My Flip Phone Is My Most Prized Possession

By Carmella de los Angeles Guiol  In Living  On Oct 28, 2016

My flip phone is my most prized possession. Let me explain. A few years ago, when my phone company switched technologies, my hard-as-a-rock Huawei with real buttons and no touchscreen became obsolete and I had to get a new phone. You wouldn’t believe how hard it was to convince Fernando at the Metro PCS store that I didn’t want a cell phone that did my laundry and made my lunch; I just needed a phone that made calls. Reluctantly, he pulled a simple little flip phone from the back. This experience made me realize that I… Read more

I Have Vaginismus — This Is What It's Like

By BUST Magazine  In Sex  On Oct 28, 2016

“Deep breath in. Let your abdomen rise and expand like a balloon. Now, drop your pelvic floor. Imagine a lime passing through your vagina.” It takes great mental energy and focus to move muscles that you’ve never consciously moved—muscles that you’re not even supposed to talk about. Though I can’t really tell, I must be doing it right, because my physical therapist says, “Perfect!” Then she removes her finger from my vagina and says, “See you next week!” over her shoulder as she leaves the exam room. I vaguely remember… Read more

Lion Babe Shows Us How To Survive Winter In Style

By BUST Magazine  In Style  On Oct 28, 2016

Winter is coming! Jillian Hervey & Lucas Goodman of the band Lion Babe show us the best in winter fashion, photographed by Tawni Bannister, styled by Courtney Raniszewski, with makeup by Colleen Runne @ Kate Ryan and hair by Linh Nguyen @ Kate Ryan. ON JILLIAN: Topshop army green jumpsuit and ribbed bodysuit; ON LUCAS: Phillip Lim pink and green button-up jacket with knit collar ASOS eggplant velvet gown Sandro black and maroon off-the-shoulder top Topshop blue patchwork denim jacket and jeans; & Other Stories black… Read more
Lizz Winstead—Comedian and activistCo-Creator of The Daily Show and Founder of Lady Parts Justice I was a Bernie supporter. I campaigned for him and introduced him at public events until he endorsed Hillary, and then I followed his lead. The reactions have been many. I got a few death threats on Twitter, but the more common, and also more condescending reactions, came from the self-righteous morality police who criticized me for being a sellout and not “voting my conscience.” This says more about what is weighing on… Read more
American Honey (2016) Much like Mia, the young protagonist in Fish Tank, Andrea Arnold finds peace in dancing. “Apparently, there was a Cambridge professor who did a study on happiness—it took him five years—and he came back and said dancing made people happy. I could have told him that in ten seconds! I’ve always loved dancing, but my New Year’s resolution is to dance every day. I don’t dance as much as I used to and I miss it, and I was thinking, why do you have to go anywhere? Just dance in your room. Maybe it was… Read more

Open Call For Would-Be, Female, Adult Cinema Directors

By Jules Abraham  In Movies  On Oct 28, 2016

Erika Lust, sacred goddess of the modern cinematic sexual arts, destroyer of taboos, master of the Female Gaze, founder of Lust Films is holding an open call for pitches from YOU! If you’d like to join the ranks of those revolutionizing the male gaze dominated industry with their own sexually validating visions of tantalization, then this is your shot. We’re talkin’ about expanding the range of body types represented in porn, the sexual identities, the fantasies. Smashing the brackets so we can explore the full sexual… Read more
Image via Instagram Black girl geeks rejoice! A new variant cover for “Invincible Iron Man #1” will feature an image of Ariell Johnson, the first ever black woman comics store owner, enjoying a coffee break in her Philly shop, Amalgam Comics and Coffeehouse, with character RiRi Williams, the 15-year-old black girl MIT-enrolled genius and Tony Stark successor. The cover is a step in the right direction for Marvel, whose representation issues have been well-documented. Johnson, now 33, had been an avid superhero fan… Read more

Moby Goes Post-Punk On 'These Systems Are Failing': BUST Review

By Michael Levine  In Music  On Oct 27, 2016

Moby has returned and he’s angry as hell! Feeling this way is very understandable, considering the turbulent world we live in. Moby’s issue is that many of our systems — such as government, business, manufacturing industries, and technology — have failed the people on the planet. Known for his ambient, electro pop sounds since the ‘90s, Moby instead draws from punk, post-punk, new wave, euphoric rave, and yelling on his new album with the Void Pacific Choir, These Systems Are Failing (MUTE Records). Yeah, there’s a lot… Read more
Screenshot via AJ+ A group of elderly women in Kenya are learning how to defend themselves against the rape epidemic spreading throughout their slum. These “karate grannies,” ranging from the ages of 60 to 85, first began meeting in 2007 after a group of young bandits began lurking through Korogocho. The boys robbed and would, oftentimes, rape their elderly victims because they believed that these older women were less likely to have HIV+. Now, these grandmas are fighting back. Under the instruction of Sheila Kariuki,… Read more

