how to get down. Last night's issue release party at Union Pool in Brooklyn was a smashing success full of fresh beats, sick jams, and lots o' BUSTy love. Today at HQ, we relied on a few key elements to get us through the day: too-good-to-be-true mac n cheese and Iggy Pop on repeat. Dawn will be blogging all about the party tomorrow but until then, feast your eyes and ears on this awesome snippet of gospel singer Sister ... Read More