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  Writer, musician, actress, and former BUST covergirl Carrie Brownstein is perhaps our favorite sentient being. And, as a sentient being, she understands you perfectly. Read More
  Vanessa Bayer is at it again: In her show, Sound Advice, Bayer plays media adviser Janessa Slater, who confidently offers misinformed guidance to famous bands. In the most recent episode, Bayer "advises" our lady-loves Sleater Kinney. Check out the below video to see the SNL funny girl defend ex-wife flashers, poorly define the riot grrrl movement, and compare her guests to an all-girl Mystery Team. We promise that if you woke up feeling the mid-week hump (it happens to the best of us), then nothing will cure you faster than watching Sleater Kinney explain that Susan B. Read More
Happy Friday, BUSTies! We unfortunately have no riveting "snowstorm" stories to tell this week. Thankfully, we did find a bit more to talk about beyond Super Bowl Sunday. Here are five feminist stories you may have missed this week: One badass artist is shining a light on lady models of every size. We get some major body positivity vibes from female photographer Sophie Spinelle, who empowers women through her company, Shameless Photography. Read our interview here. Read More
Okay, so you might have ignored the 'Super Bowl' part of 'Super Bowl Sunday.' It’s fine: We did too. But some of the tweets about the big game were definitely not to be missed, particularly the ones from Portlandia. Obviously. The digital quips of our favorite fake booksellers—Toni and Candance from the show's Women & Women First store—gave us opportunity to guffaw at almost every pass (that's what they do in football, right?) via the hashtag #FemininistBookstoreSaysWhat. Read More
THAT'S RIGHT. Abbi and Ilana met up with Corin, Carrie, and Janet at the Ace Hotel last week for a super sweet Q&A sesh (why oh why were we not in on this one?!). All five ladies are on top of the world right now, between a new season of Broad City and the band's U.S. tour and album (not to mention a little show called Portlandia you may have heard of). Abbi and Ilana checked with the trio about No Cities To Love, their life on the road, and what it's like to constantly be compared with other girl bands. Read More
A powerful riot grrrl combination is brewing and by the time they hit the road this spring, stages across the country are likely to explode. Hip-hop artist (and one of our fav girls) Lizzo will be  joining Sleater-Kinney for the first leg of their spring tour officially starting in February. Read More
  In honor of Portlandia’s 5th season premiere tonight (and for having our favorite feminist bookstore owners, Toni and Candace, kick things off with what's sure to be hilarious sketch) we pulled together a round-up of  top moments from past seasons. From the duo's uber-local chicken escapades to Gathy’s murderous obsession with the band Catnap, there are just too many gloriously strange Portlandia instances to count—but hey, sometimes you've gotta try, right? Here's to Fred and Carrie! Long live the weirdos! 1. Read More
Miranda July has teamed up with BFF Carrie Brownstein to explain the update to Somebody (available for iPhone and Android), which ( in case you've been living under a rock ) is Miranda's app curated to connect strangers.  Ready for some cute? Click on down.    Somebody user Carrie Brownstein asks some questions you might have about the new version from Miranda July on Vimeo. Read More
Comedians Jena Friedman and Greg Barris have put together a crazy-good lineup of New York musicians, stand-up comedians and more, all to benefit Doctors Without Borders (proceeds go to MSF International, Medecins Sans Frontieres) to help fight Ebola.  The show, at Irving Plaza (NYC, 6:30 PM) Nov. Read More
You probably recognize In Other Words as the feminist bookstore from Portlandia where Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein play finicky shop owners Candice and Toni. But they need our help! It's already hard enough being an independent bookstore these days, even harder when you are a non-profit, volunteer-run operation. See the video below to learn more about the crucial role In Other Words plays in the Portland community. The shop has served as a feminist community resource center since 1993, that also hosts educational and cultural events for the public. Read More