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Week Of Women: December 8-14, 2017

 

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Welcome back to our weekly roundup of women-centered pop culture picks! This week brings us the long-awaited release of the Tonya Harding biopic I, Tonya (which I loooved), the return of The Crown, and Tiffany Haddish's first book. Again, we haven’t watched/listened to/read these ourselves, but when we have, we’ll link to a review or refer to it if it’s in print.

Before we go on, I want to remind you about the BUST Craftacular in Brooklyn this weekend, where along with over 150 vendors we’ll be featuring, for the first time, the BUST School of Creative Living — a series of workshops (on everything from BDSM101 to zine-making), talks (featuring Amber Tamblyn, Lindy West, and more), and concerts (featuring New Myths, Haybabys, and more). You can find out more and get tickets here.

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MOVIES

I, Tonya

Director Craig Gillespie takes us back to the infamous rivalry between figure skaters Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan in this black comedy/drama, with Margot Robbie starring as Tonya Harding and Allison Janney giving an incredible performance as Tonya’s mother. Out Friday, December 8. See BUST's Dec/Jan issue for review.

The Doll

Writer/director Susannah O’Brien is behind this horror film starring Valeria Lukyanova, aka The Human Barbie, as a possessed doll. Out Friday, December 8.

TV

The Crown

Netflix’s TV series about the life of a young Queen Elizabeth II returns for its second season, this time promising more Prince Philip (UGH), more Princess Margaret (Good!) and the introduction of JFK and Jackie Kennedy (Sure!). Out Friday, December 8.

Arthur Miller: Writer

Filmmaker and novelist Rebecca Miller — whose films include the Private Lives of Pippa Lee and Maggie’s Plan — gets personal with this documentary about her father, the playwright behind the Crucible, Death of A Salesman, and other classics. Airs Friday, December 8, on HBO.

Taraji's White Hot Holidays

Taraji P. Henson hosts an hourlong holiday special featuring celebs including Jussie Smollett, Fergie, Ciara, Leslie Odom Jr. ,Salt N Pepa, Niecy Nash, Tituss Burgess, Jay Pharoah, and many more. Also, she wears a reindeer costume. Airs Thursday, December 14 on FOX.

MUSIC

BUST Craftacular

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This year, the BUST Craftacular will feature a two-day music festival with a lineup including New Myths, Haybaby, Fiona Silver, A Deer A Horse, and more. Saturday, December 9 and Sunday, December 10 at the Brookyn Expo Center. Check out the full lineup and get tickets here.

“Doom or Destiny” by Blondie and Joan Jett

Blondie and Joan Jett get political in this music video that skewers Trump, consumerism, global warming, and “fake news.” Out now. Read more on BUST.com here. 

5 New Christmas Albums That Don’t Suck, BUST.com

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We put together a roundup of the best of this year’s holiday albums, featuring Fantasia, Dude York, and Best Coast. Listen here. 

BOOKS

 

The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish

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Actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish’s book of personal essays explores her childhood in foster care, her weirdest odd jobs, and her journey to a career in comedy. Out now.

 

Record of a Night Too Brief by Hiromi Kawakami

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Renowned Japanese writer Hiromi Kawakami’s acclaimed 1996 book of three novellas is finally available in an English translation. Out now.

 

Top image: I, Tonya

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Erika W. Smith is BUST's digital editorial director. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @erikawynn and email her at erikawsmith@bust.com.

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