This is the story of a Palestinian family in Gaza coping with the hell of living in a warzone. The book is informative, exciting, and thorough—all you have to do is get through the first 60 cumbersome pages, and then the story flies along until the end. Dabbagh’s main characters are 27-year-old Iman and her twin brother Rashid, and their story opens with a bombing raid. While Rashid is hanging out on his roof, stoned out of his mind and welcoming ... Read More
In Marbles, cartoonist Ellen Forney’s life-altering journey though mental illness is graphically exposed in more ways than one. The Forney we see at the start of the story is experiencing her most sexual, creative, and manic period, which is followed by a big crash that leads to her bipolar diagnosis at 30. Here, her story evolves into the struggle not only to come to terms with medicating herself, but also to find the right formula of medications that will ... Read More
Oh Blues Explosion, where have you been? Who’s been playing that dripping-wet, gut-punching, sleaze-blues noise that you so reliably delivered? After the comparatively cleaner albums Plastic Fang and Damage, and a long hiatus, I thought JSBX were happily semi-retired. But lo! Not only are they back with a new record, but it’s also their dirtiest bit of business since 1998’s Acme. With a jagged riff that tears hunks out of your scalp, opener ... Read More
 We're pretty excited about the Tinderbox Music Festival happening this weekend (and featuring CocoRosie, the super-talented gals pictured above). So excited, in fact, that we're giving away a pair of tickets to this awesome concert to one lucky BUST reader and a friend. To enter, please send your name and address to giveaway@bust.com with the subject line "Tinderbox."  The winner will be chosen on Friday, November 9th at 12 PM EST. Even if ... Read More
Don't forget, folks: Daylight Savings Time ends this Sunday, November 4th, at 2:00 AM. Set your clocks back an hour on Saturday night and enjoy sixty more minutes of the weekend. Awesome sauce! Here's what BUST staffers are doing with their extra hour: Creative Director Laurie Henzel: "I plan on trying to volunteer." (For more info on volunteering click here.) Intern Maggie Carr: "Enjoying the heck out of that extra hour of sleep. I'm gonna need it for ... Read More
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