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BUST's April/May 2018 Issue With Cover Gal Samira Wiley Is On Newsstands Now!

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Here at BUST HQ, spring has sprung and our April/May issue is bursting with gorgeousness, starting with our amazing cover queen Samira Wiley, co-star of The Handmaid’s Tale! Inside, we’ve got an interview with Love & Hip-Hop’s new rising star Amara La Negra; a revealing chat with actor and activist Terry Crews; surprising reporting on what happens later in life to women who make purity pledge as teens; and more...

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ON THE COVER: SAMIRA WILEY PHOTOGRAPHED BY JEANEEN LUND; STYLING BY KAREN LEVITT; MAKEUP BY NICK BAROSE FOR EXCLUSIVE ARTISTS USING MAC COSMETICS; HAIR BY ALEXANDER ARMAND FOR EXCLUSIVE ARTISTS USING ORIBE HAIRCARE; TOP, SHORTS, AND JACKET: ASHTON MICHAEL; EARRINGS: TOPSHOP. ABOVE: JACKET: KAIMIN; SHORTS: CAMOUFLAGED; BUSTIER: DEAD LOTUS COUTURE; EARRINGS: TOPSHOP.

Table of Contents Apr/May 2018


FEATURES
Samira’s Tale

From OITNB to The Handmaid’s Tale, Samira Wiley’s TV roles are feminist af. By Lisa Butterworth

The Cool Click

Music photographer Janette Beckman is a pro at capturing history in the making. By Miss Rosen

Free Download:  Great Dames!

Get inspired by some of our favorite interviews, featuring Dolly Parton, Solange, Tina Fey, Jessica Williams, Kathleen Hanna, Laverne Cox, the Broad City gals, and more! Plus, keep up with the latest from BUST.

Little White Mice

A sudden death, a grieving daughter, and an inexplicably leaky vagina. By Cienna Madrid

Fever Dream

Synth-pop superstar Fever Ray is back and she’s on a mission to “save queer sex.” By Emily Nokes

The Purity Problem

Millions of American girls took purity pledges as teens, and now that they’re adults, they’re paying a heavy price. By Hilary Oliver

Zero Waste

Eye-popping looks that were transformed from trash into cutting-edge fash. Photographed by Léone Julitte, Styled by Corinne Loperfido

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PHOTOS: ELISABETH CAREN (TERRY CREWS); LÉONE JULITTE (ZERO WASTE); JULIA STOTZ (FLOWER DRINKS); JANETTE BECKMAN (MOD GIRL)

BROADCAST

  • Amara La Negra is lighting up Love & Hip Hop Miami; chillin’ with the all-female team trekking to the North Pole; Instagram’s motivational guru Amber Wagner; and more.
  • The Hotness: The season’s tastiest pop-culture treats. By Emily Rems
  • Boy du Jour: Terry Crews is a man on a #MeToo mission. By Sabrina Ford
  • Pop Quiz: Multiple-choice fun with Joan Didion. By Emily Rems
  • Bra-ometer: Feminist news at a glance. By Solange Castellar
  • Museum of Femoribilia: The shirtwaist set women free in the early 20th century. By Lynn Peril

REAL LIFE

  • DIY neon décor; avoid takeout garbage with this handy kit; cryptocurrency 101; and more.
  • Eat Me: Fancy flower-infused beverages. By Chef Rossi
  • You Go, Girl: Yogyakarta, Indonesia, is a creative fantasia! By Taarna Grimsley

LOOKS

  • Fashion advice from photographer Najva Sol; lipstick brands that give back; reviving the lost art of lace making; and more.
  • Booty Call: Celebrate 4/20 with goods by female ganjapreneurs. By Callie Watts
  • Good Stuff: Cute office supplies for gals who mean business. By Stephanie J.

THE BUST GUIDE

  • Music: Reviews; plus the return of Jean Grae!
  • Movies: The Seagull told the Gemini, “You Were Never Really Here.”
  • Books: Reviews; plus a new generation of vaginal education.

SEX FILES

  • STD testing at home; and more.
  • Questions for the Queen: Have more orgasms and spread less herpes. By Dr. Carol Queen
  • One-Handed Read: How to Survive an Office Party. By Sara Dueck
  • Whore-O-Scopes: Hey baby, what’s your sign? By Sonia Ana Ortiz

THE BACK

  • X Games: Love Nests. By Tracy Bennett
  • The Last Laugh: Tammy Pierce gets taken for a ride. By Esther Pearl Watson


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