Sonja Ahlers: The Selves

BY Sarah J. in Artsy |

 Drawn and Quarterly is a comics publisher, but Sonja Ahlers' The Selves isn't a comic. You could call it sequential art, I suppose, though it's mainly collages of beautiful and slightly disturbing things, its text chosen for aesthetic value rather than to tell a story. Babies, children and mothers; cute animals and Sylvia Plath quotations; 70s and 80s fashion, Holly Hobby and Princess Di all blend together--or rather, are layered on top of one another to ... Read More
Some see it as a menace, some see a revolution, and insiders see a big fat question mark. Street Art has made its mark on the wall of history; and as one of the genre's champions, Banksy wants to tell you how. Though normally evading cameras like the plague, the grapher of mystery did an about-face in his first film, Exit Through the Gift Shop. French ex-pat, Thierry Guetta had originally planned the film as a documentary of the Street Art Movement, but Banksy saw ... Read More

DEADLY DELIVERY

BY Bette Bentley in Feminizzle |

Every minute one woman dies as a consequence of complications during birth or pregnancy. That's more than 500,000 women a year, 1 woman every minute of every day. These women do not die of diseases that can't be treated or complications that can't be prevented. They die because societies have yet to determine that their lives are worth saving. 1 out of 8 women in Sierra Leone die as a result of this! The United States is also facing this maternal ... Read More
The Sutton family recently competed on Family Feud and got the category "Something Everyone Knows About Ellen DeGeneres."  And clearly, the first thing people think of when they think of Ellen is that she's HILARIOUS, right?  Nope, it's that she's gay.  Good lord.  Even more bizarre is the weirdo who guessed that something everyone knows about Ellen is that she "doesn't like our country very much?"  Uh, what?  Is it her adorable smile ... Read More
Our Portland based writer, Elisabeth Wilson, went to see Beach House last night and had such a great time that she fell out and had an attack in the street. Here's her first hand account!   I’d been looking forward to seeing Beach House play in Portland for oh, I don’t know, four months? So it was finally April 10th and it wasn’t freezing outside and the night was unfolding without a hitch: living room pre-show drinks with my girls, ... Read More
BUST Magazine's own Callie Watts (aka Calisha Jenkins) will host a live show on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network this Tuesday! Producer,  Zales, and the Live Experimental Interactive Television Class at the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU have concocted a new scheme to mirror the video-chat phenomenon, ChatRoulette. Viewers (including you!) will be able to call-in and play the game of chance along with Jenkins and a few special guests. Visit ... Read More
Some good news today: the US Department of Justice has increased funding for several offices and programs dedicated to ending violence against women. Attorney General Eric Holder delivered the news in a press conference this morning as part of the Sexual Assault Awareness Month program. Holder said: “The President’s most recent budget is a testament to your efforts -- and to his focus on reversing current trends. For Fiscal Year 2011, an increase of ... Read More
So last night I had a free pass to go see Small Black play a show at Music Hall of Williamsburg, but opted to stay home and work on my night cheese instead.  This morning I am riddled with anxiety about having missed it, because I am quickly becoming a massive fan of their melodic Casio stylings. Their debut self-titled EP is set to come out later this month on Jagjaguwar and it's pretty much a perfect little nugget of lazy keyboards, casual boy singing, and ... Read More
At the New York premiere of Breaking Upwards this month at IFC, Julie White walked the red sidewalk in the fetching emerald number pictured above.  This was, of course, my big chance to say "who are you wearing?" and I flubbed it.  Luckily, Ms. White spoke up:  "Since you're the feminist gal," --guilty-- "...this dress is from a boutique on Fifth Ave. in Park Slope called Asha Veza, and all the clothes are designed and constructed by women in India ... Read More
While being whisked away by the cops for assaulting and harrassing a limo driver, raging cyclist Perzeus Forte flashed his bad-boy good looks at the camera, officially smashing the hearts of the ladies at the BUST Magazine office, much like the windshield of the limo driver that he also smashed. Forte's passionate uprising is the result of being clipped by limo driver Darr Mohammed while delivering packages on his bike.  With his brute strength alone, Forte ... Read More