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The excellently named Sophia Dorothea was born in 1666, the only child of the Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, who ruled the Celle portion of the Duchy of Brunswick. Sophia’s mother was the Duke’s long-standing mistress, Éléonore Marie d’Esmier d’Olbreuse, who he quickly married after Sophia’s birth. It was a scandalous start to a life that would see Royal coverups, affairs, and murder, with Sophia cementing her place in history as England’s lost Queen. By the time Sophia reached marrying age she was something of a… Read more

The Feminist Guide to Boulder, Colorado

By BUST Magazine  In Living  On Jul 19, 2019

Boulder, CO, is made for the adventurous. This happy mountain city enjoys 300 days of sunshine a year, and according to the National Endowment for the Arts, it boasts the third most artists per capita of any city in the U.S. Boulder overflows with opportunities to nurture and challenge the body and soul while captivating visitors with the Flatiron Mountain Range to the West, beckoning you to take an inspiring journey. MOVE We are serious about biking, hiking, and climbing—when it snows, the bike paths are likely to be… Read more
Fresno, California’s Fatty Cakes and the Puff Pastries knows how to sashay along the line between vulnerability and empowerment with a wink, a nod and a cherry on top. If you’ve already heard their song “Fat Grl Tears,” off the band’s debut self-titled 2018 LP produced by legendary LA punk pioneer Alice Bag, then you probably already know that the tears in question represent a syrupy, bittersweet mix of emotions: Sorrow and rage for a world that fears and demonizes fat bodies and encourages young girls to hate… Read more
In honor of National Ice Day on July 21, we decided to create a list of our favorite flavors that align with each zodiac sign. Scroll down to find the ice cream flavor that resonates best with your astrological sign. After all, you scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream! Aries: Rocky Road Known as the warrior of the zodiac, Aries won’t let anything come in their way of winning. The path to success may be full of obstacles, but no “Rocky Road” will get in the Ram’s way of world domination. Taurus: Chocolate Chip… Read more
According to two out of the three Republicans running for Mississippi governor, women are, first and foremost, sexual objects. So, naturally, they refuse to be in a room alone with them. State Representative Robert Foster denied access to reporter Larrison Campbell on a campaign trip, unless she agreed to be accompanied by a male colleague, out of a purported respect for his wife. A second candidate, former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr., went on the record to confirm that he follows the “Billy… Read more
Gwendoline Christie, former BUST cover star and Game of Thrones' bear-fighting baddie Brienne of Tarth, was not submitted for an Emmy nomination by HBO, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Instead, she paid the $225 submission fee herself and is now up for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. Though Emmy hopefuls often put themselves up for consideration, The Reporter claims, actually getting a nomination is a huge longshot. Two other cast members, Alfie Allen and Carice van Houten, similarly submitted… Read more

Highlights from BUST x Pussy Powerhouse's Zero Waste Event

By Gracie Western  In Living  On Jul 19, 2019

This past Saturday, BUST teamed up with Pussy Powerhouse to host Zero Waste, a day aimed towards a sustainable future through fashion, food and art! With over 50 vendors, events, classes, and workshops, the day was filled with interactivity, inspiration and excitement. Bees aren’t just for honey, honey! Associate Editor Callie Watts led a workshop on DIY Reusable Beeswax Food Wraps. Some highlights included the classic and intricate clothing from Dusty Rose Vintage, the nourishing and replenishing serums from Apoterra,… Read more

