Normally I would be hard-pressed to say who turns me off more: Sarah Palin or William Shatner. Smarmy, opportunistic, vapid--the similarities are uncanny. But I've changed my tune since watching this already-infamous rendering of Palin's farewell speech by Shatner on Conan O'Brien. Pure comedic gold. It almost makes my Palin-induced nausea and disbelieving rage seem like a distant, bemusing memory. Almost. Watch it here. Unrelated but interesting: Shatner was ... Read More
  Iran's government is finally bending to public pressure and has announced that they will be releasing 140 detainees that were imprisoned during the protests following the elections in June. There has been a call for all people being held on only minor offenses to be released within the week, and that all criminal investigations be expedited. There are still hundreds of prisoners left, but the government is claiming they are being held for more serious ... Read More
Hall and Oates, not to be confused with Quaker or one man named Holland Oats (as BUSTie Callie once believed) is coming to NYC for a free performance! Before Nelly Furtado made 'Maneater' a sexy dance number , it was an edgy Hall and Oates' single with a sweet sax solo. See them for yourself if you're in the area on August 6th at the 31st Annual Seaside Summer Concert Series in Coney Island, or make it a day by going to the New York Aquarium across the ... Read More
Prepare yourself, because even though it's not quite morning any more, I'm still not sure you'll be able to handle this much awesome. Behold: Ink Calendar by  Oscar Diaz. This project, on display in Madrid until October, uses the capillary action of ink spreading across a sheet of paper embossed with a calendar to display the date. Like magic, the ink slowly fills in one number per day. Each month is done with a different color corresponding to a spectrum ... Read More
Never fear! The long-awaited August/September issue of BUST is starting to appear on newsstands and in your mailboxes. What's awaiting you, you ask? Well, our cover girl, Diablo Cody, talks to us about the controversial feminism behind Juno, sex work and her new movie, Jennifer's Body. We also have our first ever Fall preview, jam packed with what to look out for in movies, music, fashion, books and TV, along with some choice interviews with Regina Spektor, Anna ... Read More