You’re probably most familiar with Aasif Mandvi from his work as The Daily Show’s “Senior Foreign-Looking Correspondent,” “Senior Muslim Correspondent,” and “Senior Brown Correspondent.” On that show, he’s managed to get a GOP chair to admit he’s a bigot (the man later resigned),make a Fox commentator look a fool, and all while maintaining a steely—and hilarious—composure. Given his mad improvisation skills, you’d think that Mandvi came up on the comedy circuit. But you’d be wrong. Read More
This guest post was written by Sarah C. Jones. BJÖRK Vulnicura(Polydor Records) Fans of Björk know that the only thing predictable about her work is constant change. The Icelandic multi-instrumentalist’s last album, 2011’s Biophilia, was a conceptual (and somewhat bloodless) multimedia project, but Vulnicura is a deeply intimate chronicle of heartbreak. Written in real time, these nine tracks detail an excruciating break-up with her longtime partner. Read More
Ready for the next wave in fashion? ALDA, a group of five fierce models—Ashley Graham, Danielle Redman, Inga Eiriksdottir, Julie Henderson, and Marquita Pring to be exact—are staying ahead of the curve by embracing their curves. Check out the behind-the-scenes video of what these five gorgeous gals had to say on-set at our photo shoot and read more about the inspiring collective in our February/March issue, on newsstands now! Click on the images below to check out the photos from the shoot—the full story appears in the February/March 2015 edition of BUST Magazine. Read More
   San Francisco post-punk outfit Erase Errata has made a smashing return with Lost Weekend, their first full-length album in nine years. Known for concise compositions and experimental performances, this all-female trio doesn’t disappoint with its new tightly crafted collection. Because they no longer live near one another, the members of Erase Errata (Jenny Hoyston, Ellie Erickson, and Bianca Sparta) recorded Lost Weekend over three rare days spent together in Iowa City, imbuing the seven song album with a distinct sense of urgency. Read More
We caught up with country music legend Dolly Parton this past summer, and  she opened up about her new album, her old-time religion, and what makes “I Will Always Love You” the greatest ballad of all time “What better person to do BUST magazine than me?” It’s the first thing Dolly Parton says when she calls from her part-time home of Nashville, TN, before letting loose with a melodic laugh, as familiar as her Southern, honey-pie accent. It’s not surprising that the 68-year-old leads with a boob joke. Read More
Jill Soloway is starting a revolution—and from the looks of last night's Golden Globes, she's totally nailing it: Transparent took home a well-deserved award for Best TV Comedy or Musical Series. Though the category was pleasantly packed with feminist fare (four of the five programs nominated center around women!) we were thrilled to see Soloway's show come out ahead. Read More
Before You Go From Dating to “Living in Sin,” Read This Thinking of moving in with your partner? It sounds like a great idea: you’ll get to know each other better, and maybe save money. What could possibly go wrong? A lot, unfortunately. After all, the statistics for successful cohabitation are about the same as those for first marriages: nearly half end in failure. Read More
Even though it came out six years ago, the song “American Boy” is still Estelle’s claim to fame. The peppy collaboration with Kanye West earned her a Grammy, but her later singles never quite stuck. Her fourth album, True Romance (out November 4), should change all that. It’s sultry R&B at its finest, inspired by the ambiguous, confusing period in a relationship that Estelle (last name Swaray) describes as that moment “between happily ever after and breaking up. Read More
A blues-rock goddess of singular power and grit, Janis Joplin and her electrifying voice helped to define the ’60s. Think you know the girl behind Pearl? Then take the quiz! 1 Janis Lyn Joplin was born on January 19, 1943, in _______. a. New Orleans, LA b. South Salem, NY c. Port Arthur, TX d. Vancouver, BC   2 Which of the following bands did Janis sing with? a. Big Brother and the Holding Company b. The Kozmic Blues Band c. The Full Tilt Boogie Band d. Read More
Perfect Plus-Sized Pants When the temperatures drop, it’s high time to pick up some new pants and jeans. But if you’re larger than a size 12, like me, that process can be a struggle. If you need a decent pair of indigo skinny jeans or sweet tweed pants, I’ve got you covered. Plus-sized lovelies, meet my top online picks: Old Navy Their web store carries sizes up to 30 at an ultra-low price. These wonderfully stretchy and slim-cut jeans are probably the most universally flattering, inexpensive denim on the market. Read More