Week Of Women: July 19-25, 2019

By Lydia Wang  In Entertainment  On Jul 18, 2019

Happy Lion King Day! Whether or not you’re a Disney fan, new Beyoncé anything is reason to celebrate. Here’s everything that has us excited this week. MOVIES/TV The Lion King We’re all dying to see Beyoncé as Nala in the live-action remake of this Disney classic—and we can’t wait for that soundtrack, either. In theaters July 18. Rosie This Irish drama, starring Darragh Mckenzie, Ellie O’Halloran, and Fiona Ashe, is about a mother trying to protect her family when they become homeless. Out in America July 19. MUSIC The… Read more
FRENCH VANILLAHow Am I Not Myself?(Danger Collective) French Vanilla knocks us into the next wave of empowered post-punk with the nostalgic yet fresh How Am I Not Myself? Stylistically, the band has taken notable cues from the no-muss, all-fuss riffs of the ’70s and the brazenly woke riot sounds of the ’90s—add in a sax and you’ve got French Vanilla. The quartet’s sophomore album feels West Coast to the core, but poppier than the band’s debut. You’ll need to see the group live to fully appreciate it, but still, this… Read more
In an unsurprising, yet horrifically racist moment at a Trump rally in North Carolina yesterday, a crowd of fervent supporters erupted into chanting “Send Her Back,” with the message directed at Ilhan Omar, Democratic House Representative for Minnesota. The three-word epithet came after Trump spent a significant portion of his speech criticizing Omar by using false statements about her political positions regarding the Middle East and relying on racist and xenophobic characterizations of Muslims. Trump did nothing as… Read more
The last time I sat down to read a teen romance novel, I was twelve and the book was Breaking Dawn, the final installment of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga. I was so young I could not even imagine queerness for myself, let alone read it in books from the library. It was easier to imagine werewolves at my middle school than the lesbians or trans folk that now surround me. At twelve, I was squarely invested in the whole Edward-Bella soulmate spiel, though vaguely put off by the glorification of marriage and premature… Read more

DOOMSQUAD's Latest Record Is Worth The Wait

By BUST Magazine  In Music  On Jul 18, 2019

DOOMSQUADLet Yourself Be Seen(Bella Union) DOOMSQUAD took a pregnant pause between projects before unleashing its latest, Let Yourself Be Seen, and it was well worth the wait. The band’s 2016 album Total Time showed considerable progress from the three siblings, and this time they’ve challenged themselves even more. Let Yourself Be Seen is part homage to their inspirations, part social commentary, and part steady grooves. Tracks like “General Hum” and “Let It Go” mix poignancy with sonic versatility, as “Dorian’s… Read more

Stef Chura's "Midnight" Is A Success

By BUST Magazine  In Music  On Jul 18, 2019

STEF CHURAMidnight(Saddle Creek) “All that you do/Formed into truth/You take it or leave it,” Stef Chura offers on “Degrees.” The Detroiter’s style has been honed while on this messy quest for her truth, and on her second release, Midnight, Chura is still deep in those chaotic trenches, but this time she brought a map. Midnight’s sonic direction is pulled into shape by Will Toledo (Car Seat Headrest) who adds pumped-up layers of instrumentation, letting Chura take a breath and settle in, her live wire of a voice… Read more

More Power of Popular Fiction For Thomas Cromwell And Wolf Hall

By Mimi Matthews  In Living  On Jul 17, 2019

Like many lovers of historical fiction, last Sunday night, I tuned in to the Masterpiece Theater premiere of Wolf Hall. In scope and scale, I was not disappointed. The sets were magnificent. The costumes designed with understated accuracy. And the acting and dialogue quiet, thoughtful, and a great deal less soapy than the last television series to feature this particular cast of historic characters. (*Disclaimer: Soapy or not, I thoroughly enjoyed The Tudors.)Somewhat surprisingly, Thomas Cromwell is depicted as the… Read more

President of Planned Parenthood Ousted

By Jay Graham  In Feminism  On Jul 17, 2019

A “secret meeting” among Board members resulted in the ousting of Planned Parenthood President Dr. Leana Wen. The first physician to accept the role, Wen had only been president for about 8 months—since November of 2018—when Tuesday’s unanimous vote ended her leadership. Wen tweeted that her departure from Planned Parenthood was due to “philosophical differences over the direction and future of Planned Parenthood.” But it appears that what informed the Board’s decision most was a disagreement over how to handle… Read more

Man Murders Teenage Girl, Posts Pictures Of It Online

By Gracie Western  In Feminism  On Jul 17, 2019

In a matter of days 17-year-old Bianca Devins’ instagram following shot up from a couple hundred to over one hundred thousand. While this may, at first, sound like any aspiring influencer’s success story, Devins’ sudden internet popularity did not result from her “e-girl” personality as a gamer interested in anime, and fashion — but from her brutal murder. Brandon Clark slit Bianca Devins’ throat, and then posted pictures of her nearly-decapitated body to his Instagram stories, and to Discord, a social media platform… Read more