These Comics Prove That Every Fairy Tale Is Better With Cats

By Erika W. Smith  In Books  On Oct 27, 2016

If you thought your favorite fairy tale couldn't get any better, just add cats. Cat comic artist Yasmine Surovec celebrates both with her new book, Cat Vs. Human Fairy Tails. In it, the Little Mermaid becomes human so she can spend time with cats on land, and Sleeping Beauty finally wakes up when a purring cat climbs on her. We're bringing you two excerpts below: Rapunzel and The Ugly Kitten. Enjoy! More from BUST These Suffragette Cats Are EVERYTHING The Criminal Case Of Victorian Cat Ladies This Is The Feminist… Read more

How To Make Your Own Feminist Em-Broad-ery Hoop Art

By BUST Magazine  In DIY  On Oct 27, 2016

We're excited to bring you this excerpt from Crafting With Feminism: 25 Girl-Powered Products To Smash The Patriarchy by Bonnie Burton. Needlework has long been considered a dainty art for well-behaved women, but we think it could use a 21st-century update. Bring some fresh ’tude to homespun wisdom with these fun and fierce wall hangings. Supplies Colorful patterned fabric (1/2 yard per 8-inch hoop)Self-adhesive felt lettersRuler and fabric chalk (optional)8-inch embroidery hoopScissorsEmbroidery floss and needle… Read more
White privilege is truly sickening. Quit your whining and take your wins with your losses. Better yet, take responsibility for not being able to police your rudeness and lewd behaviors. Male privilege stinks up society, but what is further troubling is when there is numbness to such offense. When a diabolical number of people become “comfortable” with men behaving badly, then we have lost a sense of decorum, and humanity spirals into a cesspool of unsolicited penises. Men, call out your penis-sharers. What if your… Read more

Turn Your Face Into A Pumpkin Spice Latte With This DIY Mask

By BUST Magazine  In DIY  On Oct 27, 2016

Spruce up your skin with this soothing DIY! Pumpkins aren’t only good for Halloween carving and T-Day treats. Turns out, they’re also rich in vitamin C, which makes them good for your skin, helping to fight free radicals and promote collagen production. This beauty DIY blends creamy pumpkin puree with mineral-rich, hydrating molasses and inexpensive, pore-cleansing white kaolin clay to create a rich face mask loaded with vitamins and minerals. Optional pumpkin pie spice adds a bit of exfoliation and a circulation… Read more

Kat Von D's Bat-Liner Tutorial Is Perfect For A Glam Halloween

By BUST Magazine  In Style  On Oct 27, 2016

Get witching-hour ready with Kat Von D’s bat-liner tutorial! A cat eye may be the cosmetic gold standard, but a bat eye will really get you in the mood for fall. Makeup maven and tattoo artist extraordinaire Kat Von D has your Halloween season look on lockdown with this super simple tutorial. Dark at heart? Rock this spooky style all year round. Just follow the step-by-step photos below, and you'll be vamping in no time! “For this look I kept it pretty simple. I used my Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette to create a… Read more
The discussion of women's bodies in politics has been more present today, in the midst of the 2016 election, than ever before. Not only are we seeing political parties bash heads over contraceptive rights and access to abortion, individuals such as Donald Trump— who made national headlines a few weeks back for saying that he’d “grab [a woman] by the pussy”— have made it clear that sexism is alive and well in the political circuit. Many have reacted to Trump’s comments, as well as running mate Mike Pence’s views on… Read more

'Yoga Pants Parade' To Combat Sexism Is Our Kind Of Protest

By Kelly Walters  In Feminism  On Oct 26, 2016

A group of upstanding, and no doubt comfortable, women in Rhode Island led a peaceful protest in yoga pants over a local man's criticism. In a Letter to the Editor in the Barrington Times, Alan Sorrentino, of Barrington Rhode Island, said women over 20 years old should not wear yoga pants outside of yoga-related settings. Hundreds of local women (and some men) responded by donning their comfiest activewear and marching around Sorrentino's neighborhood Sunday with signs like, "We wear what we want," and, "I like my… Read more

