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MTV gets a lot of grief about losing it's music video mojo, but after last night's debacle of a Video Music Awards, rejecting the music world doesn't seem like a bad idea. At least in the interest of sanity. By now the world knows about Kanye's chumpy upstaging of dixie teen-queen Taylor Swift; moments after (adorably overwhelmed) Swift scooped up her first Moonman for Best Female Video, Kanye West nabbed the mic to praise Beyonce, who Swift beat out for the ... Read More

Pictures of Tracey

BY Team Intern in General |

Earlier this morning I stumbled across (thank you slide show on the New York Magazine website) the insanely intimate photographs of the late Tracey Baran, whose autobiographical images feel like snapshots taken from passages in her diary. Baran, who sadly passed away last year at the age of 33, captured images of her own family, boyfriends, and herself in a manner that is quite revelatory. Images of her parents, which could have come off as comical, are tender and ... Read More

New York Couture Rules!

BY Web Intern in General |

Taffeta and neon and spandex, oh my! As promised, the New York Couture Fashion Show blew the roof off Webster Hall this Saturday, and BUST was there to watch (like the proud sponsors we are!). The clothes were incredible, the crowd was HUGE, and the performance by L.A.'s Ultraviolet Sound was rad beyond reason. Hope some BUSTies got in on the OCD (obsessive compulsive dancing: see Ultraviolet Sound's sickest sensation of the night). If not: sad face. But ... Read More

BEST ZINE NAME EVER!

BY Team Intern in General |

Fallopian Falafel, a non-profit Jerusalem-based feminist zine that started in May 2007 (whew!), made its way into my hands today. I must give a shout out to Hadass S. Ben-Ari, the editor-in-chief, for sending her zine our way for this has to be the best piece of BUST mail that I have laid my hands on. With each issue focusing on a different topic, this zine is filled to the brim with feminist thought, poetry, imagery, song lyrics and autobiographical essays that ... Read More
In case you ever doubted it, here's some proof that Mary J's still got it. Have you seen her latest video 'The One' featuring guy of the moment Drake? It's pretty much the flyest shiz on MTV right now. Seriously, has any video ever made you want to rock out in a neon-filled, mirror-lined warehouse club this much? Yeah, Mary J's definitely the one. Not only is she the queen of hip-hop soul, but she's pretty great at accessorizing -- where does she ... Read More