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In the weeks leading up to Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote, hundreds of individuals took to Washington, D.C. to protest and visit the offices of senators like Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski. BUST caught up with one of them, longtime activist and creative Mari Gustafson, to chat about her experiences getting arrested twice during the D.C. protests—and how we can keep fighting. “I’d been on national calls with Senators for Popular Democracy and the Women’s March to find out which days they really wanted people to… Read more
According to the calendar, September 22nd is the first day of fall. But for many people, myself included, fall doesn’t start until mid-October, when the temperature drops and the drugstores break out the fake cobwebs. For me, Halloween and the days leading up to it are peak fall. It’s a season ripe with nostalgia. Gift bags featuring cartoon bats, ghosts, and other various Halloween iconography make me wistful for elementary school, when wearing a costume in public was considered a privilege. Some of the best parties… Read more
In the ’80s, Justine Bateman was one of the most famous young women in America. She starred as Mallory on the hugely popular sit-com Family Ties on NBC from 1982 to 1989, she starred in a movie about an all-girl rock band called Satisfaction in 1989, and then she went on to write, direct, produce and study computer science behind the scenes while the internet completely changed our culture’s relationship to stardom. In her new book, Fame: The Hijacking of Reality, she writes about the phenomenon of being famous in a… Read more

Learning To Love Myself At A Nudist Meditation Retreat

By Lila Kalick  In Living  On Oct 19, 2018

Two years ago, in the midst of a blue period, I decided to attend a meditation retreat. In the space of a month, I had my heart broken, lost my job, and was rejected from every graduate program I applied to for a public policy degree. During that time, I travelled through most days like a ghost, unable (despite how many Wikihow pieces I read) to rid myself of some deep and great loneliness. To make matters worse, I ran into my ex, a smug PhD student, the same week I received the news about my work. “So school, then?”… Read more
I think we can all agree that Melissa McCarthy is an extremely talented, extremely funny actress. From Gilmore Girls to Ghostbusters, she's proven her status as one of the best comedic actresses working today. But unfortunately, some of her recent movies haven't reflected that. Following a trio of terribly-reviewed movies released in the past year (the Happytime Murders, Life of the Party, and Cook Off!), McCarthy's latest film, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, should remind audiences—and studios—that she deserves better… Read more

Black Seniors Removed From Bus en Route To Vote In Georgia

By Mia X. Perez  In Feminism  On Oct 18, 2018

The morning of October 18, CBS reported that county officials had ordered a group of black senior citizens off of a bus that was headed towards the voter polls after stating that they were partaking in what constituted as “prohibited political activity.” Unfortunately, this is just one manifestation of a system that is wreaking havoc for many. The race is between two candidates: Stacey Abrams (Democrat) and Brian Kemp (Republican). Abrams is striving to become the first African-American female governor of Georgia.… Read more
It’s hard to believe that one year has passed since the spark that fired up the #MeToo movement. Although founder Tarana Burke started the movement in 2006, the sexual assault accusations against Harvey Weinstien brought #MeToo into the spotlight 2017. With a viral presence, #MeToo changed the shape and feel of social media. But, now what? Where do we go from here? In an interview with the the New York Times, Tarana Burke reflects on the past year of the movement. She has some ideas about how we, as a community, can… Read more
Javier Bardem has (yet again!) voiced support for director Woody Allen. During a master class at the Lumière Film Festival in Lyon, France, Bardem told the audience Allen is “a genius,” adding that, “I would work with him tomorrow,” reports Variety. The Spanish actor played the passionate painter, Juan Antonio, in Allen's 2007 film, Vicky Cristina Barcelona. The allegations that Allen sexually abused his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, have long polarized Hollywood elite. In February 2014, Farrow published a New York… Read more

