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NILÜFER YANYA Miss Universe (ATO Records)       Miss Universe is a very well-rounded debut album. Nilüfer Yanya’s style has been described as jazz-pop and yeah, I’d dance to it. But she’s clearly in no mood to be categorized. Otherworldly and painfully human, the album is a hodgepodge of synthesized beats, melancholy guitar, and saxophones. The result is a layered, catchy, and smooth body of work. After “WWAY Health ™” (a mental-health survey of sorts), it’s impossible not to feel something. Every track is mellifluous and heavy with...

LION BABECosmic Wind(Lion Babe Music) For their sophomore effort, funk-soul duo Jillian Hervey and Lucas Goodman of Lion Babe return with a more unique and polished sound since parting ways with their major label, opting to release the album themselves in order to gain greater creative control. The ’70s-soul- and disco-flavored “The Wave” is a dance-floor ready earworm featuring a guest appearance from rapper Leikeli47. On the title track, Hervey shows off her impressive vocal range, even slipping into a rap interlude and ending with ethereal...

INTRO HOTEL During my trip I stayed at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino right on the strip. My "Ultra Hip" room had... DISPENSARIES FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD There are so many fancy schmancy restaurants in Vegas, I was thrilled to learn that when these legendary eateries are closed, some offer cooking classes! I took one with e3xecutive chef Julien Asseo at Restaurant Guy Savoy inside Caesar's Palace. If you're a fan of cooking shows like I am, Vegas is super fun because lots of TV chefs have restaurants here. I went...

I was introduced to Lauren Bacall in To Have and Have Not at age 8. I remember watching a confident, mysterious young woman on screen who stood up for herself in the French Resistance and dominated a romantic relationship. I thought to myself, I want to be her. Because I was raised by a single mother and moved back-and-forth from California to New York through most of my childhood, it was challenging to maintain friendships and find a role model. After moving, I spent most of...

Autumn is upon us here at BUST, and to celebrate this warm, wonderful season, we’ve got glamorous indie rock star extraordinaire St. Vincent on our cover! Inside, we’ve got a deep dive with #MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke, a surprising investigation into “full service” massage providers for women, a hot take on child marriage from former teen bride Courtney Stodden, and much more! And Get Ready For Even More Tasty Tidbits, Including: Country-soul crooner Yola;  Southern scene stealer Leslie Jordan; Setting boundaries 101; A history of halloween...

Here at BUST, we’re falling hard for our  Fall Issue starring cover queen Busy Philipps! Inside, we’ve got all kinds of gothic goodness, including interviews with horror-drag superstars The Boulet Brothers and online occult sensation The Hoodwitch; spine-tingling tips on how to DIY the best haunted house evs; a guide to helping get the vote out in swing states; and more. SUBSCRIBE NOW! Purchase this issue for download as pdf Purchase this issue via our iPad app Purchase this issue via our Android...

Here at BUST, we’re living in the futuristic winter wonderland of early 2019. And we’re celebrating the final season of the beloved feminist comedy Broad City with a cover story starring the show’s genius masterminds Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer! Inside, we’ve got surprising interviews with Yvonne Orji from Insecure, hip-hop hottie Vic Mensa, and the hilarious Michelle Buteau from First Wives Club; a peek inside the world of a wildlife photographer who dressed as a panda to snap her amazing pics; a juicy historical...

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. SUBSCRIBE NOW! Purchase this issue for download as pdf Purchase this issue via our...

Here at BUST, spring has sprung! And we’re springing into action with none other than Gwendoline Christie—best known as warrior woman Brienne of Tarth on HBO’s Game of Thrones—gracing our cover! Inside, we’ve got revealing interviews with Tati Gabrielle from Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, rock icon Ani DiFranco, and Queer Eye’s Tan France; a personal story about a young woman getting push-back for getting voluntarily sterilized; a guide to perfect cake and cocktail pairings for this year’s Pride parties; and more. SUBSCRIBE NOW! Purchase...