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11 Mystical Items To Treat Yourself To This Spring

By Lisa Stardust  In Living  On Apr 19, 2019

As we graze through Spring, we encounter major astrological phenomenons such as the retrograde, planetary changes, and the discovery of the Black Hole in space. The best way to survive the upcoming cosmic energy is to use the following projects to aid in such transformational energies—if only to help us manifest our goals and to get our seasonal groove back! Let’s start off our list with “White Sage” from The Hoodwitch to cleanse ourselves, our homes, and personal space. The act of lighting sage, call smudging, gets… Read more

Grief, Aliens, And The Apocalypse Converge In “Starfish”

By Deborah Krieger  In Movies  On Apr 19, 2019

“My name is Aubrey Parker. I broke into my dead friend’s apartment. Who the fuck are you?” Aubrey (Virginia Gardner) says combatively to a walkie-talkie she found by her friend’s bed in a wood-paneled, cabin-like dream of a bedroom. It’s New Year’s Eve and Aubrey’s best friend Grace is dead, leaving behind a group of mourners, a tombstone with the epitaph “Always Right,” and a secret task that she expected Aubrey to be able find out about and carry out. In response, Aubrey has barricaded herself in Grace’s apartment,… Read more

"Little Woods" Is A Stunning Film About Sisterhood

By BUST Magazine  In Movies  On Apr 19, 2019

Little WoodsWritten and directed by Nia DaCostaOut April 19 Writer/director Nia DaCosta’s first feature film is a drama centered around two sisters, Ollie (Tessa Thompson) and Deb (Lily James), living below the poverty line in fictional Little Woods, North Dakota. Ollie is on probation after an arrest for illegally bringing prescription pills for her terminally ill mother (and a few others) over the Canadian border. Since her arrest and her mother’s death, Ollie has been getting by selling coffee and breakfast food and… Read more
Mata Hari’s life has blockbuster written all over it. Honestly, it’s Oscar bait at its finest: A SMALL TOWN GIRL FINDS INTERNATIONAL FAME AS AN EXOTIC DANCER AT THE TURN OF THE 20TH CENTURY. SHE TAKES LOVERS FROM ACROSS EUROPE AND IS PRIVY TO SECRETS OF GLOBAL SUPERPOWERS. BUT HER GLITTERING WORLD COMES CRASHING DOWN WHEN SHE IS DISCOVERED TO BE A GERMAN SPY. SHE IS CAPTURED, IMPRISONED, AND TAKES HER FINAL BOW IN FRONT OF A FIRING SQUAD IN A SMALL CORNER OF FRANCE. It’s Hollywood gold dust! A blockbuster biopic in the… Read more
Passover starts tonight, and you can kick off the celebrations like The Shondes do in their music video for “True North,” from the band’s 2016 album, Brighton. Formed in 2006 by best friends Louisa Rachel Solomon and Elijah Oberman, the Brooklyn-based feminist rock band are known for their gritty, riot grrrl sound, Jewish influences, and political activism. The video smoothly weaves themes of peace, liberation, acceptance, and identity with Passover traditions. Shots of the band (featuring Solomon on vocals/bass,… Read more

"Family" Is Full Of Laughs (And Juggalos)

By BUST Magazine  In Movies  On Apr 19, 2019

Family Written and directed by Laura Steinel Out April 19 In Family, protagonist Kate (Taylor Schilling) is so hyper-focused on career that she puts family last—and believes her co-workers should, too. She makes fun of her assistant for letting her adult brother move in with her; she voices doubts that a colleague about to take maternity leave will ever return to work; and she advises a new hire that to get ahead, her job has to become her entire life. Then she gets a call from her brother: his wife has a family… Read more