Week Of Women: October 19-25, 2018

By Erika W. Smith  In Entertainment  On Oct 18, 2018

It's late October, and the Oscar-buzzworthy movies are arriving, with Can You Ever Forgive Me? and Wildlife. Also out this week: new music from Yoko Ono and Neneh Cherry and poetry by Mary Lambert. MOVIES Can You Ever Forgive Me? Melissa McCarthy gets away from slapstick with this biographical dramedy based on a true story; she plays Lee Israel, a broke writer who begins forging letters by famous authors to make some cash. Directed by Marielle Heller; co-written by Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty. Out Friday, October… Read more
YOKO ONO Warzone(Chimera Music) Yoko Ono has always been a unique, avant-garde, multimedia artist, and her music is no exception. She began recording over 50 years ago, releasing eight collaborative albums with her late husband, John Lennon, and 13 solo studio records. For her latest, Warzone, Ono revisits 13 songs from previous works spanning from 1970 to 2009. “Warzone,” “Hell In Paradise,” the 1970s feminist anthem “Woman Power,” and “Why” are presented across a stripped-down musical soundscape, and there’s even a… Read more
Night MovesBy Jessica Hopper(University of Texas Press) In her latest book, music critic Jessica Hopper creates a loving portrait of early-2000s Chicago through vignettes that capture the city in all its gritty, weird glory. Centered loosely around the Wicker Park neighborhood, Hopper offers brief but vivid glimpses into her early years in a city she considers home. The book reads as part memoir and part history of a changing city without becoming bogged down in overwrought nostalgia. It’s possible to find the arc of… Read more
Oftentimes, celebrities faithlessly tinker with the occult world, not fully committing to their truest beliefs. As an astrologer, I wholeheartedly trust and have faith in the tarot—which is why when I heard the wonderful and brilliant Rachel True has a new tarot deck and book coming out, I jumped at the chance to interview her. Rachel True is known for her amazing acting chops, positivity, beauty, and spirituality—as well as her iconic role as Rochelle in The Craft. Her upcoming memoir True Heart Intuitive Tarot… Read more

Of Blood And Money: On Elizabeth Warren’s DNA Test

By Jasmine Neosh  In Feminism  On Oct 17, 2018

“Hey did you hear? Elizabeth Warren is Native American.” It’s 6:30 in the morning and I haven’t had tea yet. I generally have a rule that I don’t discuss politics or read the news before I’ve had at least one cup but today, someone else is breaking my rule for me. “Her DNA results came back. She’s Cherokee or something.” It’s hard to explain to white people why these types of conversations are difficult to have with non-Natives. Under even the best circumstances, recounting the whole history of blood quantum and its… Read more

How To Make The Ultimate DIY Haunted House For Halloween

By BUST Magazine  In DIY  On Oct 17, 2018

Every Halloween fanatic dreams of creating their own haunted house, but the concept can seem a little overwhelming. Don’t stress yourself to death—we have some simple tricks that will have you murdering the fright game. Getting Started 1. Let everyone know when your haunted house will be open. You may want to put a sign out or set up a Facebook event listing the dates and times, so that ghouls and goblins know when to come by. 2. Decide if you want to charge for entry. This is a great opportunity to raise some money… Read more

Victorians Wore These Elaborate Costumes To Fancy Dress Balls

By Mimi Matthews  In Living  On Oct 17, 2018

During the Victorian era, fancy dress balls were one of the grandest and most fashionable ways for a society hostess to make her mark. These magnificent, costumed affairs were widely reported in 19th century newspapers, with a great deal of attention paid to who was wearing what. Guests dressed up as historical figures such as Marie Antoinette or Napoleon. They also wore more creative costumes—many of which were recommended in fancy dress advice manuals and costume books. In today’s article, we look at a few of these… Read more