SHIRA's 'Subtle Creature' Is A Must-Listen: BUST Review

By Gabrielle Diekhoff  In Music  On Oct 26, 2016

“It is 7 A.M. at night.” This, as we know, is an impossible phenomenon. This string of seemingly nonsensical words proposes a concept that is not a product of foolishness but rather of genius; they’re unhesitatingly oxymoronic, clashing willingly, knowingly, and are presented with an attention-grabbing firmness, an unwrinkled staccato, repeatedly. Miraculously, these lyrics manage to put into words how it feels to listen to Brooklyn-based artist SHIRA’s new album, Subtle Creature. Like these lyrics, which are snagged… Read more

12 Easy, Iconic And Empowering Costumes For Halloween 2016

By Kelly Collette  In DIY  On Oct 26, 2016

Miranda Hobbes from Sex and the City may have said it best with, "The only two choices for women: witch or sexy kitten." As Halloween queens, we are so much more than those two options. While I appreciate a rockin' rack and a bangin' booty as much as the next girl, and by no means think you should shelf the multi-functioning black bodysuit or pleather dominatrix boots (because, you just never know), I have also grown tired of these store-bought costumes. You know, the costumes that are just a noun with the word "sexy"… Read more

2 Perfect Sandwich Recipes From Anthony Bourdain

By Erika W. Smith  In Eat Me  On Oct 26, 2016

Anthony Bourdain has been a certified BUST crush for many years, and usually we are content to drool his delicious dishes on TV. But now, he has a new cookbook out, Appetites, that includes recipes that even those of us who are not so skilled in the kitchen can attempt and master. The cookbook contains recipes that Bourdain makes for his family: his wife is a professional martial artist, and they have a nine-year-old daughter. “Mostly, these recipes are direct lifts from imperfect memories of childhood favorites:… Read more
Khoudia Diop is a nineteen-year-old model working out of New York City and Paris who is revolutionizing what it means to look “high fashion.” Originally from Senegal (a country where between 52 and 67 percent of women use skin lightening products), Khoudia spent her childhood being bullied for her dark complexion. “I was picked on by other kids, when I was a bit younger because [of the darkness] of my skin tone,” she told The Huffington Post. “But this is something that is actually quite normal in Senegal. It’s not a… Read more

Jane the Virgin Just Showed The Best Abortion Episode On TV

By Erika W. Smith  In TV  On Oct 26, 2016

Are you watching Jane the Virgin? If you’re not, you should, because it’s one of the best shows on TV right now. It’s got the grandmother/mother/daughter relationship of Gilmore Girls, the heartwarming and hilarious humor of Parks & Rec, and the impossible-to-keep-track-of-but-highly-entertaining plot of a show like Gossip Girl — or a telenovela, a genre it both embraces and parodies. Plus, lead actress Gina Rodriguez is AMAZING and makes me cry all the time. And another reason to watch Jane the Virgin — the way it… Read more
Persuasion by Leonard Campbell Taylor, 19th Century “His Lordship said it was perfectly clear from the evidence that an assault was committed. If any man kissed a woman against her will it was an assault.” - Sheffield Evening Telegraph, 22 February 1888. In February of 1888, Sheffield confectioner Ralph Williamson was charged with the attempted shooting of blacksmith George Bridges, the father of a girl that Williamson had assaulted days earlier. The girl, named Bertha Bridges, was only fifteen years old. She worked in… Read more

David S. Pumpkins is Your New Halloween Hero

By Patricia Affriol  In TV  On Oct 25, 2016

Tom Hanks played Fox News Channel host Chris Wallace on SNL, moderating a gut-wrenching presidential debate between Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump and Kate McKinnon's Hillary Clinton—and then played a hilarious Trump supporter on “Black Jeopardy”—where he bonded with fellow black contestant on the distrust of government and skinny women. But neither of those skits were Hanks' best performances—that is reserved for Hanks' Halloween Theme park ride, as David S. Pumpkins. Hanks seems to have never grown out of his ability to… Read more

This Video Shows EVERYTHING That’s Wrong With Voluntourism

By Patricia Affriol  In General  On Oct 25, 2016

Pussycat Dolls pairs up with Christians and makes the most offensive, culturally insensitive video ever. Five white women created a music video, “I'm bringing Missions Back”—a horrific rendition of Justin Timberlake's “I'm Bringing Sexy Back,” that has caused international backlash. The young volunteers, dressed in Gomesi, the traditional and highly revered Ugandan long dress, sway their hips and dance in a way that belongs in a night club—NOT in a video about being a missionary. The video was released on October 14th… Read more

