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We don’t have to tell you that Green Book won big last night. The disappointment was palpable across the Internet. Though the film took home the night's biggest award, it had been mired in controversy in the months leading up to it, whether that be director Peter Farrelly's history of sexual misconduct, the family of Donald Shirley condemning the film as a "symphony of lies" to producer Nick Villelonga's Islamophobic tweet.  In an email response to a movie review written by one of BUST's editors, Jenni...
Sunday night, Feb. 24, marked another Academy Awards ceremony for the books. And at the seasoned age of 91, Oscar almost had it right. Last night's biggest honors for film was the most diverse yet. Why? Because of inclusion. It was a huge night for people of color, but especially, women of color. The host-less show opened with a performance from Adam Lambert and Queen. Then followed a humorous performance from what would have made perfect sense for replacement hosts: Maya Rudolph, Amy Poehler, and Tina...
  SPELLLINGMazy Fly (Sacred Bones)   If you need a darker, goth soundtrack to your life, SPELLLING’s Mazy Fly is the perfect album. Heavy yet minimalist synths build suspense under Chrystia Cabral’s expressive, operatic vocals, which are reminiscent of Kate Bush. The effect is sometimes dreamy (“Golden Numbers”) and sometimes nightmarish (“Real Fun”). SPELLLING’s sound is overwhelmingly ’80s and can at times come close to being campy, however, the album’s 12 tracks are made unique with interesting aspects like Cabral’s strategic use of dissonance and hints of ’90s R&B...
The tradition of tattooing dates back thousands of years all across the globe, from Ötzi the 12,000 year old ice mummy found in the Alps whose skin shows the oldest tattoos on a specimen, to Ancient Egyptians using tattooing to heal various ailments. Tattooing is steeped in tradition and has an incredibly rich and diverse history. And there is just way too much of it to fit into one article, so today we’re going to focus on the women who transformed the art form at the start of...
  FEELSPost Earth(Wichita Recordings) Post Earth is an album created in, and for, our modern age. The first single, “Car,” channels the frustration and anger many of us are feeling in the current political climate. We’re disillusioned, while realizing the land of the free is “one nation under fraud.” Producer Tim Green (who previously worked with Sleater-Kinney and Melvins) channels his punk background with Post Earth. Songs like “Sour” and “Deconstructed” play with this dissonance, both sonically and lyrically. The album wasn’t intentionally politically charged, according to FEELS bassist Amy...
When "Russian Doll" appeared on Netflix in early February, the series immediately became a national obsession. Here at BUST, we've got LOTS of theories about what the cryptic dark comedy is all about. And on this episode, we hash it all out with one of the show's most memorable supporting actors: Rebecca Henderson! Rebecca Henderson (left) with Greta Lee in Russian Doll   var player = new MediaElementPlayer('#player-50');    About: BUST's Poptarts  is a twice-monthly podcast hosted by BUST  Magazine editors Emily Rems and Callie Watts that celebrates women in pop culture. The first...

  Happy almost-March! Is it just me, or did February pass super quickly? We’ve got some feminist pop culture picks to bring you into the new week, featuring the return of FX’s Better Things and Julia Jacklin’s newest album. Check ’em out! MOVIES/TV 91stAnnual Academy Awards There will be no host this year, but presenters will include Amandla Stenberg, Brie Larson, Elsie Fisher, Constance Wu, and so many other ladies we love. Celebrate Roma, The Favourite, and all the other awesome films and performances of this past year on ABC this Sunday,...
The New York International Children's Film Festival will be running from February 22 to March 17 in various theaters across New York City. The festival, which is now in its 22nd year, is featuring a diverse array of content, from animated short films to documentaries to feature films. Even better - about 50% of these films were directed by women. This year, the NYICFF is highlighting stories of girls around the world in their short film series entitled Girls POV. The series includes stories from Australia, Japan,...
JULIA JACKLIN Crushing(Polyvinyl) Julia Jacklin’s second LP, Crushing, is a testament to the singer/songwriter’s sullen genius. One only needs to listen to melancholic opener “Body” or the unsettling track “Good Guy” to hear Jacklin’s striking emotionality. Throughout Crushing, mind, heart, and body aren’t exactly in sync, and themes of boundaries and limitations are a vague (but looming) narrative. With twinges of almost-country and almost-folk melodies, Jacklin’s mid-tempo pop is intentionally bare, accentuating her lyrical rawness. Varied songs with fingerpicked guitar, piano compositions, and upbeat anthems make...
Born on April 27th 1759, Mary Wollstonecraft published A Vindication of the Rights of Woman in 1792 when she was only thirty-three years old. In it, she argued against the natural inferiority of women, writing that “…it cannot be demonstrated that woman is essentially inferior to man, because she has always been subjugated” and that it was the neglected education of her “fellow creatures” that was the primary source of their misery. As modern readers, it seems to be a perfectly reasonable, wholly uncontroversial argument. Indeed, basic common sense....