9 Of TV's Best Unproblematic Male Characters

By Gretchen Sterba  In TV  On Apr 19, 2019

We live in a world with a multitude of fictional male characters on television who are problematic faves. Take Luke Danes from Gilmore Girls, who has a history of slut-shaming Lorelai and spewing homophobic comments. Or Ezra Fitz from Pretty Little Liars — super hot, but also stalks a 16-year-old girl when he’s her teacher. And Jim Halpert from The Office can be adorable and highly favored, but sometimes he can straight up be a dick to Pam, like when he makes huge, life-altering decisions without her. Sometimes, we… Read more

Stealing Sheep Addresses Life In The Digital Age On "Big Wows"

By BUST Magazine  In Music  On Apr 19, 2019

STEALING SHEEP Big Wows (Heavenly Recordings) On Big Wows, Stealing Sheep departs from the familiar, exploring life with technology in the digital age. The band excels both instrumentally and lyrically, building neon pop with drum machines, synthesizers, and sequencers. There is serious storytelling here that plays between optimistic and cynical, with a conversational bend that makes each track easy to hang onto. “Girl” gives a percussive nod to Oingo Boingo, while “Just Dreaming” turns inward. The single, “Jokin’ Me,”… Read more

Week Of Women: April 19-25, 2019

By Lydia Wang  In Entertainment  On Apr 18, 2019

It’s Beyoncé week! If you’ve already seen the Netflix doc and listened to the album start to finish, don’t worry: we have a lot of other recs for you this week, too, from a new Tessa Thompson film to even more music by Lizzo. Enjoy! MOVIES/TV Homecoming Out now on Netflix, Homecoming offers a full and behind-the-scenes look into Beyoncé’s Beychella performance at last year’s Coachella. Stay tuned for more coverage on BUST.com. Little Woods Tessa Thompson and Lily James play sisters grappling with financial struggles in… Read more

Sunflower Bean's Latest EP Is Pure Fun

By BUST Magazine  In Music  On Apr 18, 2019

SUNFLOWER BEAN King of the Dudes (Mom + Pop) On Sunflower Bean’s new EP, King of the Dudes, the New York trio abandons some of the gloom of its debut EP, Show Me Your Seven Secrets, and strikes out toward something that sounds a lot more like fun. “King of the Dudes” is a ’70s-tinged kiss-off anthem, “Fear City” burbles over with one of the best melodic hooks the band has ever produced, and “Come For Me” features bolts of four-on-the-floor guitar that sound like (dare I invoke him?) early Prince. At times, the gender… Read more
During the dawn of comics we usually learned the origin story of female characters through the point of view of their male counterparts. Lois Lane exists in relation to Superman, and the same goes for other famous women in comics—it has taken a long time for female characters to have their own autonomy. DC Ink is changing this in a large way. The new imprint geared towards YA audiences has launched an entire series of graphic novels with all-new origin stories, written by women, starring women. The first to launch the… Read more
You Know You Want This: “Cat Person” and Other StoriesBy Kristen Roupenian(Gallery/Scout Press) Author Kristen Roupenian became an overnight literary sensation last year with the publication of her short story “Cat Person” in The New Yorker. But her new collection proves that her meteoric rise is backed up by an exacting eye for power and sexuality, desire and shame, and public versus private moments. A man grapples with his relationship history after his latest breakup turns violent. A woman tries to overcome her urge… Read more
Reading the TIME 100 Most Influential People List was a roller coaster of emotions. Many people took to Twitter this morning to point out the insensitivity of having Christine Blasey Ford on the same list as her perpetrator, Brett Kavanaugh. The list has some very exciting highs like Tessa Thompson writing about Brie Larson, and Emma González writing about Greta Thunberg, and some low lows like Chris Christie writing about Donald Trump, and Rod Rosenstein writing about William Barr. Although the list is technically… Read more

