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SPELLLING's "Mazy Fly" Is Heavy, Ominous, And Full Of Surprises

By BUST Magazine  In Music  On Feb 22, 2019

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… Read more

These 20th Century Female Tattoo Artists Changed The Game

By F Yeah History  In Arts  On Feb 22, 2019

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 the 20th century. Maud Wagner – The First… Read more

FEELS Prove That Anger Is Power With "Post Earth"

By BUST Magazine  In Music  On Feb 22, 2019

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… Read more
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 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… Read more

Week of Women: February 22-28, 2019

By Lydia Wang  In Entertainment  On Feb 21, 2019

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… Read more
Last year, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) proposed a testosterone limit on women runners. Caster Semenya, a 2-time Olympic gold medalist and 3-time world champion runner from South Africa, is challenging their restriction in court this week. According to the Guardian, Semenya and her lawyers launched their appeal against IAAF’s limit calling it “flawed” and “hurtful.” Higher levels of testosterone are often naturally occurring in female athletes, but the IAAF is claiming that their new… Read more

8 Short Kids' Films Every Mini-Feminist Should See

By Emma Davey  In Entertainment  On Feb 21, 2019

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,… Read more

Julia Jacklin's "Crushing" Offers Something For Everybody

By BUST Magazine  In Music  On Feb 21, 2019

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… Read more
According to the Tennessean, earlier this month Tennessee’s attorney general, Herbert Slatery, ruled that the state’s hate crime protections included transgender individuals. In 2000 the General Assembly in the state of Tennessee added a hate crime statute to judges’ sentencing rules for crimes that targeted a person based on race, religion, color, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, or gender. Last year, Senator Sara Kyle presented a bill to add gender identity and expression to the 2000 hate… Read more
In late December of last year, Congress allowed the Violence Against Women Act to expire after the extension that temporarily reauthorized it ran out during the partial government shutdown. Its effects won’t be felt just yet, because funding and grants that have been approved before this expiration will still be funded. But no new funds can be appropriated, putting the future of domestic violence work in a state of flux. VAWA is a landmark piece of legislation, and the most comprehensive of its kind designed to deal… Read more

This 18th Century Writer Inspired Feminist Historical Romances

By Mimi Matthews  In Books  On Feb 20, 2019

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… Read more
The New York City Commission on Human Rights is issuing new guidelines under which singling out individuals based on their hair or hairstyle, at work, school or in public spaces, will now be considered racial discrimination, The New York Times reports. Individuals who have been harassed, punished, demoted, fired or threatened because of their hair are given legal recourse through these guidelines. Those found in violation can be fined up to $250,000. Businesses that infringe on the new protocol can also be forced, by… Read more
Nadia Bolz-Weber is a former stand-up comedian turned Lutheran Pastor/public theologian based in Denver, Colorado. She has liturgical inspired tattoos, she’s a best-selling author, she’s not afraid to speak her mind, and she founded Denver's progressive, inclusive House for All Sinners and Saints in 2008. Bolz-Weber’s most recent book, Shameless: A Sexual Reformation, is about Christianity and its antiquated ideas about sex, gender, and bodies. In November 2018, Bolz-Weber announced an art project on Twitter and… Read more
“Feminist crime thriller” has almost become a genre unto itself. From Karin Slaughter’s family sagas Pretty Girls and The Good Daughter to Gillian Flynn’s salty, antiheroine-fueled page-turners Sharp Objects, Dark Places, and Gone Girl, stories that are both murder-centric and woman-centric have become de rigeur on most bestsellers lists. And now a new title is creating buzz in this field of fierce feminist fiction. Lisa Gardner’s Never Tell is the perfect read for anyone looking for a suspenseful, breathtaking mystery… Read more
In Mexico, a mostly female team of researchers have potentially made an important discovery in eradicating HPV, or Human Papilloma Virus. HPV is a sexually transmitted infection “that can lead to some cancers, particularly cervical cancer, and warts” according to Brit + Co. HPV is the leading cause of cervical cancer, which is the second-leading cause of death of women in Mexico. Eva Ramón Gallegos, who led the team, “was able to completely eradicate the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) in 29 patients” reports El Universal.… Read more

