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The Golden Globes this year were essentially a big, fancy feminist uprising with a few pointless awards sprinkled in. On this episode of the Poptarts podcast, BUST’s Digital Editorial Director Erika W. Smith joins Callie and Emily to debate every last detail of this #TimesUp launch party masquerading as an awards show. About: BUST's Poptarts is a twice-monthly podcast hosted by BUST Magazine editors Emily Rems and Callie Watts that celebrates women in pop culture. The first half of each episode is devoted to a hot topic in entertainment, and in the...
  On January 9, All the Money in the World made headlines when USA Today reported Michelle Williams was paid under $1,000 during the film reshoot while her co-star Mark Wahlberg made — well — all the money in the world (or $1.5 million). Now, the Hollywood Reporter is sharing that Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross is apparently earning “significantly less” than her onscreen husband Anthony Anderson. The award-winning show is currently undergoing negotiations for its fifth season. An unnamed source told the Hollywood Reporter that if Ellis Ross isn’t...
    On Wednesday, Samantha Bee unleashed a hilarious and poignant bit of full-frontal-feminist standup on her show, saying, “so now that we’re finally listening to women, some people are asking an important question: should we stop listening to women?” Her question references the backlash the #MeToo movement is receiving in response to the Shitty Media Men List and the accusation against Aziz Ansari. A little context: In October, a woman, who has since revealed herself to be Moira Donegan, anonymously compiled a crowd-sourced list of men working...
What happens when gaudy excess and punk rock recklessness merge? You get PRIMA's newest video, “Diva.” PRIMA is a Brooklyn post-punk powerhouse headed by charismatic frontwoman Rose Blanshei. The music is lightning-charged, with inventive guitar hooks, dark fuzzy riffs, and foreboding breaks buzzing with overdrive and amp noise, all driven by the sheer energy of Blanshei’s declarative vocals. Blanshei sings, “Get in control like a diva / I’m in control / I’m in control.” According to Blanshei, the song itself resembles a schizophrenic breakdown of a...
In October 2017, Vogue magazine ran a headline on its website that read, “How That ‘Boys Will Be Boys’ Embroidery Became the Internet’s Response to Harvey Weinstein,” referring to an embroidery work created by Shannon Downey of Badass Cross Stitch. Downey runs a blog and website dedicated to her arts, crafts, needle and activist work, and her cross-stitching — the same medium used by grandmothers throughout history to display ABCs and "I Love Yous" on pillows and dish towels — is used to declare clear...
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