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Jon Hamm is center stage in Eels' latest music video, “Are We Alright Again,” singing along to the song in headphones as a robbery, unbeknownst to him, unfolds in the background. Sipping whiskey and jamming out in this 1970s-style house, Hamm delivers some serious Don Draper energy, or perhaps his indie alternative.  Top photo: Youtube / OfficialEels  More from BUST El Perro Del Mar's "Dreamers Change The World" Video Is All About Liberation Resistance Revival Chorus’ Debut Album "This Joy" Is The Perfect Antidote To Your Election Day Anxiety Queue This Dance-Punk...
This morning, Fox News correspondent Howard Kurtz published an article about what he calls the “politics of perpetual payback.” In it, he directly compares Whoopi Goldberg telling Trump supporters to “suck it up” to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo saying that it is “ridiculous” to question whether or not Trump will take part in a peaceful transfer of power. Kurtz does bring up some important facts like how the General Services Administration is refusing to sign a routine transition order that would allow Biden’s staff...
What better way to say goodbye to the fascist Trump administration than with a protest anthem? “Dreamers change the world,” the new song from Swedish indie-pop singer El Perro del Mar off of her upcoming EP FREE LAND, is about just that. El Perro del Mar, also known as Sarah Assbring, says the track is “about resisting giving in...about freedom of creativity and freedom of thought.” The EP, out November 20 from The Control Group, was inspired by numerous after hours visits to the Museum of Modern...
Danielle Evans’ new novella and collection of stories reads like a prescient letter from a brutally honest friend with her finger on the pulse of an ailing culture. Each story bristles with the author’s signature wit and precision. Her narrators engage in a constant struggle to be seen as “real people” despite possessing many trappings of privilege. In “Happily Ever After” a woman dresses with care before a hospital consult so that she may resemble “a person whose mother deserved to live.” In the titular...
The earth, the sun and all the surrounding planets exist in the Milky Way Galaxy, an easy thing to say but an almost impossible thing to understand. Proxima is the nearest galaxy to us, more than 20 trillion miles away, an incomprehensible distance. “Proxima is the galaxy closest to us and yet it is still so far away much like the emotional relationship between a mother and daughter.” says Alice Winocour, the director of a new movie named after the galaxy. Her film, distributed by Pathé, is...
You probably know Ann Dowd from her terrifying portrayal of Aunt Lydia on Hulu’s feminist masterpiece The Handmaid’s Tale. But she’s been popping up in multiple roles on all the Law & Order shows for years and she also starred in the incredible 2012 suspense film Compliance. She finally became a household name in 2017 for her riveting performance as Aunt Lydia for which she won a well-deserved Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. And her latest film, a new adaptation of...
Even though she made over 50 films and was widely recognized as the first Chinese-American movie star, many cinephiles knew nothing about Anna May Wong before Ryan Murphy celebrated her accomplishments in his series Hollywood. Wanna learn more about Anna May’s heyday? Then take the quiz! Born on January 3, 1905, in Los Angeles, CA, Anna May’s given name was____. a. Chen Chong          b. Wong Liu Tsong c. Ming-Na Wen         d. Lisa Lu Yan Anna May got her start in silent films at age __ and quickly...
I first encountered Alfred Hitchcock’s original Rebecca in an undergraduate class that revolved around his films. Much of this class was particularly concerned with the women in Hitchcock’s films: his preoccupation with blondes, his use of homoerotic tension, and his treatment of his leading ladies came up in our discussions and readings often. Hitchcock’s treatment of actress Jean Fontaine, the leading lady of Rebecca, emerged to me as particularly noteworthy.  During their time filming, Hitchcock reportedly bullied Fontaine into believing that the cast and crew despised...
There’s a lot to learn from entrepreneur, writer, and podcast host Meredith Fineman. She recently released her first book, Brag Better: Master the Art of Fearless Self-Promotion (Penguin Random House), a bestselling guide to self-advocacy. Aside from this book, Fineman founded and is the CEO of FinePoint, a leadership and professional development company that elevates individuals, from young professionals to CEOs, by helping women utilize and understand public relation tactics. Over a Zoom call, Fineman and I talked about the art of self-promotion, book touring during a pandemic, and...
There is a lot on the line during all elections, but the combination of a pandemic, a president who takes away human rights, and continued civil unrest makes this one particularly stressful. The internet and its inhabitants cope with this stress through humor: Gen Z makes TikToks about what outfit they’re going to wear to the “Civil War” and Twitter millennials rag on TV pundits. Here are a few of these funny and insightful moments:    My mom lives in Florida & has been working the phones...