Entertainment

It’s that strange limbo between Christmas and New Year’s, and Alex Cameron is grateful for something to do. He talks with an Aussie ease, but after 10 minutes on Zoom, he realizes he doesn’t have his camera on. “Oh! Let me try and fix that, ‘cause that seems like I’m very voyeuristic,” he says, laughing. After a second or two, the screen reveals Cameron, 33, dressed in an oversized gray hoodie, exhaling cigarette smoke and holding his almost-hairless cat, Homer. He’s quick to also turn...
This spring, check out these new books about powerful and women from today and yesterday.    The Memory Librarian: And Other Stories of Dirty Computer By Janelle Monáe (Harper Voyager) Janelle Monáe is a creative superstar who has tackled everything from music to fashion to film. And with The Memory Librarian: And Other Stories of Dirty Computer, she enters the literary world, proving that there’s truly nothing she can’t do.  The Afrofuturistic collection expands on her hit 2018 album-turned-“emotion picture,” Dirty Computer, which dealt with themes of sexuality and self-expression. Collaborating...
Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz were TV pioneers. Ball, a B-movie actress turned comedy legend, and Arnaz, a Cuban-American refugee and musician turned producer extraordinaire–fell in love with each other on a movie set, and against all odds got married and portrayed one of the first mixed race couples on TV at the time, in I Love Lucy. Mind you, this was in the ‘50s. At a time when sexism and racism was far from taboo and proudly showcased on the quilt of American culture, the...
On February 11th, Netflix released their sequel to Tall Girl, Tall Girl 2. The Tall Girl series focuses Jodi, a junior at Ruby Bridges High School, who is so close to being truly happy…if only she weren’t tall. Jodi has been bullied, harassed, and embarrassed by kids in her high school for being 6-foot-1. Though Jodi is constantly worried about her height and often gets rude comments about it, she is also white, blonde, conventionally pretty, and has two loyal friends. But even then, Jodi’s...
1. Bridgerton Season Two on Netflix Lady Whistledown is going to be up to her elbow-length gloves in gossip once again when Shondaland’s genre-bending Bridgerton returns to Netflix returns to Netflix March 25. Expect more hotness and diversity as eldest brother Lord Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) seeks his romantic match. Perhaps one of two new arrivals from India—sisters Kate (Simone Ashley) and Edwina (Charithra Chandran)—will fit the bill? 2. The Bob’s Burgers Movie  Calling all butt touchers! The Belchers are finally hitting the big screen May 27 in an...
Reservation Dogs’ Devery Jacobs will never be “The perfect Mohawk woman” When Devery Jacobs graduated high school, she was at a crossroads. She had explored her love of acting both in school and through local community productions, but she wasn’t sure she could seriously pursue it. Jacobs, who grew up in the Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Territory in Quebec, knew parts for Indigenous actors were extremely limited. “It was a time when all of the roles for Indigenous women were stereotypical Pocahontas-type parts,” she says from her home...
Happy Women’s History Month, ya’ll! Are you looking for a way to celebrate that isn’t just meme-sharing and insta-posts? We got you. The first annual “We Got the Beat – Women in Music Summit'' is debuting at the legendary (and female-owned) Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, NY at the end of the month (March 25th-27th). This immersive weekend will unite creatives and music lovers alike to commemorate the often overlooked contributions made by women in the music industry. The epic event boasts three days of concerts,...
Right on the heels of release of The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder, a revival that picks up with Penny and her friends entering the exciting middle school years, BUST had the honor of sitting down with tv legend Soleil Moon Frye. If you're a child of the 80's or 90's you might remember Frye as the title character in the 1980's sitcom, Punky Brewster, but the actress and activist has been keeping busy over the years, starting a family, doing voiceover work, and releasing a documentary, Kid90, just...
The sensational spring season is in full bloom here at BUST and waking us up from our long hibernation is none other than Schitt’s Creek’s sunniest star, Annie Murphy, on the cover of our new issue! Inside, we’ve got foxy singer-songwriter Alex Cameron, a supercool chat with Reservation Dogs’ Devery Jacobs, indie-rock icon Chan Marshall of Cat Power, and much more! And Get Ready For Even More Tasty Tidbits, Including: The marvelous Ms. Mitski; Celebrating the folkloric ferocity of Baba Yaga; A trivia tribute to bell hooks; Dress like the Golden Girls; DIY mosaic tiling;...
A conversation with director Celeste Bell about her new doc celebrating her mom, Poly Styrene Poly Styrene, born Marianne Joan Elliott-Said, was a punk icon and the rare person of color to gain visibility in the early days of the British punk movement. In Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché, the inspiring, heartrending, and engrossing film about her life that began streaming and doing regional screenings in February, we also discover she was something of a prodigy. Film codirector Celeste Bell, who also happens to be...