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I would have done just about anything for pronoun’s righteously angry “i’ll show you stronger” this February, curled into the window seat of the always-smelly Bolt Bus, sobbing after a breakup that had torn out my insides and spit them on the ground, much like that habit of his I had despised only days before. I needed music like this. So thank you, Alyse Vellturo, for the breakup album of all breakup albums. Vellturo’s first full-length record, “i’ll show you stronger” is not the compilation of songs you listen to… Read more

Chika Raps About Women’s Rights On ‘Jimmy Kimmel’

By Kat McQuade  In Music  On May 24, 2019

Rapper Chika became a viral sensation last year with her rap criticizing Kanye West’s friendship with Donald Trump. Last night she made her late-night debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live with guest host Lena Waithe, who invited her personally. Chika is a rising star in the world of rap. With her unapologetically feminist lyrics and great stage presence, Chika is making waves in the music industry. Her new rap, which debuted on Kimmel, is titled “Richey v. Alabama”. Criticizing the current attacks on women’s reproductive rights… Read more

Karen O's Collab With Danger Mouse Was Everything We Ever Wanted

By BUST Magazine  In Music  On May 24, 2019

KAREN O & DANGER MOUSELux Prima(BMG) The new collaboration between Karen O (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and Danger Mouse is everything you want it to be and so much more. Lux Prima opens with a song by the same name: a nine-minute cinematic journey with epic instrumentation from Danger Mouse and tender, impassioned vocals from O. As the album continues, the experience and freedom of these accomplished artists is made clear, as “Ministry” sweeps with strings and soft refrains, and “Reveries” strips down to acoustic guitar and… Read more
Supermodel, "Advanced Style" star and friend of BUST Colleen Heidemann plays leading lady in Martin Garrix's new music video for "Summer Days." Directed by Colin Tilley, the brightly colored video (featuring Macklemore and Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy) follows Heidemann getting ready for the day, styling herself in a flowing red dress and then strutting around her Southern California neighborhood. Her radiance hypnotizes everyone she encounters. So much so, they all start to aggressively perspire in the heat, as if… Read more
27-year-old Colorado man Christopher Cleary was sentenced up to 5 years in prison on a charge of attempted threat of terrorism by a Utah judge. Arrested in January, Cleary had made threatening posts on Facebook hours before the Women’s March, pledging to kill “as many girls as I see.” In the post, he wrote: “All I wanted was a girlfriend, not 1000 … not a bunch of hoes … I’ve never had a girlfriend before and I’m still a virgin, this is why I’m planning on shooting up a public place soon and being the next mass shooter… Read more

The Real Story Of The Schuyler Sisters

By F Yeah History  In General  On May 24, 2019

Born into a political powerhouse, the Schuyler sisters—Angelica, Eliza, and Peggy—were expected to make something of themselves. Their father was a General in the American revolutionary army, and the sisters spent their early lives surrounding by the likes of George Washington. Yet despite their incredible upbringing, nobody could have expected that one day Angelica (the eldest), Eliza (the middle child), and Margarita ‘Peggy’ (the youngest) would help shape America. ANGELICA Witty, bright, and razor-sharp, Angelica… Read more
Two in the same month! Come and join us at another free comedy night at Industry City! Emily Duke presents Canal Yards Project--a hilarious monthly event sponsored by BUST magazine. We're back with more heat-- just in time for the weather to act accordingly! Featuring:Mary Beth Barone (The Public)Katherine Jessup (Bentzen Ball)Hanna Dickinson (Comedy Central)Janelle James (Netflix)Matt Strickland (MTV)Fareeha Khan (MTV)Nonye Brown-West (NBC) The event is on Friday, May 31st, at 7pm at the Frying Pan Brooklyn. It is… Read more

What The Tweens Were Into: 2000s Edition

By Francesca Volpe  In Entertainment  On May 24, 2019

The 2000s—what a time to be alive. Before the millennial pink of Glossier came the hot pink of Juicy Couture. Between tracksuits and butterfly hair clips, fashion mistakes were looming around every corner. Popular culture was a candy-coated distraction from the Iraq War. MTV and VH1 still played music as reality shows slowly seeped into their regular programming. Cake frosting could have easily been mistaken for lip gloss. And, when in doubt, put a rhinestone on it. So let’s travel to pop culture’s not-so-distant past… Read more

