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Here at BUST, we’re full-tilt jingle ballin’ as we prepare for a season of holiday hotness! And as a representative of the “most wonderful time of the year,” we’ve got GIRLS’ beloved badass Jemima Kirke gracing our cover. Inside, we’ve got chick chat with Tracee Ellis Ross from the blockbuster series Black-ish, a surprising history of birth control in Iran, a peek inside the world’s most tricked-out dollhouses, and our world famous Holiday Gift Guide!

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Table of Contents Dec/Jan 2016

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This Girl is on Fire

Actress Jemima Kirke proves why it takes a helluva woman to make a show like Girls. By Sarah Sophie Flicker

The BUST Holiday Gift Guide

The season’s most perfect presents, hand-picked by our editors.

Like a Ross

Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross is helping to redefine the family sit-com. By Jenni Miller

Small Wonder

Mid-century modern miniatures and the grown-ass women who love them. By Johanna Gohmann

Births of a Nation

A surprising history of Tehran’s changing views on family planning. By Bridey Heing

Going Homme

Super chill looks fit for shaking off the winter blues. Photographed by Christopher Dibble, Styled by Krissie Torgerson



  • Heather Matarazzo returns to the big screen in Sisters; unforgettable images created at former slave-trade sites; Oakland’s radical social-justice scouting troop; and more.
  • Pop Quiz Bessie Smith 4EVR! By Emily Rems
  • The Hotness Movies, music, and more—oh my! By Emily Rems
  • Bra-ometer: Feminist news at a glance. By Kara Buller and Solange Castellar
  • Boy du Jour No haunted hotel is creepy enough to keep us away from Cheyenne Jackson. By Sabrina Ford
  • Museum of Femoribilia Bidding a (not so) fond farewell to Metrecal. By Lynn Peril
  • Bra-ometer Feminist news at a glance. By Kara Buller and Solange Castellar


  • Craft your own cough drops; the latest sleep gadgets; coloring books for grown-ups; and more.
  • Eat Me This ain’t your dorm-room’s ramen. By Chef Rossi
  • Around the World in 80 Girls Go, go, go to Puerto Rico! By Lourdes Rodriguez


  • Style advice from actor Mel Shimkovitz; stick ‘n’ poke tattoos; ’90s makeup tricks; and more.
  • Good Stuff: ‘Tis the season for sequins. By Stephanie J.
  • Booty Call: Punk-ass pins ‘n’ patches. By Callie Watts


  • Music Reviews; plus a compilation from Beat Happening!
  • Movies Carol spent 10 Days in a Madhouse with The Danish Girl.
  • Books Reviews; plus out-of-this-world new science selections.


  • High-tech vibes are keeping pleasure alive; and more.
  • One-Handed Read: Warm Welcome. By Louise Lagris
  • Questions for the Queen: Vadge Blood And Checking Under the Hood. By Dr. Carol Queen