An Indian university erupted in protest early this week, following the failure of administrators to appropriately respond to a student’s report that she was molested during a campus event on Aug. 28. According to reports, students at Jadavpur University, in Kolkata, West Bengal, are boycotting classes after police violently broke up a student blockade early Wednesday morning. Women protestors were “dragged by the hair and groped, and male ... Read More
The BUST Craftacular @ World Maker Faire is fast approaching (Sat & Sun, Sept 20 & 21!) and since we have loads of pent up excitement about it we've been chatting with some of our wonderful vendors to bide our time until then. We recently sat down with Rie Miyamoto of "Love Factory New York" to talk about kawaii, New York, and spreading the love.  BUST: Tell us a little about yourself and your wares. What's your main ... Read More
While the rest of the country seems intent on starting the winter holiday season right after Labor Day, I’m a traditionalist, and prefer to dedicate my September and October entirely to Halloween preparation. So of course I have been completely addicted to Elsa Rhae’s freaking scary videos, where she shows off some unbelievable works of make-up magic.  Okay, so maybe they’re not that scary. But as someone who can’t even hear about The ... Read More
GWAR, the horrific metal band infamous for its blood and guts-stained performances, may have just made metal history. It now has a female frontwoman leading the band: Vulvatron!  If you've ever seen the band live you have probably been sprayed with fake blood, and if you're the squeamish type I wouldn't recommend Googling GWAR. But ever since the beloved leader of the band, Dave Brockie (aka Oderus Ungus) died of an accidental heroin overdose earlier this ... Read More
So, it's September. I've been in denial of this fact for a few weeks because a) wasn't it just 90 degrees and humid a week ago here on the east coast? and b) I'm not going back to school so it can't be fall yet, right?  Alas, it is now more than two weeks into September and the official first day of fall is just within reach. It is finally time to unearth your favorite scarves, mittens, leather jackets and knee boots. Over here at BUST we wanted to craft you ... Read More
I’m not going to pretend that I’m just a regular person with a working knowledge of Jeff Goldblum’s mainstream oeuvre who happened to be lucky enough to catch the actor playing some jazz music with his band on Tuesday night. I should be honest with you, reader, because me seeing Jeff Goldblum play some jazz music with his band on Tuesday night is proof of the principle that I maybe just invented that if you put something out there into The ... Read More
  Our favorite psychedelic bubblegum feminist pop punk band out of Seattle, Tacocat, is back with another amazing music video for their new song "Bridge to Hawaii." You might remember them from their hilarious video for "Crimson Wave" (a pop punk surf rock anthem for periods) that was complete with some bodacious green screen surfing and dancing human crabs. "Bridge to Hawaii" is another hit off the band's second album NVM, released on Hardly Art, which came ... Read More
The following ladies are not your average taggers. Because of their political messages, advocacy and partnership with other lady artists, and their mind blowing creativity, these ladies are way cooler than Banksy. That's right, they are cooler than Banksy and all the other over-publicized famous dudes! Find your favorites, get inspired, and see if you can find some of their art in your neighborhood. Bastardilla, a Colombian street artist, who chooses to remain ... Read More
The BUST Craftacular @ World Maker Faire is fast approaching (Sat & Sun, Sept 20 & 21!) and since we have loads of pent up excitement about it we've been chatting with some of our wonderful vendors to bide our time until then. We recently sat down with Lindsey Eisentraut of Eisentraut Jewelry about her inspiration from nature and her family. B: Tell us a little about yourself and your wares. What's your main goal for your ... Read More
We are heading to Brooklyn for this awesome multi-media event: open wine bar, DJ sets, live performance, and art! Hosted by Late Bloomers, a "consortium of community minded music and art industry professionals," all proceeds of the event will go to the New York City Urban Debate League - good folks who are preparing the next generation to think critically and speak strongly. Get through the end of the work week with DJ Kitty Cash's chill mixtapes and ... Read More
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