On Newsstands Now: BUST October/November Issue With SNL’s Aidy Bryant

by Erika W. Smith

BUST magazine’s October/November issue featuring cover gal Aidy Bryant is on sale now!

BUST’s new October/November issue is bursting with women’s stories, from our cover feature on SNL star Aidy Bryant, to Kim Gordon’s interview with Carrie Brownstein, to the history of the Native American women who inspired early suffragists. Plus, we’ve got the low down on the latest projects from Abigail Breslin, Mac DeMarco, Beach House, and more!

All this, along with our buzz-worthy feature story “I JOINED A SEX CULT” (you gotta read it to believe it) make Oct/Nov an issue to remember.

We’ll be slowly rolling the print features out on BUST.com over the next two months, but it means the world to us if you buy BUST on newsstands (at Barnes & Noble and other stores listed here) or, better yet, SUBSCRIBE – subscriptions are available in print, digital or, best of all, both.

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Table of Contents Oct/Nov 2015


La Vie En Rose

Everything you ever wanted to know about Aidy Bryant, SNL’s reigning sketch queen. By Sara Benincasa


Giving Thanks

Delicious holiday recipes inspired by badasses from the women’s rights movement – from Rutabaga Ginsberg to Apple Brown Betty Friedan. By Caroline Hwang and Lisa Butterworth


Words And Music

Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon interviews Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein about carving a memoir out of rock. By Kim Gordon


I’ll Have What She’s Having

The surprising saga of how Native American women inspired our nation’s earliest feminists. By Sally Roesch Wagner


I Joined A Sex Cult

A survivor tells her true story of lust and lunacy. By Catherine Plato


Paradis Satdur (Paradise Place)

Fall fashions modeled in magical Iceland. Photographed by Jeaneen Lund, styled by Anna Clausen.



  • Abigail Breslin lights up Scream Queens; all-female mariachi band Flor de Toloache are the life of the party; a Meryl-Streep-funded screen-writing lab for women over 40 kicks off in NY; and more.

  • The Hotness: the best pop culture the season has to offer. By Emily Rems.

  • Pop Quiz: Lily Tomlin FTW! By Emily Rems

  • Bra-Omter: Feminist news at a glance. By Kara Butler and Solange Castellar

  • Boy Du Jour: Mac DeMarco hits all the right notes. By Tess Duncan

  • Pop Tart: Long after OITNB’s latest season, that Ruby Rose tingle remains. By Claire Beaudreault


Real LIfe

  • Craft a creepy mirror; produce your own podcast; protect your info online; and more.

  • Caking Bad: Rice pudding with awesome mix-ins. By Terry Hope Romero

  • Around the world in 80 girls: Olympia, WA is where the grrrls are. By Bianca D. Velasco.



  • Style advice from Zohra Atash of Azar Swan; DIY skin care; Melissa McCarthy’s new plus-size line; and more.

  • Good Stuff: Geometric goodies in all your fave shapes. By Stephanie J.

  • Booty Call: These sweatpants won’t lead to divorce. By Callie Watts


The BUST Guide

  • Music: Reviews; plus the return of Beach House!

  • Movies: I Smile Back when I see a Mustang in a Big Stone Gap.

  • Books: Reviews; plus rock memoirs that go to 11.


Sex Files

  • Inside Brooklyn’s sex-positive group house; and more.

  • Questions for the Queen: Non-monogamy and BDSM baby steps. By Dr. Carol Queen

  • One-Handed Read: Should he stay or should he go? By Malin James

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