BY Nina K. Guzman in Music Stuff on Feb 12, 2014 |
If you are over this Polar Vortex as much as every other person on the internet, Tacocat is here to save the day with their surf-rock period anthem "Crimson Wave." This catchy song makes me feel like I am at the best beach party ever, with dancing sharks and mermaids, while menstruating my cares away. Crabs and cramps have never sounded like so much fun and once you watch the music video below, you'll understand why.
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BY Nina K. Guzman in Feminizzle on Feb 11, 2014 |
Though I was born too late to have experienced the rise, or even the fall of the revolutionary Sassy magazine, I'm still fascinated by its revolutionary nature. My curiosity has involved scouring Etsy and Ebay for old issues and spending hours poring over every page of the faded editorials and articles. It's been 20 years since Sassy became defunct, but the stories felt as real to me as if they'd just been published.
If you're hearing about ... Read More
BY Nina K. Guzman in Boob Tube on Feb 06, 2014 |
For something that is so often talked about, "virginity" is one of those things that doesn't have one solid definition. I mean, think about it. What is virginity? If a virgin is someone who doesn't have sex, then what counts as sex? If sex is vagina-penis penetration than are all homosexuals virgins? How does this (so called) "biological" state that has no medical definition become so interwoven with a woman's morality and character?
Therese Shechter asks these ... Read More
BY Nina K. Guzman in Boob Tube on Feb 05, 2014 |
That is not a typo. Yes you, YOU RIGH THERE, have a chance of winning a day on the set of the Masterpiece Classic hit, Downton Abbey.
Have you ever wondered what Lady Mary smells like (no, just me?) or how to set up a table for a proper British supper? By making a $10 donation, benefitting Be The Change Philippines relief, you and a friend will be one step closer to answering these unsolved mysteries.
The grand prize includes airfare and hotel for 2 and ... Read More
BY Nina K. Guzman in Music Stuff on Feb 04, 2014 |
Rookie seems to do no wrong, and the release of their new grrrl power anthem "Go Forth, Feminist Warriors" is a perfect example of their flawlessness.
Jessica Hopper, Rookie's music editor, hatched the idea for a feminist version of "We Are the World" in the same place she gets most of her inspiration; the shower. Armed with the killer idea, she enlisted the help of Katy Davidson and Marianna Ritchey from the song writing duo Lloyd & Michael. Sarah ... Read More
BY Nina K. Guzman in Music Stuff on Jan 22, 2014 |
Grab the tissues and chocolate sweets (be they in bar or kiss form). The Vivian Girls are officially splitting up, and I'm still trying to process this information without turning into a puddle of sadness in the middle of work. Yes, after seven wonderful years filled with awesome music and the most enviable bangs, the band is calling it quits.
They wrote on their website:
Brooklyn, New York, March 2007: we started making music together and became what we ... Read More
BY Nina K. Guzman in Music Stuff on Jan 22, 2014 |
Riot Grrrl is not dead, and the kick-ass ladies from Sharkmuffin are here to prove it. With their latest single "Quarter Machine," off their EP 1097 (streaming here), Tara Thiessen (vocals/guitar), Natalie Kirch (vocals/bass) and Janet LaBelle (drums) remind us that music can still be fun, wild and dangerous. Listening to the new single is like taking a time machine back to 1992, in the best possible way. They breathe life into teenage nostalgia and ... Read More
BY Nina K. Guzman in Music Stuff on Jan 21, 2014 |
No need to refresh your browser- this is not an editing error or a dream-like illusion of your feminist imagination. Musical heroines Pussy Riot will perform in Amnesty International's Bringing Human Rights Home concert at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on February 5.
"We are happy to support Amnesty International's work on behalf of human rights and political prisoners," said Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina, the two ... Read More
BY Nina K. Guzman in Artsy on Jan 21, 2014 |
Love all things queer, crafty and BUST related? Then clear your calendars on February 1, or at least pencil it in as the day BUST's very own co-founder and editor-in-chief, Debbie Stoller will lead a tour for John Chaich's exhibition, Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community, currently on view at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in Manhattan. Queer Threads explores the notions of aspiration, socialization, and ... Read More
BY Nina K. Guzman in Music Stuff on Jan 16, 2014 |
Here in the BUST offices, we can never get enough of Fiona Apple, the songstress with the hauntingly beautiful voice that has kept us under her spell since her debut album back in 1996. Because of this decades-long obsession, we were thrilled to hear her new love song, out just in time for Valentine's Day (or Single-And-Lovin-It Day).
Apple and her sister Maude Maggart sing a cover of "I'm In The Middle Of A Riddle" for the upcoming Sweetheart 2014 ... Read More