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Some Trinkets spoilers ahead. Trinkets has all the makings of a stellar teen drama: thoughtful friendships between women, important issues handled with nuance, and flawed, messy love stories that will transport you back to your own adolescence. In the show’s second season, out now on Netflix, the best (and most painstakingly realistic) of these relationships is the romance between Elodie (Brianna Hildebrand), one third of Trinkets’ core trio, and new character Jillian, played by Chloë Levine. In season one, Elodie — a new student struggling with the recent loss of...
They Didn’t See Us Coming: The Hidden History of Feminism in the NinetiesBy Lisa Levenstein(Basic Books) With the rise of the #MeToo movement and the Women’s March, feminism has once again entered the mainstream, building upon the foundation laid by earlier movements. Author and history professor Lisa Levenstein shows in this lively history how the third-wave feminist movement of the ’90s was one that became more diverse, intersectional, and decentered. She opens her book by discussing the 1995 United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women, in...
Greg Mania is New York City-based writer and comedian. He has been published in Vanity Fair, The Oprah Magazine, PAPER, Out, BOMB, The Millions, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, HuffPost, among other international online and print platforms. His debut memoir, Born to Be Public, is out this week from CLASH Books. We talked to him about queer culture, sex, pop culture, mental health, and all the other topics addressed in his book. This interview has been condensed for clarity. Congratulations on the book! How are you feeling about being published? I’m feeling great. I just got my finished copies in the...
This article originally appeared in Lisa Hanawalt's book I Want You, published by Drawn & Quarterly and out now. It has been reprinted here with permission. More from BUST I'm Queer And A Survivor Of Assault. Here's How 'Tuca & Bertie' Make Me Feel Seen 'BoJack Horseman' Illustrator Lisa Hanawalt Shows Us Her Studio: BUST Interview This French Photographer Illustrates Wastefulness Like You've Never Seen Lisa Hanawalt is the creator and showrunner of Tuca & Bertie, an adult animated series. She's the production designer/producer of the Netflix series, BoJack Horseman. She has written &...
DC Comics has made it clear they are here to not only take film, television, and comics by storm, but they intend to do so consciously and with diverse representation in mind.  On Saturday, DC Comics (which is a subsidiary of Warner Brothers) unveiled the first part of their two-part online event DC Fandome. The 24-hour fan event was jam-packed with celebrity appearances and the roll-out of new trailers for upcoming films, video games, and comic books.  COVID-19 has forced all comic cons to be canceled and...
If you liked Portrait of a Lady on Fire, get ready for Ammonite: a film starring Saoirse Ronan and Kate Winslet. Directed by Francis Lee, Ammonite has the same breathtaking seaside setting as that of a Portrait of a Lady on Fire as well as a lesbian love story set in the 1800s. Kate Winslet plays Mary Anning, a paleontologist made famous by her geological discoveries. Now retired, she makes a living off of selling common fossils to tourists in order to support herself and her ailing...
JEHNNY BETHAlbum: To Love Is To Live (Arts & Crafts)Book: C.A.L.M.: Crimes Against Love Memories (White Rabbit) KNOWN FOR HER potent performances in Savages, Jehnny Beth knew she could dig deeper. On her first solo album, To Love Is To Live, Beth exhausts eternal questions of the confines of desire, scratching and spitting like Kim Gordon, seething like PJ Harvey, but also elevating like Shara Nova of My Brightest Diamond. The album’s woozy visceral quality stems collectively from producers Atticus Ross (NIN), Flood, and longtime partner...
Malala Yousafzai is starting a feminist book club, which is exactly what we need during this pandemic. She just graduated from Oxford University, but she’s been in the international spotlight for fighting for girls’ education in Pakistan and being the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Price at 17. Now she’s 23, and just like many other college graduates from the class of 2020, is feeling a little bit lost. In an interview with The Lily, she told Lena Felton that “I’m just as confused...
Warner Brothers' DC Comics universe showed fans sneak peeks of upcoming projects this weekend. This includes the first look at The Batman from director Matt Reeves, another Wonder Woman 1984 trailer and James Gunn’s star-studded The Suicide Squad 2 cast. The Wonder Woman 1984 teaser not only gave fans a look at Chris Pine's time-displaced WWI hero Steve Trevor, they also saw Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman fighting Kristen Wiig's Cheetah. The movie tracks Kristen Wiig’s character’s transformation from human to a human-like cheetah. “You've always had...
Broadway star Sarah Stiles, who also voices Steven Universe’s Spinel, has been doing a lot in quarantine. Considering she is a self-diagnosed workaholic, she’s been trying to occupy as much of her time as possible. She’s been driving around upstate New York with her fiancé, Jeff, and their new dog, Patti. And, like many of us, Stiles has tried her hand at the usual "snowed-in" activities like puzzling and drawing in coloring books. On August 21, Stiles’ hard work payed off with the release of her first...