20 Albums To Download Right Now

By BUST MAGAZINE  In Music  On Feb 18, 2019

We're getting musical at BUST with album reviews from our January/February 2019 print issue! GIRLPOOLWhat Chaos Is Imaginary(ANTI- Records) Girlpool’s Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad have always been in perfectly imperfect harmony with one another. So much so, that on their first two albums, the BFFs-since-high-school’s voices were often hard to tell apart through all the charming dissonance. With What Chaos Is Imaginary, they’ve both discovered their own voices, and together have found a new sound that’s more refined… Read more
Early this year, Lifetime premiered the groundbreaking docuseries Surviving R. Kelly, renewing public awareness of Kelly's decades-long predatory behavior. In 2002, Kelly was indicted in Illinois on 21 counts of child pornography in relation to a videotape reportedly showing a then-32-year-old Kelly sexually assaulting athen-14-year-old girl. The case didn’t make it to trial for six years, during which public attention waned and Kelly re-branded his image, even going so far as to poke fun at the allegations against him… Read more
You enter the crumb-laden church of Fatty Cakes and the Puff Pastries ready to laugh, cry, and maybe even catch a flying slice of pizza with your mouth. Kathleen Hanna knew that to witness Fatty Cakes live was to unofficially join their ravenous ranks—to be reborn, covered in a fine dust of powdered sugar (or, depending on the mood, parmesan). Alice Bag of pioneering LA punk band the Bags felt the hunger pangs, too, swiftly jumping into the role of producer and “fairy punk mother” about a year after befriending the… Read more

Dumpster Diving 101: What To Know Before You Go

By BUST Magazine  In Living  On Feb 15, 2019

The first 20-plus times I went dumpster diving, it was out of necessity. I was raising three small children and to supplement our meager grocery budget, I’d sometimes make use of the “expired” goods that grocery stores threw out. Thanks to random dumpster scores, I learned how to cook with zucchini and ate the best-tasting, juiciest mango of my life, discarded because it was just over-ripe. At its core, dumpster diving is punk rock—most people find the idea of climbing into a stinky bin abhorrent—and an easy way to… Read more

How "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" Subverts Gender Stereotypes

By Jessica Kramer  In TV  On Feb 15, 2019

It’s been an incredible run for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, which ends this April after four truly remarkable years of groundbreaking television. For the uninitiated out there, the series has a "zany romantic comedy" premise: unhappy, NYC-based real estate lawyer Rebecca Bunch moves across the country to strip mall suburb West Covina, California (two hours from the beach, four in traffic) with the hopes of winning over her ex Josh Chan, who she dated for two months at a summer camp when they were sixteen.… Read more

Leonor Fini at Museum of Sex is a MUST SEE!

By Laurie  In Arts  On Feb 14, 2019

I was so thrilled to catch Leonor Fini: Theatre of Desire, 1930-1990 at the Museum of Sex here in NYC, as she is one of my favorite painters. Leonor was way ahead of her time, and was the OG feminist spitfire. Born in 1907 of Italian and Argentinian parents, she was mostly raised by her mother in Italy and was said to have loved visiting the morgue as a youth. Her work explores female sexuality, and she often painted androgynous men in the nude, where women were ALWAYS the dominant figures. By the 30s and 40s she was… Read more

Ryan Adams Has Reportedly Manipulated And Abused Women For Years

By Allie Lawrence  In Music  On Feb 14, 2019

Seven women and over a dozen associates have spoken out against singer-songwriter Ryan Adams, exposing his manipulative, inappropriate behavior towards women. According to a report by The New York Times, Adams would promise career opportunities, pursue artists for sex, harass his victims over text and social media, and he would rescind his support the minute he was spurned. Mandy Moore was married to Adams for about six years and remembers a relationship full of verbal and emotional abuse. She told the Times, “music… Read more
Dr. Mags Portman, a British doctor who was instrumental in championing PrEP usage and getting the drug approved in the UK, has died from mesothelioma at age 44. PrEP, which stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, is a drug that keeps HIV-negative people from being infected. It has been approved for use in the United States since 2012, though it took until 2016 for the drug to be approved in the United Kingdom. After a lengthy legal battle, the National Health Service, the publicly funded national healthcare system of the… Read more

