Exit the stage, Ms. Page! These Photos Prove Pin-Up Is For Everyone

By Courtney Bissonette  In Arts  On Feb 12, 2016

Since 2009, the fearless females of Shameless Photography have been working to spin up your idea of pinup by promoting people of every size, shape, and background. No longer is pinup strictly reserved for white girls with big boobs named Betty. Their mission is "to help you to feel more empowered and embodied — and to see femininity as a space of play and possibility rather than shame.” It’s February, and with all this love going around, we’re right there with Shameless, encouraging you to love yourself first. Here are… Read more

'Touched With Fire' Is Not Katie Holmes' Comeback: BUST Review

By BUST Magazine  In Movies  On Feb 12, 2016

TOUCHED WITH FIREWritten and directed by Paul DalioOut February 12 Is “quirky mental illness romance” an official Netflix subgenre yet? If you’ve seen Silver Linings Playbook or It’s Kind of a Funny Story, Touched With Fire will feel very familiar. Katie Holmes and Luke Kirby star as two poets with bipolar disorder who meet in group therapy at a treatment facility. They fall in love, struggle with mental illness, and fight to have a real relationship in spite of their families’ and doctors’ opposition. The film’s tone… Read more

A Valentine’s Day Playlist For Your Murderous Heart

By Courtney Bissonette  In Entertainment  On Feb 12, 2016

Hit play and let us take you on a journey. Picture it: You're driving an old convertible. Thinking about the last person who asked you if you have a valentine. And what you did to them. And that adrenaline rush that turned you into a whole new person. And how empowered you feel. And then realization sets in. So you start coming up with stories. But inside you're like.. And you might not be able to conceal your excitement, so play it cool. You don't know anything. Your mind has suddenly gone blank. Just flash that… Read more

All Bodies Deserve Love, And These Photos Prove It

By Marissa Dubecky  In Arts  On Feb 12, 2016

A year ago we met the founder of the Adipositivity Project, Substantia Jones, and learned just how much of a badass she is. Through her work, the photographer has been sending the message to the world—loud and clear—that all bodies deserve love. This year, we’re back in touch with Jones about her latest additions to the Valentine Series, which features portraits of couples. “My hope is to give fat people and their partners some visibility as couples,” she says of the pieces. “Some documented PDA.” The artist's photos… Read more
Buffy The Vampire Slayer has re-entered many people's lives thanks to our lord and savior Netflix. As your significant other forces you to watch the musical episode for the thirtieth time, take some time to order them the perfect Buffy Valentine. 1. Print out this nifty set of Buffy cards and cut them up, elementary school Valentine’s Day party style. 2. If you are looking for something a little higher quility and didn't wait until Valentines Day to think of geting a card, you should order from The Feminist Bakery. 3.… Read more

Get Your Vibe On: GoodVibes Pleasurette Review

By Elizabeth Ollero  In Sex  On Feb 12, 2016

The GoodVibes Pleasurette Size: It is the mini, you know. Length: 4” Girth: Probably gets mistaken for a butt toy. Shape: It looks like a rocket. A rocket that can fit in your pocket. Sound: bz. Bzz. BZZ. Strength: Small but mighty. Satisfaction: I’m feeling disgruntled. The Pleasurette is mini, it’s waterproof, and to me, it’s rather disappointing. I gathered myself and prepared for vibrator reviewing, a very studious act indeed. Once I was feeling settled, I began with the first examination: roommate-proofing. I… Read more

