OK young 'uns, listen up. A long, long, time ago, in a dark age before Twitter, there was an era called the '90s that fostered a kind of weird ass music called acid house, and the best acid house band was the KLF . They produced one of my favorite party songs of that decade, ' Justified and Ancient,' a totally insane club banger that featured none other than country music legend Tammy Wynette . Despite my love of this song, however, the absolutely INSANE video they made for this song completely eluded me...until now. Read More
Neil Gaiman 's girl-culture classic Coraline, which has already earned legions of obsessed fans, first as a novel, and recently as an awesome 3D animated film, is now fixin' to make it's debut as an off-Broadway musical on May 7th in NYC, and we've got your discounted tix right here! Not only did we nab Neil himself talking all about the show for our April/May issue, hitting newsstands soon, but as a friend of BUST, you can be the first on your block to snag tickets (regularly $65) for just $39 when you order them here and use the coupon code BUST. Read More
The New York Times had a really moving short documentary up on their site today profiling an 11-year-old Pakistani girl on the last day before the Taliban closes down her school. In her small town, Taliban militants have taken hold of their previously free and open society, and just this year have decreed that women are no longer allowed to shop in the public market and girls are no longer allowed to go to school. Read More
The folks over at the UK gossip site Popbitch have a secret weapon in their fight for Oscar prediction supremacy this year. He's a 'psychic' cat named Wilbur and according to his posse, you'd have to be a fool to bet against him: 'Now two years old, Wilbur had a difficult start to life. He was abandoned as a kitten with his sister under a hedge in a park. When rescued, he hid under the sofa for months. When he finally ventured out from under the sofa, we were amazed to learn that he had special powers. Read More
Check it out! Our fave little drummer girl Rachel Trachtenberg of the band the Trachtenberg Family Slideshow Players is selling her homemade valentines day art cookies in Brooklyn today and tomorrow. Here's the deets if you wanna nab a celeb-crafted treat for your sweetie: Rachel will be on Bedford Ave between North 6th and 7th streets on Friday the 13th and Saturday the 14th from 1pm to 5pm with samples. The cookies are $3 a piece but will go for $5 on Valentines Day.  She can customize them for you with a loved-ones name, your own personalized message, song title etc. Read More

Cute Overload!

BY Emily Rems in General

Once upon a time there was a mom in France who realized her four-year-old daughter Capucine was totally awesome at telling stories, so she started video taping her and putting the clips on Vimeo for the world to enjoy. It didn't take long for net surfers to get totally obsessed with Capucine's stories - posting them all over the place, and that's when her mom had another great idea. Read More

Don't Divorce Them!

BY Emily Rems in General

'Fidelity': Don't Divorce... from Courage Campaign on Vimeo.  I just watched this video called 'Fidelity' that the Courage Campaign has put out with Regina Spektor to support their petition asking the Supreme Court to invalidate prop 8 and it totally made me well up. Like, did you know that Ken Starr has already launched an initiative that, if passed, would un-marry all the gay couples that already wed in California before prop 8? Madness. Check it out, and let your legislators know that the best valentine they could give our country would be the civil right to marry for all. Read More
  I've been totally on the fence about this octuplet thing since it started dominating the news. On the one hand, I think a woman's reproductive freedoms should extend to all facets of family planing. And I also think that people have been pretty harsh in their judgments of Nadya Suleman since the news broke that her now-famous babies are only the most recent editions to her brood of 14 in-vitro children. Read More

Them's Fightin' Words!

BY Emily Rems in Music

Soul legend Etta James just made some scathing remarks from the stage at one of her shows about Beyonce Knowles, apparantly because Knowles had the audacity to sing James' signature song 'At Last' at the Obama inaugural ball . Read More
Just when you thought that Sarah Palin had finally receeded into the back of our national consciousness like a bad dream, she's in the news again. This time, according to CNN , it's because her continued 'support for aerial wolf-hunting has sparked a heated cross-country war of words between the governor and an environmental ad campaign fronted by the actress Ashley Judd, with Palin calling the organization funding the ads an 'extreme fringe group. Read More