BY Mariana Garces
on Oct 02, 2014
TV on the Radio released their new single "Happy Idiot" with a trippy music video on Funny or Die to match. In the video, Paul Reubens (Pee-Wee Herman!) plays a race car driver "Racer Steven" who hasn't raced "in a long time." The heartbroken racer makes lap after lap, haunted and tormented by the images of a past lover (Karen Gillan). Karen Gillan (of Doctor Who, Selfie) is seen in different outfits, sometimes cheering, sometimes baking a cake, all on the sidelines of the race. Meanwhile, the band stands by, singing along "Since you left me babe/ it's been a long way down. Read More
BY Samantha Albala
on Oct 01, 2014
College Humor needs to stop downplaying the greatness that is this music video! The new black and white short video titled, "Sexually Enlightened R&B Song," can and should be covered by John Legend in the near future (seriously John, this is me asking you to cover this song, please, please, please!). The song is performed by Phil Jackson, who says he will do his lady (played by Briana King) “socio-politically” right. Right on!
The confessions, admiration, and respect that this song shows for ladies everywhere is on point. And it only gets better with each line. Read More
Mega hottie and all-around cool dude Joseph Gordon-Levitt wants to talk about feminism, and he's interested in hearing your response.
After declaring he was a feminist on The Ellen Show and in various interviews, Gordon-Levitt did not anticipate the wave of anti-feminist comments he eventually received. Afterwards, he became interested in understanding the many different views of feminism and feminists. This inspired him to open up topic to everyone, fans or not, in order to explore the term and broaden the conversation. Read More
BY Mariana Garces
on Sep 10, 2014
If you're going to pick one, The Prettiots are just the band you would want to write a brutally honest ode to all the dummies you dated in high school. Made up of spunky front woman Kay Kasparhauser, Rachel Trachtenburg (of Supercute!) and Lulu Prat (Tangiers), the New York based band is a bit of uke-pop, indie, and pop rock rolled into one cute package, with some serious attitude.
The video for "Boys (I dated in high school)", directed by noted photographer Richard Kern, is nostalgic while it also pokes fun at all of Kasparhauser's jerk ex boyfriends. Read More
BY Jackie Leahy
on Aug 22, 2014
In the video for her single "Only Getting Younger," Elliphant visits the dentist. Or has a dystopian rave in a hospital. In either case, her music is like infection: aggressive, delirious and frighteningly catchy. See the crazy video on Vevo. Listen to it here:
And find more remixes on Soundcloud here.
The 28-year-old Swedish pop star Elliphant, aka Ellinor Olovsdotter, released her debut album, A Good Idea in October of 2013 after developing her musical style during a summer spent listening to bass music in the U.K. Read More
BY Mariana Garces
on Aug 13, 2014
Brooklyn-based blues rock band She Keeps Bees dropped a new single from their forthcoming album recently, and the video for the song is just as beautifully surreal and eerie as the single itself.
"Is What It Is" comes out on the album Eight Houses on September 16th from the label Future Gods, which will be the band's fourth full-length album. If you're into some soulful, dark, and dreamy music with goose bump-inducing vocals, the album is definitely something to look forward to. We can't wait to get our hands on it. Read More
BY Lex Ellenthal
on Jul 30, 2014
Recently for a Funny or Die video, actress Kristen Bell played a pissed off Mary Poppins. While her accent was a little off, she hit the mark precisely in the message of the video, which was that the minimum wage is not a living wage. Now, if you put aside the fact that Mary Poppins would be living in the UK, where the 2013 minimum wage was £6.31 (about $10.70), and the fact that the movie took place in 1910, our favorite nanny is facing a major issue of modern America. With $7.25 as the minimum wage in most places in the US, far too many people are struggling to get by. Read More
BY Emma Tilden
on May 29, 2014
Enra is a self-described “entertainment unit,” a Japanese dance troupe “which presents the ultimate fusion of images and live performance.” And they've really raised the bar with their latest production, “Pleiades.” They've created a fluid work of art in which lights and music accompany the dancers, and all the elements join together to build a powerful, strangely emotional dance.
The two dancers seem to represent a greater order, as if their movement are perfectly dictated by physics and gravity. Read More
BY Andrea Stopa
on May 13, 2014
To put it simply, Dolly Parton is a force of nature. She is the single most successful female country artist of all time--selling over 100 million records--and she's living up to that title at a fabulous 68 years old. She's invincible.
Apparently The Today Show loves her almost as much as we do. Here she is, strutting her stuff to promote the release of her 42nd album (!!!). Besides being a total BAMF, she is so impossibly adorable and kind that if you don't watch her woo all of America in just 5 minutes, you are definitely missing out.
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BY Andrea Stopa
on Apr 21, 2014
At this point, if you are a feminist you are probably aware of the absurd squawkings of Phyllis Schlafly, the anti-ERA, hyper-conservative, anti-feminist activist--her most recent offense being an op-ed authored for the Christian Post about how us poor feminist are going to die alone if we get equal pay.
No, really. She actually believes it. From BUST's blog response to the op-ed:
The most shocking and insulting words perhaps are these: “the pay gap between men and women is not all bad because it helps to promote and sustain marriages. Read More