These Easter Bonnets Were Must-Haves In The Late 19th Century

By Mimi Matthews  In Style  On Apr 17, 2019

In the nineteenth century, Easter Sunday was an occasion for ladies of all classes to don their most fashionable bonnets. Some of these bonnets were specially bought for the holiday. Others were old bonnets made up with new trimmings. In either circumstance, Easter bonnets were as essential to celebrating Easter as were eggs and bunnies. An 1889 edition of the Ladies Home Journal even went so far as to declare that it was “an accepted fact that every woman who can buy or make a dainty bonnet for Easter-day must wear… Read more
KAT SCHNEIDER WAS four months pregnant when she took a hard look at her pre-natal vitamins and didn’t like what she found: unnecessary ingredients and questionable sourcing. She saw a hole in the $36 billion vitamins and supplements market and her entrepreneurial spirit kicked in. Schneider raised $1.3 million on the strength of her idea for Ritual—a high-quality, sourcing-transparent, subscription-based vitamin service for women. She had worked in venture capital (VC), which made her fundraising effort easier, but… Read more
In case you forgot that we are living in a surveillance state and being a woman or nonbinary person in general sometimes sucks, here’s a gentle reminder that the period tracking app that you might be relying on (for obvious reasons) might have an agenda that you don’t know about. Ovia Health is a family planning app that can help people monitor their fertility and pregnancy, but according to the Washington Post, companies can pay to access their employees' information. The data is aggregated and anonymous, though that… Read more
MERCURY REVThe Delta Sweete Revisited (Partisan Records/BellaUnion) In 1967, Bobbie Gentry released her epic “Ode To Billy Joe,” and quickly became a star. Gentry’s follow-up album, 1968’s The Delta Sweete, was a sophisticated, swampy, country-rock opera about life in the Deep South. Now, 50 years later, indie band Mercury Rev and an all-star cast of musicians has resurrected the often-overlooked collection. There are several standout vocal performances here, including Hope Sandoval’s “Big Boss Man,” Lætitia Sadier’s… Read more

The Secret Clothes-Designing 
Life of Amelia Earhart

By BUST Magazine  In Style  On Apr 16, 2019

Eighty-plus years after her death, Amelia Earhart is still the world’s most famous female pilot. It’s easy to understand why. The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, she died doing what she loved in a 1937 attempt to circumnavigate the world. To finance her flying habit, Earhart authored books, gave lectures, endorsed products from chewing gum to luggage, and penned articles for Cosmopolitan, then used her celebrity to support the Equal Rights Amendment and encourage other women to fly. She did all this while… Read more

Priests Sacrifice Their Punk Past On "The Seduction of Kansas"

By BUST Magazine  In Music  On Apr 15, 2019

PRIESTS The Seduction of Kansas(Sister Polygon) Though Priests has been playing seething, smart post-punk since 2011, it was 2017’s Nothing Feels Natural that proved the band is making the most interesting political music around. The Seduction of Kansas ups the ante with dizzying guitar work and a critical, smirking outlook, examining artifacts of Americana that distort as you get close. Opening banger “Jesus’ Son” proclaims, “I’m young and dumb and full of come...I think I’m gonna hurt someone.” The poppy title track… Read more
When Donald Trump posted a now-viral video on Twitter last Friday, intermixing Representative Ilhan Omar with the World Trade Towers ablaze, he blatantly created anti-Muslim propaganda. In the video, Omar rightfully expresses the Islamophobia she has endured, as well as many Muslim Americans, since the 9/11 attacks. “CAIR [Council on American-Islamic Relations] was founded after 9/11 because they recognize that some people did something,” Omar says in the video. Omar is cut off by shots of the Twin Towers burning and… Read more
In August of 2016, Amber Heard made a brave decision and divorced her abusive husband Johnny Depp. Following the allegations of abuse, many people did not believe her. Unfortunately, it’s a tale as old as time—people choose not to believe victims not only as a way to justify their continued support for abusers, but also out of a downright lack of empathy. Later, in December of 2018, Heard wrote a detailed opinion piece for the Washington Post that delved into her own experiences as a victim of domestic abuse, without… Read more