14 Things Every Nasty Woman Should Wear To Go Vote

By Eleonor Botoman  In Feminism  On Oct 25, 2016

November 8th is right around the corner and women across the country are showing their support for Hillary through a new kind of feminist political statement. The "nasty woman" comment, uttered by Donald Trump during the final Presidential debate, was supposed to degrade Clinton. Instead, women began banding together in solidarity with Hillary through #nastywoman, pushing back against Trump's sexist behavior. Now, creators throughout the Internet are taking this movement a step further by producing "nasty woman" themed… Read more
Estelle Liebow Schultz, 98. Image via I Waited 96 Years! There hasn’t been much to feel good about this election cycle (to put it quite lightly), which is why we were so delighted to write about Ruline Steininger, the 103-year-old Hillary voter from Iowa, earlier this month. Thankfully, we have even more bad-ass centenarian lady voters to celebrate thanks to I Waited 96 Years! Women Voting for Hillary Clinton, a site dedicated to honoring women voters born before the 19th amendment (which recognizes a woman’s right to… Read more
Resident nasty woman Samantha Bee set the record straight about Donald Trump's absurd abortion comments. During Full Frontal on Monday, Bee ripped into the claims about "partial birth abortions" made during the third presidential debate. "Partial birth abortions aren't a thing," Bee literally yelled into a megaphone to get her point across. "It’s a non-medical term the National Right to Life committee made up in the ’90s for a procedure that was outlawed in 2003 by the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act." via Giphy… Read more
Vulnicura (2015) Björk continues to amaze us with the release of the VR trailer for “Family” — one of the ethereal tracks from her 2015 album,Vulnicura. The virtual-reality trailer is just a short teaser, but it’s a fascinating look inside the Icelandic musician’s latest cutting-edge endeavor, composed of digital Icelandic landscape scans, glowing tendrils of color and motion capture images of Björk herself. "Family," directed by Andrew Thomas Huang, will premiere in its entirety as part of a much larger multi-media… Read more
There’s a new Gilmore Girls trailer, and there’s a lot packed into the two minutes and 26 seconds. Rory is Jack Kerouac-ing, Lorelai is bantering with Luke, Emily Gilmore is Kon Mari-ing, Paris is rolling her eyes, Lane is drumming, Suki is spilling icing in a pornographic way, and Jess, Dean and Logan all make appearances. But what I noticed most is that one thing about the Gilmores hasn’t changed — the trailer shows the Gilmore girls eating or mentioning SO MUCH JUNK FOOD. Here’s a list: Chinese takeout Greek takeout… Read more

This Jane Austen Adult Coloring Book Lets You Doodle Mr. Darcy

By Erika W. Smith  In Books  On Oct 25, 2016

If you didn’t know, we are 100% on board with the adult coloring book craze, and it seems like there is no end to the creative coloring books that are coming out. One of our newest favorites is Color Me Jane: A Jane Austen Adult Coloring Book by Jacqui Oakley. Color Me Jane contains drawings of iconic Austen scenes and characters for Janeites to lovingly color in — Elizabeth and Darcy dancing; Elizabeth getting her dress covered in mud as she heads to see Jane at Mr. Bingley’s house; Mr. Kingsley scolding Emma; and Anne… Read more
Author Amy Dupcak recalls being an introspective child, fascinated by her own imagination. It is no coincidence that her debut collection of short stories, Dust, tumbles headlong into the dreamy space of adolescence like a whirlpool of recovered memories. Read on for a sample from Dust and to learn more about Amy’s thoughts on “strong female characters,” on older men dominating the youths of girls, and why her teachers teased her for putting her feet on her desk: Excerpt from “In Limbo” in Dust The cafeteria smelled… Read more
Image via YouTube Season 1 of Jessica Jones was revolutionary for honestly portraying the experience of mental trauma suffered by rape survivors within an industry where rape scenes are often included merely to shock or titillate (we’re looking at you, Game of Thrones). With Season 2, we have more to celebrate: all 13 episodes will be directed entirely by women. Melissa Rosenberg, the series’ executive producer, made the announcement last Friday at the 7th annual Transforming Hollywood symposium’s “Diversifying… Read more