These New Face Masks Are Good Enough To Eat

By BUST Magazine  In Living  On Jul 17, 2019

Stay Golde WHEN TRINITY MOUZON WOFFORD launched Golde—a line of tonic powders featuring turmeric, cacao, and matcha—her goal was to make the “luxury” of mainstream wellness more accessible. Now she’s added a beauty angle, using her superfood ingredients to create two new face masks ($34 each, golde.co). The earthy-smelling Lucuma Bright is jammed with fruit enzymes for exfoliation—it left my sensitive skin a little on the dry side so maybe save this one for curbing greasy breakouts. But Clean Greens, which includes… Read more

A Sexologist Suggests A Better Lubricant That's Not Saliva

By BUST Magazine  In Sex  On Jul 17, 2019

We're bringing you this Q&A from the Sex Files in our July/August 2019 print issue, featuring advice from sexologist Dr. Carol Queen. Q: As someone who’s too cheap to use a vibrator, I use my hand to masturbate. I lubricate using saliva, but what’s the best lube for solo use? –Horny in Brooklyn Dr. Carol Queen: Let no one denigrate the sexual allure and competence of the human hand! It’s a great design for self- or partner stimulation; like many excellent vibrators, it has a variety of features to maximize enjoyment.… Read more
In the early ‘90s, the lawsuits started to pop up. Within a few years, thousands of women had sued Dow Corning after becoming ill from defective breast implants. The gel implants would burst and leak silicone, which doctors could rarely eliminate entirely. This silicone was then associated with the development of several autoimmune diseases. By ’95, Dow Corning had filed for bankruptcy, freezing all claims payments made to the women who’d been injured. Reports say, that the company turned to Elizabeth Warren, then a… Read more
Over the weekend, Puerto Rico’s Center for Investigative Journalism leaked almost 900 pages of messages that reveal Governor Ricardo Rosselló exchanging misogynistic comments and slurs with members of his inner circle. The thousands of texts, sent through the encrypted messaging system Telegram, include homophobic taunts, slights toward political rivals, and jokes about the dead from Hurricane Maria. The private chat group included Rosselló and 11 top aides, including Rosselló’s secretary of state, a former fiscal… Read more

"Ungovernable" Is Darkly Comical

By BUST Magazine  In Books  On Jul 16, 2019

Ungovernable: The Victorian Parent’s Guide to Raising Flawless ChildrenBy Therese Oneill(Little, Brown and Company) Hey, moms! Did you know that you’ve been feeding your kids too many vegetables? And indeed, it’s likely that you haven’t been dosing them with nearly enough turpentine—four ounces a day should do the trick! If this disturbs you, then you’re probably not a Victorian-era parent. European and American child-rearing practices of this time were vastly different than today’s, in ways that will seem both… Read more

"Wordslut" is Smart, Hilarious, And Challenges Standard Language

By BUST Magazine  In Books  On Jul 16, 2019

Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English LanguageBy Amanda Montell(Harper Wave) In Wordslut, journalist and linguist Amanda Montell introduces the subject of sociolinguistics—where the studies of language and human sociology intersect—and invites readers to look at various ways of communicating in the English language through a feminist lens. With humor and passion for the subject, and supplemented by fascinating asides, Montell illuminates the significance of dozens of words and linguistic habits. Some… Read more
A Serial Killer’s Daughter: My Story Of Faith, Love, And OvercomingBy Kerri Rawson(Thomas Nelson) Kerri Rawson’s memoir starts on the worst day of her life. It “had begun as just another cold day,” she writes of February 25, 2005. But it ended with her discovering that her dad, Dennis Lynn Rader, was the BTK (Bind, Torture, Kill) killer. Rawson grapples with the times both before and after she was a serial killer’s daughter. Like those her dad murdered—“taking 10 lives over 17 years, then living the next 14 as if he… Read more
Spoilers Ahead: The following reveals key plot details about the film Midsommar. With the highly-acclaimed Hereditary under his belt, Ari Aster is among a handful of writer/directors drawing attention to the horror genre. Historically, horror has been snubbed. It’s often deemed devoid of substance and talent. And despite its capacity for sharp cultural insight, it’s routinely denied rightly-deserved awards (read: Toni Collette should have won an Oscar for that eye-bulge scream scene alone). But Hereditary, The Witch,… Read more
On Sunday, Trump directed a racist Twitter attack at four Democratic Congresswomen: representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, and Ayanna S. Pressley of Massachusetts. In a series of three tweets, Trump implicitly refers to the clash between Nancy Pelosi and the four freshmen Congresswomen. Explicitly, he wields white supremacist rhetoric: So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a… Read more
The body of African American civil rights activist and Baton Rouge community leader Sadie Roberts-Joseph was found in the trunk of a car last Friday afternoon. Seventy-five-year-old Roberts-Joseph founded The Odell S. Williams African American Museum, created non-profit Community Against Drugs and Violence, and hosted an annual Juneteenth celebration, commemorating the abolition of slavery. According to The Advocate, Roberts-Joseph’s was making cornbread on the afternoon of her murder when her oven went out. One out of… Read more
Transformers From a bikini top designed to look like a tied-up shirt to a sequinned one-piece that can go full glam, these bathing suits easily transition from poolside lounging to night clubbing. WHITE DOT KNOT TOP, $130, and HEATHER BOTTOMS, $110, bethrichards.com BLACK SEA BONITAS HIGH WAIST DENIM SHORT, $110, oneteaspoon.com ADIDAS SLEEK S SHOES IN CLOUD WHITE/HI-RES YELLOW, $100, adidas.com MARINA FINI NEON HAPPY SAD SMILEY EARRINGS, $35, dollskill.com CLEO ROSE LETHAL LIPSTICK, $15.50, manicpanic.com GABIFRESH X… Read more
Democratic senator and 2020 presidential hopeful Kamala Harris announced a plan to end the nationwide backlog of rape kits on Thursday. Promising to invest $1 billion in funding, her proposal is contingent on states disclosing the number of untested rape kits, adhering to strict time frames for testing, increasing the availability of kits, and giving survivors access to information regarding the status of their rape kit, according to a tweet released by Harris. “With the crime of sexual assault, the victim’s body is a… Read more