"Herstory 101" Tells Us What Really Went Down In History

By Madera Rhayne  In TV  On Oct 16, 2018

For Indigenous People’s Day last week, director Casey Gates, who runs the YouTube channel Lady Brain Films, collaborated with writer Kyla Garcia to clap back with the premiere of a new mini-series, Herstory 101. The first episode went public on October 8th and was appropriately titled “John Smith Was A F*ckboy." It delves into the famous "love" story of John Smith and Pocahontas, which Disney got very wrong. The series features Dagmar Rodriguez, who wanted to write rhymes depicting history from the female perspective.… Read more
Seven years ago, social media users spurred Egypt’s civil war. Now, one woman’s disparaging post on Facebook has landed her in a Cairo jail cell. A recent feature in WIRED details the plight of Mona Mazbouh, a 24-year-old from Lebanon who was visiting friends in Egypt. In a Facebook video, uploaded to Mazbouh’s private account, Mazbouh railed against the sexual harassment she experienced in Cairo, which was designated by a Thomson Reuters Foundation poll last year as the “most dangerous megacity in the world for… Read more
When we named Phoebe Robinson the Queen Of All Media at our 25th anniversary party this summer, we weren't kidding: Robinson is a multi-talented multi-hyphenate. She's a podcast host (2 Dope Queens, with Jessica Williams, which is also an HBO special; and Sooo Many White Guys); actor (Ibiza, I Love Dick); screenwriter (Portlandia); essay writer (her 2016 essay collection You Can't Touch My Hair (And Other Things I Still Have To Explain) followed years of blogging on her own site, Blaria); and standup comedian. Her… Read more
With just one $40 T-shirt purchase, you can send a girl in Togo, West Africa to school for a year. Sound awesome? Kathleen Hanna thinks so, too. When the musician, activist, and riot grrrl revolutionary first came across Tina Kampor and her nonprofit Peace Sisters, she was instantly drawn to the cause. “[Tina] had a lot of really personal stories because she was a teacher in Togo for many years before she moved to California, and she saw girls constantly dropping out of school,” Hanna tells BUST. “When she moved to… Read more

Witches Are Gathering To Hex Brett Kavanaugh—And You Can Join In

By Francesca Volpe  In Living  On Oct 16, 2018

Witches are flocking to Brooklyn this October 20th for a gathering to hex Brett Kavanaugh, who was just sworn in to the Supreme Court despite several accusations of sexual assault. Brooklyn-based witch Dakota Bracciale arranged the event, which is scheduled to take place at Catland, an occult bookstore and spiritual community space. Half of the proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood and the Ali Forney Center, a NYC shelter for homeless LGBTQ youth, the Huffington Post reports. Different from a binding spell,… Read more
Since I'm the queen of crap jobs, Barbara Ehrenreich is a hero to me. Her 2001 book Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America, is something I return to time and again. For those not familiar with Nickel and Dimed, it chronicles Ehrenreich's experiment—inspired by welfare reform in the 1990s—to see if she could survive month-to-month working jobs considered “unskilled labor.” She spent time working at Wal-mart, in a nursing home, as a server and housekeeper and house cleaner. Along the way she found struggle,… Read more
Girls Write Now: Two Decades of True Stories from Young Female VoicesBy Girls Write Now(Tin House Books) Girls Write Now, a book of personal essays written by high school girls, is both a feat of literary awesomeness and a slice of inspirational magic. Framed by defining quotes from today’s most influential feminists, including Roxane Gay and Gloria Steinem, these stories bring the reader through moments that have shaped their authors’ lives, from immigrant journeys across the sea to trips to the neighborhood… Read more
Director Bryan Singer’s history of alleged rape, sexual harassment, and assault has been an “open secret” in Hollywood for years—but a damning Esquire expose is supposedly imminent, reports the Wrap. On Monday, Singer released a statement on Instagram saying the article will “rehash false accusations and bogus lawsuits.” The exposé is rumored to be released in the November edition of Esquire, out this week. Singer's statement continues, “In today’s climate where people’s careers are harmed by mere accusations, what… Read more

The Forgotten Story Of The Woman Who Created Color Film

By F Yeah History  In Movies  On Oct 15, 2018

Natalie Kalmus was born in 1882 and has 404 credits on IMDB. Just to give you an idea of how incredible that is: Stephen Speilburg has 299 credits, Alfred Hitchcock clocks in at 204, and James Cameron has 151 (come on, James, get it together). So who was Natalie Kalmus? And how did this woman, born before the Hollywood boom even existed, rack up such an impressive cinematic CV? Well, Natalie Kalmus gave us color film. Seriously, watch any Technicolor film from the 1930s and 1940s, and you will see her name! The… Read more

