Marvel just made one bizarre, unexpected decision in merging with the Walt Disney Company. But the comic book super troop recently made another bizarre, unexpected decision--except this one is actually kind of cool. In July, Marvel released Divas, a comic featuring some of the hottest females in the Marvel universe: Hellcat, Firestar, Photon, and Black Cat, to be precise. Comics with this many X chromosomes usually become illustrated skin shows, chock full of ... Read More
I grew up listening to Peter, Paul, and Mary--my sisters and I belting 'Leaving on a Jet Plane' dramatically in our kitchen on many a rainy afternoon. While an enduring obsession with sixties culture and folk music grew out of this, so did a lifelong admiration for Mary Travers, the magnetic, intense, immensely talented soul of one of the biggest folk acts of all time. Travers passed away yesterday, at 72. Check out this video--how incredible is she? She was a ... Read More

Review: Jennifer's Body

BY Web Intern in General |

At long last, Diablo Cody's much anticipated horror flick Jennifer's Body is hitting the theaters this weekend, and I have two words for you: See. It. Don't rely on the infamous 'red band' trailer to inform you. It was obviously put together by dudes for other dudes, as were the smattering of negative reviews the film has already gotten by guys complaining that it's not scary enough or not funny enough or whatever. The fact of the matter is, this film is so ... Read More

You Better WORK!

BY Eliza C. Thompson in General |

Making the rounds at the BUST office this morning is this video by the Get 'Em Mamis, a kickass rap duo from Baltimore who deserve some space on your iPod. So stop everything and listen right now -- whatever you're doing can wait till after you've heard the Mamis. In case you've never heard of them before, here's a little tidbit they proudly display on their MySpace page: last year Rolling Stone ranked their song 'Cold Summer' higher than Lil ... Read More
By Tao Lin Melville House PublishingTao Lin is notorious for being a writer who enjoys a good gimmick. He has delighted in making his fans uncomfortable at book readings by repeating the same word or phrase over and over for six minutes, and for storming Brooklyn with viral marketing campaigns such as plastering any found surface with stickers that simply read, 'Britney Spears.' However, the fact that he chose to title his fifth published novel, Shoplifting ... Read More