Aug/Sept 2013

by Lan Truong


Table of Contents Aug/Sept 2013



Gimme Some Monáe

She’s a delightful throwback to a bygone era. She’s a cyborg from the future. She’s Janelle Monáe, and she’s the year’s most intriguing pop star.

Fall Preview 2013

An insider’s guide to the BUST-iest movies, TV shows, and music the new season has to offer.
By Jenni Miller, Lisa Butterworth, and Eliza C. Thompson

The Invisible Woman

Why is plus-size fashion still treated like an outlier in the multi-billion-dollar apparel market when there’s so much demand for it? The answer will definitely surprise you.
By Nicolette Mason

Raising Hopes

Actor, feminist, and kickass activist Martha Plimpton uses her TV cred to do some good.
By Rachel Shukert

Independent Spirit

Fab fall fashions from our fave female designers.
Photographed by Victoria Will, Fashion Editing by Shibon Kennedy


  • Super-duper rapper Awkwafina; Lauren Fensterstock’s dark arts; how to make tantalizaing tamales Maggie Carey’s new film should be on the top of your To-Do List; why yesterday’s teen stars break bad in movies; and more.

  • She-Bonics Deborah Harry, Kim Cattrall, Sofia Vergara, and Lena Dunham tell it like it is. By Whitney Dwire

  • News From a Broad Will equal pay ever have its day? By Kara Buller

  • Pop Quiz Do you think you’re ready for Beyoncé’s jelly? By Emily Rems

  • Hot Dates Have an August and September to remember! By Libby Zay

  • Pop Tart Is it rad or sad when good girls go bad? By Wendy McClure

  • Boy du Jour If Key and Peele ever give us their room keys, they’ll have to peel us off of them. By Molly Simms

  • Music Reviews; plus an essential girl-group reissue from Honey Ltd!

  • Movies You can only find Short Term 12 In a World…called Austenland.

  • Books Reviews; plus Amber Tamblyn’s Poetry Corner.

  • Get a yogi in your yoni; and more.

  • Questions for the Queen Hot tips for a gal who loves her nips. By Dr. Carol Queen

  • One-Handed Read End of Summer. By Allison May

  • Event Pics Sweet memories from the BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair.

  • BUSTshop

  • X GAMES Mid-Century Bop. By Deb Amlen

  • The Last Laugh Tammy Pierce is a sucker for secrets. By Esther Pearl Watson

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