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This guest post was written by Sarah C. Jones. BJÖRK Vulnicura(Polydor Records) Fans of Björk know that the only thing predictable about her work is constant change. The Icelandic multi-instrumentalist’s last album, 2011’s Biophilia, was a conceptual (and somewhat bloodless) multimedia project, but Vulnicura is a deeply intimate chronicle of heartbreak. Written in real time, these nine tracks detail an excruciating break-up with her longtime partner. Although it ends on a hopeful note, Vulnicura puts the listener through the emotional wringer—"Black Lake" in particular is a devastating listen.   Of course,...
In 2011, Audra Mulkern was not a photographer. She was not a blogger, not a writer, and definitely not a self-published author—not yet that is. “I always joke that the whole thing kind of developed organically,” she told BUST in a phone interview. What started with a pre-Instagram era iPhone 3G photo series and strange looks from farmers as she snapped shots of their produce has since turned into a successful self-published book, a blog, and an ever-growing look into the lives of female farmers. Before...
Okay, so you might have ignored the 'Super Bowl' part of 'Super Bowl Sunday.' It’s fine: We did too. But some of the tweets about the big game were definitely not to be missed, particularly the ones from Portlandia. Obviously. The digital quips of our favorite fake booksellers—Toni and Candance from the show's Women & Women First store—gave us opportunity to guffaw at almost every pass (that's what they do in football, right?) via the hashtag #FemininistBookstoreSaysWhat. From Katy Perry at half time to the...
As a refresher for those of us who have seen the movie Groundhog Day a million times but still never remember the tradition because it makes no sense, it goes like this: If Punxsutawney Phil doesn’t see his shadow when he emerges from his burrow, spring will come early, and if he does, winter will last another six weeks. The bizarre folklore becomes a little less random when you look at its history, which we did so you wouldn’t have to. You're welcome. Groundhog Day is...
Yet again, Carl’s Jr., the American burger chain restaurant, has feminists groaning: This year's Super Bowl commercial features a staff of farmers market dudes swooning over an "all-natural” set of knockers slow-mo'ing their way through the veggie stalls. At the end model Charlotte McKinney takes a whopping bite out of a burger. These sorts of infamous Super Bowl commercials are pretty par for the course: It's not surprising that model Charlotte McKinney’s boobs are not-so-subtly replaced by melons, or that a clearly genetically modified apple covers...