Emily Rems

Managing Editor, Bust Magazine

Emily Rems appears in the following:

Can 'The Sound of Music' Remake Succeed?

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Tonight, a new version of “The Sound of Music,” starring Carrie Underwood, will be performed live on NBC. But early buzz about the special has been anything but kind. Can this remake ...

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Is Body Image A Public Health Issue?

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Should body image be viewed as a public health issue? And if yes, is city hall the best forum to discuss these issues? The Takeaway is joined by Samantha Levine, an aide to New York C...

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The Benefits of Human Monogamy

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Two recent studies have shown that monogamy is largely beneficial for male members of certain species, but what about human relationships? Do men have more benefits in monogamous hete...

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Unexpected Collaborators

Thursday, July 25, 2013

What bizarre musical collaborations have there been throughout the years? Emily Rems, managing editor at Bust Magazine, throws us a few of her favorites.


Tegan And Sara; Elvis Costello And The Roots Team Up; Finger-Style Guitarist Glenn Jones

Thursday, July 25, 2013

In this episode: This year has been good to Tegan and Sara Quin, the identical twin sisters who lead the band Tegan and Sara. Their album Heartthrob premiered at number three, and they made the short list for the Polaris Music Prize in the duo’s native Canada. ...

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Remembering Eccentric Comedian Phyllis Diller

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Phyllis Diller’s stand up was a staple of nightclubs and television during the 1950s and early 1960s, a time when female comics were extremely rare. She passed away yesterday in her h...

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Photoshopping the Real Girl Out of the Girl

Friday, July 06, 2012

In our lifetime, we’re exposed to thousands of images of women in the media. More often than not, these images are tweaked, trimmed, smoothed over, and made to look, well, not quite l...

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Valentine's Day: Creepy Love Songs

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

To heck with romance. Joining us with love songs that are weird, unsettling and delightfully creepy are Steve Almond, author of the book “Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life” and Emily Rems, editor at Bust Magazine.

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Smackdown Singles Edition: Bohemian Rhapsody

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

It’s a Soundcheck Smackdown singles edition! We’re throwing Queen’s 1975 hit "Bohemian Rhapsody" into the ring for our weekly debate. Emily Rems, managing editor of Bust magazine, and Entertainment Weekly editor-at-large Ken Tucker join us to debate a song that is either ingenious…or just indulgent. And, Queen biographer Mark Blake explains the story behind the song.

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Soundcheck Smackdown: White Stripes Requiem

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

After a hiatus, the Detroit-born rock duo with the matching outfits and matching names have called it quits -- which makes them ripe for a Smackdown. Emily Rems, managing editor of Bust Magazine, and Phil Freeman, writer of the Headbang metal blog for MSN Music and editor of Burning Ambulance, join us to debate the legacy of The White Stripes. And: music writer Gary Graff tells us about the Detroit scene that Meg and Jack White came up in…and wound their way out of.

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Stop Buying That Stairway

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Led Zeppelin nostalgia is at a fever pitch, with rock heir Jason Bonham leading a tribute tour and biographer Stephen Davis revisiting the subject matter that made his “Hammer of the Gods” tell-all so scandalous. Today, our single-song edition of the Tuesday debate throws down the gauntlet on the band's controversial classic, “Stairway to Heaven:” arena anthem or eight minutes too long? Guests include Emily Rems, managing editor of Bust Magazine, and Phil Freeman, writer of the Headbang metal blog for MSN Music.

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For the Love of Clooney

Friday, September 03, 2010

The newest George Clooney vehicle, "The American," opened nationwide on Wednesday, and critics expect huge audiences in the coming days. Clooney plays an assassin, holed up in Italy for one last assignment. Given the film's star, one can expect intrigue and romance along the way, but does the newest Clooney film really show Clooney at his best? And what, exactly, is Clooney at his best?  

We look back at Clooney’s films with two people who know his work well, and we’re asking, what's the best version of Clooney, and what makes Clooney's appeal is so broad?

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Does 'The Expendables' Mean the End of the Macho Man?

Friday, August 13, 2010

This weekend’s big movie releases include a highly anticipated adaptation of woman's mid-life memoir, and a highly anticipated adaptation of a comic-book about an angsty musician in love. 

But alongside the self-discovery depicted in “Eat, Pray, Love” and the sensitivity of “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” theater-goers have one other big option to choose from: "The Expendables," a violent, punching, shooting, yelling testosterone-fest.

But there’s something funny about "The Expendables." Specifically, all the stars are washed-up geriatric '80s action heroes, including Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, and a short cameo by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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Who's Your Favorite Movie Dad?

Friday, June 18, 2010

Last month, prior to Mother’s Day, we did a special movie segment focusing on our favorite movie moms, and the conversation was one of our liveliest. Rafer Guzman of Newsday and Emily Rems of Bust Magazine told us why they loved everyone from Mia Farrow in “Rosemary’s Baby” to Faye Dunaway in “Mommy Dearest,” and many of you wrote in with your own picks. 

With Father's Day coming up on Sunday, we thought it was worth giving all the on-screen dads out there the same honor. Rafer and Emily return with their favorite dads, which range from the heartbreaking (Roberto Benigni in "Life is Beautiful") to horrific (Jack Nicholson in "The Shining")


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Smackdown: Late-Night TV Bands

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Last month, Kevin Eubanks left The Tonight Show after 15 years as Jay Leno's bandleader and music director. Now, the stage is set for a new challenger to assert dominance as the hotte...

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House Bands Have It Out

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Now in their second season on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Roots are poised to become the biggest band on late night TV. But they've got the old guard to contend with: Paul Shaffer of the Letterman show is still going strong after three decades. On today's Soundcheck Smackdown: the battle of the late night bands. Plus, opera soprano Renée Fleming talks about her controversial new indie rock album.

'Sex and the City 2': Good or Bad for Women?

Friday, May 28, 2010

Carrie and "the girls" are back in 'Sex and the City 2.' There's shopping, there's sex, there's Mr. Big, and there's expensive fashion in the latest chick-flick from the SATC franchise, which women have been patiently awaiting for two years. But, is this movie good or bad for the women who are watching it?

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Summer TV Schedule Holds More Than Just 'Simpsons' Reruns

Thursday, May 20, 2010

How long has summer been the time for TV networks to just kick up their feet, hit play on the reruns and maybe stage some low budget, easy-to-produce reality TV shows? Looking at the upcoming program schedules, it's clear: this summer you’re going to have more to watch than reruns of "The Simpsons" and "30 Rock" as the networks take a lesson from cable channels like the USA Network and HBO. 


In Honor of Mother's Day, Our Favorite Moms on Film

Friday, May 07, 2010

Today, in honor of Mother’s Day, we’re looking back at our favorite on-screen moms, from the fierce to the nurturing to the lullaby-singing. We love them, we hate them, and we’ve enjoyed them on screen for as long as we’ve enjoyed movies.

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A Closer Look at 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo'

Friday, April 09, 2010

For this week’s movie segment, we discuss the international film phenomenon, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Already the top grossing film in Scandinavian history, the cold case murder mystery has opened in a handful of theaters across the U.S. over the past several weeks to enthusiastic audiences, stellar reviews, and rumors of a Hollywood adaptation.