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Chambers, Netflix’s newest teen sci-fi horror series, has been getting mixed reviews, and I really can’t understand why. As I see all the white males reviewing this 10-part series, I can’t help but question their judgment. Let me rewind and tell you what the series is about. Sasha Yazzie (Sivan Alyra Rose) is a high school student living in Arizona with her uncle going through life as a typical teenager: trying to navigate losing her v-card, goofing off with her best friend, and trying to find...
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee struck a chord last night when comedian Naomi Ekperigin addressed that Democratic presidential candidates seriously need to engage with Black Twitter during the 2020 campaigns. Although Twitter can often be a cesspool of hate speech and Nazis, Black Twitter has emerged as a platform for activism and journalism. In a Salon article from 2013, writer and activist Feminista Jones, also featured in the segment, wrote: "People continue to use Twitter to vent their frustrations, and those who are savvy are using...
  Unfortunately, E! has canceled Busy Philipps’ late night show Busy Tonight, with its last episode airing May 16th. Busy revealed the news on her Twitter this Monday, saying: Hey guys. Just wanted to let you know my show BusyTonight won't be continuing on the E network after May 16. I'm beyond proud of what we've built in such a short period of time and I'm hopeful we can find the right place for the show to live on. Goodnight you guys. I love you.✨ — Busy Philipps...
Last night’s episode of Game of Thrones received mixed reactions. Some moments were amazing. Some were downright horrible to watch. Here at BUST, we’ve broken down the episode into our top seven moments, the good and the bad. 7. Depression BonfireLast week’s episode ("The Battle of Winterfell") was pretty devastating. Many of our favorite characters died. In a final goodbye, we watched (and cried) with the living on the show as some of our favorite characters burned on a multitude of funeral pyres. Watching Sansa and...
If you watched Saturday Night Live this weekend, you saw Kate McKinnon execute Elizabeth Warren’s frustration at not getting the recognition she deserves. In the “Weekend Update” segment, McKinnon points out (hilariously) that fellow male running mates have been getting more press for trivial things (i.e. joking that Beto O’Rourke did parkour in Starbucks and Pete Buttigieg is so well-rounded and intellectual he speaks Klingon), but this does raise an important question — why is Warren not getting press like Joe Biden and Kamala Harris who have...

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  This past Sunday, everyone’s favorite woman warrior, Brienne of Tarth, was officially knighted. Now Ser Brienne, Game of Thrones fans can take comfort in the fact that Gwendoline Christie’s iconic character now has the respect and title she deserves. Game of Thrones has been both praised as a feminist show and criticized as being un-feminist. The past two seasons have garnered critical acclaim for the feminist themes presented in the show, with the majority of the surviving leaders being women.  In the second episode of the final...

We live in a world with a multitude of fictional male characters on television who are problematic faves. Take Luke Danes from Gilmore Girls, who has a history of slut-shaming Lorelai and spewing homophobic comments. Or Ezra Fitz from Pretty Little Liars — super hot, but also stalks a 16-year-old girl when he’s her teacher. And Jim Halpert from The Office can be adorable and highly favored, but sometimes he can straight up be a dick to Pam, like when he makes huge, life-altering decisions...
  TIPS FOR ENJOYING K-DRAMAS TO THE MAX K-pop music isn’t Korea’s only big media export. Korean television dramas (aka K-dramas) are also increasingly popular due to their quirky content, genre mashups, and lush cinematography. With more appearing every day on Netflix, Amazon, and Viki.com, it has never been easier to dive in. Here are four tips to help you enjoy them. –joan vos macdonald  1. Ignore the “soap opera” label. K-dramas are often described as “soap operas,” but that’s not accurate. Though some are soapy, there are...
Dora Winifred Read, or D.W. when she’s not in trouble, will always be remembered as TV’s most precocious anthropomorphic aardvark. Viewers of the ‘90s classic Arthur, know her as the headstrong little sister of the show’s mild-mannered protagonist. Loud, brazen and bossy, D.W. is the archetype of everything little girls aren’t supposed to be, and it’s fucking awesome watching her shamelessly claim space and demand to be heard. At the tender age of four, D.W. already knows how to live her best life. Girl knows how...