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Recently, there’s been an amazing spate of really popularized history media. From the (hysterical!) Cunk on Britain, to Drunk History, to a full-on rampage of Philippa Gregory spin-offs. There’s just one thing: none of the above count as history. Well, so we’re told… But I have a question. What makes those...so different from this: The amazing "Horrible Histories" Guys, I think the only difference might be that Horrible Histories is made for children, and the others are made for adults. When you think about it, that’s kind of messed...
 Queer women are having a moment in pop music. After much anticipation, Janelle Monáe officially came out as queer in a Rolling Stone interview. Kehlani also confirmed on Twitter that she considers herself queer, after making headlines kissing Demi Lovato onstage in April. In the video for “I Need A Woman to Love,” from a compilation album of reimagined wedding songs, Kesha officiates a lesbian wedding. In the videos for “Make Me Feel” and “PYNK,” Janelle Monáe and Tessa Thompson play a couple (amidst speculations...
Having a bad day? Just watch this video of 10-year-old girl from Ghana DJ Erica Armah Bra-Bulu Tandoh, famously known as DJ Switch. Having gained popularity thanks to a viral video from BBC News Africa, the young superstar is making waves across the world due to her energetic music and bright personality. The young DJ chose her name because she “switch[es] up people’s happiness.” She can be seen in the video standing on top of cinder blocks, so she can reach her DJ equipment, smiling into...
At Cannes Film Festival 2017, Jessica Chastain, who served on the main jury, made an impassioned speech about the disturbing portrayal of women in film. This clip opens Amy Adrion’s documentary, Half the Picture, setting the scene for the director to investigate the last few decades in the film industry. “I thought it was a strong way to open the film because she states the problem and she states why it matters within a minute,” Adrion tells BUST. “She’s a big movie star, and Cannes...

Our June/July 2018 book reviews are now online! Check out BUST’s favorite reads this spring, including new books by Peggy Orenstein, Franchesca Ramsey, and Tayari Jones. Don’t forget to subscribe here! All The Names They Used For God: Stories By Anjali Sachdeva(Spiegel & Grau) “He waits for me to tell him what I want, what to do. What comes next,” concludes the fifth story in Anjali Sachdeva’s debut short story collection, All The Names They Used For God. “And who knows the answer to that?” No one...
  To celebrate BUST's 25th anniversary, we're bringing some of our favorite cover stories online for the first time. Here's our  story with Missy Elliott from our Summer/Fall 1998 "Girlfriends" issue. A minute ago, the question on everyone’s lips was, “Whazzup with the chick in that crazy Hefty Bag jumpsuit?” Now Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott is the buzz in the music industry. At twenty-five she’s been nominated for three Grammys, three MTV video awards, and two Soul Train awards. After starting her own label, Goldmind, she’s developed and produced acts...

The Fourth of July is over and we are going back to a regular, 5-day-a-week work schedule. Here are our latest feminist-friendly pop culture picks to help you get through the grind.  MOVIES Sorry To Bother You Directors Boots Riley’s debut is a buzzed-about comedy starring Lakeith Stanfield as a telemarketer whose “white voice” makes him rich, and Tessa Thompson as his girlfriend. Out Friday, July 6.  Whitney A new documentary about Whitney Houston’s life arrives. Directed by Kevin Macdonald, the movie was executive produced by Whitney sister-in-law, Pat...
“…there are periods in a man’s life when he finds the society that walks on four feet a welcome relief from the society that walks on two.” The Fallen Leaves, 1879. Victorian author Wilkie Collins is often referred to as the father of the detective story. His novels, such as The Woman in White and The Moonstone, are counted among the first mystery novels ever written and are still some of the finest examples of mystery fiction you can read today. In addition to being a...
“I Like It,” the latest single off Cardi B’s album Invasion of Privacy, hit number one on the Billboard charts yesterday, making Cardi the first female rapper to ever top the charts twice. Even before this milestone, Cardi B had already made history as the first female rapper to snag No. 1 in almost 20 years with last summer’s hit “Bodak Yellow.” Check out “I Like It,” featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin, below, and read more on Pitchfork.  Serena Williams Kicks Ass At Wimbledon The tennis superstar is back at the championship...
 Amber Tamblyn is famous for her roles in General Hospital, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, and Joan of Arcadia. But at BUST, we know her as our beloved poetry editor and as a true pal who helps us out whenever we need some star power to further our feminist agenda. In this episode of BUST's Poptarts podcast, we discuss her debut novel, Any Man, a book about a female serial rapist, told from the perspectives of her male victims. And she also gives us the...