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Summer is heating up here at BUST and we’re totally vibing with R&B, neo-soul queen Kehlani on our cover! Inside, we’ve got drag king royalty Murray Hill from Somebody Somewhere, a sketchy chat with SNL’s secret weapon Sam Jay, a dream date with Veep hottie Sam Richardson, and much more!

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Table of Contents SUMMER 2022

FEATURES

Be Here Now
Kehlani is an R&B rule breaker whose outlook on life is music to our ears.
By Sabrina Ford

Insecure In the high-stakes world of hacking, “social engineering” is often the riskiest way in, and women are really good at it.
By Rachel Leibrock

Hail Murray! From downtown N.Y.C. curiosity to up-and-coming TV star, Murray Hill has always been much, much more than a drag king. By Eliza C. Thompson

Purse First Though not discussed nearly as much as other types of domestic violence, “financial abuse” is very real, and it happened to me. By Carly Trudel

Queen of Noise A grunge pioneer before the sound even had a name, Tina Bell may be one of the most important rock stars you’ve never heard of. By Andrea Bussell

Wheels on Fire Summer styles modeled by bad bitches on BMX bikes. Photographed by Meg Wachter, Styled by Rebecca Diaz

On the cover: Kehlani photographed by Erik Carter in L.A. for BUST. Styling by Oliver Vaughn; Makeup by Troye Batiste;  hair by Cesar Ramirez; milkwhite. shirt, jacket, pants, and earrings. 

BROADCAST

  • Disability activist Lucy Edwards; The Black and Missing Foundation; and more
  • The Hotness Super summer pop-culture picks. By Callie Watts
  • Boy du Jour Sam Richardson will put a spell on you. By Kelly Kathleen
  • Bra-ometer Feminist news at a glance. By Solange Castellar
  • Pop Quiz Let me rock you, Chaka Khan. By Emily Rems

REAL LIFE

  • Frosty DIY fruit sorbets; Slutty Vegan’s Pinky Cole; have a body-posi swimsuit season; and more.
  • Good to know  Tidbits and treats for making life better. By Lisa Butterworth.

LOOKS

  • Fashion advice from casting director Kasia Szarek; sunscreen for every skin tone; cuckoo for caftans; and more.
  • Looksee Little Bits About Things We Dig. By Marie Lodi

TOC collage 56a4a(Murray Hill) Lauren Silberman ; (Chelsea Wolfe) Meg Wachter; (Sam Richardson) Amanda Lopez; (Kasia Szarek) Lee Jameson

The BUST Guide

  • Music Reviews; plus, paging through This Woman’s Work: Essays on Music.
  • Movies Neptune Frost traversed Both Sides of the Blade just to say Good Luck To You, Leo Grande.
  • Books Reviews; plus,the writing life ofOttessa Moshfegh!

Sex Files

  • Sex Files: Give yourself an ear-gasm with audio erotica; and more.
  • Answers from the Queen: Making “bad” sex better. By Dr. Carol Queen
  • One-Handed Read  Lean In. By Seeta Lee 

The Back

  • Tarotscopes Find out what’s in the cards for Summer. By Sarah Potter and Hilmas Ghost Tarot Deck
  • X games What a Puzzle.” By Tracy Bennett 
  • Parting Glance “Thanks for the Medicare.”By Liz Frankland

 

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