Applications Open for the BUST Craftacular | Spring! in Brooklyn

By Jules Abraham  In DIY  On Feb 12, 2016

Attention all crafters, makers, artisans, fine foodists, and stylish rebels! The BUST Craftacular | Spring! edition returns to Brooklyn Saturday, April 23rd, 2016. Are you an indie Craftinista with the goods to prove it? Apply now to join the ranks of the 100+ vendors we will feature at Brooklyn’s original indie craft fair. Come hang with the funny, fierce & feminist ladies of BUST to get pumped & pretty for the return of beautiful weather with a sun-filled shopping days. BUST will host FREE DIY workshops, spectacular… Read more
Cult comedy sequels are mostly an excuse for funny actors to get another chance to play their iconic characters, and that’s fine. But Zoolander 2 should have been so much more outrageous than it was. The sequel follows Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) and Hansel (Owen Wilson), who must come out of seclusion to investigate a string of pop star murders. Along the way, they must save Zoolander’s estranged son from the clutches of evil fashion mogul Jacobim Mugatu (Will Ferrell). The plot is thin, and it is completely… Read more
Jessica Williams, The Daily Show's reigning queen of satire, opens up about her mom, her therapist, and how she deals with haters. Jessica Williams is not a morning person. This is one of the first things she tells me when we meet on a Wednesday morning, which happens to be Free Egg Sandwich Day at The Daily Show office in New York. Williams arrives with one egg sandwich in her hand and another in her jacket pocket, wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with an illustration of the female reproductive system. She looks a bit… Read more
Ted Cruz released a new campaign ad called “Conservatives Anonymous.” It doesn’t show conservatives trying to tell harrowing stories of their struggles to give up their conservative lifestyle, it is a bunch of white people talking about how they have been lied to by Republicans past. Actress Amy Lindsay is the only woman in the ad with a line, and she happens to have also worked in softcore porn. The ad has since been yanked from the air in a maneuver that unabashedly slut shames Lindsay, who got the job based on her… Read more

Adele Is On The Cover Of Vogue, Looks AMAZING

By Erika W. Smith  In Entertainment  On Feb 12, 2016

Hello...it’s me...on the cover of Vogue!Adele just announced on Instagram that she’s Vogue’s March 2016 cover girl — and the cover story and accompanying gorgeous photos are online already for your perusal.This is Adele’s second Vogue cover; she also appeared on the March 2012 cover. Adele is very open about how much Vogue means to her — in the interview, she says she conceived her son Angelo “the day the last Vogue cover came out!”Adele also talks about her career, motherhood and her body image — including revealing… Read more

52 Weeks Of Directors: Claudia Myers

By Lauren C. Byrd  In Movies  On Feb 12, 2016

In the years since September 11, several films dealing with the war in Iraq have been released—The Hurt Locker being the most notable—but few focus on the war in Afghanistan and even fewer still have a female service member as the main character, but that’s the premise of Ft. Bliss, a film by Claudia Myers.The film was released in September 2014 and while it played at film festivals, the most important audience for this film and for director Myers to reach was veterans and military families.Maggie (Michelle Monaghan),… Read more

Let's Reclaim 'Hussy'

By BUST Magazine  In Feminism  On Feb 11, 2016

EXAMINING AN ARCHAIC WORD RIPE FOR RECLAIMING SINCE THE DAWN of patriarchy, there have been countless words in the English language that served the purpose of shaming, degrading, silencing, and demeaning women. Words that served to remind us to stay in our proper lane and not be too much of anything or we would be stamped with a label that let the world know how inappropriate and undeserving of respect we are. Slut, whore, harlot, harridan, tramp, skank, trollop, jezebel, slattern, strumpet, bitch, hoochie…the list… Read more
In December 2015, the UN named today International Day of Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). You don't need a computer science degree to celebrate the STEM women, in fact, you can join them with help from these 9 organizations teaching women and girls coding and web development. 1. Ada Dev Academy Ada Developers Academy is a year-long intensive training program for women transitioning into software development located in Seattle, Washington. The instruction is a 7-month in person… Read more
Dr. Maya Angelou is a woman who needs no introduction. She was a feminist, a humanitarian, and artist, a dancer, a powerful thinker and a moving poet. She began her career as a calypso singer and dancer, recording her first album Miss Calypso in 1957. She performed in an off-Broadway review called Calypso Heat Wave, in which she performed her own songs. As one half of the duo “Al and Rita” she toured with Alvin Ailey. By 1959 she had moved to New York to focus on her writing career. Angelou penned 36 books with 30… Read more
The new TV show Those Who Can't, created by and starring Adam Cayton-Holland, Ben Roy, and Andrew Orvedahl from the comedy group The Grawlix, follows three teachers and a librarian working at an Colorado high school and trying to get their lives together. Maria Thayer (Eagleheart, Strangers With Candy) costars as Abbey, the aforementioned librarian who's doing this job while in between opportunities. Those Who Can't is TruTV's first scripted show. Maria Thayer's character got majorly rewritten along the way, going from… Read more

