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It's our birthday and we want to celebrate! For over 25 years, BUST has been releasing content that pushes feminism, equality, and inclusion forward. We take pride in the number of influential, inspiring, and hard-working feminists we have had the chance to collaborate with over the years. In order to honor the hard work and love that has gone into BUST with the combined help of staff, contributors, and of course our subscribers, we are throwing a party—and you are all invited! Join us Tuesday, August...
For the third year in a row, TUFFEST will take over South Seattle to uplift and emphasize the voices of people of color, women, nonbinary, trans, and gender nonconforming musicians and artists. TUFFEST is an all-day and all-night annual celebration put on by TUF, a Seattle-based collective. This year’s fest will be held for free on July 14th in Judkins Park. TUF’s mission is to challenge the white cisgender male norm that exists within electronic music and media. The collective pursues this through representation and uplifting...
Sandra Oh just made history by becmoing the first Asian woman to be nominated for the Emmy for Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Drama. She is nominated for her role as Eve Plastri in the BBC America drama Killing Eve. It is her first headlining role of her career, and her first major role since Grey’s Anatomy. She had been nominated 5 times for the Emmy for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Dr. Cristina Yang on Grey’s Anatomy, but never...

It’s been a shitty couple of weeks. Given the political climate, the actual climate, and that little old impending nuclear war...well, sometimes we need solid tunes to get us through the day OR get us off our asses. Enjoy this Summer Empowerment Playlist, chock-full of bad ass babes pumping out killer jams: You're making protest posters: "Rhythm Nation" by Janet Jackson   You had a badass day at work and totally shut down Chad: "Bossy" by Kelis  Oh, and you also shut down Todd when he tried to steal your...
I just finished watching the well-cast and complex first season of Seven Seconds, a Netflix Original that premiered at the end of February. My delight in this show, however, was short-lived, when I learned that the show had already been canceled, and my surprise has expanded now that star Regina King has earned an Emmy nomination. Despite the cancellation, it is still worth your time to check out this series because it is complete as it stands; there are no threads left dangling, because the intention had...
Eighth GradeWritten and directed by Bo BurnhamOut July 13 It’s the last week of eighth grade, and things haven’t quite turned out like Kayla thought they would. Instead of having a boyfriend and a bevy of popular best friends, she’s quiet and awkward and her every attempt to be cool fails spectacularly. Kayla pantomimes effortlessness on her YouTube channel, where she gives self-help advice, but her tips fall flat IRL. When she’s home with her dad, an equally befuddled divorcé, she snaps at him and...

 This week in feminist-friendly entertainment brings us the premiere of the buzzed-about coming-of-age movie Eighth Grade, new music by the Ophelias, a new book by Megan Abbott, and more. Plus, subscribe to our podcast Poptarts to hear co-founders Debbie Stoller and Laurie Henzel talk all about the origins of BUST as we prepare to celebrate our 25th anniversary. MOVIES Eighth Grade Bo Burnham’s directorial debut is “a heartfelt ode to being a teen girl,” writes BUST; it Elsie Fisher as eighth grader Kayla. See BUST’s June/July 2018 issue...

Weetzie Bat, Francesca Lia Block’s 1989 cult classic, will be adapted into a movie, reported Deadline yesterday. The movie, which centers around a whimsical dream of a young girl finding friends, family, and love in 1980s Los Angeles, will star Thoroughbreds actor Anya Taylor-Joy as the titular character alongside Nick Robinson, Sasha Lane, Theodore Pellerin, and Keiynan Lonsdale. Thor Bradwell, Justin Kelly, and Joshua Thurston will produce the film. Block, who has since written over 25 books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, including five stories about Weetzie and her friends, also...
   To celebrate BUST's 25th anniversary, we're bringing some of our favorite cover stories online. Here's our interview with Florence Welch from our June/July 2011 issue. From art school dropout to Grammy-nominated artist, Brit singer Florence Welch is cool as hell. Here, she reveals what it's like to be a sudden celebrity and what happened when she had the world's worst hangover. Florence Welch cannot believe what I am telling her. “Whaaaaat?” she says into the phone incredulously. She’s drawing out her words, apparently in so much shock she...
Adrienne Truscott’s new show A One Trick Pony (Or Andy Kaufman Is A Feminist Performance Artist And I'm a Comedian) brings back to the stage one of the most astute cultural observers of our time, and proves that she indeed has more than one trick. A One Trick Pony is the follow-up to Truscott's critically-acclaimed show Asking For It: A One-Lady Rape About Comedy Starring Her Pussy And Little Else!, in which Truscott served us a subversive dissertation that foretold today's rape culture reckoning and the #MeToo...