This week's BBC Two Newsnight’s Encounters series, in which notable guests interview each other, featured music and film legends Patti Smith and David Lynch. The two discussed various topics, including Lynch’s Twin Peaks, the feminist band Pussy Riot and Bobby Vinton’s influence. Smith recalls her interaction with Pussy Riot saying, “One of the things they were saying to me was 'Everyone wants us to speak to them but what are we supposed to ... Read More
In Norah Shapiro’s documentary, Miss Tibet: Beauty in Exile, a Tibetan-American teenageer leaves home in Wisconsin, dons a bikini and high heels, and heads to Dharamsala, India to vie for the crown of Miss Tibet. The film follows Tenzin Khecheo on an unusual search for her “Tibetan-ness” by way of a western-style beauty pageant staged by an eccentric impresario in the Indian region home to the exiled Tibetan government. Personally, I have a ... Read More
  T-Swift is always making headlines. Among other things, she's recently seen the light and is a self-proclaimed feminist, Diplo has been calling her out on Twitter for not having an ass (with none other than Lorde quickly coming to her defense), and have you guys seen her ridiculously gorgeous cover for Wonderland Magazine?? But we can’t forget why she’s here in the first place—she’s an amazingly talented artist. Her highly ... Read More
  Lena Dunham's mother, Laurie Simmons, is an artist known for her work with tiny models (hence Lena's movie Tiny Furniture), and dolls. Her work has evolved over the years from miniatures to life size, and now, real life (modeling a doll's life). You may remember her recent photography set, The Love Doll where a sex doll was posed in normal everyday scenes. This is fairly different.  This set is called Kigurumi, Dollers and How We See.  The ... Read More
On the cult comedy Community, Gillian Jacobs’ character, Britta, is a fan favorite. Here, she dishes on her childhood as a “baby feminist,” her upcoming role on Girls, and the trouble with balls When I meet Gillian Jacobs for lunch at Bouchon Bistro in Beverly Hills, it’s kind of a banner day. Alison Bechdel, originator of the Bechdel test—a handy way to determine whether a movie is sexist—has just been awarded a MacArthur ... Read More
We know you must be tired from BUST’s Boston Craftacular (we certainly are); but no sleep ‘til Brooklyn, ladies! On Saturday, Dec. 6 and Sunday, Dec. 7, the Craftacular is moving along to the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint.  Among the event’s diverse offerings, such as whimsical greeting cards, herbal medicines, and “cuppies” (a cupcake cookie hybrid, the perfect cure to your sweet tooth), is the lady-empowering DIY creations ... Read More
Amelia's Magazine was founded in 2004 by Amelia Gregory, a professional photographer-turned-independent publisher who also calls celidhs (or barndances, if you prefer) with her band Green Kite Midnight. "Amelia’s Magazine began and continues life at Amelia’s House, which is consequently very unglamourous and full of boxes," reads the blurb on her website. "It was and is a labour of love: run on a shoestring by Amelia Gregory and her dedicated team of ... Read More
As you sit in your warm bed tomorrow morning, wondering whether or not to bother getting out of said bed, check the Weather Whiskers app. Either you'll go outside to enjoy a freakish November heatwave, or you'll stay where you are looking at adorably dressed-up feline weather forecasters.  Features include: 4-day Furrcast; Know Wut clothes 2 Wear; See Many Citiez; Can Haz 4 Free!  And if you do get out of bed, be sure to checkout the BUST ... Read More
  LaJune Grant is the first female to have seven straight wins on BET’s “Freestyle Friday Competition,” retiring to the Freestyle Friday Hall of Fame in 2003, and making it into the hearts of everyone who has ever experienced her talent. Grant regularly performed when she first moved to New York (at The Apollo Theater, Arlene’s Grocery, The Delancy, and so much more) to pursue a music career, and she finally stepping up to the mic again ... Read More
“Free The Nipple” is a film with a mission to empower women across the world. It is an equality movement that stands up against female oppression and censorship prevalent around the world. The film, inspired by true events, follows a group of young women in New York City who protest the archaic censorship laws. It is illegal for a woman to be topless (including breastfeeding) in 35 states. The director of the film, Lina Esco told Variety, ... Read More
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