While the rest of America was celebrating beach season, we here at BUST were craftily gathering intel on all the best movies, TV, and music coming this autumn. And we packed all the amazing results into our annual Fall Preview Issue!
In this issue, BUST gets up close and personal with our cover gal, groundbreaking rocker and Portandia star Carrie Brownstein. We also have killer interviews with indie film darling Gaby Hoffman, funnyman Eric Andre, and British literary firebrand Caitlin Moran. Plus, check out our in-depth features on the psychology of “mean girls,” and the surprising history of N.Y.C.’s notorious Barbizon Hotel for Women.
The multitalented Carrie Brownstein opens up about Portandia, Sleater-Kinney, and the legacy she’s proud to leave behind.
By Lisa Butterworth
The season’s best movies, TV, and music from the XX chromosome zone.
By Jenni Miller, Lisa Butterworth, and Eliza C. Thompson
Experts in the field of evolutionary biology weigh in on the science behind “mean girls.”
By Johanna Gohmann
In mid-century New York, countless women launched their lives in the Big Apple by moving into the Barbizon Hotel.
By Nina Guzman
An audacious fashion spread and in-depth interview starring outrageous feminist rapper Brooke Candy.
Photographed by Pamela Littky, Styled by Lisa Bae, Interview by Callie Watts
Actress Gaby Hoffmann keeps it real
Speed Rack helps female bartenders mix it up
Under the hood with the Lady Luck Car Club
Pop Quiz We miss you Maya Angelou. By Emily Rems
The Hotness Goodies for you to see, hear, read, and love. By Emily Rems
Boy du Jour Eric André’s pants are missing. By Bridgette Miller
Bra-ometer Full frontal women’s news. By Kara Buller and Solange Castellar
Museum of Femoribilia Remembrances of dates past. By Lynn Peril
Pro tips for deescalating sticky situations
Train your cat
Eat Me Citrusy, savory, ceviche! By Chef Rossi
Around the World in 80 Girls Old world meets cutting edge in Antwerp. By Saskia Videler
Fashion tips from sustainable stylist Tessa “Afroista” Kagbala
Plus-size fashion makes it big in Japan
Dyeing your hair a bright, beautiful shade at home is easier than you think
Good Stuff A veritable velvet goldmine of plush products. By Stephanie J.
Chick chat with First Aid Kit!
Movies They Came Together and realized We Are the Best Obvious Child.
Books Reviews and surprising childhood memoirs. Plus Amber Tamblyn’s Poetry Corner.
A thrilling new vibe that dines at the Y
Questions for the Queen Short ‘n’ thick—he’s got “Coke-can dick.” By Dr. Carol Queen
One-Handed Read Surf’s Up. By Hunter London
X Games Beating Around the Bush. By Tracy Bennett
The Last Laugh Feline fun for the Pierce family. By Esther Pearl Watson