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Week Of Women: July 12-18, 2019

by Lydia Wang


We’ve got an amazing lineup of new TV, books, and tunes this week—including The Farewell, starring BUST cover girl Awkwafina! Here’s what we’re most excited about this week.


Sword of Trust


Co-written and directed by Lynn Shelton, Sword of Trust is a zany improv-based comedy full of conspiracy theories, missions, and tons of laughs. Out July 12, and check out our full review on



The second season of Sweetbitter, the show based on Stephanie Danler’s breakout bestseller about a young woman working at a luxurious New York restaurant, is finally here! The first two episodes will premiere July 14 on Starz.

The Farewell

We all know Awkwafina is funny—but she shows off her more serious acting chops in The Farewell, out July 12. The films follows a family who decides not to tell their beloved matriarch that she only has a few weeks to live. Stay tuned for further coverage on


L7’s Donita Sparks on BUST’s “Poptarts”

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On the most recent episode of BUST’s Poptarts podcast, L7 icon Donita Sparks dropped by to discuss sexism in music and the “code of the road.” Check it out online now.

Rogue by Yuna

Malaysian artist Yuna is known for melding R&B and pop, and on Rogue, she adds electrofunk beats into the mix, featuring collabs with artists like Little Simz and Tyler, the Creator. Out July 12, and check out our review in the July/August print edition of BUST.

Pity Boy by Mal Blum


Mal Blum’s Pity Boy is a nostalgic and diverse album full of “buzzing guitars, spirited vocals, and infectiously catchy melodies,” according to our reviewer. Out July 12, and stay tuned for our review on

Don’t You Think You’ve Had Enough by Bleached

Though sisters Jessica and Jennifer Clavin cover some heavy topics on their latest album, the songs still have the kind of ’70s pop Bleached fans can expect from the band. Out July 12, and check out our review on 


Costalegre by Courtney Maum

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Based on the story of Peggy Guggenheim and her daughter Pegeen, Maum’s novel is about a 15-year-old girl desperately trying to earn the attention of her wealthy art collector mother circa 1937. Out July 16.

Three Women by Lisa Taddeo

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This buzzed-about book follows—well—three women living in three different parts of America, and their experiences with sex, desire, and power. Out now. 

Top photo via A24 / The Farewell

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