Entertainment

Need to know what you should be watching, reading, and listening to this winter? Lucky for you, BUST rounded up the hottest new releases to keep you entertained through the dreary months. 1. Velma on HBO Max Jinkies! This new animated series stars Mindy Kaling (who also co-created) as the voice of Scooby-Doo’s brainy pal. But this time, Velma is Indian and there is no crime-solving dog. Plus, Constance Wu voices Daphne, Velma’s bestie who has some “complicated feelings” for her BFF. For the most adult take on...
Winter has come at last! And here at BUST, we’re delivering tons of inspiring articles to cozy up with for reading season! Legendary screen siren and Wednesday actor Christina Ricci is on our cover! Plus, we've got interviews with the nonbinary creator and star of HBO's Sort Of, Bilal Baig; iconic designer Betsey Johnson; and some incredible women from the Black Panther Party! Inside, we also explain how to become an "abortion doula," how to take full advantage of the cold water swimming trend, how to make the best vegan ramen evs, and so much...
For many artists, the times of pandemic isolation presented as many new challenges as new opportunities for creative expression. UNI and the Urchins successfully harness the lonely uncertainty of lockdown to create a gloomy yet hopeful masterpiece that oozes 90s nostalgia with their brand new single and video “Covid’s Metamorphoses.”  Bassist Charlotte Kemp Muhl has directed all of UNI and the Urchin’s videos and mini-films, as well as engineered, mixed, and mastered the band’s upcoming debut album Simulator (Out 1/13/23 on Chimera Music). A self-described workaholic and...
For the characters in Women Talking, the question of forgiveness in the aftermath of violence is not just theoretical. Their mysterious injuries aren’t imaginary or demonic (as the elders in their isolated religious colony allege) but were caused by men – their husbands and relatives – drugging and raping them while they slept. The majority of the film takes place in a hayloft on their land, where multiple generations of women clandestinely meet to determine how they should respond to this betrayal. A schoolteacher named...
A eulogy to one’s own mother is one of the most intimate and emotional works of literary art. Björk’s “Sorrowful Soil” encapsulates that raw emotion through both song and visuals in her new video. This captivating film was shot in front of the actively erupting Fagradalsfjall volcano. Along with the release of her music video, Björk shared her feelings and motivations for this piece in a press release. According to Björk, this song was written before her mother passed, and she wanted to capture that...
The holiday season is upon us yet again, and nothing helps get you through those elbow-throwing, peppermint mocha-guzzling, hitting-the-mall-before-the-sun's-up days of gift shopping like a great holiday playlist featuring all your indie favs. From Los Bitchos' groovy instrumentals to the youthful angsty goodness of The Linda Lindas, we've got just what you need to survive and thrive your way through Christmas. Here's a list of BUST-approved best new holiday music of 2022, including a Spotify playlist at the end of the article.  Los Bitchos “Los Chrismos” is...
The smash hit Sort Of made history last year as the first TV series to center a non-binary character. Here, its co-creator and star, Bilal Baig, discusses how the show came into being, the influence of their South Asian culture, and what “queerness” means to them Bilal Baig is having a capital-M Moment. The 28-year-old transfeminine writer and actor has scored big success with the debut of their CBC/HBO Max dramedy, Sort Of, where Baig is co-creator (with Fab Filippo, Queer as Folk), co-writer, showrunner, executive...
  The Cramps. Black tulle. Dope cello solos of “Paint It Black” on the roof. What’s not to love? Nevertheless, many adults are not into the new Wednesday show on Netflix, partially directed by Tim Burton, because of the teen rom-com angles but in my opinion, that’s low-key the whole point. The eight-episode first season is one filled with teenage angst with a heaping dollop of macabre feminist flair. First off, the cast: perfection. There were hesitations swirling the internet when it was announced that Luis Guzman was...
  In response to Millie Bobby Brown's appearance on The Drew Barrymore Show where she stated that she would like to play Britney Spears in a biopic of her life, Spears complained “I’m not dead yet”. But do you need to be dead to have a biopic of your life? Some films such as The Runaways and Mommie Dearest would beg to differ but more classic icons like Frida Kahlo and Harriet Tubman, unfortunately, have passed, and can’t comment on their film portrayal. As a society,...
Now that both record and bookstores are few and far between, where can you go to score the latest ‘zines? The answer may lie in your local library. You’re at your public library looking for a book on abortion. Searching the nonfiction shelves, you come up with nothing, so you make your way to the information desk and ask the clerk for help. The librarian looks in the catalogue and, sure enough, there are no books on the topic in the catalogue—but they do have a...