Trump's Transgender Military Ban Goes Into Effect

By Kat McQuade  In General  On Apr 15, 2019

Back in January, the Supreme Court decided to revive Donald Trump’s ban on transgender military personnel. The edited version of the ban went into effect this past Friday. Under the ban’s terms, transgender individuals must receive an official diagnosis of gender dysphoria and have had it submitted by April 12th to continue serving openly. If not, transgender members of the military must serve as the gender they were assigned at birth or be forced to leave service. Around 15,000 transgender people will be affected by… Read more
CHAKA KHANHello Happiness(Diary Records/Island Records) It’s been over a decade since the legendary Chaka Khan released a solo album. She returns with Hello Happiness, a project that blends her inimitably classic vocals with modern-day soundscapes. The title track features soul, funk, and synths, while “Like a Lady” brings a retro-meets-futuristic vibe. The distortions on “Don’t Cha Know” and “Too Hot” are nothing short of masterful. Other songs like the intoxicating “Like Sugar” and the smooth “Ladylike” prove Khan… Read more

Cutting-Edge Looks Modeled By New Orleans’ New Creative Class

By BUST Magazine  In Style  On Apr 15, 2019

CRESCENT CITY COOL Photographer Sarrah Danziger casted real NOLA artist, styled by other NOLA artist in this bold shoot for BUST. ALLI LOGOUT @totaltwitFilmmaker, Artist, and Lead Singer of the Band Special Interest Styled by Brandon Kafarela @tooflako Habit Chain Mail LoinCloth; Depravity Leather Custom Bra And Garter Belt; Pleaser Patent Leather Knee-High Boots; Fishnets: Model’s Own; Leather Glove: Stylist’s Own. JAMI GIROUARD @yung.hussyDesigner and Artist Styled by Jami GirouardSet By Meredith Younger… Read more
Another measure to destroy women’s reproductive rights has been enacted into law, The New York Times reports. This week the Ohio House of Representatives passed what’s known as the “heartbeat bill,” one of the most oppressive abortion bills in the country. An unquestionable attack on Roe v. Wade, the bill criminalizes performing abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The bill will now head to the Ohio Senate. Doctors who perform an abortion on a fetus with a heartbeat would be charged with a fifth-degree… Read more
Polly Rosenwaike’s debut story collection, Look How Happy I’m Making You, examines the period of early motherhood. Her characters are women in the throes of all aspects of reproduction—from breastfeeding to infertility, from morning sickness to abortion—and she portrays not with the time-honored air-brush of pale pinks and blues, but in a bold palate full of contrasts, with candid, emotional empathy and raw somatic rigor. There is blood and discharge and spit-up. There are sore parts and torn parts; there are women… Read more
There’s a group program in the Correctional Training Facility in Soledad, California that’s not your typical men’s prison group. Success Stories is a group with the goal of understanding the patriarchy, and more specifically, how it affects the lives of the inmates. The group was founded by Richie Reseda and Charles Berry in 2013. Many of the materials were largely based on bell hooks’ The Will to Change and We Real Cool. Richie, who has since been released, had been involved in intersectional feminist activism before… Read more

Kathleen Collins' Posthumous Collection Is A Necessary Read

By BUST Magazine  In Books  On Apr 12, 2019

Notes From a Black Woman’s Diary: Selected Works of Kathleen CollinsBy Kathleen Collins(Ecco) Relatively unknown during her life, Kathleen Collins (1942-1988) is a writer whose work was first made available in 2016 with the posthumous publication of her short-story collection, Whatever Happened to Interracial Love? Her second book, Notes from a Black Woman’s Diary, is a timely follow-up for readers already acquainted with Collins, and a brilliant introduction for new readers. These selected works, affectionately edited… Read more
Elsewhere, Home By Leila Aboulela(Grove Press/Black Cat) Author Leila Aboulela takes readers from Khartoum, Sudan, to Aberdeen, Scotland, and back in Elsewhere, Home, a collection of 13 stories about belonging, human connection, and the complexities of leaving home. Though Aboulela’s subjects range in age and background, there’s a link: all of them grapple with homesickness, love, and assimilation. Aboulela addresses these themes through characters including Samra, a young woman who, while flying back to Khartoum, runs… Read more

