Here at BUST, March is coming in like a Lyon—Cookie Lyon!—because none other than Taraji P. Henson, star of the epic TV drama Empire, is gracing our next cover! Inside, we’ve got revealing interviews with The Daily Show’s Dulce Sloan and feminist firebrand Lindy West; a personal story about making new friends as an adult; a guide to hacking your reproductive health care in the Trump era; and more.
ON THE COVER: TARAJI P. HENSON PHOTOGRAPHED BY SHANIQWA JARVIS IN LOS ANGELES AT MILK STUDIOS. STYLING BY JASON BOLDEN; MAKEUP BY ASHUNTA SHERIFF; HAIR BY TYM WALLACE. TARAJI WEARS MISSONI PLAID SUIT; COS SHIRT; JENNY BIRD EARRINGS. ABOVE: VIKA GAZINSKAYA LEATHER JACKET; JENNY BIRD EARRINGS; CARTIER BRACELET.
Table of Contents Mar/Apr 2019
A movie mainstay since 2001, Taraji P. Henson finally struck gold on TV with Empire. “I worked, worked, worked,” she says, “and one day I look up and everybody’s talking about me.” By Sabrina Ford
If Trump gets his way, safe, legal abortions might soon be history. Save these tips for hacking your reproductive healthcare in case you need to go rogue. By Rachel Leibrock
Forgotten Catholic pop-art pioneer Corita Kent was second to nun. By Miss Rosen
Wild, Wild West
With a new Hulu show based on her life in the works, fat-acceptance superstar Lindy West proves it pays to be Shrill. By Jes Baker
Operation Make Friends
Is it possible for a grown woman to find new brunch buddies without help from social media? By Elcie Claire
Crescent City Cool
Outrageously outré outfits modeled by NOLA’s best and brightest. Photographed by Sarrah Danziger
PHOTOS: KAT BORCHART (JOSHUA TREE); CHRISTOPHER DIBBLE (LISA CONGDON’S SHOP); CAMILLE CHEW (ILLUSTRATION); SARRAH DANZINGER (NEW ORLEANS FASHION)
The Daily Show’s Dulcé Sloan; vegging out at Detroit’s Oakland Avenue Urban Farm; a crash course in K-drama; and more.
The Hotness: Pop-culture gems in March and April. By Emily Rems
Boy du Jour: Gary Clark Jr. will make you a believer. By Nichole Perkins
Pop Quiz: RIP Penny Marshall. By Emily Rems
Bra-ometer: Feminist news at a glance. By Solange Castellar
DIY weed gummies; attracting venture capital investors; a girls’ guide to drag racing; and more.
Caking Bad: Whip up a super springy Caesar salad. By Terry Hope Romero
You Go, Girl: California’s Morongo Basin is perfect for chillin’. By Janelle Pietrzak
Fashion advice from copywriter Briana Hernandez; Chloë Sevigny’s fave beauty buys; @whatfranwore; and more.
Booty Call: Get decked out in head-to-toe RBG. By Callie Watts
Good Stuff: Take full advantage of the plaid fad. By Stephanie J.
THE BUST GUIDE
Music: Reviews; plus the return of Jenny Lewis!
Movies: Gloria Bell joined her Family in the Little Woods.
Books: Reviews; plus the season’s best graphic memoirs.
Finding feminist-friendly sex shops where you’d least expect them; and more.
Questions for the Queen: Caged heat and thighs with extra meat. By Dr. Carol Queen
One-Handed Read: Closing Time. By Stephanie Cortez
Cosmic Vibes: Horoscopes for March/April 2019. By Lisa Stardust
X Games: It’s in the Manual. By Tracy Bennett
Party Pics: Hot shots from the BUST Holiday Craftacular and School for Creative Living!
Parting Glance: Untitled Work in Progress. By Adrienne Kammerer