Lena Dunham's second feature length film premieres today at SXSW and BUST highly recommends you go see it!  About Tiny Furniture: 22-year-old Aura returns home to her artist mother's TriBeCa loft with the following: a useless film theory degree, 357 hits on her Youtube page, a boyfriend who's left her to find himself at Burning Man, a dying hamster, and her tail between her legs. Luckily, her trainwreck childhood best friend never left home, and ill-advised romantic possibilities lurk around every corner. Read More
As I sat down to write this blog, JC Penney (yeah, the store) sent me a friend request on Facebook. Weird.  Anyway! I'm not sure what the weather is like where YOU are sitting and reading this right now, but it's dark and drizzly here in NYC. I am keeping my spirits high by packing my suitcase for my flight to Austin tomorrow for SXSW, where I will be blogging from the trenches , and also by listening to the debut self-titled CD by Happy Birthday, which comes out on Sub Pop tomorrow. Read More
Texas loves its women.  Most of the time. Seriously, we have a pretty badass history in general (remember the Alamo?) but even more specifically we have a pretty badass history when it comes to women.  We had Miriam A. Ferguson in office as our governor for a decade starting in 1925 (just six years after women's suffrage) and Minnie Lou Bradley running her own ranch in the 1950's. Read More
Constance McMillen had a simple question for her high school principal: she wanted to make sure it was okay for her to wear a tux and bring her girlfriend to prom. What ensued became much bigger than anyone would have anticipated: the school told her no, and when she told them that their ruling was discrimination and that her lawyer would be contacting them, the Itawamba County School District (located in Fulton, Mississippi) decided to cancel prom altogether. Read More
Krystal Banzon directs this new play by Mariah MacCarthy at the East Village’s UNDER St. Marks Place, March 25 – April 3, 2010. Social justice takes a hilarious stand! In this outrageous show a god-like, androgynous MC guides eight gender stereotypes (including Girly Girl, Manly Man, Nice Guy, a Gay Best Friend, a Slut, a Feminist Lesbian, and a Tomboy) on sexy and comical journeys from pop culture pigeonholes to Human Beings. Read More
  After weeks of fan anticipation, Lady Gaga's new video "Telephone" (featuring Beyonce!) premiered last night. It's had over a million hits in the 12-ish hours since it's been on her official YouTube page. In typical Gaga fashion, it's colorful, fun to watch, and absolutely crazy. Check it out after the jump.  You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this video I can't say I get it, but I like it. Also, "this is a disastuh" is going into my daily conversations promptly. Love Gaga? Hate her? Weigh in in the comments!   Image of "Telephone" via LadyGaga. Read More

Some Friday Fun

BY Intern Leala in Music

  Here's the new video for the single "In the Sun" from She and Him's upcoming March 23 release Volume Two.   [video: 425x344]   And keep a look out for She and Him in an upcoming issue of BUST!   Photo courtesy of Merge Records. Read More
Hadestown, an extensive, collaborative "folk opera" written by Vermont based singer/songwriter Anaïs Mitchell, features some of the biggest names in folk today. With contributions from Ani DiFranco, Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, influential folk veteran Greg Brown, The Low Anthem's Ben Knox Miller, and the multi-talented Haden Sisters (who have contributed to countless projects from The Decemberists to The Rentals), Mitchell's opera re-envisions the familiar Greek tragedy of Orpheus and Eurydice onto the landscape of post-Depression America with each contributor cast in a different role. Read More
Love her or hate her, Hole front-woman Courtney Love has a knack for keeping herself in the headlines. This time, it's because she's gotten the band back together since disbanding in 2002 (with none of the original members) to support a new album with a handful of tour dates. What was originally going to be released as a Courtney Love record, the new Hole album, Nobody's Daughter, is scheduled for release on April 27th, the same date as the band's New York show at Terminal 5.  Tickets go on sale tomorrow through Ticketmaster but are available now until 10p.m. Read More
  We've known for some time that Betty White would be on SNL, we just didn't know when. Or if she would actually be hosting. Now it's confirmed, the 88-year-old actor will have her day on May 8, 2010.   SNL Executive Producer Lorne Michaels told USA Today he was moved by the Facebook group, "Betty White to Host SNL (please?)!" group. We're thrilled Lorne noticed its nearly half a million fans.   What we didn't know, till a quick search of the Internets, is that maybe Betty has been hot to do this for decades. Read More