A Comprehensive History Of Women's Underwear

By F Yeah History  In Style  On Apr 12, 2019

It’s a brave woman who lives her life eternally sans knickers (or panties, for you Americans) but until very recently, it was the norm. Though men throughout history wore underwear (Charles ll was a fan of a silken boxer short, FYI), it was considered improper for a lady to have anything between her legs. The Tin Man can’t even face the idea of something between a woman's legs. That is the level of scandal. The only ladies who dared buck this trend were scandalously rich Italian women in the sixteenth century. But… Read more

The Wild Reeds Bring Us A Little Sunshine With "Cheers"

By BUST Magazine  In Music  On Apr 12, 2019

THE WILD REEDSCheers(Dualtone Records) The Wild Reeds sound like sunshine. Even Cheers’ most haunting moments have something of the California sky in them: airy guitars, warm harmonies, and a beach-town pace. But this third album—the band’s first since 2017’s blindingly good The World We Built—uses those Pacific Coast Highway soundscapes to unlock a totally fresh perspective. From salt-air anthems like “Moving Target” to slow-and-low ballads like “Don’t Pretend,” members Kinsey Lee, Mackenzie Howe, and Sharon Silva… Read more

Week Of Women: April 12-18, 2019

By Lydia Wang  In Entertainment  On Apr 11, 2019

Happy mid-April! Everyone here at the BUST office has been talking about the return of Game of Thrones, but if that’s not your thing, we have tons more brand new book, movie, and music recommendations. Enjoy! MOVIES/TV Game of Thrones It’s the end of an era! HBO’s hit show is coming back for a final eighth season, premiering on Sunday, April 14. Little Directed by Tina Gordon, this comedy about a tech mogul who wakes up one day as her younger self features an incredible cast including Marsai Martin, Regina Hall, and… Read more

Ex Hex Are Tearin' It Up On Tour

By Michael Levine  In Music  On Apr 11, 2019

Ex Hex were in fine form Thursday night when they blew the roof off of The Bowery Ballroom in NYC. Performing songs from their first album Rips as well as from their new release It’s Real on Merge Records (see BUST's review in our March/April 2019 print edition). The band’s members, Mary Timony on guitar and lead vocals, Betsy Wright, guitar and vocals, and drummer, Laura Harris, played an electric, high energy show. Songs like ‘Tough Enough,’ ‘Another Dimension,’ and their new single ‘Rainbow Shiner’ rocked the very… Read more

South Korea Has Lifted A Strict Ban On Abortions

By Gretchen Sterba  In Feminism  On Apr 11, 2019

Pro-choice activists and women hugged, cried, and celebrated in Seoul Thursday after learning abortions are now going to be legal in South Korea. Since 1953, abortions have been illegal in South Korea, unless it has been a proven that the person seeking an abortion was raped, or that their health is at risk. In an exciting reversal, Seoul’s constitutional court lifted the ban, deeming it unconstitutional, and giving women the right to choose. The Guardian reported that under the current law, doctors who perform the… Read more
Black Is The Body: Stories From My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, And MineBy Emily Bernard(Knopf) There are countless ways we feel connected to family. But one of the biggest is shared history. In Black is the Body, Emily Bernard explores her familial connections to the American South, Jim Crow, and rural, Black living by introducing readers to her roots. Bernard also draws her two adopted Ethiopian daughters into the narrative by analyzing her connection to Africa, her girls’ personal connections to Africa, and… Read more