There's A New Solange Album Coming Soon, And We Are Ready

By Madera Rhayne  In Music  On Oct 15, 2018

What better way to move into 2019 than obsessing over a new Solange album? Yes, she has blessed us again. Solange says by the end of this year, we can expect to see a new body of work released. We were collectively blown away by Solange’s third studio album, released in 2016, A Seat At The Table, which explores themes of Blackness, home, and identity. Stylistically and lyrically rich, it provided us with honest and raw insights into her life and experience, and was so beautiful it left many in awe. In a recent… Read more
Speaking up doesn’t always mean you’re listened to. And just because someone is listened to does not mean that they’re heard. This seems to be the message the senate is giving survivors of sexual assault like Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. Recently, as I attended the world premiere of Dutch composer Louis Andriessen’s orchestral work Agamemnon, I was reminded that throughout history, women have spoken up and no one has listened. As the final “notes” of Agamemnon sounded at the New York Philharmonic, Kassandra, the Trojan… Read more

Cast A Gratitude Spell For Dr. Christine Blasey Ford

By Francesca Volpe  In Living  On Oct 15, 2018

In a nation where no sufficient structures are enforced for sexual perpetrators, survivors too often receive no justice. Out of every 1,000 rapists, 994 rapists walk free, according to the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network. So it’s no surprise that witchcraft has seen a resurgence in response to the Trump administration and, as of late, Kavanaugh’s confirmation. In recent years, witchcraft has become associated with progressive political causes. The pagan political organization WitchtheVote encourages voters to… Read more
A new play about the life of Gloria Steinem is now playing in NYC, and we've got a pair of tickets ($250 value) to give away to one lucky winner! Gloria: A Life brings us a richly detailed tapestry about one of the most inspiring and remarkable women of our time. Five decades after Gloria Steinem began raising her voice for equality and championing those of others, her vision is as urgent as ever. Gloria’s life’s work and philosophy on the necessity of conversation as a catalyst for change offer us all a path forward… Read more

Help Get Women Elected At PERSISTICON II: The ROCKENING

By Tessa Solomon  In Feminism  On Oct 15, 2018

Like partying? How about getting progressive, pro-choice women elected to government? Yeah, us too. So, stop by the Bell House in Brooklyn on October 21st for PERSISTICON II: The ROCKENING. It’s a variety show benefiting EMILY’S List, a political organization dedicated to getting democratic women into government positions. Last year’s PERSISTICON was a wild success—over $16,000 was raised for the organization. To surpass that amount this year, they’ve packed the program with fabulous performers. Among those joining… Read more
The biggest reason I loved books when I was a kid was because they made me feel less alone. There were pivotal moments of identification with the narrators I was reading about, whether they were facing the same familial struggles or just had the same weird pet peeve as me. I’m white, and there was no shortage of characters who looked like me in the books, movies, and television I grew up with; I had the privilege of feeling seen and heard by my culture. Unfortunately, that’s not the case for so many girls in the US.… Read more
BLACK BELT EAGLE SCOUTMother Of My Children(Saddle Creek) On “Soft Stud,” Black Belt Eagle Scout—aka Katherine Paul or KP—softly admits, “I know you’re taken,” before crescendoing into sweet howls of, “need you, want you” over a killer guitar riff. The self-proclaimed “radical indigenous queer feminist” does this often on her debut, switching between riot grrrl and Earth mother, her vulnerability always on full display. “Indians Never Die” is a percussive meditation on environmental degradation, while the… Read more
From our October/November 2018 issue, enjoy this fashion editorial featuring seductive styles inspired by the film The Love Witch. It's shot by Amber Gray and modeled by actor Andi Maticha, star of the latest Halloween sequel. Erickson Beamon Earrings; Bounkit Rings. Jay Godfrey Dress; Beatrice B Cape; Erickson Beamon Earrings; Bounkit, Communion by Joy, and Lexyrose Studio Rings. Augusto Manzanares Bodysuit; Erickson Beamon Necklaces. Josie Natori Dress and Robe; Bounkit Earrings and Bracelets; Necklaces: Stylist’s Own.… Read more
Let the Halloween festivities commence this weeked with The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival! This premier east coast genre festival features parties, events and the best new independent films at venues throughout the borough. This year, they’re partnering with Nitehawk Cinema, which is set to become one of the primary screening venues. The festival is from October 11th to the 18th and will offer most of the events and screenings on the weekends and a lighter schedule during the weekday. Individual tickets are currently… Read more

