22 August 2021 issue, one of four cover variants; this one featuring Thao Nguyen.
The Asian Pop Stars Taking Center Stage. In the West, Asian musicians have long been marginalized. Now, though, a new generation of women are transforming their respective genres. Women featured here: Audrey Nuna, Thao Nguyen of Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast and Ruby Ibarra
The Black Artists Leaving America. Building on the legacy of luminaries such as James Baldwin and Josephine Baker, many Black creatives are seeking out new possibilities abroad. By Emily Lordi and Manuel Obadia-Wills
and much more.