Dating In Dreamland

By Alli Auldridge  In Living  On Apr 11, 2019

“I thought we were on a date,” I heard myself mutter to her. And then I knew that much like Alli of yore, Alli of today—the 37-year-old divorced mom of two kids—still had no game. Dating was not my thing. Falling madly in love with someone over the course of a week, entering into a sizzling new relationship, fueled by youth and often by alcohol: that, I could do. I had done that for the better part of my twenties. But now, here I was, well into my thirties, a year and a half out of my separation, having booked a hotel… Read more
The other day in the BUST office, I was asked to write a piece about the misunderstood 2001 film Josie and the Pussycats. I nearly fell out of my chair. Me...writing about one of my all-time favorite movies….a dream come true. Arguably, there is no one else on the planet more equipped for this very task, as my current Twitter bio in fact reads "#1 Fan of the film “Josie and the Pussycats." I can assure you that I am not messing around when I make that claim. Check my car stereo for the one CD I keep in there - it’s the… Read more
If you thought seeing a picture of the first-ever photograph of a black hole was cool, the fact that a woman made it possible makes it even cooler. Three years ago, Dr. Katie Bouman, now 29, conducted a team that created an algorithm leading them to capture the black hole image, CNN reported. At the time, she was a graduate student studying computer science and artificial intelligence, and is now an assistant professor of computing and mathematical sciences at the California Institute of Technology (can you say… Read more

Channel Your Inner Cher Horowitz With These Plaid Style Staples

By BUST Magazine  In Style  On Apr 11, 2019

In our March/April 2019 issue, we celebrate our favorite trend of the season by way of some iconic girls on film and TV. My So-Called LifeChannel your inner Angela Chase and get your teen angst on with grungy tartan. Plaid first time babydoll dress, $40, dollskill.com Converse Chuck Taylor 1970s hi luxury plaid, $95, endclothing.com Tartan checked scarf, $32, missselfridge.com Ty cardigan, $88, unifclothing.com HeathersThe original mean girls look is killer with preppy plaid—perfect for croquet. Babaton Samuel blazer,… Read more

The C-Words Of Coachella: Capitalism, Consumerism, And Cults

By Rachel Zarrow  In Living  On Apr 11, 2019

I came. I saw. I left a day early. Last year, I attended the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival for the first and last time. Coachella, one of the largest music festivals in the world, takes place in Indio, California at the Empire Polo Club in the Coachella Valley. This year marks its twentieth anniversary (although the festival skipped one year, 2000 due to financial troubles) and its seventh year as a two-weekend event. In a 2003 LA Times article, Paul Tollett, one of Coachella’s founders stated that having… Read more
Many of us know Sir Edwin Henry Landseer (7 March 1802 – 1 October 1873) as the sculptor of the four magnificent bronze lions that guard Nelson’s column in Trafalgar Square. During the mid-19th century, however, Landseer’s fame derived from his unrivalled talent as an animal painter. A Distinguished Member of the Humane Society, 1838. by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer (Tate Collection, London) From the upper echelons of Victorian society to the working middle-class, there were few who were not familiar with Landseer’s work.… Read more
Who's that girl?? Can you guess who's on BUST's May/June 2019 magazine cover? Here are a few hints: 1) She was born in the U.K. 2) She's an actor on a hit TV series 3) Her film credits include appearances in both the Star Wars and Hunger Games franchises And no, her name is not visible on the above cover. Think you know who it is? Enter your guess below. We'll pick one winner at random from the correct answers to receive a 1-year subscription to BUST magazine, free (if you already subscribe, we'll add another year to… Read more

