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Apr/May 2016

by BUST Magazine


BUST Magazine’s April/May Issue Featuring Cover Melissa McCarthy!
Here at BUST, spring has sprung! And to celebrate, we’ve got one of our most exciting cover gals ever—comedy powerhouse Melissa McCarthy! Inside, we’ve
got an exclusive interview with fashion rule breaker Patricia Field, a surprising photo essay featuring the glamorous nail divas of Newark, the true story of a mysterious woman who inspired art all over N.Y.C., and a guide to applying ancient erotic texts to modern sex

Table of Contents Apr/May 2016



Lady Boss

After a decade in film and TV, Melissa McCarthy became an overnight success with Bridesmaids, and changed the rules for women in Hollywood in the process. By Sabrina Ford

Talon Show

This gang of glamorous gals in Newark, NJ, is taking nail art (and friendship) to the next level. By Bridgette Miller

Who’s That Girl?

Audrey Munson’s remarkable body inspired dozens of statues all over N.Y.C. But most people have never heard of her—until now. By Lynsey Griswold

Field of Dreams

Legendary stylist Patricia Field is ready for her next big adventure. By Callie Watts

Please Don’t Call Me Pretty—I’m Just Sick and Skinny

When serious illness is accompanied by weight loss, the inevitable compliments can hurt more than they help. 
By Jacqueline Raposo

Everything Old Is New Again

An intergenerational fashion match-up for the ages. Photographed by Jeaneen Lund, Styled by Kime Buzzelli

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  • Getting glam with faux gold leaf; Leave a Cheater, Gain a Life; yoga-a-go-go with Jessamyn Stanley; and more.
  • Eat Me: The grilled cheese of your dreams. By Chef Rossi
  • Around the World in 80 Girls: A tasty tour of Madrid with the band Hinds. By Lisa Butterworth and Hinds


  • Style advice from wicked writer Bridgette Miller; DIY clay-bead necklaces; Project Runway winner Ashley Nell Tipton; and more
  • Good Stuff: The return of snail mail. By Stephanie J.
  • Booty Call: Gorgeous indoor garden accessories. By Callie Watts


  • Music: Reviews; plus the return of Iggy Pop!
  • Movies: Maggie’s Plan was to use The Invitation to get The Bronze.
  • Books: Reviews; plus beauty banter with Dita Von Teese!


  • Ancient sex tips you can actually use; and more.
  • Questions for the Queen: Self love and the urge to rub. By Dr. Carol Queen
  • One-Handed Read: Getting Ready. By Cordelia Jack

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