Meet “Astro Guide,” Your New Favorite Astrology App

By Lisa Stardust  In Living  On May 24, 2019

Astrology is all the rage lately, especially among millennials and Gen Z-ers—and with this in mind, Vice just launched a chic, smart app for anyone interested in what the stars have in store. The app, called “Astro Guide,” was the brainchild of astrologers Annabel Gat , Ashley Otero , Lexi Ferguson, Priya Kale, Randon Rosenbohm, and Vice’s editor of astrology, Sara David. With “Astro Guide,” this team of astrologers sought to create a new brand of “self-care” astrology aimed to elevate people’s awareness of the cosmos,… Read more

Hand Habits Explores The Idea Of Change On "Placeholder"

By BUST Magazine  In Music  On May 24, 2019

HAND HABITSplaceholder (Saddle Creek) On Hand Habits’ sophomore LP, placeholder, Meg Duffy puts emotional expression, complex composition, and tonal ambiance in perfect balance. The music is in the vein of subdued indie rock and folk—rich, full, and bolstered by Duffy’s warmly layered vocal harmonies and dexterous guitar work, both acoustic and pedal steel. Songs like the dynamic “pacify” touch on recurring themes of challenges that lead to transition. The album wraps up with “the book on how to change part II,” with… Read more

How To Have Your First Zero Waste Period

By BUST Magazine  In Sponsored  On May 24, 2019

Periods. They’re a fact of life. Every month, for about a week, uterus-having folks deal with what Cher Horowitz iconically termed “the crimson wave” - an outpouring of blood that’s been taboo for centuries. It’s also linked to a ton of garbage. Typically, menstruating folk manage their periods with disposable pads and tampons. These products, containing superabsorbent polymers, single use plastics and unsustainably grown cotton, are a major source of environmental waste. In North America alone, 20 billion pads and… Read more

Cate Le Bon's "Reward" Is A Complex Masterpiece

By BUST Magazine  In Music  On May 24, 2019

CATE LE BON Reward (Mexican Summer) On her fifth LP, Welsh artist Cate Le Bon continues creating “maxi-minimal deconstructionist music.” Across Reward, shrouds of simplicity crumble and morph to reveal circuitous structures. “Home to You,” for instance, begins as a vaguely tropical tune that builds into a pleasantly disorienting fog by the five-minute mark. “Mother’s Mother’s Magazines” is a brittle meshing of new wave and art rock somewhere in the realm of Suburban Lawns/Brian Eno fresh out of Roxy Music, as is the… Read more

Week Of Women: May 24-30, 2019

By Lydia Wang  In Entertainment  On May 23, 2019

We’ve made it to the end of May! And what better way to celebrate the start of summer than with a new book by Lindy West, two movies about complex female relationships, and the return of She’s Gotta Have It? Check this list for the rest of our recs this week. MOVIES/TV Booksmart Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut, starring Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever, is a refreshingly female-focused coming-of-age comedy about two best friends trying to make the most of their final days as high school students. In theaters May 24,… Read more
As #StoptheBans protests have erupted across the country in the wake of the Alabama legislation criminalizing abortion, Nevada makes progress in securing reproductive rights. The Nevada state Assembly passed the Trust Nevada Women Act with a vote of 27-13, removing criminal penalties for abortions. The bill now awaits Gov. Steve Sisolak’s signature, who is expected to approve it. The legislation, sponsored by Democratic state Senator Yvana Cacela, also decriminalizes supplying medication to induce abortion in the… Read more

"Booksmart" Is The Feminist High School Movie We've Been Missing

By Gretchen Sterba  In Movies  On May 23, 2019

It’s rare in this day and age that a film—specifically a coming-of-age film—stars two young women and doesn't revolve around a man (for future reference, please see The Bechdel test). Booksmart delivers a fresh and relevant take on high school in 2019 and does so with wit, ease, and a whole lot of love. In Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut, the movie centers around brainiac BFFs Molly (Beanie Feldstein, Saoirse Ronan’s loveable sidekick in Lady Bird / Jonah Hill’s cool little sis) and Amy (Kaitlyn Dever, Short Term 12)… Read more
Tati Gabrielle’s natural speaking voice is super sunny, almost childlike, and instantly endearing. And since we spent the first few minutes of our interview chatting about what shops and sites have the best stickers, it was easy to forget that she’s a 23-year-old actor who portrays one of the coldest witches on TV—the multi-dimensional, deliciously hedonistic mean girl Prudence Night on Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, now in its second season. When I ask about Prudence’s signature sultry tone, she replies, “I… Read more