The Biggest Feminist Issue Regarding Allison Mack In NXIVM

By Gretchen Sterba  In Feminism  On Apr 10, 2019

What’s perhaps even more disappointing than a man taking advantage of a woman? A woman taking advantage of another woman. Allison Mack, former actress and Smallville co-star, could be the poster child of misguiding and manipulating women. Yesterday, she pled guilty to one count of racketeering conspiracy and one count of racketeering, and took full responsibility about her recruiting role in the sex-cult “Nxivm” (pronounced “Nexium”). Mack brought women into the fold under the impression that the group focused on… Read more
This article contains many spoilers, read at your own risk. Growing up, I thought I was “not into” the superhero fandom, but as it turns out, I am just not into superheroes as a display of quintessential hypermasculinity. Within the past couple months, I, somewhat reluctantly, went to see Spider Man: Into the Spider-verse (twice, actually) and Captain Marvel. I left the theater after both movies feeling enthralled by superheroes. Do I like superheroes after all? Did I waste my childhood thinking they were lame when… Read more

Gary Clark Jr. On Finding A Voice And Having His Moment

By BUST Magazine  In Music  On Apr 10, 2019

Gary Clark Jr. is a tall, quiet, mesmerizing drink of water with the handshake of a man who uses his hands for a living. Years of playing guitar have led to the singer/songwriter’s thrilling third album, This Land, a new blues-rock collection that forces listeners to confront the harsh realities of living in America. An Austin native, the 34-year-old pushes past the boundaries of what people think he should be to create a sound all his own. Barack Obama once called Clark “the future of music,” and with influences that… Read more
From April 10th until August 11th, planet of luck and expansion, Jupiter, will be roaming backwards in the sign of Sagittarius. When Jupiter moves at its regular speed, often times we are able to achieve knowledge and higher ideals. Jupiter retrograde will make us revisit and reassess past insights and philosophies, as we try to achieve deeper understanding of the world around us. Contrary to popular belief, not all retrograde motions yield negative results. Being the luckiest planet in the solar system, Jupiter… Read more
What’s not to love about artist Lisa Congdon? Her bright, exuberant aesthetic is infused with a clear commitment to feminism and inclusion. “People need hope,” says Congdon, who relocated from San Francisco to Portland, OR, a few years back to be closer to family, and for a slower pace of life with her wife, Clay Walsh. Congdon’s body of work—including books like Art, Inc.: The Essential Guide to Building Your Career as an Artist, REI’s “Force of Nature” gender-equality campaign, and her celebrated “Protect the… Read more

K-Pop Is Still All The Rave, But K-Dramas Are Taking Over

By BUST Magazine  In TV  On Apr 09, 2019

TIPS FOR ENJOYING K-DRAMAS TO THE MAX K-pop music isn’t Korea’s only big media export. Korean television dramas (aka K-dramas) are also increasingly popular due to their quirky content, genre mashups, and lush cinematography. With more appearing every day on Netflix, Amazon, and Viki.com, it has never been easier to dive in. Here are four tips to help you enjoy them. –joan vos macdonald 1. Ignore the “soap opera” label. K-dramas are often described as “soap operas,” but that’s not accurate. Though some are soapy, there… Read more

Master Of Clap Backs, Here Are D.W.'s Most Savage Moments

By Francesca Volpe  In TV  On Apr 09, 2019

Dora Winifred Read, or D.W. when she’s not in trouble, will always be remembered as TV’s most precocious anthropomorphic aardvark. Viewers of the ‘90s classic Arthur, know her as the headstrong little sister of the show’s mild-mannered protagonist. Loud, brazen and bossy, D.W. is the archetype of everything little girls aren’t supposed to be, and it’s fucking awesome watching her shamelessly claim space and demand to be heard. At the tender age of four, D.W. already knows how to live her best life. Girl knows how to… Read more

Felicity Huffman Pleads Guilty to Charges of Bribery

By Kat McQuade  In Entertainment  On Apr 09, 2019

Yesterday 13 of the 50 parents involved in the college admissions scandal have pled guilty to using bribery and other forms of fraud in relation to the national college admissions scandal. The scandal hit the headlines in early March, and among those who pled guilty was actress Felicity Huffman, but not Fuller House star Lori Loughlin or her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli. Over the past month the scandal has been one of many sensational stories (see Silicon Valley vampire Elizabeth Holmes) saturating the… Read more