Listen To 23 New Songs BUST Loves This Feburary

By Maggie Stamets  In Music  On Feb 11, 2016

In every issue, we here at BUST share lots of music we absolutely love in the BUST guide. Check out some of the best songs from our most recent issue, featuring Lizzo, Lush, Santigold, Yoko Ono and more. More from BUST Beyoncé’s 'Formation' Is An Ode To Black Pride Lucinda Williams 'The Ghosts Of Highway 20': Music Review Lush | Chorus (Box Set): Album Review Read more
Recently, the West Virginia House of Delegates debated a horrible bill that would restrict abortion access for women after 20 weeks of pregnancy, even if the pregnancy was a result of rape. In an attempt to justify the idea that the women who become pregnant during a rape should also not be allowed to have abortions, somebody let Rep. Brian Kurcaba open his mouth. This is what came out... “Obviously rape is awful.” Good opener, Delegate. He continues with "For somebody to take advantage of somebody else in such a… Read more
Ross Putnam, a Los Angeles producer, started a themed Twitter handle (@femscriptintros) that isn’t particularly shocking to anyone. The handle’s theme: sexism in scripts. As a producer, Putnam receives film pitches on a daily basis. And as a producer, he notices the trend of descriptors for their leading ladies, most of which places emphasis on being a blond “drop dead beauty” or naked. Not limited to physical descriptors, women in these scripts are reduced to tropes of shallow covetousness, emphasizing aspirations of… Read more

Did 'Sherlock' Mansplain Feminism?

By Gabriella Giambanco  In TV  On Feb 11, 2016

In January, I went to see the new Sherlock special, "The Abominable Bride," at my local movie theater. As I held my ticket in my hand, the excitement began to set in. Many Sherlock fans, including myself, had waited nearly two years for this season special and could not be more enthusiastic to revisit the characters we have come to love. Interestingly, this special took place in Victorian England during the 1800s, around the same time Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock stories originally took place. The Victorian era… Read more

8 Times Jane Austen Understood Your Love Life

By Madeline Raynor  In Books  On Feb 10, 2016

Jane Austen knew a lot about love. She never married (although a guy did propose to her), but she was an acute observer of everyone around her. She deeply understood love, courtship, and heartbreak. Jane Austen was woke as hell. Much of the truths she told in her novels are still relevant when it comes to modern love. So, next time you have a bad breakup, pick up Pride and Prejudice and look for solace in Jane’s sage words. 1. “There is safety in reserve, but no attraction. One cannot love a reserved person.”- Frank… Read more
Have you seen this new video of teenaged Ted Cruz? It’s hilariously repulsive. The video was posted to YouTube on Saturday by a high school classmate of Cruz’s who wishes to remain anonymous. It features a younger, thinner, and decidedly more attractive Cruz—his sad muppet face wasn't in full effect yet—sitting in front of a fountain discussing his future aspirations. That is after he clears up the meaning of the word “aspiration.” “Aspirations? Is that like sweat on my butt?,” Cruz says jokingly when then video… Read more
You’re probably familiar with the iconic image of Mena Suvari laying in a pile of rose petals from the film American Beauty. It’s one that screams sexuality, passion, and pleasure. Now, one San Fransisco-based photographer has re-imagined this iconic image to empower women and embrace all different types of beauty. In Carey Lynne Fruth’s American Beauty photo series, she encouraged her volunteer models to step into flower scene as “self-possessed, empowered subjects rather than sexual objects." In the film, a… Read more

Why Everyone’s First Encounter With Porn Should Be Like Mine

By Danielle Campoamor  In Living  On Feb 10, 2016

I was fourteen years old the first time I watched porn. Before I saw a “p” go into a “v”, the closest I got to sexual enlightenment was a scene from that Howard Stern movie, Private Parts. A woman calls into his newly-created show and professes her love for the radio host so, as a gesture of gratitude (I’m guessing?), Howard agrees to have sex with her on-air. The woman straddles an amplifier in her living room while Stern makes this low, continuous humming sound into the microphone, vibrating the speaker. I can’t… Read more

This Instagram Puts Scully Barbie Into Action

By Madeline Raynor  In TV  On Feb 10, 2016

The Instagram account danascullystyle takes Dana Scully Barbie off the shelf and puts her in action, where she belongs. Scully Barbie is part of the X-Files Mulder and Scully Barbie set, which is a real thing you need to buy. This awesome Instagram poses Scully in a variety of scenes from investigating ectoplasmic manifestations and conducting autopsies to snuggling up with Mulder. We need more Barbies of badass female TV characters. Check out some of the awesome pics below: 1. Scully is never off the clock when there… Read more

