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Who’s your favorite modern photographer? Don’t answer yet—we’ve compiled a list of some of the best women in photography you may not know, given the gender imbalance when it comes to revered photographers. This is an imbalance that Fiona Rogers, founder of Firecracker, has sought to remedy through her website. Now, with Max Houghton, Rogers has compiled an astounding collection of art made by 33 of the best photographers around the world. The book, titled Firecrackers: Female Photographers Now, is “a celebration of photography, a celebration...
We’re trying a new feature here at BUST.com — a roundup of the day’s biggest feminist political and pop culture news. After Uma Thurman’s revelations about the dangerous and dehumanizing conditions Tarantino made her work in on the set of Kill Bill 2, Jezebel found some vintage Tarantino sexism: a 2003 interview in which he insisted that Roman Polanski’s 13-year-old rape victim “wanted to have it.” He said: “She wanted to have it and dated the guy [...] and by the way, were talking about America’s...
“As the basket was padded and lined with satin, and bedizened with fringe and ribbons, pussy did not object to being a prisoner therein, and to being placed on the lady’s bustle as a pack.” —Truth, 1887 During the mid-1880s, the silhouette of women’s gowns was characterized by the size and shape of the bustle or “dress improver.” Unlike the more moderate-sized dress improvers of the 1870s, the bustle of the 1880s was—at its most extreme—large, protruding, and shelf-like. For fashionable ladies with cats, it provided a...
Uma Thurman posted a video on Instagram yesterday of a car accident she suffered while filming Quentin Tarantino's blood-drenched flick, Kill Bill 2. The video bolsters a New York Times op-ed by Maureen Dowd published on Saturday, in which Thurman detailed abuse she experienced from Tarantino and Harvey Weinstein. In the expose, Thurman said that Harvey Weinstein assaulted her in the late 1990s, threatening to derail her career if she went public. Before the assault, Thurman had worked with Weinstein on Pulp Fiction and hadn't yet begun production on Kill Bill, a...
  Edith Isaac-Rose — artist, teacher, and founder of Art Workshop International — passed away earlier this year on January 20, 2018. After graduating from The Art Institute of Chicago in 1951, Isaac-Rose began her career as an abstract expressionist — but her most famous work was her series of political criticism entitled “Daily Rage,” which she began in 1987. Drawing inspiration from the daily newspaper, the series featured drawings, paintings, and embroidery that depicted our nation's corrupt upper class and its victims. Isaac-Rose didn’t hold...