Girl Walks into a Bar is a memoir by former Saturday Night Live cast member Rachel Dratch, perhaps best known for her character Debbie Downer. Here, Dratch recounts her career experiences (before, during, and after SNL), her attempts at dating, and her unexpected yet welcomed pregnancy at age 43. As you might expect, “Girl” is laugh-out-loud funny, with humorous tangents aplenty. Dratch describes her long, persistent journey (often being passed ... Read More

Trashy and Delightful

BY BUST Magazine in DIY

It goes without saying that we here at BUST love a good craft, and we've been receiving a ton of great DIY titles on the subject lately. Below is a clever take on paper crafting that'll make you take a second look at your recycling pile. NEWSPAPER GIFT BAG   Materials: thin cardboard (from a cereal or similar box) newspaper scissors tape ruler paper hole punch ribbon or cording for the handle pencil boxes of different sizes   Instructions: 1. ... Read More
All manner of foxy and famous people have graced the pages of BUST, and now we want to add YOU to that list. Our August/September issue will include our Fall Fashion Preview, a look at what we'll be wearing when the weather gets cooler. Here's where you come in: we want you to look into your crystal ball and show us the outfits you think you'll be sporting this autumn. We'll include our favorite shots in the August/September issue, along with a mini-interview ... Read More
  Reviewed by Erica Wetter Clover Adams: A Gilded and Heartbreaking Life By Natalie Dykstra (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) You’ve probably never heard of Clover Adams, but as English Professor Natalie Dykstra illuminates in this detailed biography of the 19th-century Washington socialite, she rubbed elbows with many of the nation’s elite. “A perfect Voltaire in petticoats,” friend Henry James commented. “Certainly not handsome” her husband-to-be ... Read More
  Reviewed by Melynda Fuller Barnheart: The Incurable Longing for a Farm of One’s Own By Jenna Woginrich (Storey) At some point, every city-dweller utters the words, “I wish I could just move to the country and start a farm.” In her new memoir, writer Jenna Woginrich lays out that idyllic landscape found so often in the deep sighs of those who feel trapped by urban life. After a short stint as a homesteader in Idaho, Woginrich takes a job in rural ... Read More
Female friendships take center stage in Lena Dunham’s new HBO show Hannah, the character Lena Dunham plays in her new HBO series, Girls (which premiered April 15), thinks she may be the voice of her generation. Or, she adds, “at least a voice of a generation.” And while Hannah may be right to amend her assertion, in Dunham’s case, the former statement may be more accurate. The 25-year-old native New Yorker first came to prominence with her 2010 film, ... Read More
  Reviewed by Maria Elena Buszek Madonna & Me: Women Writers on the Queen of Pop Edited by Laura Barcella (Soft Skull)   If the way the Interwebz blew up the minute she hit the stage at the 2012 Super Bowl is any indication, Madonna has not lost her ability to provoke and fascinate—even as she approaches the end of her third decade as a pop icon. This fact is on abundant display in the new anthology Madonna and Me, edited by journalist (and BUST ... Read More
Reviewed by Maria Elena Buszek Madonna & Me: Women Writers on the Queen of Pop Edited by Laura Barcella (Soft Skull) If the way the Interwebz blew up the minute she hit the stage at the 2012 Super Bowl is any indication, Madonna has not lost her ability to provoke and fascinate—even as she approaches the end of her third decade as a pop icon. This fact is on abundant display in the new anthology Madonna and Me, edited by journalist (and BUST ... Read More
The lucky ducks who already have our April/May issue have seen the “Buy or DIY” story about making your own natural solid perfume. (It’s so easy, a cavewoman could do it. One with access to a microwave, at least.) Our accompanying “Buy” section offers some fantastic scented-oil perfumes which were sniff-tested in our office by a discriminating panel of BUST staffers and interns. But you’re probably wondering what Brooklyn rocker Andy Animal would ... Read More
We were browsing the World Wide Webternets today, on the hunt for some rad swimsuits for our June/July issue, when we came across a face that looked familiar on TheGiantPeach.com. That surly twinkle in the eye, those cartoony tattoos, that two-tone hair—this model is most definitely West Coast rapper Kreayshawn! (Compare her tattoos above with those in the below photo, for extra proof.) She’s clearly come a long way since this photo, especially in terms of ... Read More
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