Dec/Jan 2010

by Debbie Stoller


Table of Contents Dec/Jan 2010



Truly Gifted

Holiday shopping got you down? We’ve got editors’ picks for everyone on your list.

Poehler Express

Amy Poehler and her comedy collaborator Rachel Dratch break it down as only old friends can.
By Rachel Dratch

The Six-Week Cure

Remembering the era when Reno “divorce ranches” helped unhappily married women start new lives.
By Priya Jain

Lovin’ From the Oven

Delicious gifts you can DIY!
By Lisa Butterworth and Caroline Hwang

It’s Your Life

A hands-on guide to tackling marriage, childbirth, and even the death of a loved one your own way.
By Erin DeJesus

Cold Snap!

Supercool looks for sporty winter chillin’.
Photos by Danielle St. Laurent, styling by Leila Wolford

  • Hooray for Gemma Ray; The Lady Aye trades in purging for sword swallowing; straighten up and skate right with Derby Lite; and more.

  • She-bonics Tracey Emin, Diablo Cody, Trina, and Hillary Clinton get their gab on. By Whitney Dwire

  • Pop Quiz We’re just wild about Ringwald. By Emily Rems

  • Boy du Jour The Mighty Boosh is on the loose! By Jenni Miller

  • Hot Dates Spend the season of celebration at these winter destinations. By Libby Zay

  • Build a batch of dreamcatchers; mind-boggling apartment gardening; gym tips for thick chicks; and more.

  • Old School Granny Ella’s sticky date pudding. By Suzanne Cooper

  • Buy or DIY Hand-spin yarn like they do on the farm. By Megan LaCore and Callie Watts

  • Tamera Ferro’s got style from her shoes to her ’do; take a chance on Alabama’s look from True Romance; homemade perfume that’ll make you swoon; and more.

  • BUST Test Kitchen Our interns pop a boner for hair mask, deodorant, and tea tree toner.

  • Page O’ Shit Long johns for every Jane. By Callie Watts

  • Don’t call it a comeback—boudoir photography’s been here for years; and more.

  • Ask Aunt Betty and Cousin Carlin Get it goin’ on till the break of dawn.

  • One-Handed Read Flavor of Love. By Letty James

  • Pop Tart Plus-sized girls break into reality TV world. By Wendy McClure

  • Museum of Femoribilia Women used to include home mechanics in their bag of tricks. By Lynn Peril

  • News From a Broad Female DUIs on the rise. By Laura Krafft

  • Eat Me Finger-lickin’ finger foods. By Chef Rossi

  • Mother Superior Invented Spelling leaves kids at a loss for words. By Ayun Halliday

  • Around the World in 80 Girls What could be finer than a trip to Asheville, North Carolina? By Erica Stepanian

  • X Games Stop Staring at Me. By Deb Amlen

  • Music Reviews; plus girl-band news from Everett True!

  • Movies It took a Queen to Play The Young Victoria under the Serious Moonlight.

  • Books Reviews; plus Penny Arcade on her new book of plays.

  • BUSTshop

  • The Last Laugh Truth or Dare with Tammy. By Esther Pearl Watson

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