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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.

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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


FEATURES
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

Animated Conversation

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

Peep Show

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

 
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PHOTOS: ELISABETH CAREN (NICOLE BYER AND SASHEER ZAMATA); JULIA STOTZ (CITRUS); ARNOLD MIKKELSEN / NATIONAL MUSEUM OF DENMARK (BAUBO); JEANEEN LUND (ARROW DE WILDE)

BROADCAST

  • 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

REAL LIFE

  • 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

LOOKS

  • 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.

SEX FILES

  • 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

THE BACK

  • X Games: Tipping the Velvet. By Tracy Bennett
  • Parting Glance: “My Fingertips Were Tingling.” By Kristen Liu-Wong

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