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This April, British explorer Felicity Aston, 40, will lead a team of 11 women hailing from both European and Middle Eastern nations on a grueling trek to the North Pole. The group, called the Women’s Euro Arabian North Pole Expedition, is attempting to reach their destination over the course of two weeks. Other than Aston, nobody on the team has ever been to the Arctic before, and if they make it, several will become the first women from their countries to reach the North Pole. Aston’s goal is...
After nearly breaking the internet by hinting that someone bit Beyoncé, Tiffany Haddish is back with a new announcement: she’s going to be exec producing Unsubscribed, a new comedy series in development at HBO. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Unsubscribed  “will examine female blackness, beauty and identity through a behind-the-scenes look at the Instagram hustle.” Haddish will be joined by co-writers and producers Xosha Roquemore (who appeared in Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here and Fox’s The Mindy Project) and Danielle Henderson (HBO’s Divorce, Hulu’s Difficult People). This...
Cardi B Dropped Her New Album This Morning The rapper who created “Bodak Yellow”  — arguably the anthem of 2017 —  dropped her debut album Invasion of Privacy this morning. Forbes writes that Cardi B’s hours-old album is already eligible for a Gold certification. ICE Detains More Pregnant Women Immigrations and Customs Enforcement ended the policy of releasing pregnant women while their cases were pending. NPR reports that 506 pregnant women have been taken into custody since December, and tells the heartbreaking story of a woman who miscarried...
tatiana de la tierra was a print-based activist, feminist dyke, and bilingual writer. During the '90s, tatiana founded, edited, and contributed to the transnational Latina lesbian zines esto no tiene nombre and conmoción. The zines, publishing work in English, Spanish, and Spanglish, featured contributors from all over the US, Caribbean, Latin America, and Europe. They focused on feminism, multicultural identities, queer desire, colonialism, racism, and sexuality. de la tierra received an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Texas at El Paso and a...
In each issue of BUST, Amber Tamblyn reviews a book of poetry. From our April/May 2018 issue, here's her review of "Open Your Mouth Like a Bell" by Mindy Nettifee: There's a sharp art in wielding dark humor and tender reality, and the poems in Mindy Nettifee's new collection, Open Your Mouth Like a Bell (Write Bloody), pierce like pointed, poetic blades. "There are many doorways," begins the title poem. "The eating sadness donuts on a frozen river in Vermont/doorway./The ecstatic yes doorway./The psychedelic healing in a...