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    The Harlem Renaissance was a game changer, as a much a cultural awakening for the African American community as for the United States as a whole: Thrusting black voices into pop culture, creating a new crop of black artists and cultural icons, and, most importantly, fostering a pride that hadn’t been allowed to exist before. A 1928 copy of Negro American Magazine, featuring civil rights campaigner Erma Seweatt The first generation of people born free had a fight on their hands. Removed from the shackles of slavery,...
This week, BBC released the first look at Jodie Whittaker in character as the 13th Doctor in the latest season of Doctor Who and I totally squealed a little bit (okay, a lot). Decked out in a chic grey trench coat, cropped teal slacks, a striped sweater and yellow suspenders, the 13th Doctor's look is by far my favorite. Whittaker is known for her role on BBC’s Broadchurch as Beth Latimer, in which she costars with former Doctor David Tennant. She will be making history in the...
  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 second half, a segment called "Whatcha Watchin'?," Callie and Emily dig into all the shows, movies, books, music, videos, and podcasts they've enjoyed since the last episode, and either praise or pan each experience. In our latest episode, Jezebel senior writer and DirtCast podcast host Madeleine Davies joins Emily and Callie  to talk tabloids,...
When you read Mean by Myriam Gurba, you’re going to laugh, and cry, at some really gross and mean things – but that’s kinda the whole point. Mean is a very introspective book, exploring Gurba’s childhood, adolescence, and early adult life. By analyzing her own memory, Gurba forces the reader to do the same. She describes the book as a "novel that is memoiristic," meaning not exactly a memoir, but not exactly fiction — it blends the two genres through memory, analysis, and retrospection. Gurba is...
From her trademark trousers to her wild red hair, Katharine Hepburn was a classic Hollywood style icon, but it was her fiercely independent personality that made her a feminist inspiration ahead of her time. Famously stubborn and a snob, Hepburn insisted on cold showers to build character and did her own stunts in her movies because the stuntwomens' posture was not up to her standards. She lived her life according to her own rules in many ways, flouting social expectations of women's behavior and conducting...
  From November 1st through November 3rd, thousands of women from all over the world flocked to New Orleans for the TEDWomen2017 conference. Held at the Orpheum Theater, which is located in the city’s Central Business District, the three-day conference allowed for some of the most innovative, creative minds to share ideas with locals and TED enthusiasts who flew in especially for the occasion. Arriving at the conference’s kickoff on November 1st, attendees waited in a massive line, buzzing with excitement, and were entertained by The Pinettes...
The backlash against Kevin Spacey has been swift and brutal. After he was accused of sexual harassment by Anthony Rapp in an incident that occurred in 1986, when Rapp was 14, a string of other accusers came forward, accusing the actor of groping and other inappropriate behavior towards young men. Spacey brushed off the accusations by officially coming out as gay, but this cynical tactic did not distract from the real and disturbing allegations against him. In response to the claims, Netflix canceled its popular...

  It's getting colder here in New York, so it's the perfect time of year to stay inside — or head to a theater — and watch a new movie or TV series, read a new book, or listen to a new album. Our pop culture picks for this Week of Women include Frances McDormand's new film, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri; the return of Maria Bamford's Netflix series Lady Dynamite; and more. As always, we haven't seen, read, or listend to all of these ourselves — when we have,...
  This week on Broad City, Abbi and Ilana travel to the Sunshine State. Do they get sunburn? Do they go to Disney World? Do they meet an alligator? Do they shoot a gun? Read more to find out! On friends friending your parents on Facebook: Danielle: I know someone who’s friends with MY parent on facebook.Lindsay: Oh… And I’m the one who added your dad. I’m like Abbi.Danielle: *glares at Lindsay* On the guest celebrity appearance: Lindsay: It’s Fran! Danielle: FRAN DRESCHER. OH MY GOD, SHE LOOKS SO GOOD! Look...
  The 2016 election results still feel shocking to many of us, but today it’s been exactly one year since since our country voted Donald Trump into office. There are many ways one might choose to celebrate this historic anniversary (cry? emigrate?), but Brooklyn singer-songwriter Rebecca Pronksy is doing it with the release of a new concept album imagining the mindstate of a defeated Hillary Clinton in the election aftermath. Volatile political climates have inspired some of history’s most exciting, innovative art, but for Pronsky, who campaigned...
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