Sarah Palin stepped down from the Alaskan governorship yesterday. Why? Well, no one's completely sure. Right now, the newsies seem to think she's making time for presidential campaign plans. A female U.S. president? I'm all for it. President Palin? . . . hm. What do you think? Either way, watch the CBS coverage of her final gubernatorial press conference: ~Anna C ... Read More
From the record label that brought you Superchunk, Spoon, Arcade Fire, the Magnetic Fields and She and Him, comes an anthology of Merge Records ' remarkable twenty-year history as an indie label, beginning, growing, and eventually thriving in a sea of corporate giants. But this is more than the story of an underdog. It's a colorful chronology of the lives of founders Mac McCaughan and Laura Ballance, as they intersect with some of the best indie rockers of our ... Read More

Hero Worship

BY Team Intern in General

Comic-Con 2009 , THE comic and pop culture convention, takes over the San Diego Convention Center this weekend. This year, the event promises more caped crusaders, industry panels, and nerd-worthy merchandise than you can shake a lightsaber at. If you're lucky enough to attend the 4-day media frenzy, be sure to visit Funchicken at booth 1732 and check out their new silkscreen prints, limited edition copies of Unlovable (with--get this--GLOW INK), and a VERY ... Read More

The BUST Chain Gang

BY Team Intern in General

  In case you didn't know, BUST is full of biker chicks. The August/September issue (on shelves soon) features a full fashion spread of pedal-perfect threads and just this morning Susan, our marketing maven, made the trek in to work from Brooklyn to our Union Square office (GET IT!) In fact, about half of our editorial staff has literally rolled into work in the mornings, so it's no surprise we're fans of this Fred Flare necklace. Only 100 these handmade ... Read More

Worst I Ever Saw

BY Team Intern in General

Last night I happened upon Drake's 'Best I Ever Had' video, and I'm really interested to know what you all have to say about it! The video was directed by Kanye West and the song has spent ten weeks on the Billboard Top 100 list and is currently at number 2. Needless to say it's getting a lot of play, but do you think this much sex(ism) really sells? As I was watching this video last night, I realized I had seen it before, and that the first time I was so fed up ... Read More
     There's a buzz about the BUST office, a hum that's been flitting in and out of conversations for the past few weeks. Sometimes the subject springs up in morning small talk; other times updates are publically thrown around from one side of the office to another. This shameless office talk can only be described as one thing: gossip. And we want all of you to be in on our obsession: Beth Ditto. First it was her new album, Music for Men, ... Read More
Jimmy Carter is losing his religion, and he's doing it for the ladies. He has recently spoken out and denounced the sexism that is at the core of so many Judeo-Christian-Muslim religions of the monotheistic variety. His particular brand was Southern Baptist, and he puts into exact and unflinching terms the uneasy, downright destructive relationship between feminism and organized religion.          The belief that a ... Read More
Project Runway fans rejoice! Lifetime has just served up a tantalizing whiff of catnip for all you fashion felines introducing the designers from upcoming season 6! Pencil in a date night now with the Lazyboy (the stationary one) for August 20th at 10 pm ET when fabric hits the fan! For more runway hype, check out the show's most controversial contestants . This season I have my fingers crossed for someone even half as adorably fierce as Christian Siriano ... Read More

'Board up the House

BY Team Intern in General

A few weeks ago Liza brought you the faux cardboard comforter , and today, in the same illusion-of-thrift style, I bring you the faux cardboard chairs. Ta da! This is just the kind of thing to impress the boyfriend or the in-laws. But seriously, who wouldn't enjoy a nice lunch out on the patio in these modern recycled and recyclable rump stumps? This new line of furniture by Cardboard Design is called Eco Logic and the website says that each chair is as ... Read More
Yesterday we brought you baubles from the MOMA, and today for your morning art injection, BUST brings you a preview of this weekend's cinematic art. This Sunday, July 19, Cleopatra's gallery based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, is showing five short films by the eccentric comedienne and actress Miss Joan Marie Moossy. Miss Moossy's Modern Movies Matinee will feature short films such as 'Miss Moossy's Mythic Quest for the Fountain of Youth' and 'Miss Moossy Smells a ... Read More