Same-Sex Mice Can Have Kids Thanks To Science

By Francesca Volpe  In Living  On Oct 12, 2018

Scientists in China are helping mice of the same sex bear pups with gene editing and stem cells. A new study shows the first time that pups born from male mice were carried to full term. Previously, this effort had been only successful with female mice, National Geographic reports. The future is female regarding this study, as mice born from two mothers appeared healthy and were able to bear their own young, while pups with two fathers died shortly after birth. Only two out of the twelve born, survived more than 48… Read more

Princess Superstar Is A "Momster" In New Music Video: Premiere

By Erika W. Smith  In Music  On Oct 12, 2018

She had a hit with her song "Bad Babysitter" in 2002, but now New York rapper and DJ Princess Superstar is all about encouraging parents and kids to explore emotional intelligence. Her new kids' album, These Are The Magic Days, recorded under the alter ego M.o.M., is out today. We're excited to premiere the music video "Momster," animated by Felix Deng. These Are The Magic Days is inspired by M.o.M's own experience—she is the mother to a seven-year-old daughter, Siren Ortega, whose vocals are also featured on the… Read more

What My ’80s Childhood Taught Me About Rape Culture

By Laura Kiesel  In Feminism  On Oct 12, 2018

The year is 1986, and I am around eight years old. I am sitting in my living room in Brooklyn watching Revenge of the Nerds with rapt attention. My mother is not around; perhaps she is passed out or out of the apartment altogether as she often was due to her retreat into the depths of her heroin addiction. I am alone watching this movie on a mainstream (non-cable) station during prime-time hours on a weeknight. Yet even among those who have the privilege of being raised with more present parents, it seems that almost… Read more
One year after the groundbreaking New York Times exposé about Harvey Weinstein, Amanda Palmer and Welsh songwriter Jasmine Power have released a powerful video accompaniment to their protest song, “Mr. Weinstein Will See You Now.” The totally crowdfunded video (all profits are being donated to #TimesUp) is a female tour de force, directed by Noemie Lafrance, shot with an all-woman cast and crew, and featuring sixty women artists. It’s NSFW—shots include full-nudity and implicit assault. It’s a tough but essential… Read more

"Bottle It In" Is Kurt Vile's Version Of A Road Record

By BUST Magazine  In Music  On Oct 11, 2018

KURT VILEBottle It In(Matador) Every American rock icon eventually makes a road record—that irresistible document of planes and highways, bars and stadiums—and this is Kurt Vile’s. Recorded over two years in studios across the country, Bottle It In really does feel like a journey: the 60-mph sprawl of “One Trick Ponies,” the bright but claustrophobic “Hysteria,” the beautifully monotonous “Mutinies,” all sent through the looking glass of Vile’s cool, dry wit and warm, easy guitars. Think Neil Young on tour with Blonde… Read more
Sadie Written and directed by Megan GriffithsOut October 12 Seattle-based writer/director Megan Griffiths returns to the big screen with Sadie, a haunting coming-of-age story about a young girl struggling to accept her reality. For Sadie (Sophia Mitri Schloss), growing up in a military family is anything but easy. With her father serving multiple tours overseas and her mother (Melanie Lynskey) struggling to make ends meet as a nurse at the local hospital, Sadie is all too often left to navigate her teens alone. She… Read more

Week Of Women: October 12-18, 2018

By Erika W. Smith  In Entertainment  On Oct 11, 2018

As Halloween gets closer, new pop culture releases are getting spookier—this week brings us the premieres of The Haunting Of Hill House and Charmed, as well as the return of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, new books by Busy Philipps and Phoebe Robinson, and more. MOVIES Sadie Writer/director Megan Griffiths' new movie is a coming-of-age story about a teenage girl (Sophia Mitri Schloss) who loses herself in violent video games until an incident sets her off on her own path of destruction. Melanie Lynskey co-stars. Out Friday,… Read more
Tiffany Haddish recently opened up about the pay gap for women in Hollywood. “A lot of times we don’t open our mouths because we don’t even really know what we’re supposed to get. So, that’s why I do the research. I ask around," she said in an interview with Variety. Haddish believes women would know what is reasonable to ask for (and feel more comfortable doing so) if they were aware of the general pay rate for men. This requires women to create an open dialogue around money. “You know what they say? 'A closed mouth… Read more
According to truisms found in dusty tomes like the Old Testament and The Rules, women want stability, security, and emotional closeness with one special partner. Men, on the other hand, are hard-wired to spread their seed around. Of course, we all know gender differences are a bit more complicated. A new book by cultural critic Wednesday Martin, Ph.D., presents the science to back that up. Untrue: Why Nearly Everything We Believe About Women, Lust, and Infidelity Is Wrong and How The New Science Can Set Us Free is a… Read more
In the chaos of this week, with the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court (a let-down to survivors everywhere), it was hard to feel heard and seen. Anyone who has been following the sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez, and Julie Swetnick knows that this has been a trying and triggering time, rife with disappointment and sadness. Kavanaugh's swearing-in ceremony was a particularly torturous moment; not only was this really happening, but the smiling… Read more

