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Week Of Women: January 18-24, 2018

by Erika W. Smith

This week brings us the premiere of Broad City‘s fifth and final season (catch stars Abbi and Ilana on our current print cover!); Sharon Van Etten’s new album; and BUST’s own viral podcast episode. 


Poptarts: Janeane Garofalo

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BUST’s Poptarts podcast went viral: after hosts Emily and Callie asked her how the #MeToo movement has changed the comedy world, guest Janeane Garofalo defended Louis C.K.—and the interview was covered by everyone from the Hollywood Reporter to USA Today to Jezebel. Listen here.



Directed by Marianna Palka, Egg is a satire on motherhood starring Christina Hendricks, Anna Camp, and Alysia Reiner. Out Friday, January 18.

Adult Life Skills

Directed by Rachel Tunnard, Adult Life Skills is a comedy starring Jodie Whittaker as a woman who lives in her mom’s garden shed and makes comedy videos starring her own thumbs. As her 30th birthday nears, she bonds with a troubled young child and confronts her own state of arrested development. Out Friday, January 18.


Broad City Season 5

Broad City returns for its fifth and final season. Catch stars Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson on our January/February 2019 cover. Premieres Thursday, January 24 on Comedy Central.

Grace & Frankie Season 5

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin return as Grace and Frankie. Netflix promises, “they’re back, and they’re out of fucks to give.” Out Friday, January 18 on Netflix.


Remind Me Tomorrow by Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten’s first album since 2014 is “packed with emotional shredders anchored by Van Etten’s deep, swooping voice,” writes BUST. See January/February 2019 issue for a fashion editorial and review. Out Friday, January 18.

Heard It In A Past Life by Maggie Rogers

Maggie Rogers went viral after making Pharrell cry during a performance; now, her major-label debut is finally here. Out Friday, January 18. 


 Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive by Stephanie Land

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In this memoir, Stephanie Land tells shares her story of working as a housekeeper and discusses the realities of Americans living below the poverty line. Out Tuesday, January 22. 

 Last Woman Standing by Amy Gentry

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This thriller follows an female standup comedian and a female computer programmer who bond over their struggles as women in a male-dominated world—and decide to take revenge on each other’s assailants. Out now. Read our review here.

 Handbook for a Post-Roe America by Robin Marty

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This book explores the history and present of abortion access, and provides guidance for how to prepare for the loss of Roe v. Wade. Out now. Read our review here.

top photo: Broad City/Comedy Central

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