BY Holly Trantham
on Feb 20, 2015
5 Feminist News Stories You Might Have Missed This Week
Happy Friday, BUSTies! Are you as exhausted from the week as we are? Too busy being a boss lady to keep track of what to read? No need to fret—here are five news items to catch up on while you relax this weekend.
#WeAreBlackHistory. In this photo project celebrating Black History Month, women from contemporary media pay homage to important black women, posing as some of our favorite cultural icons.
Oregon installed our country’s first openly bisexual governor, Kate Brown. Yay Oregon! We should all be more like Oregon. Read More
BY Holly Trantham
on Feb 18, 2015
It looks like Pussy Riot—the Russian feminist punk band who’ve served time for hooliganism, as if you could forget—is tackling even more social justice issues, and we couldn’t be more impressed. Earlier today, the band released the video for their first English language song, “I Can’t Breathe.”
Recorded during the anti-police brutality protests in New York City in December, both the video and the song are disturbing and visceral. Read More
BY PRINCESS WEEKES
on Feb 15, 2015
“Don’t need a Hercules, Lancelot or Bond/Don’t treat me like some dumb blonde.”
Damn straight. Cute, upbeat, and right to the point with lines like “I didn’t go to school to be a victim in dress”, Rebecca Juliet’s “Damsel in Distress” may be February’s new feminist track. Full video below—it's definitely worth a watch.
So dudes, take note: Nothing is less unsexy than telling us to sit back and look pretty while you fight ninjas. We GOT this. Read More
BY Ada Guzman
on Jan 22, 2015
As you may have heard, Karen O came out with her first solo album, Crush Songs, in early September. The songs on the album mostly concern themselves with the emotions that O was experiencing at the start of fall. O reported on her website that at the time she was crushing a lot, and unsure if she’d ever fall in love again. “They are the soundtrack to what was an ever continuing love crusade. I hope they keep you company on yours. Read More
BY Marissa Dubecky
on Dec 16, 2014
Check out this new video for Maya Angelou’s track “Pickin’ ‘Em Up,” off the recently released album, Caged Bird Songs. Named after her 1969 autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, the album combines Angelou’s vocal performances with rad hip-hop and funk beats. Angelou’s grandson, Colin Johnson, told NPR that he hopes this blend will appeal to younger generations. "One of the things that she speaks to, for me at least, is our humanity and where we can go as a people coming together," he says. "It's a valuable message, no matter what generation. Read More
BY Hannah Baxter
on Dec 09, 2014
Ah, pizza. The great universal uniter of peoples. No matter if you're a deep dish devotee or a fold-em-in-half thin crust lover, we can all agree that there is nothing wrong with sitting down, or standing up, for a terrific slice of pizza.
You know who else digs pizza? Macaulay Culkin. He of the Home Alone face slap and child-star growing pains is such a fan that he is a member of the comedy rock band The Pizza Underground, and they have finally released a new video with their pizza box percussion on full display. Read More
Last week, Kate Pierson released an official video for the new single, "Mister Sister" on her album, Guitars and Microphones, out February 17, 2015. Pierson, who's best known as the iconic voice for The B-52s, debuts her solo album featuring Nick Valensi of The Strokes on several tracks, and a collaboration with Sia while writing the songs.
The newly released "Mister Sister" track video features the great SNL and Portlandia star, Fred Armisen. Read More
BY Audrey Cerchiara
on Dec 08, 2014
Golden rollerblades and the Cult of the Duck? Sounds like my fourth grade birthday party.
Perfume Genius (Mike Hadreas) has released a third video from his third album, this year’s critically acclaimed, Too Bright. “Fool” marks his second collaboration, after “Grid,” with director Charlotte Rutherford.
Their latest video has Hadreas in striking white and red lips while rollerblading through town to catch up with some crow-like dancers and a baby duck. Read More
BY Madison N Nunes
on Dec 05, 2014
It’s true. Cara Delevingne really is super human. Where she finds time to be a model, singer, actress, and everyday It Girl.
In fact, Pharrell jut released a new song. What’s that? It features our wonder woman. Cara sings right along side the seasoned artist. Karl Lagerfeld directs the video for the historic design house of Chanel. The video will accompany other collections of art at the 2014/15 Métier d' Art show in Salzburg. Read More
BY Audrey Cerchiara
on Dec 02, 2014
A one-off Sleigh Bells and Tink collaboration, “That Did It,” was released last week along with a bright video directed by Grant Singer, featuring the two artists reveling in their lyrical chemistry. The noise-pop-rap pairing makes a perfect dance jam that exudes both woman’s take-no-shit attitudes.
Besides visiting Sleigh Bells in the studio, Tink has been busy. The rising Chicago rapper released “Tell the Children,” a harrowing Timbaland-produced Ferguson protest track about racial injustice and police brutality. Read More