Saddle Up, It's Time To Ride

By Dina Honour  In Feminism  On May 23, 2019

Maybe Daenerys Targaryen’s ascent into dragon riding mayhem and massacre wasn’t the lazy narrative arc I’ve been complaining about. Perhaps, instead, Dany and her fire-breathing dragon was a prescient metaphor. Perhaps the Mother of Dragons was harnessing more than just the back of a scaly beast, or even her own “madness”, but the feminine rage which seems to be keeping women crackling with something like kindling in their blood. More than anything, Dany’s choice to disregard conventional wisdom was a manifestation of… Read more

Luna Shadows's "Lowercase" Is Dreamy And Alluring: BUST Premiere

By Bry'onna Mention  In Music  On May 22, 2019

She is as elusive and haunting as the dark, and yet as soothing and humbling as the moon. She is exactly what her name suggests. She is Luna Shadows. Born and raised in New York and later transplanted in Los Angeles, the multi-instrumentalist does it all: singing, songwriting, performing, producing, editing, and engineering. Described as “Echo Park pop” the stunning talent, delivers mood music for every melancholic feeling one could have and her latest is just in time for those chill summer nights. She has all the… Read more

10 Of The Best Signs From The #StopTheBans Rallies

By Gretchen Sterba  In Feminism  On May 22, 2019

Yesterday marked a national day of protests in light of states’ proposed abortion bans across the country. More than 500 rallies were held in front of statehouses and in town squares and courthouses. Organizations like the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and NARAL encouraged folks to take action by joining together to fight as one. Cory Booker, Ayanna Pressley, and Kirsten Gillibrand were some of the politicans who spoke to the revved-up crowds. Here are some of our favorite (and most badass) signs from the numerous events… Read more
Actress, activist, and all-around badass Laverne Cox recently gave the commencement speech at Pitzer College. In the wake of recent draconian anti-choice laws being passed in places like Alabama and Georgia, Cox recounted her experience of engaging in pro-choice activism online. After she retweeted the message “Woman’s body. Woman’s right to choose. End of story” on her Twitter account, many of her followers challenged the language she used, feeling that it wasn’t inclusive of trans men. Thank you for this. This… Read more
Nearly 195 years after John Keats’ death, even the most non-poetic amongst us can still quote the first line of Endymion: “A thing of beauty is a joy forever…” Yet, upon its release in 1818, Endymion was so harshly reviewed by Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine that Lord Byron was prompted to write that the sensitive Keats had been “snuffed out by an article.” And what an article! Between referencing the “imperturbable driveling idiocy of Endymion” and snidely referring to Keats as “Johnny” and “Mr. John,” John Gibson… Read more

A Lesbian's Guide To Giving And Getting Great Cunnilingus

By BUST Magazine  In Sex  On May 22, 2019

Dining at the Y THE ORGASM GAP is real. Recent research suggests that in hetero relationships, women are having as few as one orgasm for every three their guys experience. For those who want to boost these sad stats, here are some tips from lesbian sexpert Alex B. Porter for both giving and receiving better cunnilingus. Share these pointers with someone who gives you a ladyboner, and you’ll be closing that orgasm gap in no time. Top 5 Tips for Givers 1. Yes, your hygiene counts. Believe it or not, the vagina is cleaner… Read more
A new survey from LeanIn.Org and Survey Monkey recently found that “60% of male managers now say they are uncomfortable participating in common, job-related activities with women, such as mentoring, working alone together or socializing together.” That number is 32% higher than it was a year ago. Historically, women have always faced barriers to getting ahead in the corporate world, and it's no secret that the #MeToo movement has greatly influenced sexual and gender politics in the workplace. Some other important… Read more
When Alabama passed its restrictive abortion law, which bans abortions after 6 weeks even in cases of rape and incest, many were appalled. The law, passed only shortly after Georgia's governor signed the infamous "heartbeat bill," puts all women at risk. It makes abortion a felony and doctors who perform abortions could face a minimum of ten years in prison. It’s a dangerous law, one that will cost women’s lives, especially if contested in the now conservative majority Supreme Court, where Roe v. Wade would be at risk… Read more
Send Nudies IF SOME DUDE on Craigslist hadn’t dicked her over when she tried to buy his chainstitch machine, Judith Pierce, the “stitch witch” behind Rose-Cut Clothing (rustycuts.com), may have never tried appliqué. Using this needlework technique, she no longer needed expensive, specialized equipment, and her line of Western-inspired pieces was born. The L.A.-based designer had been using vintage fabrics—from velvet paintings to old Star Wars and Budweiser sheets, “every kitschy thing that you can think of,” she… Read more