How To Make a Pumpkin Bong For A Halloween High

By Devon Preston  In DIY  On Oct 24, 2016

Halloween may have a reputation for being a children’s holiday, but don’t let all of the candy and pumpkin juice fool you—there are plenty of grown-up witches out in the world looking to have some adult fun on the night of fright. Now you’ve probably already seen every brewery and cider brand bring out their fall flavors for the season but what about those who would rather get a little stone-y on All Hallows Eve? Well if you’re a witch that enjoys an herbal potion, you may already have the tools that you need to get… Read more
Mexico City's Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera has created a program to distribute plastic rape whistles to half a million women in an attempt to fight street harassment and sexual violence. The United Nations lists Mexico as one of the most violent countries for women, with over half of Mexican women having been subject to groping, street harassment, rape, and other forms of sexual violence. Between 2010 and 2015 approximately three million instances of sexual violence, from groping to raping, were committed in Mexico,… Read more
There's a new heart-warming book that captures the journey of adoption of our beloved furry friends. For over three years, fashion and portrait photographer Richard Phibbs has made portraits of dogs up for adoption for the Humane Society of New York, in an attempt to help them find their “forever homes.” The book, Rescue Me, features the best of these portraits in hope of getting more homeless dogs adopted. The book is hitting stores at a time when puppy mills — the horrific warehouses that supply most of the dogs in… Read more
There’s nothing we love more than women who transcend the music binary and Gland, a punk trio from New Orleans, does exactly that and more. Members Kallie, Farra, Switch, and Jean make up the feminist-as-fuck punk band which released the music video for their song “Cram It” this past weekend, off their first album Neurotica. The song is an anthem for riot grrrls everywhere and you won’t be able to get the hypnotic vocals out of your head. The video, which was directed by Sarrah Danziger, begins with three pre-teen… Read more

Race, Rape, And Unwelcome Dick Pics In The 2016 Election

By Salaam Green  In Living  On Oct 24, 2016

I have been called sweetie, honey, boo thang, and big thighs, just to name a few, in this southern town I called home. All were hisses from unrecognizable misters. These unwanted catcalls or"holla at me girls went unnoticed by passersby. To tell the truth, I honestly shrugged off the embarrassment of being prey as I walked through the mall or on a noisy city street. When I was eight, I suffered a sprang arm after I averted attention from an older man who would have raped me. I learned how to run fast and lie about why… Read more

Finding A Feminist Breast Reduction Surgeon

By Jennifer Mintzer  In Living  On Oct 24, 2016

“Have you ever thought of having a breast reduction?” Those words were spoken to me as I was leaving a plastic surgeon’s office for a follow-up visit regarding a small subdermal cyst I had removed from my cheek 12 years ago. The absurdity of his question struck me then as it does now — I was not there to discuss anything remotely related to my breasts, yet the question was asked. The door to discuss my breasts was one I had not opened, but emboldened by the nature of his profession, this surgeon tried to push it open… Read more

10 Models Bringing Feminism To The Fashion Industry

By Eleonor Botoman  In Style  On Oct 24, 2016

Although the fashion industry influences what we wear, controls seasonal trends, and revolutionizes the way we see clothing and design, it's anything but progressive. The world of modeling is especially narrow and restrictive — putting skinny cis-gendered white women always at the forefront of what's "cool" and "trendy" (even when these companies' clothing lines derive designs from non-white cultures). In fact, a recent runway report from The Fashion Spot shows that only 25% of models this past Fashion Week were models… Read more

How To Make A Scarf — No Knitting Needles Required

By BUST Magazine  In DIY  On Oct 24, 2016

Photo: Megan Senior; Model: Naimah Terry; Hair/Makeup: Mary Guthrie; Nails: Miss Pop; Dress: Modcloth; Location: The Landing at Industry City You don’t need knitting needles to whip up this quick chunky scarf! Whether you’re a knitter or a quitter, you can make this easy scarf using a technique called “arm knitting,” in which your limbs are used as giant knitting needles to create super-chunky knit fabric. It’s easy to learn, and best of all, it’s fast—you can complete a scarf in far less time than it takes to listen to… Read more
Progressive politicians in The United Kingdom have been pushing to lift the “Tampon Tax”. This tax that is applied to tampons because they are legally considered luxury goods. MPs, such as Paula Sherrif of the Labour Party, have been campaigning to reclassify tampons as essentials, such as toilet paper and medical supplies. The reclassification would have a significant financial impact (British individuals can spend as much as s £18,450 on their periods over the course of their… Read more
Tattoo flash, in particular, pin-up flash, has been a large part of Western tattoo history since the late 19th century. Tattoo flash can be defined as the repetitive American Traditional imagery that was developed by the legendary tattoo artist, Norman Collins a.k.a Sailor Jerry. Typically, tattoo flash is done in the classic American Traditional style, which can be characterized by its bold black outlines and a limited color palette. American Traditional was the first tattoo style to be developed using a modern tattoo… Read more
When I was 14, I attended a Catholic high school in Minnesota. That's right, I was a Catholic schoolgirl. I wore the uniform and all. Think Britney Spears in "Baby One More Time," but instead of dancing and an exposed midriff, there was acne, pale skin and a fully buttoned shirt. Each day I rode the bus to and from school. My house was about a mile from my bus stop, which felt like 10 miles when walking in penny loafers. About a month into the school year, I was walking home from the bus stop when about halfway into my… Read more