Kim Gordon And Her Daughter Coco Bring Back The '90s In Madewell Campaign

By Anastasia K Zimitravich  In Style  On Feb 10, 2016

Madewell reinvigorates fuzzed-out 90s flares by enlisting Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon and her daughter, Coco Gordon Moore, for their campaign for a new collection by Daryl Kerrigan (sales start tomorrow). Kerrigan is famed as owner of NYC label, Daryl K, and for designing THE hip hugger bootleg jean of the 90s. You may remember her downtown it-girl style and intial enlistment of Kim Gordon way back when. Daryl includes a statement on Kim Gordon as her design inspiration: One of Daryl’s most legendary fans is rock legend… Read more

Fight Fat-Phobia With These Rad Fatty Merit Badges

By BUST Magazine  In Entertainment  On Feb 10, 2016

NEWS FLASH: THIS WORLD isn’t exactly kind to fat people. Studies show that big folks are discriminated against in almost every aspect of life. Thankfully, we have Stacy Bias and her Rad Fatty Merit Badges to lighten the load. Stacy Bias, Fat Activist and Creator of Rad FattyBias, a London-based activist, came up with the idea of making badges that celebrate the small accomplishments of large people after she watched a hateful anti-fat viral video. “I went to bed thinking about how many people got to the end of that… Read more
Firstly, let me give you my demographics: white, woman, 34, liberal, feminist, low-income, blue-collar background, no children, in debt, first in family to go to college, living in major U.S. city. Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get to the “issues.” I’m one of those people born in between the Millennials and Gen X. I have no allegiances to either. Sometimes I think this makes me an objective outsider. Other times, I have no idea why people are so blind. In this election season, it feels like both. Starting with… Read more

One of the Boys

By Neal Querio  In Living  On Feb 09, 2016

I support Bernie Sanders because he is a leader, not because I am trying to impress the boys. He is not afraid to call out Wall Street for being a corrupt political machine. One of the most powerful statements he has said was the fact that people on Wall Street were allowed to bankrupt the economy without going to prison but a kid caught smoking pot can go away for years and have his whole life destroyed. His stance on education is realistic and rational. I am not necessarily in favor of free college but why should I… Read more
As Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have become head-to-head rivals, their denizens have begun attacking each other, the Democratic Party eating itself like a snake that loves science and Planned Parenthood. And things have gotten ugly.For many of us, it's not simply politics as usual. It's very personal.For me, the backlash against Hillary Clinton feels very, very personal.Can you imagine how absolutely infuriating it must be for Hillary to have to work so hard to be likable, but strong? Hip, but above the need to… Read more

Bernie or Bust

By Sarah Martinez  In Living  On Feb 09, 2016

Early in the campaign, I skimmed over the list of presidential hopefuls, only to recognize a few names. I rolled my eyes at certain candidates (you know who) and when finished, decided I was Team Hillary. The Democratic party left me with few choices, but I figured it was time for a woman president. I didn’t want another old white guy in the White House. I signed up for her emails, followed her on social media, and was constantly reminded of her good chances of winning the Democratic nomination whenever I watched the… Read more

Fake Progressive Girls

By Alyssa Franke  In Living  On Feb 09, 2016

If you’ve been on Tumblr lately, then you’ve probably seen these memes floating around. They jokingly attempt to inform voters about where the Democratic presidential candidates stand on the issues that “really matter,” like Star Wars and Harry Potter.Now, as a political nerd and a fangirl, I’m totally here for pop culture politics. I for one can’t wait to hear Bernie Sanders’ and Hillary Clinton’s positions on the exclusion of Rey from The Force Awakens merchandise and the use of “No-Maj” for American Muggles in… Read more
Ladies in the Baroque period were not messing around when it came to wigs. The higher the hair, the closer to God. And sometimes, they added in a toy boat for good measure. Russian paper artist Asya Kozina crafted beautiful paper reproductions of these elaborate wigs. In this photo series by photographer Anastasia Andreeva, models sport her wigs as well as 18th century-inspired costumes. Gaze at these stunning photos and channel your inner Marie Antoinette. Check out paper wizard Asya Kozina's other work here and here.… Read more