Stop The Bans Rallies Are Being Held Nationwide

By Kat McQuade  In Feminism  On May 20, 2019

Tomorrow across the country there will be Stop The Bans rallies at noon to protest the rise in abortion bans in states like Alabama, Ohio, and Georgia and other forms of reproductive oppression. The rallies will be held in nearly every major city and on the Stop The Bans website, you can type in your zip code to find the one closest to you. In New York they will be held on the Middle Collegiate Church Front steps at 112 2nd Avenue; 280 9th Avenue; 436 W. 47th St., APT 1B; and 201 East 79th St., 18F. In addition to the… Read more
During this dystopian, Handmaid’s Tale-like time where conservatives are attempting to reverse Roe v. Wade, many are asking what men can do to both to support women and speak up and out. Comedian and CNN-host W. Kamau Bell crafted the hashtag #ShoutYourVasectomy, his take on #ShoutYourAbortion. Bell highlighted his decision to get the procedure on his show United Shades of America after he and his wife decided they don’t want anymore kids. He documented his self-proclaimed “uneventful” journey, but raised an important… Read more
Here at BUST we have many, many opinions on the Game of Thrones series finale. However, we’re not going to get into them today (but we will eventually). Now that the show is officially over, here are some TV shows and novels that can fill the hole in your heart that GoT left. 1. Song of the Lioness Series by: Tamora Pierce (Novels) Originally published in 1983, the novel Alanna: The First Adventure follows a young girl named Alanna who does not want to learn the art of magic. Instead, she wants to become a knight.… Read more

Trans Woman Whose Beating Went Viral Last Month Has Been Killed

By Gretchen Sterba  In Feminism  On May 20, 2019

Muhlaysia Booker, a black transgender woman from Dallas whose savage beating went viral last month, has been found murdered, Buzzfeed reported. She was 23. The news outlet reported Booker was found lying face down in the street, shot, and was killed by homicidal violence. Just weeks ago in April, Booker made headlines when a video of her getting assaulted in a parking lot, being kicked and beaten while on the ground with homophobic slurs being thrown at her exploded on social media. In the affidavit, an unknown… Read more

Recreate This Easy Charm Chain Belt Your Self

By BUST Magazine  In Style  On May 20, 2019

Charmed CHARM BELTS ARE all the rage again. But you don’t need to drop mad loot on this look. Instead, you can customize your baubles to better match your personal brand by making this season’s hot accessory yourself. 1. Measure your waist, double that, and add 15" to calculate the length of chain you’ll need. Get a chain with large links; we used a 6mm curb chain (available at any jewelry supply store). The larger the links, the easier it will be to clasp the belt and attach the charms. 2. On one end of the chain, put… Read more

Chelsea Manning Jailed Again

By Kat McQuade  In Feminism  On May 20, 2019

Transgender activist and former Army data analyst Chelsea Manning has been jailed again for refusing to testify before a Virginian grand jury. Manning was jailed back in March for refusing to testify before a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks. Jailed for 62 days, nearly half of which was spent in solitary confinement, Manning was just released on May 9th after the grand jury expired. After her initial release, she took to social media, explaining her refusal to cooperate with the grand jury: “Good evening. Two months… Read more

FREE GIVEAWAY: Win a "My Name Is Yumi" Album Package!

By BUST Magazine  In Sponsored  On May 20, 2019

This giveaway includes a new album and download card + we've got an awesome shirt to give away to a lucky winner! The 2019 release My Name Is Yumi, is comedian Yumi Nagashima’s highly personal and hilarious insight into her experience as a second generation Japanese-Canadian. Through a veil of humour and pop culture references, Yumi tackles the taboo, overcoming stereotypes through crowd work and racy humour. You name it, she talks about it: sex, white privilege, being a woman and racism. Yumi grew up in Tokyo before… Read more

The Poptarts Podcast Takes On The 2020 Dems

By Emily Rems  In Poptarts  On May 17, 2019

The U.S. government has somehow become the world’s worst reality show. And with a jillion democrats vying for the 2020 nomination, following it all can be dizzying. Helping us tackle this crazy topic on this episode of Poptarts, are comedian Lizzie Stewart and campaign staffer and political strategist Arden Walentowski. Together, Lizzie and Arden are the hosts of Let’s Get Civical, a funny and very feminist podcast that unpacks government structures in a way we can all understand and that makes us all more informed… Read more
Like any superhero, Wonder Woman has a pretty complicated origin story. Born out of both feminism and misogyny, Diana Prince was the creation of psychologist Dr. William Moulton Marston. The good doctor had been bought in by the famed comics powerhouse DC to create a female superhero that would silence critics who called DC sexist and overly masculine. Wonder Woman first appeared in 1941 and her unique brand of red, white, and blue heroism seemed like just the superhero feminism DC needed. Original concept art for… Read more

