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Transformer: Tilda Swinton

BY Laurie in Artsy |

We were so lucky to have the opportunity to interview and photograph the amazing Tilda Swinton for our upcoming June/July issue, and here is a little taste of the full interview. She is discussing her acting career and the love of major transformation on screen, in this case as the matriarch Emma Recchi in the beautiful new Italian film I Am Love, directed by Luca Guadagnino. Video and photo by Michael Lavine, interview by Phoebe Magee, for the full interview, ... Read More

Sword of My Mouth

BY Kelly McClure in Artsy |

I learned of Sword of My Mouth, the post-rapture graphic novel by Jim Munroe and Shannon Gerard through a vanity prompted fluke. I came across a blog that mentioned a release party for the novel, and as a bonus for helping spread the word, Gerard was offering to draw original portraits of anyone who sent her a picture. I sent in my picture and received a portrait back the very next day, which is shown down below. Making actual contact with one of the authors of the ... Read More
I WILL EAT YOUR HEART WITH A FUCKING SPOON IF YOU AKS ANY MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT COLORS—Anonymous, Color Survey Now that I have your attention, xkcd conducted a color survey recently, which I took and which I had to stop about 30 colors in because it hurt my brain.  Basically, colors flash on the screen and survey takers could type in what color they thought it was.  So, you had a MILLION greens that looked like they were ALMOST the same ... Read More
Like your poetry with a shot of politics? BUST writer Tara Bracco will be reading her poetry at Poetic People Power’s annual show. This year, it’s called “Price Check,” and will feature poems about the economics, psychology, and costs of our consumerism culture. Other poets reading include Erica R. DeLaRosa, Andy Emeritz, Nate Gunsch, Angela Kariotis, Frantz Jerome, Shetal Shah, and Justin Woo. Seating is limited so please RSVP by emailing ... Read More
Lynn Redgrave, 67, passed away in her Connecticut home on Sunday, a spokesperson for her family announced today. Redgrave received Oscar nominations for her performances in “Georgy Girl” and “Gods and Monsters.” She also received a handful of Tony award nominations. As of late, she had been making guest appearances on shows like “Ugly Betty” and “Desperate Housewives.” From the New York Times: “’Our ... Read More
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
A poetry event for anyone who thinks they hate poetry--and for those who love it! In honor of National Poetry Month, the Strand Book Store and BUST Magazine are proud to present an evening of spoken word on April 29th featuring some of the country's top female performance poets. Poet Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz (BUST writer and author of "Everything is Everything") will host the reading, which will feature electrifying performances by Aptowicz, National Book Award ... Read More
NYC legend and all around kick ass broad Penny Arcade (featured in BUST Oct/Nov '09) presents a night of shenanigans, hi-jinx and deviant delights. This is not to be missed- and as if that's not awesome enough, Deee-Lite's deee-lovely Lady Miss Kier will be performing DJ duties! Come out and support! Be part of the spectacle! And if you can't, do yourself a favor and pick up Penny's book, Bad Reputation: Performances, Essays, Interviews. Details for tonight's ... Read More
Interested in zine culture and the future of small publishing? Tonight at Pete’s Candy Store in Brooklyn, Knifefight! is holding a panel of some of the players in today’s small and self-publishing world. They’ll be presenting and discussing their work starting at 6:30--and it's free!   The speakers are: Maggie Lee (Sup Maggie Lee) Mike Force & A.P. Smith (Welcome To The Land Of Cannibalistic Horses 5 year anniversary!) Nick Gazin ... Read More
Many do not know that before becoming a founding member of the undeniably influential Sonic Youth, Kim Gordon moved to New York from LA to establish herself as an artist. Music and art have clearly been important for Gordon throughout her life and career and in her new book, Performing/Guzzling, rather than making a clear distinction between the two, the artist blends the them by giving readers a visual representation of what she sees in the faces of audience ... Read More