I Quit My Job To Become A Full-Time Haikuist: BUST True Story

By Lisa Markuson  In Living  On Feb 08, 2016

When I was younger, someone told me I was supposed to grow up, get a good job, and make lots of money. That didn’t sound very interesting to me, so everything I’ve done in my adult life has been trial and error. (Many, many errors.) I have worked in jobs ranging from Segway Tour Guide to Pig Farmer to PR Hack to Sculptor to Social Media Executive. Now, I’m a Full­ Time Professional Haikuist. Perhaps the only one on earth. When I started composing typewriter haiku with my business partners Daniel and Erick, it was… Read more
Super Bowl? What Super Bowl? Who needs the Super Bowl when you have Jane Fonda, Gloria Steinem and a room full of comedians including SNL’s Sasheer Zamata, The Daily Show’s Wyatt Cenac, 30 Rock’s Judah Friedlander, Comedy Central’s Michelle Buteau, Rosie O’Donnell and Broadway star Sarah Jones performing to benefit women’s rights?Fonda, Steinem and the comedians partnered with the Women’s Equality ERA Coalition to put on A Night Of Comedy With Jane Fonda at Caroline’s On Broadway in New York last night, raising funds… Read more

Beyoncé’s 'Formation' Is An Ode To Black Pride

By Emery Desper  In Music  On Feb 08, 2016

Beyoncé is one of the most prolific pop stars of our time. She continues to push boundaries and change the way we think about women in music and black women in particular. Her image of perfection is well noted and often used as a way to criticize her for not being as authentic as starlets such as Rihanna. Although this particular gripe rings hollow, it is understandable that Beyoncé being so good at what she does, as well as her sheer dominance as a force in music and pop culture, can be alienating for those who want… Read more

Enter To Win Tickets To BAM's Witches Brew Film Series

By Olivia Harrison  In Movies  On Feb 08, 2016

As part of BAMcinématek, BAM (the Brooklyn Academy of Music) has put together a film series called Witches Brew, which will run February 16th through the 29th. This series will mark the release of Robert Eggers’s The Witch. Since witches are symbols for “empowered, unconstrained womanhood,” BUST was excited to team up with BAM for this witchy watch-a-ton. We’re giving away tickets to the showing of Hocus Pocus, Häxan, and The Craft. It's a great opportunity to revisit your old favorite witchy women or discover these… Read more
From the BUST archives, we're bringing you this 2006 interview with Samantha Bee. The Daily Show correspondent Samantha Bee talks about what it's like to work at the male-dominated show, her plans for her daughter, and hot penguin-on-penguin action. SAMANTHA BEE JUST moved into her new apartment two days ago, so you'll have to forgive her for the mess. Practically the only thing organized is the pantry, with its bevy of herbal teas. Bee is caffeine free for another three months, until she gives birth to her daughter,… Read more

Make Your Room 10 Times Cuter With This DIY Wall Hanging

By BUST Magazine  In DIY  On Feb 08, 2016

A WOVEN WALL hanging makes for awesome décor, and it’s way easier to create than you think. You can even make your own loom with just a frame and some nails! It’s the perfect meditative craft for when leaving your warm and toasty home is the last thing you want to do. It’s also the best way to use up all that random yarn you’ve accumulated. This weaving is small, but you can scale it to any size you want. Soon, you’ll be a regular threadbanger!WHAT YOU’LL NEED:• Assortment of yarn (any color, texture, or type will do)•… Read more

Lucinda Williams 'The Ghosts of Highway 20': Music Review

By BUST Magazine  In Music  On Feb 08, 2016

The very prolific Lucinda Williams’ 12th studio album is another successful blend of folk, blues, and Americana. She displays her masterful songwriting skills with pondering ballads like “House Of Earth,” bluesy tracks like “I Know All About It” and “Death Came,” and the acoustic songs “Place In My Heart” and “Louisiana Story.” Williams and her band go electric on “Bitter Memory,” and on the climactic “Faith & Grace,” where she repeats, in her road-weathered rasp, that she needs a little more faith and grace. I have… Read more
The Coen Brothers are back with Hail, Caesar!, an homage to Old Hollywood. Set around a major Hollywood studio in the 1950s, the film has more plotlines than I can count on both hands, all centered around a busy, stressed-out studio “fixer” Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin) who’s just trying to make it the day without sneaking a cigarette. Here are just a few problems that the fixer has to fix: The studio’s biggest star (George Clooney) goes missing right in the middle of filming a majorly expensive film, Hail, Caesar: A… Read more

