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Female friendships take center stage in Lena Dunham’s new HBO show Hannah, the character Lena Dunham plays in her new HBO series, Girls (which premiered April 15), thinks she may be the voice of her generation. Or, she adds, “at least a voice of a generation.” And while Hannah may be right to amend her assertion, in Dunham’s case, the former statement may be more accurate. The 25-year-old native New Yorker first came to prominence with her 2010 film, Tiny Furniture, which she wrote, directed, and starred in, all before even being old enough to rent a car. Read More
Last week on RuPaul’s Drag Race, the field was narrowed to the final four at last—except, not. After commanding Dida Ritz to sashay away, Ru announced that Michelle Visage and Santino would be choosing an eliminated queen to return this week. Oh, goody. Sadly, it was not Willam (who was weirdly named as eligible even though she broke the rules), but little Kenya Michaels upon whom this honor was bestowed. Eh, it could have been worse. Read More
Having a crazy roommate horror story is a rite of passage for New Yorkers. Don't Trust the B---- in Apt 23, ABC's newest comedy, takes that idea and runs with it. Starring our April/May cover girl Krysten Ritter as the titular b named Chloe, the pilot episode is up right now for a limited sneak peek on Hulu.  It's hard to glean much from a pilot episode, but Don't Trust the B--- looks like it's going to be an Odd Couple style buddy comedy about two women with completely opposing perspectives. Read More
  Slutever, Vice's newest web series, takes a play from Sex in the City's book as it follows sex blogger and NYC night kitten Karley Sciortino. She ponders the most pressing issues we may encounter in dating: from what to wear on a date to how soon is too soon for anal.  In the first episode, Sciortino travels around New York City asking experts, friends, and her own mother for their pearls of relationship wisdom. She sits down with life coach/love doctor Tracy Steinberg for tips on how to proceed now that she's, "like, over dating DJs. Read More
Meet Kate McKinnon, the newest featured player to join Saturday Night Live's cast. In light of Paul Brittain's departure a few weeks ago, Lorne Michaels has been auditioning new cast members. With BUST crush Kristen Wiig's contract potentially ending after this season, it's pretty rad to see a new woman enter the ranks.   McKinnon has performed with the Upright Citizens Brigade and starred in the first three seasons of Logo's "Big Gay Sketch Show." She's Saturday Night Live's first out lesbian to join the cast in over 20 years (since Danitra Vance in 1985. Read More
If you're like us, you watched the season 5 premiere of Mad Men last nite. And, if you're like us, you can't get the song "Zooby zooby zoo" out of your head today. The song, sung and danced to in an excruciatingly embarrassing performance by Don Draper's Canadian wife, Meg, had us wondering two t hings: in what weird alien language does "zooby zooby zoo" mean "I love you?" And, WHAT IS THAT SONG? Turns out the title is actually "Zou Bisou Bisou," which in Canadian means, "Oh Kiss Kiss," and it was originally recorded in 1962 by someone named Gillian Hills. Read More
  I have a real soft spot in my heart for female comedians (Kristen Wiig supposedly wants to adopt and I want her to know, on the very off-chance that she's reading this, that I'm available). But that soft spot gets Charmin Ultra best-wipe-your-butt's-ever-had-soft when I find female comedians who manage to make feminist and human rights issues funny. Which means Katie Goodman is currently lounging in my heart, wrapped up in a Snuggie and sitting on a bed of super-soft toilet paper. Read More
And the March Madness continues! That horrible pun is not a reference to basketball, but to a different kind of TV event--AMC’s Mad Men, whose new season premieres March 25th. Since the promo videos are comprised of old footage, fans have little to speculate about regarding the new season, beyond the cast photos released earlier this month. Befitting of a show about the creative process of advertising, though, the fanbase has mobilized, creating its own material to hype the premiere. Read More

A Thousand and One NOs

BY Intern Kerishma in TV

Like many Indian-Americans, I grew up watching Bollywood movies. I would sometimes try to get my non-Desi friends to watch the glitzy, musical-number laden films, to mixed responses. But I was overjoyed when the films that were so near and dear to my heart caught the American public’s attention – with the Academy Award nomination for the epic Lagaan (English: Land Tax) in 2001, and the “Jai Ho” fervor in the wake of Slumdog Millionaire. Read More
In the interest of not burying the lede, let me just get it out there now: Willam threw up on the runway last night. Yep, a drag queen threw up on the runway, during the judging, immediately after she had been declared the winner of this week’s challenge. It was one of the weirdest things to ever happen on RuPaul’s Drag Race, until five minutes later when Ru announced who had to sashay away. Nothing else in the episode even seems relevant in light of the giant mysterious bombshell that dropped on everybody’s bewigged heads, but let’s give this recap a shot anyway. Read More