In case you were wondering as I was, an oratorio is pretty similar to an opera in its use of a choir, soloists, and character ensembles, but unlike an opera, there's no scenery, costumes, or action. An oratorio is basically made up of large scale musical compositions that explain the story or subject, usually taking on religious or sacred subject matter.  THIS oratorio, "From the Fire," composed by Tony-nominated Elizabeth Swados and conceived and ... Read More
We here at BUST HQ are deeply saddened by the disaster currently happening in Japan, and have opened our hearts and pockets to the relief efforts. We hope BUST readers will do the same, and we've done a little nosing around to find some reliable relief organizations that’ll help you help Japan. The 8.9 earthquake hit Friday afternoon, provoking a tsunami that devastated Japan’s coastal towns and caused at least two nuclear explosions at the Fukushima ... Read More

Hipster Trap Set in NYC

BY Intern Julie in Artsy |

What makes you more of a hipster? The fact that you want the American Spirits, colored fixie bike chain, PBR, and shades set in the middle of this bear trap OR that you made an installation art piece in New York with all of these things inside a bear trap? These are the days of our lives... Image courtesy of ... Read More
I’m the kind of person who hates delicate jewelry. I don’t wear much jewelry in general, but if I do, I like for it to stand out. That’s why I’m officially obsessed with this whimsically wonderful ring designer, Maud Traon. I stumbled upon photos of her amazing designs via tumblr and I’m in love with the craziness of each one I see. These eccentric pieces are definite conversation starters.  The designs are based out of London ... Read More
Yay! The White House made a report on the status of women! Oh no, as far as women in America go, we're still paid less than men and doing most of the housework. Wait, is that really all the report focused on? Not only have women's strides been small, but apparently our fight for equal rights hasn't expanded in scope since the 70's either. Erin Grant explains it all in a new Modern Lady videocast. Don't worry Erin. According to the most trusted news source of all ... Read More