Summer is already heating up here at BUST, and to celebrate, we’ve got fab, feminist scene stealer Uzo Aduba from the amazing shows Orange is the New Black and Mrs. America gracing our cover! Inside, we’ve got a sneak peek at iconic artist Kara Walker’s latest project, a surprising interview with screen legend Mamie Van Doren, a thirsty girls’ guide to decolonizing your next tiki party, a riveting true story of young women in Holland who hunted Nazis during WWII, and much more!
ON THE COVER: UZO ADUBA PHOTOGRAPHED BY THE TYLER TWINS IN NEW YORK FOR BUST. STYLING BY CRISTINA EHRLICH; MAKEUP BY RENEE GARNES FOR EXCLUSIVE ARTISTS USING PAT MCGRATH LABS; HAIR BY NEAL FARINAH; MANICURE BY MAR Y SOUL USING CHANEL LE VERNIS; ASSISTANT STYLIST AND MARKET EDITOR: JARED DEPRIEST GILBERT. OSCAR DE LA RENTA COAT. ABOVE: OSCAR DE LA RENTA DRESS; DAVID WEBB NECKLACE.IFF.
Table of Contents Winter 2021
Much Ado About Aduba
Whether she’s playing a prison inmate, a presidential candidate, or your new favorite therapist, Uzo Aduba always keeps it real. By Sabrina Ford
Armed and Dangerous
2021When their childhoods were cut short by WWII, these teens used wit, grit, and feminine wiles to fight the Nazis. By Sophie Poldermans
The Last Starlet
In the ’50s, Mamie Van Doren, Marilyn Monroe, and Jayne Mansfield were considered the ultimate screen sirens. But only Van Doren made it out alive. By Kelly Kathleen
Drawing Us In
Art world icon Kara Walker opens up her archives and reveals the works on paper that fuel her passionate process. By Anita Haldemann
Girls Just Wanna Have Rum
Rife with sexism, racism, and kitschy colonialism, Tiki bars need a makeover—and women are leading the way. By Luna Adler
The Mane Event
Dress like a very stable genius. Photographed by Amanda Lopez, Styled by Alanna Holton Rose
PHOTOS: HAPPY SOCKS (ZANDRA RHODES); PETRA FORD (HOME TOUR); AMANDA LOPEZ (THE MANE EVENT FASHION); ILLUSTRATION: GABRIELLA SHERY
Actor/writer/director Natalie Morales; social media comedy phenom Grace Kuhlenschmidt; whip smart TV critic Ashley Ray; and more.
The Hotness: Sizzling summer pop-culture picks. By Emily Rems
Boy du Jour: Rapper Paperboy Prince makes politics personal. By Phoenix Leigh
Pop Quiz: Cicely Tyson was a real one. By Emily Rems
Bra-ometer: Feminist news at a glance. By Solange Castellar
Classy ice cubes; caring for elderly animals; wonderfully whimsical desert décor; and more.
Good to Know: Tidbits and treats for making life better. By Lisa Butterworth
Caking Bad: Bake a perfectly peachy pandowdy. By Terry Hope Romero
Fashion advice from style blogger Jessica Torres; color queen Zandra Rhodes; Instagram’s hottest clothing creators; and more.
Looksee: Little bits about things we dig. By Lisa Butterworth
Get This Look: Delicious duds inspired by Fried Green Tomatoes. By Nina Karina
THE BUST GUIDE
Music: Reviews; plus, chick chat with CHAI!
Movies: When Ma Belle, My Beauty got a False Positive she started to Holler.
Books: Reviews; plus, marvelous memoirists Danielle Henderson and Ashley C. Ford!
A TV intimacy coordinator tells all; and more.
Answers from the Queen: A crash course in the sex workers’ rights movement. By Dr. Carol Queen
One-Handed Read: Nature Lovers. By Elle Foster
Tarotscopes: Find out what’s in the cards for Summer. By Sarah Potter
X Games: “Or You Could Put a Ring On It.…” By Tracy Bennett