Entertainment

As much as the Holidays can sometimes suck for grown ups (the rushing, the shopping, and the hassles) I really do love Christmas, and here are at least three excellent things I can recommend to get you thru any stress and strain you may be feeling. 1. A John Waters Christmas CD , including number one hits like Santa Claus is a Black Man , Merry Christmas Baby Jesus, and Fat Daddy. This cd gets heavy rotation in the BUST offices and has been a favorite...

The phrase 'Blonde Bombshell' conjures images of Hollywood legends Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield or Jean Harlow, but all-too-often history tends to overlook one of the great blonde starlets of our time: Liz Renay The original Queen of Re-Invention, Renay starred in over eighteen films, including John Water's controversial film 'Desperate Living'. Walking out on an abusive marriage, she became an exotic stripper and later served a brief stint in prison due to her personal relationships to notorious mobsters Anthony Coppola and Mickey Cohen. Upon her release,...

Now, I've heard of crocheted vibrator cozies and knitted ipod cases, but this is ridonculous. Spotted in Mexico city by Knithacker. Pretty psychedelic. ...

Flight of the Conchords season 2 premiere is online! I am saving this treat for the weekend when I can properly digest every second of it. Show airs on HBO January 18 for those of you that CAN wait.  Photo by Danielle St. Laurent ...

Some bands are worth the wait. Some shows leave you glowing, sweaty, tired, footsore, but with a stupid grin on your face that lasts for hours. Some shows remind you why you love rock'n'roll. Boss Hog's reunion was everything teenage me would've wanted, and everything that makes grownup, cynical me let down my defenses and bliss out on the music. And on the pure heat between Cristina Martinez and Jon Spencer, easily the sexiest couple in rock. (Photo by Gabi Porter/Prefix) And while I'm at it, can I...

Judging by last night's show at Brooklyn's Williamsburg Music Hall, of Montreal have totally made it. Seeing them a few times over the years, their fan base always seemed loyal but obscure to me. Last night it seemed their popularity was almost cult-like. I mean, 16-year-old boys were in drag to celebrate the art queer vibe of their newest album! It was nuts! Deliciously androgynous frontman, Kevin Barnes took it all the way and back again with costume changes of diva proportions (I lost count at...

So, now that the economy kinda blows and everyone in the art world is fumbling to hold on to whatever they had going before the crash, the discourse is starting to be shaped by the real independents. One of the raddest galleries of this new set is Cleopatra's in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Run by four sassy ladies who resemble a mix between an all girl folk/rock group and the cast from Designing Women, the gallery showcases amazingly talented artists and holds raucous events nearly every month. Not only are...

Our good friend and Bust's former Princess of Darkness, Cristina Martinez is reuniting with her band Boss Hog this Wednesday, Dec 17th at Bowery Ballroom. Boss Hog is Cristina, her husband Jon Spencer, Hollis Queens, Jens Jurgensen and Mark Boyce. It promises to be a great night of punk infused garage blues, with Tenessee's Those Darlin's warming up, as well as some of New Yorks finest burlesque performers. Come soak up the sleaze! Artwork by Paul Pope. Also, you can catch them...

This might be the BUSTiest comic I've brought you yet, darlings. And yet it's been recommended to me by oodles of boys, which just goes to show that good writing, despite lots of idiots thinking otherwise, is good writing no matter the gender of its lead characters or creators. I wanted to go dancing earlier today, after shoving off the weight of term papers on weightier subjects, and then I read this comic, and now I REALLY want to go dancing. I didn't read the first Phonogram...

Deja Taylor is not your average performer. At only 19 years old, she is an award-winning spoken word artist, a playwright and will be featured in a 2009 HBO Documentary about youth slam poetry. She's also not afraid to step up for causes she believes in. Deja recently joined forces with DJ Spooky to produce a video for NARAL Pro-Choice's free.will.power. initiative. Power is the third video in a three-part series that takes a fresh look at what it means to be pro-choice today. ...
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