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March is ending and April is here! Our picks for this week in feminist-friendly entertainment include a new movie starring Lola Kirke and Zoë Kravitz, a new standup special from comedian Sofia Niño de Rivera, new music from Frankie Cosmos, a new novel by Meg Wolitzer, and more. Plus, BUST's April/May issue is on newsstands right now, so make sure you pick it up (or subscribe). MOVIES Gemini L.A.-set thriller Gemini stars Lola Kirke as Jill, best friend/personal assistant to celebrity Heather (Zoë Kravitz) who has to go...
Heineken is the most recent offender in the racist advertisement epidemic. They’ve come under fire for a video in which a white bartender gawks at a light-skinned woman about to drink a glass of wine and slides a bottle of light beer down the bar towards her. The bottle passes several dark-skinned black people on the way, and as the light-skinned woman picks up the beer to drink it, the words, “Sometimes, lighter is better” flash across the screen.  Heineken is a massive, multinational corporation. It’s...
  Malala Visits Pakistan  Malala Yousafzai has returned to Pakistan for the first time since 2012, when she was shot in the head while campaigning for girls’ education. Details of the trip are being kept secret for obvious reasons, so it is unclear whether she’ll be able to visit her family’s home region of Swat on the four-day trip. Read more on BBC.   Washington Governor Bans Conversion Therapy The Seattle Times reports that Washington governor Jay Inslee has signed into law a bill that bans therapists from using sexual orientation conversion...
Sheida Soleimani’s understanding of the world has always been shaped by art and injustice. Both of the Iranian-American artist’s parents opposed the totalitarian Iranian government in the early '80s, and they instilled political consciousness in their daughter. As a child in Cincinnati, Soleimani’s mother would draw pictures depicting her experiences of imprisonment and torture under Ayatollah Khomeini’s regime, according to Fader. Iranian voices have been the basis of her work ever since, and her creations have been defined by her life experience and identity as...
In every issue of BUST, managing editor Emily Rems chooses her ten picks for the best in pop culture. Check out the list from our April/May issue, featuring Margaret Cho, Tully, I Am Evidence, and more.  1. Tully Kimberly French / Focus Features Superstar screenwriter Diablo Cody (Juno, Jennifer’s Body, Young Adult) returns to theaters May 4 with Tully. The film stars Charlize Theron as a mother of three who forms a unique bond with her new night nanny. Find out more at focusfeatures.com/tully.    2. Margaret Cho, "Fresh Off The Bloat"...