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ORION SUNHold Space For Me (Mom + Pop) Hold Space for Me may be Orion Sun’s debut album, but don’t expect it to sound like the work of an amateur. A 23-year-old singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist from Philadelphia, Sun joins the ranks of alternative rap and R&B artists like Solange, the Weeknd, and Tierra Whack. Album standout “Ne Me Quitte Pas (Don’t Leave Me)” showcases her emotional range, while tracks like “El Camino” and “Smooth” reveal her vocal versatility. The album’s 11 tracks effortlessly switch...
As COVID-19 continues to spread across the globe, taking thousands of lives and having devastating effects on healthcare systems and the economy, a few awesome celebrities have stepped up to do what they can to help. Rihanna and her organization donated $5 million towards Coronavirus relief, focusing on sending aid to indigenous peoples and other marginalized groups. Rihanna herself even helped to provide many ventilators to her home of Barbados. P!nk has also made an impact. After coming down with the virus herself, and battling...
Founded in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets, National Poetry Month has been celebrated each April to honor the power of this particular form of literature. The ability to express the human condition is a unique skills and poets throughout the ages have managed to make us feel seen and heard. Perhaps now more than we have in some time, are turning to the arts as a source of solace. Whether it’s to draw inspiration or to step outside of our own mindsets, the written...
BEST COASTAlways Tomorrow(Concord Records) It’s been five years since Best Coast last released an LP, yet the Cali duo (Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno) made the wait well worth it. Always Tomorrow is a stellar collection of 11 songs that shows a considerable progression for the band—both in sound and in Cosentino’s now-substance-free lyrical perspective—reminding us that good things often take time. The sunny lead single, “For The First Time,” whetted our appetites for what was to come, with power-poppy tracks “Everything Has Changed” and “Graceless Kids” providing slick...
Roswell, New Mexico on the CW is just one of today’s shows that is accurately portraying and normalizing abortions. A main character on this science fiction hit show, Isobel Evans (Lily Cowles), learns that she is pregnant by her abusive ex-husband. She fears going to the doctor because she is an alien and does not want to risk discovery. With limited options, she takes matters into her own hands. Isobel tries to self-induce an abortion without medical supervision by swallowing a poison, and it works. Although...
These three autobiographies, all reviewed in our Spring 2020 print issue, are all anyone is talking about.   IN THE DREAM HOUSE: A MemoirBy Carmen Maria Machado(Graywolf Press) Carmen Maria Machado’s riveting memoir detailing her frightening, abusive relationship with another woman while in graduate school is told in fragments. Telling this story in pieces makes sense since traumatic memories usually come back as painful shards rather than one cohesive whole. Inventively written, the style changes with each vignette—sometimes the memory is a fairytale, sometimes its erotica. These genre...
Everyone needs a little bit of escapism right now — at least, that’s what Israeli singer Netta Barzilai says. Barzilai, known mononymously as Netta, got her big break in 2017 when she auditioned for Season 5 of HaKokhav HaBa, Israel’s national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, moving on at each stage of the competition until she won first place and the right to represent Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2018, which she also won. Since then, Netta has released 4 original songs and performed a handful...
The United States, 1972. The Equal Rights Amendment has now been ratified by both the House and the Senate and will move on to state legislatures for ratification after dozens of feminists fought for equal rights and representation in the late 1960s. But nothing is this simple. The ERA, and the women fighting for and against it, still have a long way to go. This is the backdrop of the new FX and Hulu series Mrs. America, which follows the ERA’s movement towards ratification with a...
Mary Lambert  is a true titan of truth-telling who, over the last seven years, has become as famous for her vulnerability as she has for her powerhouse vocal talent. Mary is a grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, author, and activist who just released her second full-length album, Grief Creature. But most folks know her for her breakout 2012 collaboration with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis on the triple-platinum-selling gay rights anthem “Same Love,” a huge hit that made Mary a gay icon overnight. In this episode of BUST’s Poptarts...
Quarantine has had many consequences, one of which is a look inside of the homes of late night talk show hosts, from Stephen Colbert to Jimmy Fallon. Full Frontal host Samantha Bee has also ditched her studio for safety, but has opted to take things outside rather than in, filming her episodes from her backyard in upstate New York.  On her first out of studio episode in front of a backdrop of trees starting to recover from the winter, Bee introduced the show, “I’m Samantha Bee...