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  Folk and country have had a recent resurgence in modern pop culture. From Dumplin’s popular Dolly Parton soundtrack to folk and country groups/singers like The Wailin’ Jennys, Brandi Carlile, Hozier, the Fleet Foxes, Iron & Wine, and a smattering of small Seattle-based groups, the genre seems to be making a comeback. A number of women who helped define the genre have been overlooked in recent decades, one whose music wasn’t “discovered” until the mid-2000s. Here’s a list of four women folk singers you need to...
  From our March/April 2019 issue, BUST's managing editor Emily Rems shares her pop culture picks:  1. Game of Thrones on HBO The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones debuts April 14, just as winter is leaving. Who will win the epic battle between the Starks and the Army of the Dead at Winterfell? Only time will tell. The show may be ending, but the braid trend, the show, inspired may be forever. 2. Little Directed by Tina Gordon and starring Regina Hall, Issa Rae, and...
It is officially Women's History Month! And you can celebrate by experiencing the power of women in the film industry this March 23rd at the Girl Power Film + Media Summit curated by @imagineprods. Aspiring artists, creators, filmmakers and innovators should head to the Made in NY Media Center by IFP for a day of film screenings, discussions, panels, workshops and a dinner party. From 11am to 6:30pm, this informative and inspirational summit will feature an impressive roster of badass women who are passionate about motivating...
Pepper Binkley, a New York based performer, writer, and director, has created (and starred in) a sweet, funny web series about fertility with an incredible creative team. The web series, called It’s Freezing Out There, follows Pepper, an illustrator in her mid-30s, as she reevaluates her life, career, and relationships, while simultaneously grappling with her declining fertility. This short form dramedy begins with Pepper receiving a call from her gynecologist, who informs her that her “ovarian reserve” (the eggs remaining in her ovaries) is reaching a...

Now that we’re almost solidly situated in March, we’re going to need a lotof entertainment to get us through the next few weeks of kinda-winter, not-yet-spring. Luckily, there are so many amazing movies, TV returns (Good Girls, anyone?), albums, and books out this week! Here are just a few of our favorites. MOVIES/TV Good Girls The dream trio of Retta, Christina Hendricks, and Mae Whitman are back for a second season! In Good Girls, three suburban mothers pull off a heist—but that was just the beginning. Catch the season premiere...
Are you going to SXSW this year? On March 15, from 7-10pm, Pussy Power House and Satellite Art Show are hosting Double Take, a BUST-sponsored interactive performance art dance party that you will not want to miss. The event will be in Austin, TX at the Museum of Human Achievement. There will be live music and dance performances by local artists from Austin and New Orleans, plus NOLA based DJ @rustylazer. The event is inclusive, and people of all gender identities are welcome. From neon fishnets...

  TEENGood Fruit(Carpark) The fourth studio album from TEEN is big, bold, and ambitious. On Good Fruit, the trio of sisters continues to play with musical tropes of the 1980s in fresh, interesting ways. While the lyrics address painful topics like misogyny and terminal illness, the sheer energy and danceability of these electro-pop songs keeps the album vibrant. Standout tracks like “Only Water” and the Prince-tinged “Ripe” are layered, complex, and fun. The album does drag, however, when TEEN tries a mellower approach, like on the seven-minute...
  It’s still cold in NY, but our March/April 2019 cover gal, Taraji P. Henson is HOT! Well before Empire and Hidden Figures, many of us have been fortune enough to have witnessed Taraji’s versatility as early as The Division and Baby Boy. With her first comedy What Men Want out now and upcoming biopic The Best of Enemies, it’s clear that Taraji still has so much more to show us. Check out the sneak peek of our interview with Ms. Henson below, and be sure to...
HBO’s breakout TV show, Big Little Lies, won an Emmy and Golden Globe after their first season and garnered millions of fans. Season 2 is set to be released in June of this year with a lot of exciting behind the scenes spoilers. Jean-Marc Vallée, the director of the first season, left and was replaced by the incredible Andrea Arnold, an Academy Award winning filmmaker, Meryl Streep is joining the cast for Season 2 as Perry’s mother, and most exciting of all—the entire Big Little...
Dame Emma Thompson, an award-winning actor and screenwriter, wrote a letter to Skydance Animation last month explaining why she has decided to leave the voice cast of their upcoming 2021 film, “Luck.” Her letter, released by the L.A. Times early this morning, cites the hiring of filmmaker and sexual harasser John Lasseter as the reasoning behind her decision. According to a L.A. Times article from January 2019, John Lasseter took a leave of absence from his position as Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studio’s chief creative...