BY Narciso Espiritu in Boob Tube on Nov 04, 2013 |
It’s only been a few weeks since veteran Saturday Night Live player Kenan Thompson made a statement regarding the lack of African-American women in SNL's cast. This issue is something that has been largely un-addressed since Maya Rudolph's 2007 departure from the sketch comedy show. Should we be ashamed we've let that slip for the last six years? Probably. But there are people who want a better answer than that.
Online civil rights organization, ... Read More
BY Narciso Espiritu in Artsy on Oct 25, 2013 |
With less than seven days left for Banksy’s New York City residency, titled “Better Out Than In,” the British street artist still has admirers and dissenters, more or less, on the edge of their seats, and NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg mostly frustrated. Each day in October has welcomed a new work on the streets of the Big Apple, varying from classic Banksy mischief to insightful mobile and kinetic works that could have easily been mislabeled as ... Read More
BY Narciso Espiritu in Movies on Oct 18, 2013 |
Today, Peaches Does Herself, the electro-rock opera stage show from iconic musician and performance artist Peaches, premieres at the Quad Cinema in New York City. Known for her provocative gender-bending shows, Peaches has been instrumental in building a more inclusive mainstream and sexually progressive environment. The film recounts the mythical history of Peaches and follows her journey from bedroom musician-wannabe to rock star.Despite focusing on the ... Read More
BY Narciso Espiritu in General on Oct 11, 2013 |
October means only one thing: (no, this isn't about your Pumpkin Spice Latte) it's time for New York Comic Con! The 4-day event is overflowing with the most glorious in geekdom: comics, video games, cosplay, panels, long lines and, of course, even longer lines.
One of the first panels of this Eastern media mecca was “LGBT and Allies in Comics” presented by New York Times OUT and Geeks Out. It featured panelists currently working in comics such ... Read More
BY Narciso Espiritu in Crafty on Sep 30, 2013 |
So, Summer is pretty much over, but that doesn't mean there's nothing to celebrate! BUST welcomed the Fall season with open arms at BUST's Craftacular at the World Maker Faire last weekend at the New York Hall of Science in Queens! It's okay, you don't need glasses. You read that perfectly. We teamed up with the world-renowned science and technology exhibition to bring you 60 brilliant, carefully-curated crafters. We are sorry you missed ... Read More
BY Narciso Espiritu in Movies on Sep 26, 2013 |
In case you’ve been in hiding in a cabin in the mountains, you know that there have been films made based on Suzanne Collin’s The Hunger Games trilogy. Vanity Fair released new photos featuring stars Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Helmsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks, and Sam Claflin, each dressed in attire from the second movie in the series, Catching Fire.Can we talk about how great the cast looks in the promo ... Read More
BY Narciso Espiritu in Artsy on Sep 24, 2013 |
Remember that time you were punk? Like, really, really into the idea: rejecting every established norm, living at the bar, and just doing things to do them. Although I came into the world two years before the Berlin Wall was destroyed, when I discovered punk culture in the late 90s, almost every idea I encountered stuck with me—the rejection of the majority, the music industry, the establishment, utopian fantasies and, primarily, just being myself, ... Read More
BY Narciso Espiritu in Boob Tube on Sep 17, 2013 |
The Second Annual All Jane No Dick Comedy Festival is returning to Northeast Portland on October 17th-20th. The first and only festival of its kind, this four-day event features a carefully-curated blend of the best rising comedic performers and nationally headlining comics from across the country and beyond.
This year’s lineup includes national acts Bonnie McFarlane (BUST's Lady Laugh-in, HBO One-Night Stand, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Last Comic ... Read More
BY Narciso Espiritu in Boob Tube on Sep 13, 2013 |
Sarah Silverman recently illuminated the internet about the 14-years she spent with her dog, Duck, through a beautifully-written, heartfelt obituary that sometimes even the best of people don’t receive. Silverman wrote about how they first met at a no-kill animal shelter in Van Nuys, CA, where Duck was placed after being found running through South Central Los Angeles without any form of identification. She detailed how happy, yet stoic, he was, and ... Read More
BY Narciso Espiritu in General on Sep 13, 2013 |
Today is Friday the 13th, and you might be on edge-- if you believe in that sort of thing, anyway. Images of doom and gloom and evocations of supernatural occurrences amused us as kids: black cats, broken mirrors, indoor umbrella use, and under-ladder walkways, etc...But for some, those unlucky symbols still mean something. This button is for those who intently follow those customs.The Make Everything OK button is a tool to calm the user. After pressing it, a ... Read More