Aug/Sept 2011

by Lan Truong


Table of Contents Aug/Sept ’11

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The BUST Fall Preview

A guided tour through the girl-friendliest movies, television, and music of the season.
By Jenni Miller, Erin DeJesus, and Jen Hazen

High Times

Screen siren Vera Farmiga is blazing a new trail as a daring director.
By Jenni Miller

Under the Influence

Get fall’s most-wanted fashions for less.
By Callie Watts and Kristina Uriegas-Reyes

Hell House

Learn to navigate roommate drama without losing your mind.
By Rosemary Counter

Modern Nature

Darling denim looks that will leave you begging for the blues.
Photographed by Frances Tulk-Hart, styling by Galadriel Masterson

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  • Actress Ahna O’Reilly takes us behind the scenes of The Help; Scarlett O’Hara turns 75; the Charlottesville Lady Arm Wrestlers muscle into our hearts; and more.

  • She-bonics Quotable quips from Maya Angelou, Aretha Franklin, Kristen Wiig, and Ellen Page. By Whitney Dwire

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

  • Boy du Jour Parks and Rec’s Adam Scott gets us hot. By Lisa Butterworth

Real Life
  • Make your own dress form; stock your liquor cabinet with potent potables; get stoked on skillshares; and more.

  • Old School Mom’s Cheesecake. By Lisa Butterworth

  • Buy or DIY You’ll heart this creative nail art! By Fleury Rose and Callie Watts

  • Fierce French style advice from artist Billie Martineau; designer Ashley Cheeks frocks on; philanthropic shopping with fashionABLE; and more.

  • BUST Test Kitchen Our interns rise to the task of testing face cleanser, hair serum, and a gel mask.

  • Good Stuff: Accessorize your desk to look its best. By Stephanie J

Sex Files
  • Questions for the Queen Dr. Carol Queen dishes the dirt to a sex-starved newlywed and a porn-curious co-ed.

  • One-Handed Read A Room With a View. By Sophie Kane

  • Pop Tart The attacks on Rebecca Black are wack. By Wendy McClure

  • News From a Broad Abercrombie & Fitch’s push-up problem. By Kara Buller

  • Eat Me Easy, yummy, veggie sushi! By Chef Rossi

  • Mother Superior Middle school madness. By Ayun Halliday

  • Around the World in 80 Girls Find vacation bliss in Minneapolis! By Rhena Tantisunthorn

  • X Games Why Are You Such a Dick? By Deb Amlen

The BUST Guide
  • Music Reviews; including new releases from Beyoncé and Dolly!

  • Movies When Seeking Happily Ever After, The Whistleblower warns, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark.

  • Books Reviews; plus, the winner of Amber Tamblyn’s poetry contest is revealed!

  • Party Pics Flashes of brilliance from the BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair 2011!

  • BUSTshop

  • The Last Laugh There’s a little Tammy Pierce in all of us. By Esther Pearl Watson

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