The search for the 234 teenage girls who were kidnapped from their school in the Nigerian city of Bornu while taking their exams on April 14 is still dragging on. At this time, it is assumed that they were taken by the Boko Haram—a local Islamic extremist group whose name means “Western education is forbidden”—sold into marriage, and some moved to the nearby countries of Cameroon and Chad. In the face of such an extreme act of violence, it ... Read More
One of the most beloved holidays on the planet, Holi is a festival in the Hindu tradition that celebrates the transition from the darkness of winter to the brightness of spring with a huge dance party! Revelers get down to bangin’ Bhangra beats, nosh on savory Indian snacks, and most amazing of all, decorate each other with brightly colored powders that represent the virtues of happiness, love, and vitality. Here in New York City, NYC Bhangra and India.com ... Read More
This week, the hottest theater ticket in N.Y.C. isn’t a big-budget Broadway extravaganza, but rather, a wildly imaginative retelling of Beauty and the Beast making waves on the Lower East Side and earning rave reviews, most notably from The New York Times. Starring feminist burlesque “It” girl Julie Atlas Muz and her disabled British actor/writer hubby Mat Fraser, the tale is really two stories in one. The first is a visually stunning rendition ... Read More
Get ready for a dose of springtime magic! It’s BUST’s April/May Spring Fashion Issue, featuring one of the funniest women working in comedy today, our cover gal Amy Schumer! Inside, we’ll be treating readers to out-of-the-box style coverage, including sweet spring dresses; DIY bracelets; flower power beauty products; thrifting tips from the pros; great “glamping” gear (glam+camping=glamping!); inspiring indie designers; a surprising ... Read More
When it comes to Pee-Wee Herman, either you get it, or you don’t. As a die-hard fan who was 11 when his Saturday morning children’s show hit the airwaves, I was nothing short of obsessed when I heard he was re-mounting his original 1981 stage production on Broadway this fall. And when I finally got to see it for myself, the experience literally took my breath away. A Technicolor fantasia of anthropomorphized furniture, freaky friends (of the human and ... Read More

Go Greene!

BY Emily Rems in Artsy |

I’m ashamed to admit it, but even though I’ve been doing movie commentaries for NPR’s New York affiliate, WNYC, for the past six months, I didn’t know until a couple of weeks ago that they had a live performance venue. Some friends tipped me off to a great show that was going on at WNYC’s Greene Space—a “new destination for artists and audiences created for live performances, signature WNYC radio shows, and video ... Read More

Joan Rivers Live!

BY Emily Rems in Artsy |

Inspired by a recent press screening of the new documentary Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work, I took the plunge and checked out the 76-year-old entertainment legend's stand up act on Tuesday, and it was a night I won't soon forget. Lets just say that Rivers' brand of live comedy isn't the squeaky clean stuff that made her a household name as guest host of The Tonight Show during the Johnny Carson era. No ma'am. In a club setting like the Laurie Beechman Theatre in ... Read More

One Girl's ONE MAN SHOW

BY Emily Rems in General |

Long-time FOB (Friend of BUST) and burlesque legend Miss World Famous *BOB* will be bringing her One Man Show to Joe's Pub in NYC tomorrow night and I can't wait to see it! Who's with ... Read More
 Ella Es El Matador, the first of three super BUST-y POV docs we featured in our Aug/Sept issue's 'Fall Preview' will finally be premiering on PBS on September 1st, and it's required viewing for anyone fascinated with the notion of female bullfighters in Spain. Here's more from PBS: 'For Spaniards - and for the world - nothing has expressed their country's traditionally rigid gender roles more powerfully than the image of the male matador. So sacred was ... Read More

Girl Band BBQ!

BY Emily Rems in General |

My all-grrrl band Royal Pink is psyched to be teaming up once again with Girls Rock Girls Rule for this swell night of rockin' lady bands and BBQ in Brooklyn! Come on out this Thursday and get sweaty at Hanks with ... Read More
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