10 Powerful Photos Of Nasty Women Protesting At Trump Tower

By Rebecca DeRosa  In Living  On Oct 21, 2016

You’d have to be in a bunker in Antartica to have missed the latest scandal involving Donald Trump. A recording came out in the past couple weeks in which he brags to Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush about how as a famous person he can kiss and grope women without their consent. He clearly knows how privilege works. He does not know how respect and consent work.These latest comments prove that he has not seen the horror film Teeth. Because if he had, he’d know that Pussy Grabs Back.That’s the name of one of the movements… Read more

This Is The Feminist Coloring Book You've Been Waiting For

By Eleonor Botoman  In Feminism  On Oct 21, 2016

Coloring books have gone from childhood hobby to adult guilty pleasure. Whether you like to bring your pencils along with you on a morning commute or simply use this as a way to unwind, Boss Babes, created by Michelle Volansky, combines our two favorite things — badass women and coloring. Have you ever wanted to color in Margaret Cho's tattoos? Or pick out a pantsuit for a Hillary Clinton paper doll? Then this book is perfect for you! Boss Babes is a great opportunity to learn about female innovators in a wide range of… Read more

Emma Sulkowicz Talks Art And Rape Culture: BUST Interview

By Erika W. Smith  In Arts  On Oct 21, 2016

A year and a half ago, Emma Sulkowicz carried a mattress across the stage as she graduated from Columbia University. It was the culmination of a year-long performance art piece called “Mattress Performance (Carry That Weight),” in which Sulkowicz carried a 50-lb. dorm mattress with her everywhere she went, pledging she wouldn’t stop until Columbia expelled the student who raped her in her dorm room — which never happened. Sulkowicz’s performance drew nationwide attention and, with a memorable appearance on the cover of… Read more
A Simple Life Ann Hui started out her film career working in television, creating short documentaries for organizations with the goal of cleaning up Hong Kong’s government misconduct. Since then, Hui has searched for ways to continue making socially conscious projects, whether they be film or television. Born in Manchuria in 1947 to a Chinese father and Japanese mother, Hui moved with her parents to Macau and then Hong Kong. In 1972, she received a master’s degree in English and comparative literature at the University… Read more
Birth of a Nation The epic rise and fall of actor and filmmaker Nate Parker is currently still in the stages of grief and disbelief. How can it be that someone equipped with such brilliance, and with the evidence of his entrance into the esteemed walls of Hollywood’s elite — based on a dream come true — could also be aligned with a tragic mishap that cost only one life? Secrets and lies.Earlier this year, the buzzword was diversity. #OscarSoWhite gleamed in the landscape with the renderings of a mob that gathered to… Read more

Gloria Steinem Shares What A Hillary Clinton Victory Will Mean

By Gloria Steinem  In Feminism  On Oct 21, 2016

Gloria Steinem—Journalist, Activist, and Feminist Icon Hillary Clinton’s victory goes way beyond the obvious “first” of a presidential nominee from a major party. That could have been a Thatcher-like figure who succeeded partly because she didn’t represent most women. Hillary Clinton has been supported by voters from the majority of this country who have been excluded because of sex or race or both. Her candidacy is a long overdue move toward democracy. PHOTO: ANNIE LEIBOWITZ This article originally appeared in the… Read more
With the new erotic psychological thriller The Handmaiden, director Park Chan-Wook proves that filmmakers can take book adaptations in any direction they choose. He takes Sarah Waters’ novel Fingersmith and moves the setting from Victorian England to 1930s Korea under Japanese colonial rule — and it completely works. To reveal too much of the ever-twisting plot would spoil the film, but it centers around three characters: Sook-hee (Kim Tae-ri), a poor Korean pickpocket; Lady Hideko (Kim Min-hee), a young Japanese… Read more
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