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So here’s the good news: the Dalai Lama is a self-proclaimed feminist and said he’d totally support a female successor. This we already knew. The bad news though is that he has very a specific qualification for his successor if she’s a female. In a recent interview with the BBC, the Dalai Lama said her “face should be very attractive, otherwise not much use.” D-Lam started off more positively in the interview saying, “The female biologically [has] more potential to show affection and compassion. Read More
Grimes has seen many shifts in her short career over the past few years. From the Montreal Noise Scene to Jay Z’s artist management company, Roc Nation, the artist has been around the tinsel-towny block of electro-pop. Grimes is not shy about calling out power imbalances across gender—her Tumblr is semi-infamous for blasting sexism and her transparent use of social media has garnered a significant following. “Women feel pressured to act like strippers, and it’s okay to make rape threats but it’s not okay to say you’re a feminist,” she writes. Read More
Artie Ahr as "Ryan" and Amber Marie Bollinger as "Jordan" in LISTENING. Photo Courtesy of Young Medium When Amber Marie Bollinger first appears in director Khalil Sullin's new sci-fi thriller “Listening,” the camera zooms on her from behind, showing a close-up of her tiny black shorts as another character jokes about her “Bunsen burners.” Just a few scenes later, she’s dating him — and joining him in developing mind-reading technology. Read More
Rosario Dawson has been a BUST favorite since the ‘90s, and her badass 2007 cover — featuring her posing in knuckle dusters and a veil — remains one of our favorites. It’s even framed on our BUST office wall of fame, right next to our covers featuring Tina Fey and Zooey Deschanel. We were thrilled to interview Rosario at the New York Fashion Week presentation of her line Studio 189 at the Lower East Side Girls' Club. Read More
Writer and illustrator Phoebe Gloeckner reveals inside intel on her book The Diary of a Teenage Girl’s leap to the big screen When it was first published in 2002, Phoebe Gloeckner’s semi-autobiographical illustrated novel, The Diary of a Teenage Girl: An Account in Words and Pictures, won a legion of diehard female fans who saw some version of themselves in 15-year-old heroine Minnie Goetze. The story pops with the dizzying energy of teenage girlhood, from Minnie’s unabashed horniness and joie de vivre to her bouts of depression and lovelorn misery. Read More
You’ve seen it before: the heralded “plus-size fashion editorial,” featuring gorgeous, talented, curvy models...and zero clothes. Now, meet “Real Love.” The photography exhibition — perfectly timed for New York Fashion Week — features portraits of the beautiful and BUST-approved ALDA models Ashley Graham (who you may recognize from Sports Illustrated), Marquita Pring, Danielle Redman, Julie Henderson and Inga Eiriksdottir. The 26 photos (plus one video) are unlike typical plus-size photography because they focus on the women’s faces, not their bodies. Read More
From Obvious Child to Marcel the Shell, actress Jenny Slate consistently creates comedy that smart women want to watch. Here, the rebellious free spirit talks about her best friend, her butthole, and beating the odds. Top: Etro; Denim shorts: Citizens of Humanity Jenny Slate is immediately disarming. Although she’s right on time for our interview, she rushes into Little Dom’s—a favorite restaurant in her L.A. neighborhood—like a big-haired whirlwind. Read More
      Lately, our great nation has had some up and downs with feminism. We’ve seen blows to abortion rights, birth control access and equal pay, and the recoil of protections against domestic violence. In 2012, Liora K decided to do something about it. She reached for her camera. She wanted something that could be shared quickly, something that was easy to understand.   Liora’s work stems from a belief in intersectional feminism, and seeks to highlight women from a variety of backgrounds, races, and sizes. “Women are varied and diverse. Read More
  Sarah Beall dresses like she’s straight out of the 1950s — but while Betty Draper might approve of Sarah's white lace gloves, full skirts and nipped-in waists, she would likely be shocked by her career. Sarah is the curator for MakeLoveNotPorn.tv, a website that curates and rents sex videos “of the people, by the people, and for the people.” In our latest issue, we talked with Sarah about her fashion inspiration, favorite vintage finds and her advice for girls developing their own personal style. Tell me about your outfit. Read More
On Tuesday, the newest edition of The Talkhouse Music Podcast was released, and it’s definitely worth a listen. It features a conversation between Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and Laura Jane Grace. P-Orridge is an English singer-songwriter, musician, poet, performance artist, and visual artist. They (P-Orridge's prefered pronoun) fronted the pioneering industrial band Throbbing Gristle from 1975 to 1981 and the experimental band Psychic TV from 1981 to present. Read More