Week Of Women: November 24-30, 2017

by Erika W. Smith


Happy day-after-Thanksgiving, BUSTies! The holiday season has officially arrived, and with it comes some cozy pop culture, like the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Sia’s holiday album. There are plenty of non-cozy picks, too, like Björk’s wonderfully weird album and a Hedy Lamarr documentary. As a reminder, we haven’t watched, read, or listened to all of these ourselves — when we have, we’ll link to our review, or refer to it if it’s in print. Enjoy!


Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr’s story is told in this documentary directed by Alexandra Dean. Out Friday, November 24.

In Between

This film by director Maysaloun Hamoud — who is a Palestinian woman born in Hungary who now lives in Israel — tells the story of three very different Palestinian women sharing a flat in Tel Aviv. Out Friday, November 24.

Lady Bird

Greta Gerwig’s solo directorial debut gets a wide release this week, plus, it just nabbed four Independent Spirit Award noms. BUST’s podcast Poptarts’ latest ep features BUST editors Emily and Callie discussing the film with BUST contributor Jenni Miller, who wrote BUST’s cover story with Greta Gerwig. Out now.


The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Amy Sherman-Palladino, creator of Gilmore Girls, returns with a new series set in 1958 New York. Rachel Brosnahan (House of Cards) stars as the title character, a Jewish housewife with a talent for comedy. Out Wednesday, November 29 on Amazon.

The Soul Train Awards

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Erykah Badu hosts this year’s Soul Train Awards. Nominees we love include SZA, Kehlani, Cardi B., Mary J. Blige, Solange and Beyonce. Airs Sunday, November 26 on BET.

The Lost Tapes: Patty Hearst

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The Smithsonian’s latest entry in its Lost Tapes series focuses on the kidnapping of Patty Hearst, presenting the story through newscasts and rarely seen footage. Airs Sunday, November 26 and Monday, November 27 on Smithsonian.


Utopia by Björk

Björk’s latest studio album redefines pop music once again. Out Friday, November 24. Read BUST’s review here.

Everyday Is Christmas by Sia

Sia’s pop hits get seasonal with this new holiday album. Out now.


The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983-1992 by Tina Brown

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Former Vanity Fair editor-in-chief Tina Brown shares a selection of her diaries, giving a look back at the media landscape in the ‘80s and early ‘90s. Out now.

Prairie Fires: The American Dreams Of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser 

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Caroline Fraser, the editor of the Library of America edition of the Little House series, writes a new biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, filling in the gaps that are missing in the Little House series. Out now.

Top photo: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

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