This past Friday I found myself at Joe’s Pub in a sea of “industry people,” feeling rather excited and partially terrified to see the band BOY’s NY debut. I had done my research on the band, but it wasn’t easy-- search “BOY band” on the internet and you’ll be transported back to the mid-nineties when tips were frosted and clothing was named after food (spaghetti straps, y’all!). In actuality, the mysterious BOY ... Read More
I don’t know if you’ve heard, but the birth rate in the U.S. has dropped with the recession, and many, many men are freaking out about it. In a nutshell, they fear that low birth rates will lead to an unsustainable inequality between the taxable work force and the social security-dependent elderly. After all, people are living longer and longer and, barring some sort of zombie apocalypse situation, this trend will continue.  You’d think it ... Read More
On Monday, Kathleen Hanna (of Bikini Kill, Le Tigre and The Julie Ruin) had a radio interview on “Q with Jian Ghomeshi,” where she spoke about the importance of public mistakes, the resurgence of the ‘90s, and why she is still pissed off twenty years later (“Does anybody remember that the Equal Rights Amendment never passed?”). In the wake of the reissue of Bikini Kill’s entire catalog, Hanna speaks a lot about the band’s ... Read More
At BUST, we love DIY—it allows you to personalize and pinch pennies too! Plus, we all know that our DIY skills are going to come in mad handy during the zombie apocalypse.  One of our favorite bloggers, How-To Hair Girl, creates hair tutorials to help you do your own ‘do. She covers everything from the “no-poo” trend (not just a clever name) to cool home coloring techniques and hip haircuts. I am particularly crazy about HTHG’s ... Read More
It’s been nearly four years since Phoenix released their award-winning album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. This April will bring the release of their follow-up LP, Bankrupt! from Glassnote Records. They have been posting tantalizing teasers on their website, but yesterday they finally revealed a video for their debut track “Entertainment.” Check it out below. It’s eighties influence is definitely showing: think Siouxsie and the ... Read More
My father was a stay-at-home dad when I was little. He fed me, watched me, and did my hair in those super fierce side ponytails I was so into. At the time, my mother was a medical resident, which took nearly all her time and energy, so it made sense for my dad to be at home with us kids. I have always been very proud of the fact that my dad stayed home with me, and most of that is due to the fact that stay-at-home dads were rare when I was growing up. However, in ... Read More
After a twenty year hiatus, My Bloody Valentine is back with a new album entitled m b v. The band had hinted at its impeding release for years, but the LP was only confirmed late last week. If you enjoyed Loveless, the band’s 1991 neo-psychedelic classic, then you are going to dig m b v. The tracks have the same distortion-heavy, slightly deranged sedation typical of the shoegaze scene they helped pioneer in the late eighties and early nineties. With ... Read More
In another idiotic article by Fox News, Suzanne Venker continues to argue that feminism is a scary, evil monster destroying the American familial institution and all the happiness in the world. Discussing feminism’s role in the destruction of pre-1970s perfect marriages, she says, “Feminism didn’t result in equality between the sexes—it resulted in mass confusion. Today, men and women have no idea who’s supposed to do what.” ... Read More
When I was in junior high school, I went to a “Women in Science” event at the local university. I learned about solar panels (awesome), and I got to feed a deadly centipede from South America through a tube (creepy and awesome). It was great to be exposed to women working in science, because it made me feel like I could do it too. Sadly, these types of programs are few and far between. The gender gap in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) ... Read More
Thanks to the awesome power of the internet, we know exactly which restaurants on our block have super dank Thai food. You can rate hotels, restaurants, services of all kinds, so it should come as no surprise that people rate escorts and prostitutes. A recent article entitled The Luxury Rental Girlfriend, sheds an interesting light on this relatively new phenomenon in the US. After interviewing a range of “hobbyists,” men who sleep with escorts and ... Read More
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