"Paper Year" Shows A Married Couple's Troubled First Year

By Deborah Krieger  In Movies  On Oct 10, 2018

Apparently millennials are killing the divorce industry, along with the diamond industry, fabric softener industry, and Denny’s. So when Paper Year opens with the charismatically beautiful Dan and Franny (Avan Jogia and Eve Hewson) rushing through the halls of the drab bureaucratic government building where they’ve just had a quickie wedding, you want to shake your head and coo, “aww, I hope those crazy kids make it.” It’s not clear how long they’ve known one another or have even been together—or if they waited more… Read more
Choose Your Own Disaster By Dana Schwartz(Grand Central Publishing) You might know Dana Schwartz from her prolific Twitter accounts (her alter ego, the satirical @GuyInYourMFA, has over 94,000 followers) but after reading the journalist’s first memoir-slash-choose-your-own-adventure novel, you’ll wish she was your real-life best friend, too. In Choose Your Own Disaster, Schwartz seamlessly moves from thoughtful and often hilarious observations into more difficult and heavy topics, including sexual assault, body image,… Read more
Just one day after swearing in accused sexual abuser Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court is back at it with a harmful order—and Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan have something to say about it in a powerful dissent. Unlike many other states, North Dakota does not have any form of voter registration. Instead, there’s currently a lower-court order that mandates all voters in North Dakota arrive at the polls with certain specific forms of ID, including proof of residence. This order blocks around 20% of the… Read more
We’re all for finding love in all the right places, but you should also know that there is another swipe-right app geared towards helping you make the right connections, Shapr—the free professional networking app is bringing people together outside of dating. To use Shapr, upload a little bit about your experience and goals—like education, previous jobs, and why you are networking—just don’t overdo it. You can also add professional and personal interests, which is done by adding a few hashtags such as “#Tech,”… Read more
From the moment she got her big break on Freaks and Geeks in 1999, Busy Philipps has been synonymous with cool. Here, the outspoken actor, author, and soon-to-be late-night host talks about taking control and putting Hollywood sexism on blast Busy Philipps is wearing a stylish version of a power suit and striking what’s basically a Wonder Woman pose on the L.A. set of our photo shoot when the photographer, Ramona Rosales, compliments her fingernails. They’re long, freshly painted gold, and filed to a dangerous-looking… Read more

The Victorian Case Of The Turnip-Wielding Trick-Or-Treater

By Mimi Matthews  In Living  On Oct 09, 2018

Today, if you don’t wish to hand out candy on Halloween, you can simply switch off your porch light to indicate that you are not at home to trick-or-treaters. Unfortunately, not all trick-or-treaters accept this withdrawal from the holiday with good grace. Some even retaliate by smashing pumpkins in your driveway or against your front door. Disgruntled trick-or-treaters in the Victorian era had similar responses. On Halloween night in Scotland in 1899, a man by the name of Gilbert Tulloch bolted his door against the… Read more

Spiritualized's "And Nothing Hurt" Is Worth The Wait

By BUST Magazine  In Music  On Oct 09, 2018

SPIRITUALIZEDAnd Nothing Hurt(Fat Possum Records) After a six-year hiatus, off-kilter space-rock outfit Spiritualized has returned with a new album that is certainly well worth the long wait. Frontman Jason Pierce opted to record on a limited budget in his own home, which gives it a highly intimate feeling. Starting off the album is “Perfect Miracle,” a whimsical and upbeat sentimental song that conjures the glowing feeling of a new love. “I’m Your Man” is a loud, rousing number with backing choir vocals and layered… Read more