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..
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
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
Little White Mice
A sudden death, a grieving daughter, and an inexplicably leaky vagina. By Cienna Madrid
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
Eye-popping looks that were transformed from trash into cutting-edge fash. Photographed by Léone Julitte, Styled by Corinne Loperfido
PHOTOS: ELISABETH CAREN (TERRY CREWS); LÉONE JULITTE (ZERO WASTE); JULIA STOTZ (FLOWER DRINKS); JANETTE BECKMAN (MOD GIRL)
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
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
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.
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
X Games: Love Nests. By Tracy Bennett
The Last Laugh: Tammy Pierce gets taken for a ride. By Esther Pearl Watson