June/July 2014

by Debbie Stoller
BUST’s Summer Music Issue with Dolly Parton!

Can you hear that? It’s the sound of BUST’s June/July Summer Music Issue, featuring the one and only Dolly Parton on the cover! We’ve got an exclusive interview with the icon, in which she spills the beans on her inspiration, her childhood, and, of course, feminism.

Table of Contents June/July 2014

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All Dolled Up

Our cups runneth over with love for Dolly Parton—country music’s BUST-iest badass.
By Lisa Butterworth

Screen Queen

Lois Weber, forgotten legend of early cinema, blazed a trail for all future female directors.
By Gina McGalliard

Now Hear This!

A rowdy roundup of our favorite music-makers of the season. Starring: Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards, Yukimi Nagano of Little Dragon, Lizzo, Mary Lambert, and Angel Olsen.
By Lisa Butterworth, Molly Simms, Maggie Carr, Dave Steinfeld, and Tess Duncan

The Accused

Think witch trials are a frightening relic of the past? In Ghana, they happen every day.
By Francis Npong

Women In Music Family Tree

Charting the lineage of legendary ladies of song, from Maybelle Carter to Beyoncé Carter.
By Caitlin White, Illustrated by Monica Garwood


Sick summer styles inspired by N.Y.C.’s coolest music fest.
Photographed by Michael Flores, Styled by Kisha C. Jones

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  • Orange is the New Black’s Taryn Manning goes back behind bars for season two
  • The Cupcake Girls give sex workers a leg up
  • The evolution of Girlie Animation
  • Pop Quiz Debbie Harry’s amazing story. By Emily Rems
  • The Hotness Pop culture on a platter. By Emily Rems
  • Boy du Jour Tom Felton reveals the boy behind Draco Malfoy. By Rachel Shukert
  • Bra-ometer Women’s news for all of yous. By Kara Buller and Solange Castellar
  • Pop Tart Miley and Justin under the microscope. By Wendy McClure
  • DIY fruit syrups to sip all season
  • Putting the “u” in acupuncture
  • Grilling tips from a pro
  • Nickel and Dined Zucchini ribbon salad with peanut sauce—yum! By Isa Chandra Moskowitz
  • Around the World in 80 Girls Find a little slice of heaven in Detroit, Michigan. By Anna Clark
  • Fashion tips from the world’s chicest accountant
  • Make your own all-natural cleanser
  • Muslim style bloggers make waves online
  • Nashville designers glam up Music City
  • Good Stuff Summer gear that’s sweet enough to eat. By Stephanie J.
  • Music Reviews
  • New tunes from First Aid Kit and Lykke Li.
  • Movies They Came Together and realized We Are the Best Obvious Child.
  • Books Reviews; plus short-story superstars.
  • The Artisan’s Book of Fetishcraft mixes DIY with BDSM
  • Questions for the Queen Masturbation for beginners. By Dr. Carol Queen
  • 90 One-Handed Read Working Overtime. By Liz Rio
  • BUSTshop
  • X Games “Good Sports” Play. By Tracy Bennett
  • Parting Glance “Amanda.”By Jessica Harrison

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