12 Vendors To Shop At Zero Waste

By BUST Magazine  In Living  On Jul 12, 2019

Between all the workshops, talks, demos, panels, performances, clothing and books swaps at Zero Waste, make sure you check out these 14 vendors from clothing, paper, food, and household accessories to incorporate in your new zero waste lifestyle! Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Dusty Rose Vintage Dusty Rose is a vintage clothing operation FULLY committed to zero waste. Located in Brooklyn, Dusty Rose Vintage houses every vintage style and silhouette imaginable. It's home to 20,000 pounds of vintage… Read more

Why Catherine Howard's Story Is Important Today

By F Yeah History  In Feminism  On Jul 12, 2019

Catherine Howard is widely known throughout history as the dumb wife, the spoiled bimbo wife, the promiscuous wife. The one who got what she deserved. Now, I’m not saying the rest of Henry Vlll’s wives don’t have wildly unfair labels attached to them – of course they do. But I’d argue that Catherine’s current historic portrayal is both demonstrably sexist AND hides her incredible true story: a girl who was tormented with sexual assault, blackmail and was constantly used as a puppet for more powerful men’s plans, YET… Read more
A bubblegum pink Barbie hairbrush. Gummy rubber bracelets inscribed with breast cancer ribbons and the word “hope.” A cake topper proclaiming, “It’s a Girl!” A bouquet of fake roses. These are just some of the objects that make up artist Portia Munson’s sculptures and installations, which amass thousands of found everyday plastic items, often arranged by color. Munson’s work draws attention to humanity’s insatiable hunger for more and more stuff, and the massive amounts of waste we continue to accrue because of it.… Read more
GAUCHEA People’s History of Gauche(Merge) With members of Priests and Downtown Boys in its ranks, Gauche’s music is a firestorm of defiant energy, pogo-stick rhythms, and riotous saxophone solos. The D.C. power-punk band’s debut album, A People’s History of Gauche, releases all of the anxiety and frustration of trying to survive within the claustrophobic confines of modern America. In just 36 minutes, Gauche runs a thread through colonization, the chronic impunity of white people’s violence toward people of color, late… Read more
Through the late 1980s and early 1990s, graffiti goddess Claudia “Claw Money” Gold was leaving her signature, a paw with three claws, all over New York City and you can still find her iconic tags all around the Lower East Side. After making her mark with graffiti, she became the fashion editor at Swindle Magazine and then broke out as a fashion designer in 2002, launching her own signature clothing line that later led to Claw Money collaborations with Calvin Klein, Marc Ecko, Rag & Bone, and Nike. Her gear has a huge… Read more
In an interview with Maureen Dowd of The New York Times, Nancy Pelosi didn't shy away from her opinions about some of the freshmen Democrats. Speaking about the recently passed border control bill, Pelosi chastised the ones who didn’t vote for it. “All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world,” she said. “But they didn’t have any following. They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got.” They’re not mentioned by name, but Pelosi is referring to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley,… Read more

