BY Olivia Harrison
on Jun 05, 2015
Happy Friday BUSTies! It’s officially the weekend, and we know you deserve a treat after a week of kicking ass. So, here are some of this week’s feminist new stories to catch up on while you unwind with a few cocktails or an entire pizza, whatever strikes your fancy ‘cause it’s the freakin’ weekend. Read More
If you haven’t seen Mad Max: Fury Road yet, you better go do it. It’s an incredible feminist spectacle of an action film, and it was made possible in part by Dayna Grant, the stunt double for Charlize Theron’s character. In an interview for Playboy with Bust contributor Jenni Miller, Grant says, “I’m happy to be alive, to be honest. There was just such a small margin for anything to go wrong, but why it didn’t was because they hired the best of the best.”
Grant is certainly the best of the best. Read More
BY Sonia Edwards
on Aug 27, 2014
I love this. The other day, Shea Strauss, a writer for Playboy, shared a flowchart she created on the magazine’s website—a handy guide to find out whether or not you should catcall a woman.
Turns out, the only time catcalling is okay is if A) she is literally a cat or B) you know her and have “both consensually agreed to shout sexually suggestive comments to each other in public.” AMEN. Read More
BY Gwen Berumen
on May 30, 2014
The so-called feminist magazine, Playboy, recently published an article written by a dude who argued that Neko Case is, “too smart—and frankly too old—to be one of those shiny young pop starlets who sing about love with superficial life-or-death stakes."
Earth to everyone; she is not a commercial pop star. So, why compare her to the likes of Katy Perry or Beyoncé?
The problem with the article is that it places women into one generalized category. Read More
From the heart of the Italian world of high-fashion, comes our next iconic lady: Marge Simpson. Well, sort of. The fashion designer and satirist Alexsandro Palombo (via Lost at E Minor) is known for lending the industry a critical eye, continuously juxtaposing the everyday with the fantastical. In his hilarious and pointedly ironic new series of illustrations, he presents us with the ultimate combo: Marge Simpson and familiar beauty iconography, from Dior to Playboy.
The well-loved Mrs. Read More
Although we at BUST are always sad to hear about a fellow print publication struggling, I can't say I'd miss Penthouse. Due to the availability of pornography on the internet, the porn magazine is having trouble making ends meet. Los Angeles Times reports, “the California company that owns Penthouse magazine, [online dating sites like FriendFinder] and a host of [...] adult websites filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday.” The company believes that filing is “the most [...] cost effective way for the company to continue to operate [the] business. Read More
BY Sholeh Hajmiragha
on Mar 15, 2013
Constantly in the media spotlight, always controversial and ever-addicting Lena Dunham sat down for an interview with Playboy. Interviewer David Rensin talked to Dunham about feminism, Girls, men, and, of course, sex.
In 20 questions, Rensin explores how Dunham first learned about sex, how she would react if she woke up tomorrow in the body of a Victoria’s Secret model, and her role as the writer/director of Girls. Read More
BY Intern Maura
on Mar 29, 2012
I visited Giverny a few years ago, and "punk rock" was not the first, or second, or fiftieth thing that came to my mind while I was there. Clearly I'm just not inspired enough. When E.V. Day, feminist installation artist, sculptor, and photographer, was awarded the Munn Artists Residency by the Versailles Foundation to live on Monet's estate in Giverny in 2010, she proceeded to invite performance artist Kembra Pfahler there to collaborate on a photographic project--one that would add some edge to the classic lily pads and bridges we're all so familiar with. Read More
BY Libby Zay
on Feb 09, 2010
Peggy Wilkins has a secret stash: an apartment-sized collection of Playboy magazines. Her love affair started at age 13, when she had to have an issue with teen detective Nancy Drew—wearing a trench coat and nothing else—on the cover. After her mother told her she wouldn't purchase the magazine, Peggy did what any real fan would do—she stole it.Since that day, Peggy has amassed every single issue of Playboy, including a copy of the (extremely rare) premiere issue with Marilyn Monroe on the cover, signed by Hef himself. Read More