Saudi Women for Driving, a coalition comprised of Saudi academics, bloggers and activists, are putting pressure on leading car manufacturers to pull out of Saudi Arabia until women have the right to drive. They have approached Subaru first because it is heavily marketed at women and sponsors women’s surf festivals, triathlons and ski events as well as the Outstanding Woman in Science Award for the Geological Society of America. The online petition on ... Read More
For the best in "indie-vaudeville-conceptual-art-rock-slideshow" music, look no further than The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players. The Trachtenburgs are a one-of-a-kind family trio comprised of Tina, Jason, and Rachel Trachtenburg; their quirky indie pop songs are inspired by and performed to vintage slides which they collect from thrift stores and garage sales.The Trachtenburgs previewed songs from their upcoming album, Lost and Found (to be released on July ... Read More
 I'm so siked on the first single from  Cansei de Ser Sexy's third album La Liberacion! This band has been featured in BUST before, and they still GOT IT. Today is the second day of summer, and this is going to be the song to play on all the warm-breezy-sunshiney-sticky days we're going to have. SUMMER TIME IS THE TIME FOR FUN ASS POP JAMS. Tis' the time of the season for singing along to lovey-dovey tunes while sipping cold drinks and feeling ... Read More
The darkly dramatic video for the most recent single on Anna Calvi’s self-titled debut album was released today on Pitchfork. Watch it here.  Does this song remind anyone else of Bruce Springsteen? It’s even complete with talk of the devil and other themes I would have considered classic Americana. But this lovely Brit’s video, directed by Aoife McArdle, has a much more David Lynch feel than 'The Boss' has ever done. Flickering lights, ... Read More
 At art school, nude dudes and ladies are a part of the curriculum. I’ve been drawing from unclothed figures for six years, and after seeing the rainbow of people that have modeled for my classes, I realized that anyone could be an art model. The only requirement was that one must be willing to show off all the goods on a pedestal under the scrutiny of ten or more artistically-trained students. This summer, I finally did it. Pants down, art on.As I ... Read More