Dec/Jan 2012

by Debbie Stoller


Table of Contents Dec/Jan 2012



Gift Guide

Our editors tracked down the season’s best budget-friendly buys so you don’t have to! (You’re welcome.)

The Kat’s Meow

California dreamin’ with Kat Dennings, the break-out star of 2 Broke Girls.
By Lisa Butterworth

Raising the Bar

The next time your barkeep asks, “What’ll it be?” answer with authority!
By Kayleigh Kulp

Pretty in Pig

The Muppets star Miss Piggy weighs in on life as the world’s most glamorous puppet.
By Catie Lazarus

Dum Struck

Daringly dark fashions modeled by the incomparable Dum Dum Girls.
Photographed by Amanda Marsalis, styling by Djuna Bel

The Bust 2012 Calendar

Tear-out wall art to keep you company all year long.
Illustrated by Saejean Oh

  • We love it when Mad Men’s Alison Brie is on TV; Miranda July delivers another sweet read; the Milk Truck nips trouble in the bud; and more.

  • She-bonics Rihanna, Viola Davis, Jane Fonda, and Kim Cattrall tell all. By Whitney Dwire

  • Pop Quiz Queen Latifah gets the royal treatment. By Emily Rems

  • Hot Dates A visit from the December and January events fairy. By Libby Zay

  • Boy du Jour Delicious dish with Anthony Bourdain. By Laurie Henzel

  • A 3D holiday card for your nearest and dearest; a florist reveals her secrets for badass bouquets; The BUST DIY Guide to Life has arrived!; and more.

  • Old School Nana’s original fettuccine Alfredo. By Tricia Rosetty

  • Buy or DIY Whether homemade or artisanal, candy is mad seasonal. By Lisa Butterworth and Callie Watts

  • Fashion blogger Lydia Okello makes it work; designer Alexandra Grecco delivers the flirty and femme; bump up your look with a hair fall; and more.

  • BUST Test Kitchen. Our interns gussy up with toner, mascara, and natural nail polish remover.

  • Good Stuff Light up your holiday nights with flashy fash. By Stephanie J

  • Three popular flicks go triple-X; and more.

  • Questions for the Queen Dr. Carol Queen helps a gal get out of her nub-rubbing rut.

  • One-Handed Read Feel the Vibrations. By Leora Stark Columns

  • Museum of Femoribilia Did black bras exist in 1938? By Lynn Peril

  • Pop Tart Rock star requiems revisited. By Wendy McClure

  • News From a Broad Soon it will cost nil to get the pill. By Kara Buller

  • Eat Me Get your meat on Eastern European style. By Chef Rossi

  • What Would Roseanne Barr Do? Life advice from TV’s most outspoken mom. By Roseanne Barr

  • Around the World in 80 Girls Cork City, Ireland, is a wonderland! By Aoife Barry

  • X Games Musical Interlude. By Deb Amlen

  • Music Reviews; plus, a new album from Florence and the Machine.

  • Books Reviews; plus, real talk with Carrie Fisher.

  • Movies In the Land of Blood and Honey, Melancholia will make you a Pariah.

  • Party Pics Scenes from this year’s Maker Faire!

  • BUSTshop

  • The Last Laugh Tammy Pierce gets a lesson in the cost of kissing. By Esther Pearl Watson

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