Miami rapper and hip-hop songstress Kat Dahlia released the music video for “Gangsta” last week and I can’t get it out of my head. Dahlia’s rough-around-the-edges vocals and brutal lyrics make for a gloomy centerpiece to a sunshiny backdrop of a video. The track is about her independence from a toxic relationship, but certain lines are woven in to create an even more serious story. The piano riff is beautiful as Dahlia cuts deep with, ... Read More
Happy International Women's Day, BUSTees! We came up with 10 great ways to celebrate the holiday and get in a BUST-y mood. Enjoy! 1. Donate to a women’s cause There are tons of different women’s organizations and campaigns that need support out there, so pick one that resonates with you and spare some change for your fellow sisters. A great place to start would be the Malala Fund, which was created for Malala Yousafzai, the young girl fighting for ... Read More

L.I.P John Waters

BY Tess Duncan in General

A joke news website published an article today claiming that legendary filmmaker John Waters had passed away at the age of 67. The Internet was all atwitter for a hot second, but a quick Google search would show that the report was fake. The headline reads, “Acclaimed Cult Filmmaker, John Waters...Drops Dead at 67!” The author of the post, Nigel Covington, replied to furious and amused commenters alike, claiming that the title itself should have given ... Read More
Seeing Katie Crutchfield perform live might make you fall in love with her immediately. Although her lo-fi recordings are just as powerful, there’s something about hearing her croon her devastatingly raw, honest lyrics in person that can’t compare to at-home listening. The Birmingham, Alabama native has been hard at work crafting indie punk jams since her teens, notably pop-punk band P.S. Eliot with her twin sister Allison. After P.S. Eliot called it ... Read More
I know, I know. We’re a little more than obsessed with PBS’ kickass project “Makers: The Women Who Make America.” But can you blame us? It’s all about strong, confident women who have fought hard for what they believe in and changed America forever. Lucky for us, 92Y, a nonprofit community organization in NYC, is hosting a discussion panel featuring some of your favorite feminists this Tuesday, March 5th, at Kaufmann Concert ... Read More
GQ knows interior design. If you want to put together an “inviting refuge” of a bedroom, all you need is just the right throw rug, pillow sham, desk lamp, and scantily-clad woman. This recent design story suggests a low bed, ground-hugging dressers, geometric patterns, and “sinister” paint jobs for a sexy, impressive atmosphere. It also suggests that along with that mood lighting and $10,000 bed comes a pantless woman, sprawled across that ... Read More
Former BUST writer Sarah Verdone passed away three years ago after a battle with breast cancer. In her memory, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council created the Sarah Verdone Writing Award in 2011. The award will be presented to a different gifted female writer annually for a decade. This year’s (21+) event will take place on March 11th, almost exactly three years after Sarah’s death. Join us from 7-10pm at Catch Roof, where there will be complimentary ... Read More
cARTel Collaborative Arts LA returns for its 3rd year to present you with LA’s fave cheapie music festival, Brokechella. The idea behind Brokechella is to give the audience high quality art for low, low prices. Just 10 bucks to get into this all-day, multi-stage fest on April 20th, 2013 in the heart of downtown LA! Not only can you see tons of great musicians (past acts include Infantree, LA Font, Rumspringa, Big Moves, and yOya) but you can apply to play ... Read More
Author, co-founder of the Huffington Post, and general badass Arianna Huffington sat down for a chat with Etsy CEO Chad Dickerson in a new series called IdeaCraft. Our much-loved friends at Etsy created this internal series to provoke dialogue about great leadership in order to learn from their expertise. Arianna was a clear choice. After writing 13 books, running for governor against Arnold Schwarzenegger, raising two daughters, and, of course, running Huffington ... Read More
As we in the BUST offices anxiously wait for the snow to melt and a warmer breeze to pass through, we couldn’t be more stoked on all of the music festivals of 2013. It won’t be hard to find a fest featuring some of your favorite artists (and other super cool goings-on) since they’re happenin’ all over the place. We’ve compiled a list of festivals you won’t want to miss this spring and summer. Noise PopWhere? San Francisco, ... Read More
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