Can you hear that? It’s the sound of BUST’s June/July Summer Music Issue, featuring the one and only Dolly Parton on the cover! We’ve got an exclusive interview with the icon, in which she spills the beans on her inspiration, her childhood, and, of course, feminism.
Our cups runneth over with love for Dolly Parton—country music’s BUST-iest badass.
By Lisa Butterworth
Lois Weber, forgotten legend of early cinema, blazed a trail for all future female directors.
By Gina McGalliard
A rowdy roundup of our favorite music-makers of the season. Starring: Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards, Yukimi Nagano of Little Dragon, Lizzo, Mary Lambert, and Angel Olsen.
By Lisa Butterworth, Molly Simms, Maggie Carr, Dave Steinfeld, and Tess Duncan
Think witch trials are a frightening relic of the past? In Ghana, they happen every day.
By Francis Npong
Charting the lineage of legendary ladies of song, from Maybelle Carter to Beyoncé Carter.
By Caitlin White, Illustrated by Monica Garwood
Sick summer styles inspired by N.Y.C.’s coolest music fest.
Photographed by Michael Flores, Styled by Kisha C. Jones
Orange is the New Black’s Taryn Manning goes back behind bars for season two
The Cupcake Girls give sex workers a leg up
The evolution of Girlie Animation
Pop Quiz Debbie Harry’s amazing story. By Emily Rems
The Hotness Pop culture on a platter. By Emily Rems
Boy du Jour Tom Felton reveals the boy behind Draco Malfoy. By Rachel Shukert
Bra-ometer Women’s news for all of yous. By Kara Buller and Solange Castellar
Pop Tart Miley and Justin under the microscope. By Wendy McClure
Putting the “u” in acupuncture
Grilling tips from a pro
Nickel and Dined Zucchini ribbon salad with peanut sauce—yum! By Isa Chandra Moskowitz
Around the World in 80 Girls Find a little slice of heaven in Detroit, Michigan. By Anna Clark
Fashion tips from the world’s chicest accountant
Muslim style bloggers make waves online
Nashville designers glam up Music City
Good Stuff Summer gear that’s sweet enough to eat. By Stephanie J.
New tunes from First Aid Kit and Lykke Li.
Movies They Came Together and realized We Are the Best Obvious Child.
Books Reviews; plus short-story superstars.
The Artisan’s Book of Fetishcraft mixes DIY with BDSM
Questions for the Queen Masturbation for beginners. By Dr. Carol Queen
90 One-Handed Read Working Overtime. By Liz Rio
X Games “Good Sports” Play. By Tracy Bennett
Parting Glance “Amanda.”By Jessica Harrison