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 ... 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 ... 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, ... 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. If you haven't yet seen her acceptance speech, it deserves a slice of your day (try not to ... 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. Even if it seems unromantic, you need to discuss some issues before you ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... Read More
Weed-oil Lube is the Next Big Thing to Put in Your Vagina If you like smoking weed and you like having sex, there’s a good chance you also like having sex while stoned. After all, it heightens sensation, makes you focus, and gives you that underwater-y, I’m-in-a-D’Angelo-video feeling. That’s why Foria—the new lube containing active cannabis oil—seemed like the knocking-boots equivalent of winning The Price Is Right’s ... Read More
In Afghanistan, where having a son is vital for any respectable family, little girls are sometimes disguised and raised as boys.  Here, journalist Jenny Nordberg investigates this complicated cultural game of hidden identity. One of the eager-looking twins nods to reaffirm her words. Then she turns to her sister. She agrees. Yes, it is true. She can confirm it.fgha They are two 10-year-old identical girls, each with black hair, squirrel eyes, and a few ... Read More
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