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Last week, we were lucky enough to sit down with cartoonist Ellen Lindner, the artist behind the graphic novel Undertow and anthology The Strumpet. During her interview, Lindner named Alison Bechdel, who wrote the comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For, as someone she admired in the field. If you were intrigued by Lindner’s work, or are interested in finding new graphic memoirs of the type that Bechdel is famous for, check out this article on Flavorwire: “8 Worthy Successors to Alison Bechdel”.  Nicole Georges & Co. This list...
As Roe v. Wade turns 40 this year, the discussion about reproductive rights in America is as heated as ever. With an election cycle that ushered in a slew of despicable comments about rape from politicians and pundits alike, the disparity between those for and against abortion in America became even more abundantly clear. But it turns out that all those misinformed comments about sexual assault and women’s health weren’t very persuasive—at least not in the way that the speakers intended.  A new NBC/WSJ poll shows...
Study leaders Stacy Smith and Marc Choueiti  Here’s a bit of good news for those among you who are continually frustrated with the boys club that is the American movie machine. A new study commissioned by the Sundance Institute and Women In Film Los Angeles shows that female filmmakers are far better represented in independent film than in Hollywood. The results of this research reveal that female filmmakers are finding success in independent film, but there are still a lot of challenges and barriers that need...
There’s no better way to spend Tuesday morning than dreaming about Friday night—especially when there’s a particularly awesome dance party on the horizon! The Young Things and Har Mar Superstar will be at the Lit Lounge on Friday the 25th, and those of you who are NYC-based should most definitely check it out. The party will commence at 10pm with DJ Har Mar spinning some booty-shaking tunes. At 11:30, the Young Things will play a full set, including tracks from their upcoming album. $5 gets...
The Feb/Mar issue of BUST is our “Love & Sex” issue, and you’re gonna swoon when you see what’s inside. Indie hunk Jason Schwartzman graces the cover, and tells all about his quirky new flick and a special lady in his life. You’ll also get some drop-dead delicious recipes, DIY tutorials that are too cute to be believed, Japan’s latest dating trend, and some bedroom tricks you won’t learn anywhere else.  We’re dedicating this issue to everybody’s favorite topics, Love & Sex, and you’ll definitely get hot for these stories: Romantic...