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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!

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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


FEATURES

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

When 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

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PHOTOS: HAPPY SOCKS (ZANDRA RHODES); PETRA FORD (HOME TOUR); AMANDA LOPEZ (THE MANE EVENT FASHION); ILLUSTRATION: GABRIELLA SHERY

BROADCAST

  • 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

REAL LIFE

  • 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

LOOKS

  • 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!

SEX FILES

  • 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

THE BACK

  • 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
  • Parting Glance: “Be My Baby.” By Ana Benaroya

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