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SHARON VAN ETTENRemind Me Tomorrow(Jagjaguwar) Sharon Van Etten hasn’t released an album since 2014, but you’ve probably seen her around—perhaps on Netflix’s sci-fi drama The OA, or in the much-praised Twin Peaks reboot. Thankfully, her foray into Hollywood hasn’t dampened Van Etten’s ability to make a killer album. Like Are We There (2014) and Tramp (2012) before it, Remind Me Tomorrow is packed with emotional shredders anchored by Van Etten’s deep, swooping voice. On “Comeback Kid” and “Seventeen,” Van Etten abandons the sparser sound of her...
  In December 2018, US Netflix released the UK-hit series Derry Girls, and it has since attracted a worldwide viewership. Set in Derry, or Londonderry, “depending on your persuasion," in Northern Ireland in the early 1990s, the show follows teenagers Erin, Clare, Michelle, and James (Michelle’s British cousin) on their adventures. While teenagers getting into trouble is a well-worn TV trope, Derry Girls convinces because it tells a local story with universal appeal, and puts teenage girls front and center. The show taps into '90s nostalgia, as evidenced by its...
  Bisexual. Sometimes it can feel like a “bad” word, both in queer culture and in heteronormative society. You might think that bisexuals would feel at home both worlds, however, many bisexual folks feel excluded or erased from both straight and queer communities. Writer/director/actor Desiree Akhavan's own experiences led her to feel the need to tackle “the bisexual” dilemma in her new Hulu series, released in October 2018.  In a Q&A during the New York LGBTQ Film Fest, Akhavan explained that when promoting her first film, 2014's...
June Diane Raphael has a lot going on right now. In 2018, the actress, writer, and producer co-founded a co-working space for women; she has a film coming out this June with Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen; and she's currently working on a book for women looking to run for office, out this September. And—of course—there’s Season 5 of Grace and Frankie, the show starring Raphael as Brianna, the snarky, CEO daughter of the titular Grace (Jane Fonda), returning to Netflix this weekend. “There’s a tension between...
The government shutdown has been going on for 26 days and counting—the longest stretch in U.S. history, CNN reports. Cardi B, who has spoken up about political issues and current events before, took to Instagram to express her thoughts. “Our country is in a hellhole right now, all for a fucking wall,” the “I Like It” rapper said. “We really need to take this seriously. I feel like we need to take some action.”     I know a lot of ya do r watch the news so I’m letting ya know shit getting real...

This week brings us the premiere of Broad City's fifth and final season (catch stars Abbi and Ilana on our current print cover!); Sharon Van Etten's new album; and BUST's own viral podcast episode.  PODCAST Poptarts: Janeane Garofalo BUST's Poptarts podcast went viral: after hosts Emily and Callie asked her how the #MeToo movement has changed the comedy world, guest Janeane Garofalo defended Louis C.K.—and the interview was covered by everyone from the Hollywood Reporter to USA Today to Jezebel. Listen here. MOVIES Egg Directed by Marianna Palka, Egg is a satire...
Jason Mantzoukas is a real human. This may seem like an odd thing to say about a hilarious actor, but it’s necessary. The son of a Greek immigrant father and Greek-American mom, Mantzoukas, 46, has built an incredible résumé by playing a variety of funny dirtbags and sexy weirdos. He’s so good at disappearing into his characters, in fact, that fans sometimes forget that he’s pretending. This is particularly true when it comes to his stint as Rafi on FX’s The League, where the Massachusetts...
Trump made it pretty clear when campaigning for his presidency that he was going to punish nasty women if he won. So if the steak-salesman-turned-president can give up his wall obsession for ten minutes, Trump and his Mother-loving VP will surely pool equal parts woman-hating and super-religious worldviews to try and Make Abortion Illegal Again. Writer and reporter Robin Marty has been covering the topic of abortion alongside the pro-life and pro-choice movements throughout her career, and authored Handbook for a Post-Roe America, the survival...
  In a world that suggests nothing lasts, plastic is forever. That’s why Brooklyn-based artist Robin Frohardt, 37, is exploring the discrepancy between how briefly we interact with plastic versus how long it stays around in her installation and performance piece, “The Plastic Bag Store.” Originally staged in a storefront in Chapel Hill, NC, the piece resembles a grocery store, but the aisles are all lined with plastic bottles, boxes, and containers filled with products made by Frohardt out of plastic bags. “I was at the grocery store...
Bikini Kill is back, baby! Pitchfork reported that the riot grrrl band from Olympia, Washington has announced a reunion tour for 2019. Singer/songwriter Kathleen Hanna, bassist Kathi Wilcox, and drummer Tobi Vail will be joined by a new guitarist, Erica Dawn Lyle, for three shows: one show in L.A. and two shows in New York. Bikini Kill disbanded in 1997, reuniting briefly in 2017 to play one song at an event celebrating the Raincoats, a '70s British punk band. Bikini Kill’s discography wasn’t added to streaming...