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In the fall of 1994, I was a new mom, a new wife, and a faithful fanatic of the brand new sitcom, Friends. I looked forward to Thursday night TV all week. I had just turned 21, and after a full day of changing diapers, watching Barney, and reading Shakespeare, I would glue myself to my grandma’s hand-me-down console TV in our first apartment and pretend I was carefree again. I imagined myself, along with my own friends, living it up in Manhattan, drinking from oversized coffee cups, and popping in and out of each other’s apartments.
I started the first episode of Netflix's new original series Stranger Things at 2AM. I turned off all the lights to create a perfect atmosphere for a bone-chilling horror show. I’ll just watch an episode or two, then go to bed, I thought. Yeah, right. Before long — or so it seemed — the sun was coming up, and I covered my window with a blanket to block out the light so I could continue watching until 7AM. (It was not my proudest moment. The last time I did something like that, I’d been watching Twin Peaks.
“If I’m still single, does that mean there’s something wrong with me?” asked a friend, a 25-year-old woman living in Brooklyn, New York. I faked a smile and assured her she would find someone eventually, but inside, I was fuming. How could someone think something so ridiculous? Then I remembered this was not a totally foreign emotion; it was actually a sentiment I have felt many times before.
The Democratic National Convention has been quite an interesting mixture of inspiration, anger, and entertainment. Last night we were introduced to Vice Presidential nominee Tim Kaine and his plethora of dad jokes. We got to see our goofy uncle Joe Biden use his favorite word “malarkey” against Donald Trump. We got to hear President Obama give another one of his classically enchanting speeches. Last but certainly not least, we got a surprise visit from the first female Democratic nominee herself, Hillary Clinton.
Chloe Baker, who goes by the stage name Bitter’s Kiss, is the latest (and youngest) hot voice in EDM. Even those familiar with her voice may not realize that she is an incredibly talented indie-pop artist first. As a (recent) 16-year-old from Weehawken, NJ, no one is more surprised at her success than, well, herself. She started simply by recording one song in her basement and putting it on Soundcloud, which then grew to being the voice behind the anthem for 2016 Life In Color tour.
  In every issue, BUST's book review section is full of interesting and unique books by and about women — here, we've rounded up the 10 best-reviewed books from our August/September 2016 issue. Most of these books are out RIGHT NOW, so zoom down to your local indie bookstore and pick up these gems from Anuradha Roy, Michelle Tea, Katrine Marçal and more.   Sleeping On Jupiter: A Novel By Anuradha Roy (Graywolf Press)Rating: 5/5   In this stunning novel about suffering and healing, author Anuradha Roy explores the dark layers of life we try to keep hidden.
Kristen Stewart is in love — and we’re so happy for her. In a new interview with Elle UK, KStew opens up about her relationship with her girlfriend, Alicia Cargile, for the first time. “Right now I’m just really in love with my girlfriend,” Kristen says in the interview. “We’ve broken up a couple of times and gotten back together, and this time I was like, ‘Finally, I can feel again.’” Many people are calling this Kristen Stewart’s coming out — and it certainly is the first time she’s publicly spoken about her relationship.
  I probably started watching Gilmore Girls in the 5th grade—long before I understood any of the references (tbh, still don’t understand many of them). I, then, received the official Gilmore Girls complete 7 series box set for Christmas in the 8th grade (I didn’t realize how damn expensive that was until googling it just now, thanks, Mom and Dad). Later, in high school, I would watch reruns after school at 4:00 on ABC Family, quite the staple in my daily routine.
Once upon a time, after working very long days and weekends, I concluded I was more than ready for a business partner. I felt a partner would divide the workload, add new skill sets, contribute to the vision with new ideas and insights, increase capital, and add new contacts, clients, vendors, etc. Seems reasonable, right? Yes. But easy? Not so much. Despite all the available advice sometimes you just have to learn the hard way—and I did. I engaged with multiple potential partners in my quest to find the right fit.
They say imitation is the finest form of flattery, and while this isn't always true (aka when corporations steal from artists), when it's an artist paying homage to another artist, it's definitely sweet. Lane Moore of It Was Romance has been a big fan of '90s sweetheart Fiona Apple since she was a budding musician. "Fiona Apple has been such an influence on me, creatively and personally, since I was a kid," Moore told Gil Kaufman of Billboard.
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