Aug/Sept 2014

by Lauren Clemente
BUST’s Fall Preview with Carrie Brownstein!

While the rest of America was celebrating beach season, we here at BUST were craftily gathering intel on all the best movies, TV, and music coming this autumn. And we packed all the amazing results into our annual Fall Preview Issue

In this issue, BUST gets up close and personal with our cover gal, groundbreaking rocker and Portandia star Carrie Brownstein. We also have killer interviews with indie film darling Gaby Hoffman, funnyman Eric Andre, and British literary firebrand Caitlin Moran. Plus, check out our in-depth features on the psychology of “mean girls,” and the surprising history of N.Y.C.’s notorious Barbizon Hotel for Women

Table of Contents August/September 2014



Carrie On

The multitalented Carrie Brownstein opens up about Portandia, Sleater-Kinney, and the legacy she’s proud to leave behind.
By Lisa Butterworth

Fall Preview

The season’s best movies, TV, and music from the XX chromosome zone.
By Jenni Miller, Lisa Butterworth, and Eliza C. Thompson

Wicked Games

Experts in the field of evolutionary biology weigh in on the science behind “mean girls.”
By Johanna Gohmann

Where The Girls Are

In mid-century New York, countless women launched their lives in the Big Apple by moving into the Barbizon Hotel.
By Nina Guzman

Sticky Sweet

An audacious fashion spread and in-depth interview starring outrageous feminist rapper Brooke Candy.
Photographed by Pamela Littky, Styled by Lisa Bae, Interview by Callie Watts

  • Actress Gaby Hoffmann keeps it real
  • Speed Rack helps female bartenders mix it up
  • Under the hood with the Lady Luck Car Club
  • Pop Quiz We miss you Maya Angelou. By Emily Rems
  • The Hotness Goodies for you to see, hear, read, and love. By Emily Rems
  • Boy du Jour Eric André’s pants are missing. By Bridgette Miller
  • Bra-ometer Full frontal women’s news. By Kara Buller and Solange Castellar
  • Museum of Femoribilia Remembrances of dates past. By Lynn Peril


  • Succulent DIY décor
  • Pro tips for deescalating sticky situations
  • Train your cat
  • Eat Me Citrusy, savory, ceviche! By Chef Rossi
  • Around the World in 80 Girls Old world meets cutting edge in Antwerp. By Saskia Videler


  • Fashion tips from sustainable stylist Tessa “Afroista” Kagbala
  • Plus-size fashion makes it big in Japan
  • Dyeing your hair a bright, beautiful shade at home is easier than you think
  • Good Stuff A veritable velvet goldmine of plush products. By Stephanie J.


  • Music Reviews
  • Chick chat with First Aid Kit!
  • Movies They Came Together and realized We Are the Best Obvious Child.
  • Books Reviews and surprising childhood memoirs. Plus Amber Tamblyn’s Poetry Corner.


  • A thrilling new vibe that dines at the Y
  • Questions for the Queen Short ‘n’ thick—he’s got “Coke-can dick.” By Dr. Carol Queen
  • One-Handed Read Surf’s Up. By Hunter London


  • BUSTshop
  • X Games Beating Around the Bush. By Tracy Bennett
  • The Last Laugh Feline fun for the Pierce family. By Esther Pearl Watson

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