Review of The Woods

BY Laurie in Artsy |

 The Woods, which premiered this week at Sundance, is a film about a band of revolutionaries living off the grid and Wi-ing away their time on a big screen TV plugged into a tree.  They stuff their faces with products you would find in a Super Wal-Mart snack isle, like hot pockets, cheez-its and boxed juice concentrate.  Its a little like a contemporary Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, with all the technicolor flag defacing anti establishment ... Read More
It’s time to get excited for Noise Pop 2011! And with plenty of reason to! Rolling Stone calls the festival, “…One of the best ways to see punk legends, indie darlings and the best local upstarts in one extended weekend. It’s meant to be a nonstop party… You can taste each and every intelligently booked showcase.” A seminal indie music festival that never fails to amaze and entertain, Noise Pop has just announced their lineup ... Read More
The brand new Feb/March issue of BUST is on newsstands now! And this is one y'all can't miss, 'cause we're exploring the carnal side of love with a Sex Issue that pushes all the right buttons! In our cover interview, blond bombshell Portia de Rossi of Arrested Development fame proves that in her case, beauty and brains go hand-in-hand. And inside, we’ve got a surprising sex survey that peeks inside our readers’ bedrooms, a behind-the-screen look at the ... Read More

Wintertime Woes

BY Mary S in General |

When my friends from high school moved to the East Coast for college, they were most horrified by winter. "Why did people settle there?" My friend once asked when discussing New York. "It's uninhabitable!" It's not that my hometown, San Francisco, is the tropical paradise people assume of a California locale. Perpetually autumn-temperature, SF experiences a winter rainy season and brief Indian summer and lots of low-lying fog. As a kid, my East Coast-born ... Read More
The LES Film Festival is 20 days of independent short and feature films made for under $30,000, all in pursuit of the prestigious LES Prix D’Or. The festival runs from February 8th-27th, with a different film every night at 8pm, followed by a Q&A with directors, music, and partying. The LES Film Festival is committed to showcasing the creativity and inventiveness of low-budget filmmaking and to give filmmakers an opportunity to present their work.The ... Read More