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Graphic novels can be a lot more complex than Archie. And in the vein of Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi and Fun Home by Alison Bechdel, these four new graphic memoirs and graphic novels by women get deep. They tackle topics including Amy Kurzweil's grandmother's Holocaust survival story in Flying Couch; to what it was like for Cristy C. Road to grow up, as the subtitle says, "queer, Cuban, and punk in Miami" in Indestructible; to sexual violence in the '70s in Una's Becoming Unbecoming. Last but certainly not least, Dame Darcy's...
  GQ has been plugging their new cover star, “the greatest tennis player of all time,” on Twitter this week.  But a number of tennis fans are not having it. Serena Williams has won more Grand Slam singles titles than any other player (23, to Federer’s 18) but as experts point out, there is no one concrete way to determine the greatest tennis player of all time, especially across both men's and women's tennis. Should it be based on singles titles? Prize money? Time spent at No. 1?  Fox...
Chrissie Hynde is back on the chain gang, so to speak. Well, back on the road, to be exact. She and her band the Pretenders are touring in support of their cracklin’ new album Alone (reviewed in BUST's December/January 2017 issue, here). If you haven’t caught the Pretenders live yet, there are still upcoming dates for shows, including some featuring everyone's favorite gothic white witch, the legendary Stevie Nicks, before the Pretenders head off to Europe. If you've never seen the great Pretender herself (and...
If you haven't studied art, you may not have heard of Alice Neel. Now's your time to catch up. Born in 1900, Neel moved to New York with her husband, Cuban painter Carlos Enriquez, in the late 1920s and lived there for most of the rest of her life, until her death at age 84. Neel was known for her portraits of family, friends, writers, poets, artists, and everyday people, and her art often engaged with social and political issues. Now, a new exhibit and book...
Jenny Slate is a force to be reckoned with. With two new films, a new home and a new life chapter as a single woman, she is truly living in the eye of the hurricane. Never one to shy away from emotional honesty, Slate talked to New York Magazine about being newly single and what that means after years of being part of a duo, most recently a highly publicized relationship with Captain America (Chris Evans). “The way I feel now is I’ve stepped out of...
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