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  Holy Mother of Blue Ivy, this is genius. Ever find yourself staring into the depths of a gorgeous, iconic painting, only to wonder: "what the hell does this mean?" Unless you've studied works by everyone from Hyacinthe Rigaud to Pierre Puvis de Chavannes (uhh, nope), it can be really hard to puzzle out the messages behind their masterpieces. Queen B knows your pain. Or at least Leigh Silver does - she's carefully curated an impressive collection ... Read More
  What do you see? A mess, maybe. But to photographer Sarah Anne Ward, these stains run deeper. Her art aims to fill them with politics, pain, and all of menstruation's cosmic complexities. Sarah finds periods “FASCINATING” with a capital everything, and her analysis of them might make you feel the same. “This series was mainly prompted with my struggle to accept PMS,” she says. “Being a feminist, I never wanted to accept ... Read More
When the American Girl catalog would enter my household, I’d page through the overpriced accessories with glee.  I had Kirsten, because I was vaguely blonde-ish, and she was my very best friend. We slept in the same bed every night, we joined my swim club’s American Girl Club and dressed in the same clothes (yup, I was the unfortunate child who was a Swedish pioneer for Halloween). Eventually she grew up and had to get her own miniature bed, which ... Read More
My Milk Toof is a series of stories inspired by baby teeth. I'd never heard of the term before, but artist Inhae Renee Lee is fascinated by "milk teeth," AKA your primary teeth. She created two itty-bitty BFF tooth characters, ickle and Lardee (intentional uncapitalization), who go on adventures in their home, sometimes with their pet fish, Carrot. ickle, the smart studious "toof," and Lardee, the plump, fun-loving "toof," are made of polymer clay and painted with ... Read More
Molly Crabapple is popping up all over the place these days. Just in these past few months the artist has started a column about sex, politics, travel, and art for vice.com, and publications like Rolling Stone, Huffington Post, and Wired (just to name a few) are tripping over themselves trying to get a word with her. Last Friday night, at Smart Clothes Gallery in NYC, the artist hosted a very special VIP showing of her latest work of art, “Shell ... Read More
This year, it's all about 1993. As BUST celebrates its 20th anniversary, New York City also pays homage to one of the "freshest" years ever! In collaboration with The New Museum’s exhibition “NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star,” ad agency droga5 has turned all the payphones in Manhattan into your own ultra cool history lesson. By simply dialing 1 -(855)- FOR-1993 (toll-free!) you will be time-warped back to 1993.  A New ... Read More
INCORRIGIBLE is a super eclectic group exhibition happening this week in NYC. The featured artists work with tons of different mediums, so you’re pretty much guaranteed to see something that’ll fascinate the pants off of your gallery-going self. But also because the emerging underground artists are showcasing some amazing, provocative work. There’s Adel Souto, a multi-talented zinester who’s interviewed the likes of Charles Manson, Rudy Ray ... Read More
  There are days when I feel like I have a good grasp on this whole adulthood situation and like I've put high school far behind me. But the moment I start to feel like a grown-ass lady, something comes up that uncovers all my repressed teen emotions: the pit of despair, mild identity crisis, and awkwardness that is being a young girl. Today, that something was Michael Lucid’s 1996 documentary, Dirty Girls.     Watching this 18-minute ... Read More
  Loads of great things happened in 1993: during the second day of her Supreme Court confirmation hearings, Ruth Bader Ginsburg supported legal abortion in the most direct language ever used by a nominee, BUST Magazine was founded (!), and Chloë Sevigny (photographed above by Larry Clark) moved to New York and was dubbed one of the "coolest girls in the world" by The New Yorker. Loads of not-so-great things happened in 1993, as well: ... Read More
Ellen Lindner with Strumpet 2 at Hypothetical Island  It was a cold and windy night when I went over to cartoonist Ellen Lindner’s studio, located in a building called Hypothetical Island in Brooklyn, NY. Lindner wrote and illustrated the excellent graphic novel Undertow, and edits the international all-women’s comics anthology The Strumpet. These are all books I enjoy and would recommend, for the record. Ellen is a long-time ... Read More
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