In the thick of adulthood, high school memories can sometimes be a blur of crushes and slumber parties. But 27-year-old filmmaker Gia Coppola’s directorial debut (out May 9), based on James Franco’s book of short stories Palo Alto, is here to remind us of the darker aspects of being a teen—from drug experimentation and self-harm to ill-advised sexual encounters. Coppola isn’t much older than her film’s young stars Jack Kilmer, Nat Wolff, and Emma Roberts, and the L.A. Read More
Sure, you can buy vintage dresses on eBay, but if you want the good shit, you need to hit a thrift store. I’m talking about Goodwill, Savers, and the Salvation Army—places that smell like an artisanal blend of human pee, cat pee, and mold; where every coat pocket is stuffed with a wadded-up tissue. When it comes to the thrill of the hunt, nothing compares to a straight-up thrift score. Are you ready to attack this experience like a ravenous tiger with a thirst for blood and deals? Then pay attention: I’m about to share my tried-and-true secrets for full-contact thrifting. Read More
  Here's another fantastic tutorial from author/DIY guru Alison Caporimo, who hosted a workshop table at last Sunday's BUST Craftacular: PRIMPED. This easy DIY appears in Alison's book, InstaCraft: Fun and Simple Projects for Adorable Gifts, Decor, and More, published by Ulysses Press.  This whimsical, colorful placemat will definitely up the ante on your home decor, and it could not be simpler. Read More

Movie Review: Belle

BY BUST Magazine in Movies

Based on a true story, Belle follows 18th-century English aristocrat Dido Elizabeth Belle as she grows up, finds her place in society, and seeks a husband. The catch—Dido is black. The illegitimate daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral and an African woman, Dido (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) grows up with her blonde, blue-eyed cousin Elizabeth (Sarah Gadon), as the pair are raised by their great-uncle, Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson), and his wife (Emily Watson). Though she is cultured, educated, and beloved by her family, Dido inhabits a strange in-between place in her household. Read More
Here's another great craft from author/DIY guru Alison Caporimo, who'll be hosting a workshop table at the Sunday, May 4th BUST Craftacular: PRIMPED. This easy DIY iPhone case tutorial appears in her book, InstaCraft: Fun and Simple Projects for Adorable Gifts, Decor, and More, published by Ulysses Press. This guaranteed one-of-a-kind case is sure to get your phone in the mood for PRIMPED!   Materials: Wood-grain contact paper Scissors Pencil iPhone case   Directions: Roll out contact paper so that the lined inside is facing upward. Read More
We can’t believe it’s finally time for the first-ever BUST Craftacular's Primped, our shopping and pampering expo for stylish rebels. We absolutely cannot wait to see all your faces this weekend in Brooklyn!    This beautiful beast of an event brings together the very best of the Brooklyn indie scene, including one-of-a-kind vintage and handmade fashion, rocking DJs, locally sourced food, free salon services (nail DIYs, a braid bar, hair chalking, mini-massages, bang trims, and more), tarot readings, cute crafts, and cocktails. Read More
In celebration of all things crafty, we thought we'd share the work of the extraordinary author/craftswoman Alison Caporimo, who'll be hosting a workshop table at the Sunday, May 4th BUST Craftacular: PRIMPED. This easy DIY stationary appears in Alison's book, InstaCraft: Fun and Simple Projects for Adorable Gifts, Decor, and More, published by Ulysses Press. Read More
It seems fitting that Jessica Weiss began penning songs as soundtracks to student films since the Brighton-based lead singer and songwriter’s lyrics are rife with vivid imagery, intense drama, and compelling storylines. Fellow art student Guitarist Daniel Falvey met Weiss after an exhibition of her work inspired him, and drummer Michael Miles was later brought in to handle percussion. Together shoegaze trio Fear of Men creates a bittersweet sound by blending deceitfully upbeat melodies with melancholy tales. Read More
Model View Culture focuses tech, culture, and diversity media with online issues published every three weeks, and they rule. Their recent post "Shit Men Say to Women Founders" was so darn awesome, we're reblogging it here:  1. “Good luck with your project.” It's not a fucking project. It's a CORPORATION. It's an OFFICIAL, TAX-PAYING, CERTIFIED, DELAWARE-INCORPORATED business that is employing people, producing new products, contributing to the economy, making money and getting things done. We're working on it every day, all day, and every weekend. Read More
Alice Boman's EP II should be listened to outdoors during a spring dusk, at around 7 in the evening.  Her voice, full of impossible longing, speaks the darkness of distance and the brightness of pyres burning in sunset colors. The album opens with "What," a track that features a rhythm section made up of the occasional kick and ambient scratches, plus gorgeous piano floating in a lake of white noise. "Over" is one of the highlights of the record, reminiscent of post-punk pioneers The Young Marble Giants. Read More