Yuna Tries Something New With "Rouge"—And It Works

By BUST Magazine  In Music  On Jul 12, 2019

YUNARouge(Verve Forecast) On Rouge, Malaysian artist Yuna brings that classic R&B sound that gained praise on previous albums, this time mixed with romping electrofunk beats. Half the tracks are collaborations with artists including Tyler, the Creator, G-Easy, and Little Simz, allowing Yuna to flex her universal talent to stand alongside such partners as a leveled, sultry vocalist. With gentle lyrics about growing up and moving on, “Amy” is a mellowed-out nostalgia trip, but for the summer, get ready to put “Blank… Read more
MAL BLUM Pity Boy (Don Giovanni) Mal Blum’s songwriting gives a refreshingly nostalgic nod to 1990s indie-rock anthems by way of buzzing guitars, spirited vocals, and infectiously catchy melodies. The band’s songs may have a cohesive, jangly, pop-punk feel, but they shift in dynamics from track to track (like how the sparse, lo-fi “Black Coffee” softly fades out as the fuzzed-out, guitar-driven “Did You Get What You Wanted?” crashes in). Witty and self-aware, Mal Blum’s lyrics tackle heavier topics of identity,… Read more
Why haven’t you done it yet? You just have to do it. You’re just making it harder on yourself by pushing it off. If u don’t do it now you’re never gonna do it. These are all texts Michelle Carter, a then-teenage girl, sent her boyfriend, Conrad Roy, right before he killed himself. In 2015, she was charged with involuntary manslaughter; in 2019, she was found guilty. As someone who’s always been fascinated by both true crime and the importance of language, I closely followed the Michelle Carter case, and I wasn’t the… Read more

Week Of Women: July 12-18, 2019

By Lydia Wang  In Entertainment  On Jul 11, 2019

We’ve got an amazing lineup of new TV, books, and tunes this week—including The Farewell, starring BUST cover girl Awkwafina! Here’s what we’re most excited about this week. MOVIES/TV Sword of Trust Co-written and directed by Lynn Shelton, Sword of Trust is a zany improv-based comedy full of conspiracy theories, missions, and tons of laughs. Out July 12, and check out our full review on BUST.com. Sweetbitter The second season of Sweetbitter, the show based on Stephanie Danler’s breakout bestseller about a young woman… Read more

See Parker Day’s Possession at Superchief Gallery NY

By Gracie Western  In Arts  On Jul 11, 2019

Celebrate Possession, Parker Day’s latest photography series, this Friday, July 12th at the Superchief Gallery NY from 7-11pm. With a party to kickoff the solo exhibitition’s opening night, Superchief, one of Brooklyn’s premiere art galleries, will be featuring Juxtapoz Magazine’s summer issue release and local musicians all night long. But the real draw of night is Parker Day, longtime BUST friend. The Los Angeles based photographer whose newest work asks, “What does it mean to possess a body? Do you identify with… Read more

The U.S. Women's Soccer Team Still Isn't Getting Equal Pay

By Gracie Western  In Feminism  On Jul 11, 2019

Parades are cool. Equal pay is cooler. A float bearing this feminist message glided down Broadway yesterday, as the U.S. women’s soccer team celebrated their World Cup title in New York. After their historic 2-0 win over Netherlands in the World Cup Final on Sunday, the U.S. team used their ticker tape parade and celebration as a platform to continue their crusade against gender discrimination in soccer. As thousands gathered in Manhattan to cheer on the world champions, the women leading the parade did not shy away… Read more
BLEACHEDDon’t You Think You’ve Had Enough?(Dead Oceans) Sobriety has brought Bleached reflection, growth, and a third full-length record. While the subject matter is heavy, lyrically, Don’t You Think You’ve Had Enough? puts a fun ’70s pop twist on the band’s electric guitar-led sound. Sisters Jessica and Jennifer Clavin discuss severing ties with relationships held together by substance abuse (“Silly Girl,” “Somebody Dial 911”), facing reality (“Daydream”), and coming to terms with their former selves (“Real Life”).… Read more
Sword of Trust Co-written and directed by Lynn Shelton Out July 12 In this improv-based comedy by celebrated writer/director Lynn Shelton (Outside In, Your Sister’s Sister, Humpday) a Civil War-era sword sets off a crazy chain of events made even crazier by the rampant spread of online conspiracy theories. When Cynthia (Jillian Bell) inherits the sword from her deceased grandpa, she and her partner Mary (Michaela Watkins) immediately try to pawn it. At first, the pawn broker Mel (Marc Maron) and his idiotic employee… Read more

Which Stranger Things Character Are You, Based On Your Sign?