Week Of Women: February 15-21, 2019

By Erika W. Smith  In Entertainment  On Feb 14, 2019

Valentine's Day is over, but February is still here, and we could use a pop culture pick-me-up. Our feminist-friendly picks for the week's new releases include the return of At Home With Amy Sedaris, new music from Chaka Khan, and a documentary about roller rink culture. MOVIES United Skates This documentary directed by Dyana Winkler and Tina Brown explores the Black roller skating subculture. Airs Monday, February 18 on HBO. Virginia, Minnesota Aurora Perrineau and Rachel Hendrix play former childhood friends who are… Read more
The first time I saw k.d. lang and the Reclines was on Dave Letterman’s Late Show in the mid-'80s. Luckily, my parents had set the VCR to record that night. Letterman introduced lang as a “unique performer from Canada in her American television debut,” and she enthusiastically bounced onto the stage like Elvis in a cowgirl dress. I was stunned into confusion and awe. Synapses that had not yet been connected in my brain fired wildly. She was unmistakably female and yet unapologetically masculine, all wrapped into one… Read more
She was a lean, mean, rock'n'roll machine, and her name was Cordell Jackson (aka "the rock'n'roll granny"). Jackson is likely among the greatest female rock pioneers you’ve never heard of. Many believe her to be the first female rock musician to take full creative control by writing and engineering her music on her own record label, Moon Records, which she started in 1956. Yet, like many women ahead of their time, details of Jackson’s life are hard to come by, relgated to niche corners of the internet and a handful of… Read more

These 3 Vintage Shops Are Merging Feminism With Fashion

By BUST Magazine  In Style  On Feb 14, 2019

Want to reduce your carbon footprint, support women-owned businesses, and look hella fierce, besides? Shop feminist vintage. Because there’s nothing like putting your money behind your ideologies and getting a bitchin’ outfit while you’re at it. Here are three of our favorite online vintage shops with a conscience—each run by fearless, feminist treasure-hunters. Ten of Cups Vintage tenofcupsvintage.com@tenofcupsvintage Vintage 1970s Button-Up, $20.80 Specializing in affordable, size-inclusive fashion, New Orleans-based… Read more
Middle school was, hands down, the worst three years of my life. I cried almost everyday after school as I tried to balance classes and hormones and social hierarchies. I wore ill-fitting clothing and cracked jokes about teachers to be cool. My mom blew a gasket when she found out that I watched The Hangover at a sleepover and my 8th grade science teacher showed us a video of his wife giving birth to twins during our sex ed unit. The hilarious new Hulu show, Pen15, authentically and creatively captures the ridiculous,… Read more
New York State lawmakers are in the midst of holding hearings from victims and advocates about their experiences with sexual harassment. These hearings will influence the legislation that lawmakers are hoping to pass to improve the state’s harassment policies. According to the New York Times, this is the first time lawmakers are holding a public hearing on sexual harassment since 1992. The hearing is a result of the Sexual Harassment Working Group pushing to be heard, as the New York Times reported. The working group… Read more

Sir Babygirl's Album Debut "Crush on Me" Is Triumphant

By BUST Magazine  In Music  On Feb 13, 2019

SIR BABYGIRLCrush On Me(Father/Daughter) In early 2018, Sir Babygirl—the nom de guerre of musician Kelsie Hogue—erupted onto the pop scene with the release of her debut single, “Heels.” The song, about breaking up and running home without shoes, felt like a revelation. Crush on Me, her debut on Father/Daughter records, is even more of a triumph. Over the course of nine tracks, Sir Babygirl manages to hotwire queer desire, inject it with manic abandon, and drive it straight to Claire’s. Album standout “Haunted House” is… Read more

Ladytron Is Back After A 7-Year Hiatus

By BUST Magazine  In Music  On Feb 13, 2019

LADYTRONLadytron(!K7 Records) Releasing its sixth studio album after a seven-year hiatus, Ladytron has come a long way since the band’s inception in the late ’90s. Still combining shoegaze and indie synth-pop, the British foursome has stepped back from the blunt lyrical stylings of earlier hits (think 604’s “He Took Her to a Movie” or “Seventeen” from Light & Magic) to create a more complex sound, hinting at a world full of discontent. The unmistakable voices remain intact, carried by smoother, heavier dance… Read more
I grew up surrounded by crystals. When I was a child, my father hung an amethyst in the center of a dream catcher above my bed to bring me protection from my nightmares, and my mother gave me a rose quartz necklace to help me build confidence. While I wore my crystal necklace and slept with an amethyst above my bed to enable sweet dreams, I didn't fully understand the power and potential crystals and gemstones have on the body, mind, and spirit. “Crystals are a fantastic tool for anyone looking to up their… Read more
It’s Halloween afternoon when I go to meet Michelle Buteau on the Harlem set of her new BET show, First Wives Club. In her trailer, Buteau is dressed in black ripped jeans and a light green shirt with flowers and birds on it. Her hair is a beautiful collection of curls, and she pulls out a bobby pin as she gets comfortable. Even without makeup, her face is glowing, warm, and inviting, with a perfect peppering of freckles. With The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill playing in the background, the atmosphere is like sitting… Read more

Tea And Sympathy: The 19th Century Cure-All

By Mimi Matthews  In Living  On Feb 13, 2019

A cup of tea is the cure for any ill. And, in times of shock, the more sugar the better. This maxim was as true in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as it is today. There was no illness, personal loss, or otherwise calamitous event to which tea could not be applied with sympathy—and vigor. Much of the historical advice about administering tea in times of trouble was given in relation to invalids. An invalid could be suffering from any manner of affliction, from emotional distress to real or imagined physical… Read more

How Well Do You Know Toni Morrison? Take This Quiz To Find Out!

