It’s a winter wonderland here at BUST! And to celebrate the season, we’ve got Russian Doll's marvelous mastermind Natasha Lyonne gracing our cover! Inside, we’ve got in-depth interviews with dreamboat Paul Rudd, comedy cut-ups Sasheer Zamata and Nicole Byer, and Steven Universe’s Rebecca Sugar; reporting from Pulga—a historic mining town brought back to life by and for women; true tales from a volunteer at the U.S.-Mexico border; and more.
ON THE COVER: NATASHA LYONNE PHOTOGRAPHED BY RAMONA ROSALES IN LOS ANGELES. STYLED BY TURNER @ THE WALLGROUP; HAIR BY CAILE NOBLE @ THE WALL GROUP; MAKEUP BY MOLLY GREENWALD @ SWA; NAILS BY VANESSA MCCULLOUGH @ TRACEY MATTINGLY; SET DESIGN BY NATALIE SHRIVER. NATASHA WEARS DOLCE AND GABBANA BLAZER; RECREO SAN MIGUEL CAFTAN; ALL JEWELRY IS NATASHA'S OWN. ABOVE: MARC JACOBS SHIRT; DAN CASSAB COAT; JIDA WATT SUNGLASSES.
Table of Contents Winter 2020
A Lyonne in Winter
Actor Natasha Lyonne cemented her triumphant comeback with Russian Doll—a series about a woman who can’t stop coming back (from the dead). By Sabrina Ford
A Town Of One’s Own
Betsy Ann Cowley changed her life by restoring an entire ghost town. Then after California’s Camp Fire, she revived it once again. By Rachel Leibrock
Rebecca Sugar’s revolutionary cartoon Steven Universe is a genderqueer alien fantasia for kids that grownups can’t stop watching. By Bry’onna Mention
A Mile In Their Shoes
A Mexican New Yorker reports on what she saw, heard, and experienced while helping asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border. By Ana Bretón
Ancient vagina goddess Baubo is due for a feminist revival. By Lynn Peril
Walk on the Wilde Side
Starcrawler’s Arrow de Wilde releases her inner vintage vixen. Photographed by Jeaneen Lund, Styled by Kime Buzzelli
PHOTOS: ELISABETH CAREN (NICOLE BYER AND SASHEER ZAMATA); JULIA STOTZ (CITRUS); ARNOLD MIKKELSEN / NATIONAL MUSEUM OF DENMARK (BAUBO); JEANEEN LUND (ARROW DE WILDE)
Best Friends Sasheer Zamata and Nicole Byer; diverse travel vloggers; Lumber Club Marfa; and more.
The Hotness: Your entertainment guide for cuffing season. By Emily Rems
Boy du Jour: Paul Rudd vs. Paul Rudd. By Lisa Butterworth
Bra-ometer: Feminist news at a glance. By Solange Castellar
Pop Quiz: RIP Valerie Harper. By Emily Rems
DIY citrus garlands; women-owned booze brands; reading recs from the Free Black Women’s Library; and more.
Caking Bad: Indian spiced pumpkin pie. By Terry Hope Romero
You Go, Girl: There’s so much to do in Jefferson City, MO. By Chris Ciolli
Fashion advice from vintage vendor Melissa Blue; biodegradable glitter for eco-conscious eccentrics; give yourself a disco ‘do; and more.
Booty Call: Wicked Western wear. By Callie Watts
Get This Look: Little Women, big-time style. By Callie Watts
Good Stuff: This après-ski stuff will give you cabin fever. By Stephanie J.
THE BUST GUIDE
Music: Reviews; plus major debuts from Young M.A and King Princess!
Movies: Seberg painted a Portrait of a Lady on Fire In Fabric.
Books: Reviews; plus titles that take fuckboys to task.
What is “responsive desire”?; and more.
Questions for the Queen: Facing faces and trading places. By Dr. Carol Queen
One-Handed Read: The Dean’s Wife. By Sasha Valentine
Cosmic Vibes: Horoscopes for for Winter 2020. By Lisa Stardust
X Games: Tipping the Velvet. By Tracy Bennett
Parting Glance: “My Fingertips Were Tingling.” By Kristen Liu-Wong