Aug/Sept 2010

by Debbie Stoller


Table of Contents Aug/Sept 2010



Keeping Up With Jones

Parks and Recreation’s Rashida Jones is the best brunch buddy evs.
By Lisa Butterworth

The Bust Fall Preview

We uncover the upcoming season’s best girl-friendly movies, TV shows, and music so you don’t have to.
By Jenni Miller, Erin DeJesus, and Kelly McClure

The Fat Friend

A curvy girl kicks some tired cultural hang-ups to the curb once and for all.
By Marissa Audia-Raymo

Forty-Two Candles

“Oh, my God, I love you, Molly Ringwald!”
By Mikki Halpin

Reality Bites

Reflections on the raw deal women are handed in their quest for reality-TV fame, from a lady who lived it.
By Ann Hirsch

Lesson Learned

Why teaching English abroad is no picnic for broads.
By Jessica Olien

Nuit Blanche

Styles that look even better the morning after, modeled by R&B princess Cassie.
Photographed by Danielle St. Laurent, styling by Galadriel Masterson

Fall For It

Our four fave style bloggers reveal their must-have fashion picks for the season

  • True Blood’s Rutina Wesley makes pulses pound; self-defense for teens; the world’s oldest working showgirl bids the stage adieu; and more.

  • She-bonics Chloë Sevigny, Marion Cotillard, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Christina Hendricks get their kicks. By Whitney Dwire

  • Pop Quiz The world mourns Lena Horne. By Emily Rems

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

  • Real Life Give your wrists a lift with friendship bracelets; résumé tips sure to get your ass hired; brag-worthy sleeping bags; and more.

  • Old School Maga’s Seal Rock crab sandwich. By Xylia Buros

  • Buy or DIY Tricked-out shades are all the rage. By Callie Watts

  • An artist with style for miles; trim your own bangs; get wrapped up in the latest headscarf trends; and more.

  • BUST Test Kitchen Our interns primp their cares away with body cream, surf mist, and bug spray.

  • Page O’ Shit Give your wardrobe a tweak with some geek chic. By Stephanie J

  • An excerpt from Kristen Schaal’s new Sexy Book of Sexy Sex; and more.

  • Questions for the Queen Dr. Carol Queen knows what you did last summer.

  • One-Handed Read Skin Deep. By Betty McQueen

  • Pop Tart What is the deal with Justin Bieber? By Wendy McClure

  • Museum of Femoribilia How the humble typewriter helped hard-working lasses into the office. By Lynn Peril

  • News From a Broad When it comes to cleavage in advertising, size does matter. By Kara Buller

  • Eat Me Lotsa pasta! By Chef Rossi

  • Mother Superior Pondering how much allowance Mama should allow. By Ayun Halliday

  • Around the World in 80 Girls Honolulu, HI, is the place to be. By Jessica Machado

  • X Games Gynecologist’s Orders. By Deb Amlen

  • Music Reviews; plus Chrissie Hynde!

  • Movies The Countdown to Zero turns Cairo Time into Life During Wartime.

  • Books Reviews; plus Amber Tamblyn’s Poetry Corner!

  • BUSTshop

  • The Last Laugh The dog days of Tammy Pierce. By Esther Pearl Watson

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