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Pussy Riot has never backed down from a fight, and their latest music video for "Police State" is a challenge to do even more to resist oppression in the current political climate. In the new video, released on the anniversary of both the Russian Revolution and the Trump election, the Russian feminist art collective create a haunting dystopia where any form of joy or dissent is ruthessly suffocated. Actress Chloe Sevigny, who plays a law-enforcement officer in the video, carries a baton for riot control....
If the sweeping landscapes and the sun drenched meadows displayed in girl-trio Candace's new music video for the song "Horizons," premiering exclusively today on BUST, won't be enough to bring you out of your November-grey gloom, the romantic and dreamy vocals (with the suitably, yet contrasting, darkly cool lyrics) definitely will. Or, if not completely bring you out of it, it will at least help to bring you into a well-deserved, temporary summer haze: something we all are in deep need of right now.  "Horizons" is...
    Happy birthday, Joni Mitchell! The iconic singer/songwriter turns 74 today (November 7, 2017), and we’re taking a moment to celebrate at her incredible career. I recently reread Zadie Smith’s 2012 essay on becoming a Joni Mitchell fan, “Some Notes On Attunement,” and her description of listening to Mitchell seems pretty perfect: This is the effect that listening to Joni Mitchell has on me these days: uncontrollable tears. An emotional overcoming, disconcertingly distant from happiness, more like joy—if joy is the recognition of an almost intolerable beauty. It’s...
  The Florida Project would, oddly enough, pair well with The Big Short for a double bill, because, in their own ways, they cover similar ground, albeit from the two opposite sides of the proverbial coin. The Big Short examines the 2008 economic collapse, and how it was spurred by predatory financial institutions taking advantage of people’s hopes and dreams of succeeding in America, from the point of view of the banks that caused the catastrophe; The Florida Project shows us the swampy, brightly-colored, half-decayed Florida...
Mila Kunis is peacefully protesting America’s anti-women, anti-LGBTQ+ Vice President Mike Pence, in the best way. On Conan O’Brien’s TBS talk show, Kunis revealed she donates monthly to Planned Parenthood — in Pence’s name. And she’s not alone! The Cut reported that by December of last year, Planned Parenthood had already received 82,000 donations under the name Mike Pence. During her appearance on Conan, O’Brien asked her about the “prank” she pulled on Pence.  “I disagreed with some of the stuff that Pence was doing and was...
    Last night, Patti Smith, Joan Baez, Cat Power, Flea, Michael Stipe and more took to the stage at Carnegie Hall in New York to call for everyone to help fight climate change. The event was put on by Pathway to Paris, a non-profit organization focused on raising awareness of establishing a legally binding global climate agreement — the Paris Agreement. Pathway To Paris was founded in September 2014 by Patti Smith’s daughter, composer and instrumentalist Jesse Paris Smith, and cellist and composer Rebecca Foon. "Climate change...
For three nights only, a feminist wet dream came true: Bikini Kill reunited, performed “For Tammy Rae,” and we all died happy. You remember the first time you heard Bikini Kill? Your soul lifted out of your body and you became a Feminist, capital F. For many, Bikini Kill is reminiscent of discovering your own feminism, punk, and “counter-culture” scene. Pitchfork reports that on November 4, 2017, at The Kitchen in NYC, Bikini Kill reunited temporarily to help promote the 33 1/3 book focusing on the...

  With Queen Sugar, director and producer Ava DuVernay is leveling the playing field for women in television. Here, the outspoken filmmaker talks about why that's crucial, and what Hollywood can look lke with women behind the camera.  In the white man’s world of Hollywood, Ava DuVernay is no stranger to boundary busting. The 45-year-old former PR rep has been bravely blazing her own trail since releasing her first documentary, This is the Life, about L.A.’s alternative hip-hop scene, in 2008. She’s the first black woman to...
On Wednesday, Disney revealed via Twitter the cast list for the upcoming live-action remake of The Lion King, and we just can’t wait to see the queen —Queen Bey, of course, who will play Nala. Director Jon Favreau, who also produced and directed Disney’s 2016 The Jungle Book, announced in February that rapper and Emmy-winning actor Donald Glover will star as Simba, and James Earl Jones will reprise the role of Mufasa, which he voiced in the 1994 animated classic. Rumors that Favreau was eyeing Beyoncé for...
  The last person I expected to give me relationship advice was the Lolita-glamorizing, cultural-appropriating Lana Del Rey. But as I sobbed while sitting on a bench outside Borough Hall in Brooklyn, she sang into my ears and explained exactly why I would never have a future with the person I loved, whose clinical depression had escalated to the point where he could hardly acknowledge my presence:  “It hurts to love you, but I still love you/ It's just the way I feel/ And I'd be lying...
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