Taiwan Legalizes Gay Marriage And Makes History

By Kat McQuade  In General  On May 17, 2019

Today, Taiwan’s parliament legalized same-sex marriage in a landmark vote. The self-governing island is the first in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage. In 2017, Taiwan’s constitutional court ruled that defining marriage between a man and a woman was unconstitutional and that same-sex couples had the legal right to be married, furthering LGBT rights on the already LGBT-friendly island. The court gave parliament two years to enact this ruling into law, and the new law will go into effect on May 24. Many LGBT activists,… Read more
Gwendoline Christie’s portrayal of Brienne of Tarth on Game of Thrones has become so indelible, it’s now difficult to imagine the towering British actor without full armor and a sword in her hand. Here, she opens up about getting in touch with her strength, embracing the magic of television, and the “phantasmagorical quality” of being an actor It’s a dark and stormy night, at least it is in London where Gwendoline Christie is at home, calling me in L.A. Whipping winds and rain create just the kind of dramatic setting… Read more
Game of Thrones is coming to an end, and with the close of the season, there are some mysteries that have long lived throughout the series—primarily the “Three-Eyed Raven.” Originally brought to Bran in a dream, the raven tells him about his heritage and leads him to safety. GOT is a show that is heavily enriched in spiritual and magical themes—especially the symbolism of the raven—which is why it’s essential to explore the occult meaning behind the raven to understand the underlying plot of the show. In mythology,… Read more

Week Of Women: May 17-23, 2019

By Lydia Wang  In Entertainment  On May 16, 2019

We can’t wait for all the new music, TV, and more that’s coming our way this summer—and ladies we love like Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Lil’ Kim are starting the season early. Here are our top picks this week. MOVIES/TV Fleabag After a long wait (three years!), the second season of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s comedic drama is finally here! Catch the award-winning show’s newest installment on Prime Video May 17. Ask For Jane Based on the true story of the Jane Collective, an underground organization that helped thousands of… Read more
Presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren recently declined an invitation for a town hall on Fox News. In an Instagram post, the senator wrote that she didn’t want to “invite millions of Democratic primary viewers to tune in, inflate ratings, and help sell ads for an outlet that profits from racism and hate.” Warren elaborated on the thought-process behind her decision in a Twitter thread, saying that “Fox News is a hate-for-profit racket that gives a megaphone to racists and conspiracists—it’s designed to turn… Read more

Laura Stevenson's "The Big Freeze" Is Dark, Cold, And Honest

By BUST Magazine  In Music  On May 16, 2019

LAURA STEVENSON The Big Freeze(Don Giovanni) Dark, cold, and empty is the direction Laura Stevenson takes on The Big Freeze, a reference to Earth’s worst case scenario. Still, there’s something inviting about her dystopian pop focused on compulsive skin picking (“Dermatillomania”) and doomed long-distance love (the soaring “Living Room, NY”). Recorded in the dead of winter in her childhood home, Stevenson’s fifth record pulls no punches, admitting on “Lay Back, Arms Out” there’s a “sweetness to that” kind of… Read more

Grim Streaker Keeps Punk Alive With "No Vision"

By BUST Magazine  In Music  On May 16, 2019

GRIM STREAKERNo Vision(Local Fun Boy Records) Thank Brooklyn’s Grim Streaker for keeping the glorious thing we call punk alive and lacerating. Fronted by brawler Amelia Bushell, whose vocals call to mind legendary female killers from Karen O to Poly Styrene, No Vision kicks the door in on the first cut, “A.D.D,” waxing at once propulsive and melodic. “Snakes” creates fantastic drama and seduction, and the subtle yet affecting “Cat Call” shows off the band’s appreciation for driving beats laid down beside careening… Read more

Diane Coffee Is Bringing Back '80s U.K. Soul

By BUST Magazine  In Music  On May 16, 2019

DIANE COFFEE Internet Arms (Polyvinyl) Shaun Fleming, aka Diane Coffee, returns with his third full-length album, accenting his glam/prog rock with blue-eyed soul and electro-pop. Tracks like “Not Ready To Go,” “Like A Child Does,” and “Doubt” combine pristine pop with the sounds of early-’80s U.K. soul boy groups (like ABC, Haircut 100, and Spandau Ballet). And Fleming takes a dip back into the glitter pond on “Good Luck” and “Work It.” Internet Arms is chock full of authentic, well-crafted pop music just waiting to… Read more

