It’s fantastic fall here at BUST! And to celebrate, we’ve got Law & Order SVU’s most beloved star, Mariska Hargitay, gracing our cover! Inside, we’ve got revealing interviews with up-and-coming actor Jillian Bell, screen icon Patricia Arquette, and The Good Place's Manny Jacinto; reflections from the woman who inspired the bestseller Reviving Ophelia; an exploration of the racial origins of fat phobia; and more.
ON THE COVER: MARISKA HARGITAY PHOTOGRAPHED BY VICTORIA WILL IN NEW YORK CITY. STYLED BY LARA BACKMENDER @ HONEY ARTISTS; HAIR BY CASSI HURD; MAKEUP BY DINA SLIWIAK; NAILS BY KANA KISHITA USING DIOR. MARISKA WEARS BAACAL FLORAL PRINT TOP AND PLAID COAT; JENNIFER FISHER EARRINGS AND RINGS. ON THIS PAGE: MARISKA WEARS ZIMMERMAN SWEATER; CITIZENS OF HUMANITY JEANS; JENNIFER FISHER EARRINGS AND RINGS.
Table of Contents Sept/Oct 2019
And Justice For All
Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay symbolizes the kind of cops women wish we had protecting us. By Emily Rems
Fear of a Fat Planet
The racist roots of fatphobia date back to the 18th century, and these ideas still insidiously influence culture today. By Sabrina Strings
Are the Kids Alright?
The woman whose mom wrote Reviving Ophelia reflects on the obstacles teen girls face, then and now. By Sara Gilliam
Pictures Worth A Thousand Words
Data journalist Mona Chalabi makes abstract concepts come to life with her activist art. By Miss Rosen
Word To Your Mother
Patricia Arquette finally got the recognition she deserves when she started taking on roles playing complex moms. By A.N. Devers
Field of Screams
Sun-dappled prairie dresses for the dark-at-heart. Photographed by Lauren Silberman, Styled by Ross Erin Martineau
PHOTOS: LAUREN SILBERMAN (METAL FASHION); JULIA DUNIN (IRELAND); ELISABETH CAREN (MANNY JACINTO); ILLUSTRATION: CAMILLE CHEW
Jillian Bell hits her stride; rideshare safety tips; Little Miss Flint; and more.
The Hotness: Pure pop-culture perfection. By Emily Rems
Boy du Jour: We want Manny Jacinto in our Good Place. By Jennifer Chen
Museum of Femoribilia: The herstory of Halloween in America. By Lynn Peril
Bra-ometer: Feminist news at a glance. By Solange Castellar
Pop Quiz: Our beloved Doris Day has passed away. By Emily Rems
DIY lampshades; teaching kids consent; craft a creepy planchette; and more.
Eat Me: Turnip for what? By Chef Rossi
You Go, Girl: Travel your way in Galway! By Lesley Hobbs
Fashion advice from activist Candace Reels; skincare secrets from Brujita; DIY knot necklaces; and more.
Booty Call: Make the moment magical with iridescent everything! By Callie Watts
Good Stuff: The sweetest reasons to shop this candy season. By Stephanie J.
THE BUST GUIDE
Music: Reviews; plus the return of Kim Gordon!
Movies: Vita & Virginia confirmed to Judy that Britt-Marie Was Here.
Books: Reviews; plus June Diane Raphael on her new book Represent.
Diving deep on DILFs; and more.
Questions for the Queen What’s trickier—getting through airport security or finding a person’s inguinal canal? By Dr. Carol Queen
One-Handed Read: Country Living. By Lauren Emily
Cosmic Vibes: Horoscopes for September/October 2019. By Lisa Stardust
Party Pix: Sweet snaps from BUST’s epic events with Nike and Pussy Power House.
X Games:She’s Gotta Have It. By Tracy Bennett
The Last Laugh: Tammy takes up photography. By Esther Pearl Watson