By BUST Magazine  In Books  On Feb 12, 2019

Toni Morrison Is Number One! A literary legend with a new book debuting in February, Toni Morrison is a writer and professor whose novels, including Song of Solomon and The Bluest Eye, are considered masterpieces of the American canon. Think you know what makes Toni so Beloved? Then take the quiz! 1. Born in Lorain, OH, on February 18,1931, Toni’s birth name was __________.a. Chloe Ardelia Wofford b. Marguerite Annie Johnsonc. Alice Faye Williams d. Gloria Jean Watkins 2. Toni was ___ years old when she published her… Read more
We’ve all been guilty of putting our needs on the backburner when we are busy. The issue with this is that we tend to forget our needs—most of which are crucial to our well-being. Daily stresses may prevent us from taking extra care of ourselves, leading to exhaustion and anxiety to blossom within. When we exhibit emotional and physical burnout, it’s a result of our bodies, hearts, and minds being pushed to the limit. However, there are ways to avoid feeling stressed all the time. Taking care of oneself daily is not… Read more

"Gloria: A Life" Is More Than A Play, It's An Experience

By Courtney Bissonette  In Arts  On Feb 12, 2019

From the minute you walk into the theater, you realize this play is not just a show. This is a Gloria Steinem experience. The biographical play Gloria: A Life is currently playing in New York at the Daryl Roth Theatre, where the round staging seems to have been chosen specifically to reflect the talking circle that Gloria suggests as a way to equalize everyone. Every inch of the stage's floor is covered in persian rugs, and each individual seat is designated by a paisley velvet pillow. Make no mistake: You are in… Read more

The Best Moments from the 2019 Grammy Awards

By Emma Davey  In Entertainment  On Feb 11, 2019

The 2019 Grammy Awards were last night, and women won big, even making history in the process. Here are some our favorite moments from music's biggest night: Cardi B became the first solo woman to win for Best Rap Album Her emotional acceptance speech made us love her even more. As Jezebel reports, “the first woman to ever win the award was Lauryn Hill, as part of the Fugees, in 1997," but this was the first time a woman won on her own. So Cardi is in good company indeed! Cardi B’s FULL ACCEPTANCE SPEECH for her FIRST… Read more
Whether you’re into, against, or very neutral about Valentine’s Day, any excuse to learn more about sexual wellness and pleasure is a good one—and if you’re based in New York, Planned Parenthood and women-run clothing line Meg have a pop-up event tomorrow night that promises to be equal parts fun and informative, sponsored by two other women-owned organizations: sex toy brand Dame and sexual wellness company Sustain. Titled “Be Your Own Valentine: Sexual Wellness and Pleasure Panel,” the event will consist of panels on… Read more

The Real Story Behind "The Favourite"

By F Yeah History  In Movies  On Feb 11, 2019

If you haven’t seen The Favourite—the multi-award winning, Bechdel-Wallace-test-passing movie beautifully described by star Rachel Weisz as "like a funnier, sex-driven All About Eve," then bookmark this page and get yourself down to the cinema. I think all history-lovers and Olivia Colman worshippers can agree that seeing the stories of three powerful women in history who aren't Elizabeth I (God love her but girl, you have taken up too much screentime) has been massively refreshing. Not only did this incredible film… Read more

"Nancy" Is A Haunting Take On A Scammer Story

By Deborah Krieger  In Movies  On Feb 11, 2019

It’s winter somewhere in New Jersey; or maybe it’s always been cold like this, the ground covered in gray slush, the sky bleak and metallic. For Nancy (Andrea Riseborough), every day is the same, given over to a listless temp jobs and to caring for a sick, nosy mother (Ann Dowd), whose dull complaining and moaning roars in the background like so much white noise. However, Nancy finds ways around the mundanity of her life: by concocting scams, in depth and in detail, where she has any kind of life but her own. To her… Read more

