Entertainment

Attention all Phoebe Bridgers fans: do not remove your skeleton costumes. With the recent announcement of her four Grammy nominations (Best New Artist, Best Rock Song ("Kyoto"), Best Alternative Music Album (Punisher), and Best Rock Performance ("Kyoto")), it’s probably best to keep them on. According to an interview with The New York Times, Bridgers received her Grammy nomination news via a flood of texts from her mom while in bed with a migraine. How relatable! Bridgers’ second solo album, Punisher, was released in June on Dead...
When author Ijeoma Oluo, 39, went to a women’s writing retreat to pen the follow-up to her 2018 bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race, she found inspiration in the discussions the other women were having about the career struggles they faced. Oluo realized that their experiences all had one common denominator: they had all been manipulated, dominated, and harassed by privileged white men. And in the resulting book, Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America (out December 1), she discusses how this...
Kimberly Drew (left) and Jenna Wortham Now more than ever, the world needs cultural projects that nourish the Black soul. Born out of this deep craving, author and art curator Kimberly Drew and her friend and collaborator Jenna Wortham—staff writer for The New York Times Magazine and co-host of the podcast Still Processing—have created a stunning new visual anthology, Black Futures, out December 1. The book is a compendium of images, photos, essays, memes, dialogues, recipes, tweets, poetry, and more, collected from over 100 contributors over...
There are certain people who live their lives naked. We have all met someone like this, or maybe we wish that we could live our own lives this way. They carry a willingness to open themselves up to the world, to find connection wherever they go. Catherine Cohen is one of these people. Cohen, who is 29-years-old, is best known for her candid comedy. In 2017, she began hosting Cabernet Cabaret at Club Cumming in the East Village with musician Henry Koperski. She brought her show,...
If anyone can save Christmas this year, it’s Dolly Parton. In October, the 10-time Grammy Award-winning artist released her first holiday album in 30 years: A Holly Dolly Christmas, a feel-good medley of winter classics and originals. The 12 tracks feature guest vocals from friends including Michael Bublé (on the steamy “Cozy Up, Cuddle Down Christmas”), Billy Ray Cyrus (on the upbeat, easy listening “Christmas Where We Are”), Miley Cyrus (on the tender “Christmas Is”), Willie Nelson (on the compassionate “Pretty Paper”), Dolly’s brother Randy...
Gwen Smith enters her New York City studio, takes a near full body selfie, finds a reference photo of a Black woman she admires, and then gets to painting. The result of this continued studio practice of two and a half years are two, 240-page hardcover books entitled The Black Women Project (Vol. 1 & 2) available for purchase at gwensmithprojects.com. These pages are a documentation of the impact and influence of the Black women that Smith admires in her artistic practice and her definition...
We’re excited for the reboot of 90's sitcom Saved by the Bell, and we're especially happy to speak with actress Haskiri Velazquez who plays Daisy, a Latina high school student whose school gets shut down and has to transition to life at Bayside High. Velazquez is an incredible actress who also recently starred in the critically acclaimed 40-Year-Old Version film by Radha Black. She talked to BUST Magazine about her role in Saved by the Bell, acting in comedies and her aspirations as an actress in...
The Flight Attendant, based on a book by the same name written by Chris Bohjalian, follows an alcoholic stewardess Cassie Bowden, played by Kaley Cuoco, as she attempts to piece together the murder of a man she went to sleep with alive but woke up to dead. It has all the right flavors of a quintessential murder mystery with tense music, cliffhangers, and the occasional light bulb moment. But, the series which premieres the first four episodes on Thanksgiving, feels fresh by centering not only...
The opening credits of She Is The Ocean read, “The ocean was energizing to her. She told it all her secrets, and in return, it gave her the power to manifest her dreams. The ocean filed her with soul until she was one with it.” This movie is an exploration into the lives of nine women who have made the sea a part of their lives, professionally and otherwise. She Is The Ocean refreshingly puts the spotlight on women and their unique connection to the...
iO Tillett Wright is a multitalented artist, author, activist, and storyteller. He created the hit true crime podcast The Ballad of Billy Balls last year and is also the author of the 2017 memoir Darling Days that documented Wright’s wild upbringing in downtown New York in the 1980s and the seeds that eventually blossomed into his awakening as a trans man. His TED Talk 50 Shades of Gay about sexuality and gender has been viewed over three million times and his new photography book, Self...