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BUST's December/January Issue With Greta Gerwig Is On Newsstands Now

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Here at BUST HQ, the holiday season is in full swing and our December/January issue is shaping up to be a real sweet treat, starting with our indie film cover queen, Greta Gerwig! Inside, we’ve got an inspiring interview with Congresswoman Maxine Waters; a revealing report on the truth behind the Lizzie Borden murders; BUST’s famous Holiday Gift Guide; and more.

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ON THE COVER: GRETA GERWIG PHOTOGRAPHED BY NADYA WASYLKO; STYLING BY LARA BACKMENDER; HAIR BY MARCO SANTINI; MAKEUP BY DANIEL MARTIN; MIXED METAL AND ACRYLIC EARRINGS: RACHEL COMEY; MULTI-COLORED SILK FLOWER-PRINTED BLOUSE: NO. 21. ABOVE: TURTLENECK SWEATER: NO. 6; DRESS: KAREN WALKER; POLYESTER/WOOL SHEARLING COAT: TOPSHOP; WHITE BRONZE RING WITH DALMATION JASPER: QUARRY.

Table of Contents Dec/Jan 2018

FEATURES
Greta the Great

Indie actor Greta Gerwig stepped behind the camera to write and direct Lady Bird, and created the best female coming-of-age film in years. By Jenni Miller

Going to the Mat

Bolivia’s high-flying indigenous female wrestlers will knock you out. By Asa Merritt with additional reporting by Eduardo Leal

Reclaiming Her Time

Congresswoman Maxine Waters of California shares how to reach the votes to impeach. By Jamia Wilson

Holiday Gift Guide

Thrifty, nifty buys that support female-owned businesses, give back to worthy causes, and are just plain rad.

The Female Gaze

Artist Dani Lessnau lodges a pinhole camera inside her vadge to create incredibly intimate images. By Miss Rosen

Crime of the Century

Did Lizzie Borden get away with murder? Or was she an innocent bystander convicted by history? By Erynn Porter

About New Year’s Eve

Head-turning looks to brighten up the end of 2017. Photographed by Meredith Jenks, Styled by Alison Lewis

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PHOTOS: MEREDITH JENKS (ABOUT NEW YEAR’S EVE); SAMANTHA WOLOV (GLASSES); MEGAN SENIOR; KRISTEN BLUSH (WREATH)

BROADCAST

  • Trans comic Patti Harrison speaks jokes to power; Indonesian metal girls; breast milk delivered by biker babes; and more.
  • The Hotness: Sparkling pop culture gems. By Emily Rems
  • Museum of Femoribilia: Cheers and jeers for International Women’s Year. By Lynn Peril
  • Bra-ometer: Feminist news at a glance. By Solange Castellar
  • Boy du Jour: Jay Pharoah becomes White Famous. By Sabrina Ford
  • Pop Quiz: You just got Hepburn-ed. By Emily Rems

REAL LIFE

  • Deconstructed wreaths are all the rage; weightlifting 101; car care tips by women for women; and more.
  • Eat Me: Awesome black-eyed peas and cornbread. By Chef Rossi
  • You Go, Girl: Berlin is in! By Anda Corrie

LOOKS

  • Fash advice from blogger/illustrator/photographer/model Kailey Flyte; the spiky history of hatpins; customize your own pussy bow; and more.
  • Buy or Diy: Preserve your fave flowers in resin charms. By Callie Watts
  • Good Stuff: Bright buys to beat the winter blues. By Stephanie J.

THE BUST GUIDE

  • Music: Reviews; plus an interview with Hole drummer Patty Schemel!
  • Movies: I, Tonya discovered The Shape of Water In the Fade.
  • Books: Reviews; plus new true crime titles.

SEX FILES

  • You never forget your first vibe ride; and more.
  • Questions for the Queen: Humping a Trump-y and getting wet in the shower. By Dr. Carol Queen
  • One-Handed Read: O is for Orange. By Julie Liu
  • Whore-O-Scopes: Hey baby, what’s your sign? By Sonia Ana Ortiz

THE BACK

  • X Games: Make Me. By Tracy Bennett
  • Party Pix: Sweet snaps from the BUST Craftacular @ World Maker Faire!
  • The Last Laugh: Tammy Pierce gets detention. By Esther Pearl Watson


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