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  Jessi Zazu, singer, guitarist, and co-founder of the band Those Darlins, passed away Tuesday at age 28. Zazu succumbed to cervical cancer. Zazu entered the Nashville music scene as a teenager and formed Those Darlins in 2008. Those Darlins produced three albums during their time together and gained a local fan base that spread across the U.S. as the group began touring. The band's music captured a blend of country, punk, and rock.   “She maintained a sense of humor and a commanding presence up until and...
  The Room is perhaps the most lovable terrible movie of all time. Even if you haven’t seen the film, chances are you’ve at least seen some clips of some of the most quotable scenes: “I did not hit her. I did not. Oh, hi Mark”; “Oh hi Johnny, I didn’t know it was you”; “You are tearing me apart, Lisa!” While the film is something to behold, the star, screenwriter and director of the movie, Tommy Wiseau, is a mystifying character himself. In his latest film,...
Good news! Patty Jenkins will return to direct (and co-write and produce) Wonder Woman 2, and on top of that, she's making bank! Variety reveals: While an exact number could not be unveiled, sources say the number is in the $8 million dollar range to write, direct and produce making her the highest paid female director of all time. A substantial backend of box office grosses is also included in the contract. The Hollywood Reporter adds: Jenkins will receive directing and writing fees in the high seven figures (think...
TONIGHT  watch the Broad City season four premiere with PussyPower!  The all-girl party crew PUSSYPOWER will be throwing the Yas Kweens Broad City Season 4 premiere party at Kinfolk 94 in Brooklyn. This is guaranteed to be a fun night, with surprise guests, DJs and dranks and activity stations. Did we mention free pizza?    Spearheaded by DJ That's So Raben, PussyPower is a worldwide movement that aims to create parties that showcase female talent and are fun for everyone. Not only do the ladies behind this crew look to...
  It’s that time of the year again: New York Fashion Week. Meaning, celebrities and designers will congregate and watch models storm the runway in looks that my poor ass will never be able to afford. Nicki Minaj, never one to mince words, decided to use her platform and her privilege to combat cultural appropriation. This past Sunday, toward the end of her performance at Philipp Plein's NYFW show after-party, The Cut reports that Nicki thanked Plein for his work as well as supporting diversity through his label....
    BUST’s current cover gal, Gina Rodriguez of Jane the Virgin, is continuing to speak out for immigrant rights — this time by producing a new TV series about undocumented immigrants. Titled Illegal, it’s an hourlong dramedy that will air on the CW. Illegal will tell the story of a teenager who was brought to the US as a child, and his family, writes Deadline. It's based on the real-life series of Jane the Virgin writer Rafael Agustin, who was born in Ecuador, grew up in American,...
  The past three weeks been difficult. The rise of white supremacy, the recent rescinding of DACA, and natural disasters such as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have made immigrant and Latinx populations the most vulnerable we have seen in recent history. US history, however, does have a time when the government created even worse atrocities on American soil. That time was World War II, when the United States interned between 110,000 and 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry. It would be naive to think that a literal Wonder...
  Having recently acquired a Los Angeles Public Library e-card, I immediately began watching not the Criterion Collection — with its plethora of film classics such as Rashomon, The 400 Blows, and other films I really should have seen by now — but  the uneven but ultimately charming Almost Adults, a 2016 independent film funded through a Kickstarter campaign, released on VOD earlier this year, and currently on Netflix. Starring Elise Bauman (Carmilla) as Mackenzie, a recently out lesbian, and Natasha Negovanlis (also of Carmilla) as her straight...
No one can rock both a suit and a ballgown better than the iconic RuPaul. But one of her other many talents is dishing out absolutely pitch perfect life advice. As host of RuPaul's Drag Race, she has been a mentor for drag queens and idol for just about everyone. And for this, RuPaul won her second consecutive Emmy for hosting Drag Race! In honor of the Emmy win, here are ten inspiring and uplifting quotes from the queen of queens herself. “True wealth is having the knowledge...

Our book reviews from BUST's August/September issue are now online! Check out our picks, including Hunger by Roxane Gay, Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang, and Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.  The Girl in the Show: Three Generations of Comedy, Culture, & Feminism By Anna Fields (Arcade Publishing) Comedy nerds, 20th-century history buffs, and pop culture junkies, rejoice! The Girl in the Show is your jam. Author Anna Fields has compiled facts, first-person interviews, and cultural criticism to make a simple-yet-compelling argument: women are funny. That these three words...