Aug/Sept 2009

by Debbie Stoller


Table of Contents Aug/Sept 2009



The Prime of Miss Diablo Cody

The Oscar winning screenwriter is back, and her latest project is a scream.
By Jill Soloway

Home Sweet Home EC

Think home economics is just a bunch of biscuit baking and pillow making? Well, think again.
By Emily McCombs

The BUST Fall Preview

The best movies, music, TV, fashion, and books hitting girl world this season and beyond.
By Jenni Miller

Make it Work

If you’ve ever watched Project Runway and thought, “I can do that,” then read up on these DIY fashion design tips, and take your inspiration to the street.
By Tara Marks

Sweet Ride

Bike in style mile after mile.
Photos by Gabrielle Revere, styling by Priscilla Polley

  • Fever Ray has something to say; Björk invests in Iceland’s future; Shanghai gives Barbie a try; and more.

  • She-bonics It’s a Peaches, Amy Sedaris, Amy Adams, and Michelle Obama gab-o-rama. By Whitney Dwire

  • Pop Quiz Tyra Banks smiles with her eyes. By Emily Rems

  • Boy du Jour Paul Pope is the king of smart comic-book art. By Molly Simms

  • Hot Dates Have an August and September to remember. By Libby Zay

  • Hit the road with a bike bag; let us teach ya how to make kombucha; and more.

  • Old School Mom’s puppy chow. By Kelly Carámbula

  • Buy or DIY You won’t believe your eyes when you see these adorable office supplies. By Callie Watts

  • Melissa Love has style for miles; the best maxi dresses; step out at night in DIY tights; and more.

  • Fashionista Alison Lewis’ new line is mighty fine. By Siri Thorson

  • BUST Test Kitchen Our interns get down with mineral mascara, cupcake dental floss, and lavender conditioner.

  • Page O’ Shit Dressing down is a breeze in these stylin’ tees. By Callie Watts

  • The mysterious coregasm revealed; and more.

  • Ask Aunt Betty and Cousin Carlin Get it on, bang a gong, get it on.

  • One-Handed Read Crosstown Incubus. By E.R. Stewart

  • Pop Tart Just you and me, punk rock girl. By Wendy McClure

  • Museum of Femoribilia When 19th-century women took a dive, they used smelling salts to revive. By Lynn Peril

  • News From a Broad Alabama students need emancipation from sex segregation. By Laura Krafft

  • Eat Me Beat the heat with no-cook treats. By Chef Rossi

  • Mother Superior Voluntarily committed. By Ayun Halliday

  • Around the World in 80 Girls Hurrah for Salt Lake City, Utah! By Jeanette Moses

  • X Games Fight the Power. By Deb Amlen

  • Music Reviews; plus getting together with the Dead Weather.

  • Movies If you have a Paper Heart, don’t have a Spring Breakdown when you’re Post Grad.

  • Books Reviews; from babysitters to feminist agitators.

  • Party Pix BUST’s spectacular Craftacular!

  • BUSTshop

  • The Last Laugh It’s party time, it’s excellent. By Esther Pearl Watson

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