Turn Leftovers Into Dessert With Pudding Three Ways

By BUST Magazine  In Eat Me  On Feb 11, 2019

Who doesn’t love pudding? It’s soft and homey and yummy and a great way to get rid of leftovers. Got a carton of milk you need to use up? Turn it into chocolate pudding. Day-old bread? Perfect for bread pudding. Soft, old bananas? You guessed it: banana pudding! It’s a dessert that can satisfy any craving. Sweet and Corny Chocolate PuddingDid you know the world’s easiest chocolate pudding skips the eggs and aggravation and uses cornstarch for thickening instead? In a saucepan, mix a coffee cup of sugar with a few… Read more
E. G. Daily is an actor, voice artist, and singer, best known for voicing Tommy Pickles on Rugrats, Buttercup on The Powerpuff Girls, and Babe the Pig in Babe: Pig in the City. And many have been utterly charmed by her since 1985 when she starred as Dottie, the female lead in one the greatest films ever made—Pee-wee’s Big Adventure! In this intimate interview on BUST's Poptarts podcast, she shares what it’s like to use her iconic voice to connect to the kid in all of us. About: BUST's Poptarts is a twice-monthly… Read more

Understanding The Queens In Tarot

By Lisa Stardust  In Living  On Feb 08, 2019

All four Queens in the Tarot represent and embody four different types of women, and are classified by the four elements: the Queen of Wands (Fire), Pentacles (Earth), Swords (Air), and Cups (Water). They represent the doer, the provider, the intellect, and the nurturer, respectively. The Queens embody all sides of the feminine spirit, as they are the manifestation of the element (suit) which they represent. They represent our feelings and emotions, aiming to give energy and sentiments to situations. The ultimate… Read more
Elise Hooper’s new novel, Learning To See: A Novel of Dorothea Lange, the Woman Who Revealed the Real America, charts two decades in the life of Dorothea Lange, the pioneering documentary photographer who captured iconic images of the Great Depression and the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. After meeting at a writers’ party, Elise and I spoke over the phone from our homes in Seattle. "Migrant Mother" by Dorothea Lange, 1936, via Wikimedia Commons You’ve written a beautiful, layered, page-turner… Read more
Netflix’ new Hit Series isn’t about Tompkins Square Park—it’s About Getting Sober There’s a saying in AA—and used in every other 12-step program as well—that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Obviously, that’s not really the definition of insanity, but what it means to someone trying to get sober is that as long as you keep drinking (or drugging, or binging and purging, or whatever), your life isn’t going to get any better. You can try to control… Read more

Week Of Women: February 8-14, 2019

By Erika W. Smith  In Entertainment  On Feb 07, 2019

Valentine's Day is coming, but our feminist-friendly pop culture picks for the week are more laugh-out-loud funny than lovey-dovey. Highlights this week include Taraji P. Henson starring in a gender-swapped remake of What Women Want; 2 Dope Queens returning to HBO for a second season of standup specials; and the premiere of a buzzy new comedy called PEN15. On the more serious side, Toni Morrison releases a new nonfiction book and Jamila Woods' new single celebrates Zora Neale Hurston. Enjoy! MOVIES What Men Want Based… Read more

Jessica Pratt's "Quiet Signs" Spins A Hazy, Beautiful Mood

By BUST Magazine  In Music  On Feb 07, 2019

JESSICA PRATTQuiet Signs(Mexican Summer) Jessica Pratt spins a mood—hushed, hazy, and beautifully off-center. In fact, the entire world of Quiet Signs seems to live in a single, smoky room, mottled with late-day sunlight. Despite its neofolk quietude—many tracks are pared down to only guitar, flute, and a few room sounds—this follow-up to Pratt’s 2015 release On Your Own Love Again feels absolutely enormous. From the small hypnosis of “As the World Turns” to the rolling trills of “Poly Blue,” each moment throws Pratt’s… Read more
Andrew Moisey didn’t set out to say something about the #MeToo movement. In fact, the movement didn’t exist in the early 2000s, when he photographed frat parties for his art book The American Fraternity, released in November. When we speak, Moisey is very clear that his intent was to create an art book that captured a certain culture. “It feels cruel for the book to come out now because it’s the worst possible moment for the people who are in it—it’s an art book, not an attack on any fraternity or people,” he says.… Read more
There is a new feminist support group in Los Angeles that is making major waves! The Women's Opposition Movement (WØM) is a non-profit collective in Northeast L.A., and they "aim to facilitate community action by bringing awareness to organizations that advocate for systematically underrepresented and disadvantaged areas of society, primarily benefiting women in Southern California." WØM is currently organizing fundraising events, and for their first event of the new year, they're having a Valentine's Day Bingo to… Read more