Do As The Doll, Not As I Do: Thoughts On Barbie's New Bod

By Samantha Noyes  In Living  On Feb 05, 2016

The public screams for joy over new Barbie are kind of nauseating when you think about it. I mean, I completely understand having Barbies representing every color of the rainbow — hell, there are a lot more they could do, but it's a start. But these tears of joy over a plastic doll, more than likely put together in shady situations, is such nonsense. It's a fraud, and we’re lying to ourselves if we think it's going to make a difference. Back in the '90s (Were you even alive back then? Ugh youth), they released dolls… Read more
How much would you pay to hush your accuser? Florida State University and Erica Kinsman settled on the figure of $950,000. And Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston didn’t have to pay a cent of that sum. Back in December of 2012, Winston allegedly raped Kinsman, a first-year pre-med student, after meeting and taking shots at a Tallahassee bar. At that time, Winston was a redshirted freshman quarterback for the FSU Seminoles football team; in other words, he was a practicing member of the team, but didn’t… Read more

You Have To See These 3 Upcoming Documentaries

By Michael Lavine  In Movies  On Feb 05, 2016

Sundance always finds such wonderfully powerful documentaries, and this year was no exception. There was considerable buzz about many of the docs showing, so I wasn’t surprised when SONITA, a film about a female rapper in conservative Iran, won the World Cinema Jury Prize and Weiner, the unprecedented inside look Anthony Weiner’s fall from grace, won the U.S Grand Jury Prize. It’s exciting that many of these films will be released out into the world soon. Here are a few reviews of documentary films that I was lucky… Read more
Dumping toxic significant others and eating great snacks? Sounds like a productive night. In a new short film from Derek Lam that we’re excited to premiere, two ladies dump their other halves in a taxi on Crosby Street while rain pours outside and the smell of pizza fills the air.The three-minute short film, titled “Rain Day,” is part of a creative new campaign from designer Derek Lam; instead of launching a traditional print campaign for his new "10 Crosby" fragrance collection inspired by New York’s Crosby Street,… Read more
For years, men on Internet message boards have been sharing revenge fantasies targeting the women who’ve rejected them. But what is motivating their repeated references to a violent “Beta Uprising,” and how dangerous are the guys who chat online about it? ON OCTOBER 1, 2015, in a scene that has become depressingly familiar, 26-year-old Christopher Harper-Mercer walked into Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, and opened fire, killing nine people and injuring nine more. Like George Sodini, who killed three… Read more

52 Weeks of Directors: Lucrecia Martel

By Lauren C. Byrd  In Movies  On Feb 05, 2016

Lucrecia Martel grew up in Salta, a northeastern province of Argentina, where her films are now often set. As a child, she planned to become a physicist.“But I started to have doubts about this career path and I enrolled in a series of programs for various careers: zoology, advertising, and art history—all in different provinces of Argentina. I was willing to travel anywhere, but I didn’t know exactly what I would end up studying. Finally, I decided to take a history course in my hometown, and think about what I wanted… Read more
In the most gratifying moment so far in 2016, outspoken internet douchebag Roosh V., a.k.a. that guy who wants to make rape legal and the self-proclaimed “King of Masculinity,” was found living at home in his mother’s basement. The misogynist creator of the infamous misogynist website Return of Kings called 911 after receiving death threats because he is a deplorable person. The 36-year-old blogger was spotted by the Daily Mail talking to police in the driveway of his mom’s house in Maryland. Roosh the Douche has… Read more
Pride and Prejudice and ZombiesWritten and directed by Burr SteersOut February 5 Almost seven years after Seth Grahame-Smith’s parody novel, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, enjoyed its brief moment in the spotlight, the film adaptation has finally arrived. And the good news is—it’s a lot of fun. The title gives away the simple, silly concept: What if Pride and Prejudice had zombies in it? Jane Austen’s classic story is now set in an alternate version of Regency-era England, where social events are held in secure… Read more
I. W. Gregorio was working full-time as a urologist when the thought came to her: what if there was a young adult novel with a protagonist that wasn’t exclusively male or female, but instead, none of the above? That was the central driving force behind her YA novel, None of the Above (Balzer + Bray / HarperCollins 2015), which focuses on the identity struggle of main character Kristin Lattimer when she discovers she’s intersex. Specifically, Kristin has androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS), which is one of the more… Read more