By Lisa Stardust  In TV  On Jul 11, 2019

During the 4th of July, most of the country spent time with family and friends marveling at the fireworks. Others, like myself, stayed in to binge-watch Season 3 of Stranger Things. While watching the episodes, I couldn’t help but wonder each character’s astrological sign. So, here is a list of the Stranger Things Season 3 cast by star sign—you know I had to make one! Warning: This article contains Season 3 spoilers! Aries: Erica Sinclair She may not be a “nerd,” but Erica is as fierce as it gets! Her bravery and spunk… Read more
Yesterday, Harper’s Bazaar published a personal essay by Serena Williams, in which the tennis star discusses the controversy surrounding her US Open loss to Naomi Osaka. Williams recalls the series of events: Umpire Carlos Ramos issues a warning, claiming he saw Williams’ coach give her a signal from the stands. Williams replies that she was not receiving coaching, she has established no code with her coach, and she does not cheat. A few moments later, Williams loses a point and, frustrated, breaks her racket against… Read more

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Sued For Blocking Critics On Twitter

By Noa Wollstein  In General  On Jul 10, 2019

New York representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was served a lawsuit on Tuesday after blocking former New York state assemblyman Dov Hikind on Twitter. Suing on the grounds of First Amendment violations, Hikind is seeking restitution for his “viewpoint-based restriction” from AOC’s account, according to the lawsuit. The lawsuit lists author Elizabeth Wheeler, journalist Harry Cherry, reporter Ryan Saavedra, and the student group “Students for Trump” as further examples of Twitter users critical of AOC who have been… Read more
Amy McGrath, a former Marine fighter pilot, has officially thrown her name in the race as the Democratic senate challenger coming for Mitch McConnell’s seat. McGrath is an accomplished veteran, who “graduated from the US Naval Academy and overcame the odds to become the first woman in the Marine Corps to fly a combat mission in an F/A-18 fighter jet.” She served 20 years as a Marine. On July 9th, she released a video announcing her candidacy, claiming that McConnell has "bit by bit, year by year, turned Washington into… Read more
Victorian women didn’t have our knowledge of ultraviolet rays and SPF, but like us, they had a healthy respect for the damage that too much sun could wreak on their complexions. A fair, unblemished countenance was one of the hallmarks of a lady. It helped to distinguish her from the lower classes. To signal that she wasn’t obliged to engage in any outdoor labor. To that end, Victorian ladies regularly employed parasols and bonnets to shield their faces from the sun. When that wasn’t enough to protect them from sunburn,… Read more
Ear-gasm DID YOU KNOW there are podcasts that aren’t just about murder? It’s true! In fact, the sheer breadth of shows out there about sex and relationships means there’s something for every taste, from mild to wild. But these, dear reader, are the best. So, strap on your headphones, lie back, get comfortable, and put these ‘casts in your earholes. Awkward Sex and the City with Natalie Wall Comedian Natalie Wall knows firsthand that sex is almost never the flawlessly executed, mutually satisfying, and sweat-free event… Read more
CNN published a piece detailing the trial as part of their As Equals series, dedicated to investigating gender inequality. Here’s what they found. Stella Nyanzi was a well-known feminist and activist even before her poem went viral. Last June, she rallied protestors calling out how the government handles women’s murder and kidnapping cases. And for decades, she’s been recognized as a prominent figure in academia and social justice, especially in her efforts to defend LGBTQ people and sex workers. In September of 2018,… Read more
Tuca & Bertie is the latest brainchild of Lisa Hanawalt, the artist who designed everyone's fav depressed horse, BoJack Horseman. The show centers on two bird-women in their early 30s, navigating their new friendship dynamic now they are no longer flatmates. Tuca, voiced by Tiffany Haddish, is a loud and extroverted Tucan, living off her aunt’s money and flitting through the gig economy. And Bertie, voiced by Ali Wong, is an anxious career-driven songbird, who has just moved in with her boyfriend. Tuca & Bertie… Read more