Kanye West’s new “Bound 2” video has been criticized for featuring a nude Kim Kardashian, with whom he suggestively canoodles. To be blunt, it seems a lot like she’s just there for some eye-candy. But Flavorwire’s Lillian Ruiz would disagree, suggesting that Kanye’s portrayal of female sexuality is “unusually complex” because “there is no Madonna and no whore in this narrative.” In other ... Read More
BY Adrienne Tooley in Movies on Nov 21, 2013 |
Kathleen Hanna, riot grrrl and lead singer of Bikini Kill, Le Tigre, and the Julie Ruin (whose debut EP Run Fast is out now!), recently spoke to the New York Times about her upcoming documentary The Punk Singer directed by Sini Anderson, and revealed an exclusive clip from the upcoming film.
Hanna, who is battling late-stage Lyme disease, chatted with the Times about making a movie about her life: “Mortality looming over you really changes ... Read More
BY Katie Fustich in Feminizzle on Nov 15, 2013 |
While I may not agree with Miley Cyrus's every move (that was not a twerking pun, for the record), she's finally spouting some truth I can get behind: feminism. In an interview with BBC's radio program Newsbeat, Miley declared: "I feel like I'm one of the biggest feminists in the world because I tell women to not be scared of anything. I'm for anybody and everything. I don't care what you want to do in your life, or who you want to be with, who you want to love or ... Read More
In an simultaneously entertaining and moving segment, Mariah Carey surprised us all on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Her biggest super-fans were thrilled and nervous to hear her new song “The Art of Letting Go” on television, but little did they know they would hear it in a private live performance. As they sit with Fallon next door to the studio, each group of fans is shocked to see Carey herself walk into the room and serenade them. Some think ... Read More
Lady Gaga and performance artist Marina Abramovic share one undeniable strength: the creative powers of their own bodies. Abramovic’s physical presence is almost always at the core of her work. She has passively stood before an audience allowing them to aim at her anything from roses to guns; she has masturbated beneath museums. In The Artist Is Present, she simply sat and stared at audience members across a table.
Similarly, Lady Gaga, ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in Music Stuff on Nov 12, 2013 |
Many have claimed to be “the hardest-working man in show business,” but in the case of drummer Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, the title may actually be true. “The only things I have time to do are everything I have going on,” he explains between rehearsals for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in N.Y.C., where as bandleader of the legendary hip-hop/soul group the Roots, he musically directs the coolest house band on TV. “In a ... Read More
BY Eloise Giegerich in General on Nov 12, 2013 |
After a several-year hiatus, British pop goddess and former BUST covergirl Lily Allen is back with an incredibly awesome video for her new single, “Hard Out Here.”
Directed by Christopher Sweeney, the video tackles sexism in the music industry through Allen’s signature blunt sarcasm, addressing tired gender roles and expectations with lines like, “If you’re not a size 6 and you’re not good looking / Then well you better be rich, ... Read More
BY Katie Fustich in Music Stuff on Nov 08, 2013 |
"We Gonna Take It," the latest track from crazy-cool F.O.B. (Friend of BUST) Eaves, is going to be my jam for a looong time. Eaves says the track is "Dedicated to my sisters in pussy riot who remain unjustly incarcerated. #freepussyriot."
Three members of Pussy Riot, a Russian punk band, have been imprisoned for months and continue to face oppressive conditions. Most recently, one member, after a disappearance, has been transferred to a Siberian Gulag.
Eaves' ... Read More
Annie Lennox has made it a point throughout her long career with the Eurythmics and as a solo artist never to compromise herself or her integrity. And she’s succeeded. In discussion with BBC News on her recent music industry trust award, she discusses her own personal journey, women in pop, and growing up.
As she receives recognition for charity work and her innovations in British music, her face wells with emotion, and she tells ... Read More
BY Katie Fustich in Music Stuff on Nov 04, 2013 |
M.I.A.'s much-anticipated fourth studio album, Matangi, is set for release tomorrow, November 5th. But you don't have to wait another 24 hours to hear the new tracks--Matangi, in its entirety, is currently streaming on YouTube.
It's everything you would expect from M.I.A.--heavy beats, witty rhymes, references to political movements you have to look up on Wikipedia later, and last but not least: a serious dose of bad-ass-ery. The album, which she describes ... Read More