4 Maternal Mythological Goddesses Who Kick Ass

By Lisa Stardust  In Living  On May 16, 2019

Mother's Day was on Sunday, but we're celebrating the powerful women in our lives all week. And now, it’s time we took a look back in mythological history and paid tribute to 4 strong mythological maternal goddesses who remain the most revered figures of all time. Terra Simply put, Terra (the Roman equivalent of Gaia) is “Mother Earth.” She is the ancestral goddess and mother of all living things. She is the creator of all life, trees, flowers, water, and everything we need to survive. She is the divine mother who… Read more

Maternity Leave Is A Reproductive Rights Issue—Here's Why

By Gretchen Sterba  In Feminism  On May 16, 2019

With numerous recent abortion bans and access to contraception becoming more difficult, issues surrounding women's health are in more dire need of attention than ever before. Another aspect of maternal health that demands our attention is the story 30-year-old Emily Manley is sharing. Manley, a resident of Iowa, gave birth to a son, Jettson, in February, ABC13 reported. First, she was mandated by her employer to take all of her paid time off (an unofficial, yet forced maternity leave). After that time was over,… Read more

12 Most Iconic Moms In Film By Their Sun Signs

By Lisa Stardust  In Movies  On May 15, 2019

Mother’s Day may have passed, but we're still celebrating the moms we love from film! Let’s break down some of the best moms from film by zodiac sign to see which mommie dearest exemplifies the traits of each sign. Aries Stella Payne from How Stella Got Her Groove Back Stella Payne is a single mother who takes a trip to Jamaica with her bestie, only to find love while on vacation. With her successful career on point and heart on fire, Stella resembles the “can do” Aries energy, by living life to the fullest. Taurus… Read more

Alabama Passes Country’s Strictest Abortion Ban

By Emma Davey  In Feminism  On May 15, 2019

The Alabama state legislature recently passed a bill that bans abortion in all cases, except for the mother’s life being in jeopardy. The bill makes no exceptions for cases of rape or incest. Rapists and guns in this country are offered more legal protection than women. The law also means that “any physician who performs a successful abortion could be charged with a Class A felony and face up to 99 years in prison” according to Vice. As The Guardian reports, “The Alabama law will disproportionately affect black and… Read more
Ranging from the desperately passionate to the treacly sweet, historical love letters are as informative as they are entertaining. But who amongst our favorite figures of the 19th century penned the most heart melting missives? Naturally, one would assume the honors for this would go to Byron, Keats, or Shelley. Their love letters were sublime, there is no doubt. However, if you have a yen to read truly smoldering love letters, might I suggest a gentleman who, when not busy conquering the world, expended his time… Read more

These 3 Cereal-Inspired Snacks Will Wow Your Inner Child

By BUST Magazine  In Eat Me  On May 15, 2019

Cereal Killer TAKE SOME NOSTALGIC BREAKFAST STAPLES ON A NEW CULINARY ADVENTURE Last year marked my 30th as a caterer (and my 20th writing for BUST!). One thing I’ve learned is that adults love to be treated like children, and nothing feeds your inner child more than eating classic breakfast cereals in unexpected ways. Here are some delicious dishes to get your kid on. Corn Flake-Crusted Mac ‘n’ Cheese Fritters Boil a 16-ounce package of elbow macaroni until al dente. Drain and set aside. In a deep, heavy-bottom pot,… Read more
Hey! It’s a wonderful kind of day! Beloved PBS show Arthur, kicked off its 22nd season (yes the show is still on the air!) with a wedding! What starts as an average day for the kids in Mr. Ratburn’s third grade class ends in excitement and anticipation upon learning that their teacher is getting married! via GIPHY The episode, titled “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone,” opens with the teacher getting ready to hand out one of his notorious pop-quizzes when he is interrupted by a cell phone call from someone named… Read more
Last Night in Nuuk By Niviaq Korneliussen(Black Cat/Grove Press) Last Night In Nuuk earned acclaim when it was originally published in Greenlandic and Danish in 2014, under the title Homo Sapienne. Its author, Niviaq Korneliussen, is young, queer, and Greenlandic, just like her novel’s five main characters. The New Yorker has described her as “perhaps [Greenland’s] most widely read living novelist” and called her work “a turning point in the island’s literary history.” Translated into English by Anna Halager, the book… Read more