Get Slammed at the Strand FREE! 07:00PM - 08:00PM  Come help BUST celebrate National Poetry Month with an evening of spoken word by the top female performance poets. Hosted by : Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz (BUST writer and author of Everything is Everything)   Performances by: Amber Tamblyn (Bang Ditto) Patricia Smith (Blood Dazzler) Rachel McKibbens (Pink Elephant)   Click for More ... Read More
She & Him, the beautiful, magical music duo comprised of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, are going on a summer tour after a string of successful shows this year at Coachella and SXSW.  The tour will be in support of their critically acclaimed sophomore album, Volume Two, which debuted at number 6 on the Billboard Top 200. Volume Two has been on repeat at the BUST office, and we can't wait until our June/July music issue, which features She & Him on the ... Read More
Our writer Aurora Montgomery went to the Elvis Perkins in Dearland show at the Bell House in Brooklyn last week and fell madly in love with the band. (One member in particular.) Here is a review of the show that got Aurora so twitterpated:Elvis Perkins took the stage sans In Dearland (his accompanying band) and started strumming an acoustic guitar and singing quietly into his microphone. The room was dark, the crowd was quiet and transfixed; all eyes were forward ... Read More
Tonight is the 34th annual Take Back the Night event, a nighttime vigil and march that takes place worldwide to shatter the silence surrounding sexual and physical violence against women.  In the United States, dozens of local Take Back the Nights will begin at 9pm (6pm PST), with ten locations holding special candlelight vigils to illuminate the darkness of abuse, domestic violence, and sexual assault. Take Back the Night was first practiced in 1976 at the ... Read More
*Yes, I totally missed 'BoobQuake'---So, today when I read the headline in the Daily News, it made me shout out loud, "HOLY BANANA TITS!- YOU GOTTAAA BE F^CK*ING KIDDING ME! WWWWWWWWWWWWhatttT? FOR THE LOVE OF ALL CHRIST/GOD/HELL-NO FC^KING WAY THIS STILL HAPPENS, AND LEADERS CAN STILL SAY AND ENFORCE THIS SHIT--- ANYWHERE!" Tehran police chief: Iran to crack down on suntanned womenFrom 4.27.10 article on NYDailyNews.com:...Women in Iran ... Read More

Good Golly Miss Molly

BY Lisa in General |

Molly Ringwald has a new book out. It’s called Getting the Pretty Back: Friendship, Family and Finding the Perfect Lipstick and though I haven’t read it the title alone kinda triggers my gag reflex. But she’s Molly Ringwald! Samantha Baker! Claire Standish! I will love her till the day I die so I don’t really care what she’s shilling, if Molly Ringwald is making an appearance, I will be there. Which is exactly what drew me (and ... Read More
Over the last ten episodes, the ladies of RuPaul’s drag race made us laugh, made us cry, made us know fierce.  And while they learned from Ru, they taught us about teamwork, self-respect, and how to make your country outfit really transition with a rip-away skirt.  On Monday, a new drag superstar was born.  Tyra Sanchez was the controversial choice for queen of the queens, and below, she lets us know she’s here.  Work. Your hair ... Read More

Nike Stands by Their Man

BY Jamie Doak in Eat Me |

<--- He's a winner! I'm not really into sports.  And I'm not really into Nike either.  And I don't really pay that much attention to sports endorsements BUT when Nike endorses sexual assault offenders even I'm like, "What the hell, Nike?  You managed to not meet the exceedingly low expectations I have for you." Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has a 572-page Georgia Police report filed against him, two women accusing him of ... Read More
Found this awesome video of Patti Smith on an episode of the late-70's/early-80's TV show "Kids are People Too," via Lesley's blog who found it on Kathleen's blog. I love how Patti explains punk rock by saying that "Rock 'n roll's gettin' back in the hands of the people, it belongs to the kids again, not the big business guys" and the host just kind of mumbles in response, "We can go for that, I think..." Also, what kind of a kid wants to be a missionary when they ... Read More
 The first annual Shop & Bop Vintage Selection will take place on Saturday, May 8th at the loft space and outdoor roof deck at 90 Ludlow St, a space provided by Spencer Sweeney of Santos Party House. The all day event will feature items from some of New York's finest vintage retailers including Sweet Virginia Vintage, In Your Closet NYC, Sammy Davis Vintage, and more. Haircuts by Nadja will be available and there will be DJs and drink specials all day ... Read More