April/May 2009

by Erin Wengrovius


Table of Contents April/May ’09

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Allen Intelligence

Chatting it up with Brit-pop darlin’ Lily Allen.
By Leonie Cooper


This recessionista’s survival guide will help you break on through to the other side.
By Jennifer Lee Johnson

Paging Dr. Conchord

Flight of the Conchords’ Bret and Jemaine give love advice that’s twice as nice.
By Debbie Stoller

Oh, Mother!

The crazy true story of how Mother’s Day came to be.
By Katherine Jamieson

Khan Artist

Find out what’s going on with Bat for Lashes’ Natasha Khan.
By Victoria Woodcock, photos by Guy Aroch

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  • Free to be Charlyne Yi; before you have a heart attack, relieve that stress at Sarah’s Smash Shack; they broke the mold after they made Holley Mangold; and more. She-bonics Courtney Love, Janeane Garofalo, Cate Blanchett, Eva Mendes, and Jennifer Aniston in conversation. By Whitney Dwire

  • Pop Quiz Our love’s true blue for Siouxsie Sioux! By Emily Rems

  • Boy du Jour Daydreamin’ about Neil Gaiman. By Corrie Pikul

  • Hot Dates It’s spring—get out and do something! By Libby Zay

  • Vodka you’ve infused is too good to refuse; ditch the dry cleaner for a method that’s greener; a disaster guide you’ll want to keep by your side; and more.

  • Old School Grandma Blegen’s Gingersnaps. By Alicia Blegen

  • Buy or DIY Wipe your chores away with cute tea towels for every day. By Debbie Stoller and Callie Watts

  • Our sales assistant strikes a pose in her favorite clothes; style bloggers hit the street in super rompers; get glammed up in mineral makeup; and more.

  • Fashionista Jude Feller does it her way at Lily + Jae. By Lisa Butterworth

  • BUST Test Kitchen Our interns add some lip sheen to their routines, indulge in lime power in their showers, and give their hair some much-needed repair.

  • Page O’ Shit Trash, won’t pick it up, take them lights away. By Callie Watts

  • All the cool rainbow warriors are recycling their vibrators; don’t get screwed by chemical lube; and more.

  • Ask Aunt Betty and Cousin Carlin When you need sex advice to get the job done, two heads are better than one. By Dr. Betty Dodson and Carlin Ross

  • One-Handed Read The Doctor Is In. By Jayne Falcon

  • Pop Tart She doesn’t want anything to do with it until you’re through with it. By Wendy McClure

  • Museum of Femoribilia When girls played with makeup like Mom, did it cause them harm? By Lynn Peril

  • News From a Broad Breastfeeding isn’t a good look on Facebook. By Laura Krafft

  • Eat Me Leftovers you’ll want to savor. By Chef Rossi

  • Mother Superior The kids are all right, but not always polite. By Ayun Halliday

  • Around the World in 80 Girls Go with the flow in Chicago! By Laura House

  • X Games Dance Your Cares Away. By Deb Amlen

  • Music Reviews; plus Lady Sovereign is back again.

  • Books Reviews; plus the new book that gained infamy in Germany.

  • Movies Blessed Is the Match that can grow an American Violet in Grey Gardens.

  • BUSTshop

  • The Last Laugh Tammy rules and boys drool on April Fools’. By Esther Pearl Watson

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