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  The new movie 6 Balloons lets us peek into the life of a woman whose brother is addicted to opiates. Katie (played by Abbi Jacobson) is setting up for a surprise party with her family and friends, but is interrupted when she goes to pick up her brother, Seth (played by Dave Franco), and realizes he has been using again. Over the course of an evening, Katie drives around Los Angeles with Seth and his young daughter, Ella, in search of an opiate detox center,...
Photographer Aline Smithson has been creating beautiful and bizarre works of art for more than 20 years. I chatted via email with the founder of the influential online photo magazine Lenscratch, and I’m excited to present a window into her work and process in the newest installment of our interview series Lady Shooters. Smithson once described her work this way: “As an artist, I try to look for or create moments that are at once familiar, yet unexpected. The odd juxtapositions that we find in...
Spoilers Ahead! Where to begin with Season Two of Dear White People? It is leaps and bounds better than Season One, in my humble opinion. As we know, Season One of Dear White People was beholden to the original film, written and directed by Justin Simien, from which the show gets its name. Because the first season has covered the events that take place in the film, this season is allowed to plot its own course. Season Two takes on Twitter trolls, media personalities, secret...
In BUST's Fashion Nation series, we talk to people about their personal style.  Najva SolDirector of Digital Strategy and PhotographerBrooklyn, NY Tell me about this outfit.The top and pants are from Rue107, a size-inclusive clothing company. They do super fun patterns and fit curves really well. The shoes are from Farewell, and I’m wearing Nasty Gal earrings. I just got my hair cut at H2 Salon in Bed Stuy [the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn]. It’s a black-owned hair salon, and they kill it with the curly hair—it’s important...
As we get closer to BUST's 25th anniversary this July, we're bringing out of our favorite pieces from the archives. Julie Klausner interviewed Carrie Fisher in this piece, first published in our December/January 2012 issue.   She played Princess Leia in Star Wars, she’s the daughter of Hollywood legends Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, and she became a notoriously public figure after writing the thinly veiled tell-all novel Postcards from the Edge and the totally unveiled memoir Wishful Drinking. But somehow, in her new nonfiction book, Shockaholic,...
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