Dec/Jan 2011

by Debbie Stoller


Table of Contents Dec/Jan 2011



The Bust Gift Guide

Our staff’s picks for the best buys of the season.
Photographed by Levi Brown and Christine Blackburne

L.A. Story

Art-house cinema queen Sofi a Coppola opens up to an indie-rock icon.
By Kim Gordon

Home Is Where The Heart Is

Your ultimate guide to DIY holiday décor.
Photographed by Sarah Anne Ward, styling by Stephanie Hanes

The Gift Of Gab

Small talk with big-time writer Fran Lebowitz.
By Phoebe Magee

Man Up!

New Year’s relationship resolutions for the man in your life to make (for once!)
By Brendan Tapley

Kiss Me Deadly

Plus-size supermodel Ashley Graham tries on flirty film-noir fashions.
Photographed by Danielle St. Laurent, styling by Julie Matos

  • Catching up with Party Down’s Lizzy Caplan; Project Thrive keeps girls’ hopes alive; Belgium’s Scala women’s choir creeps us out; and more.

  • She-bonics Julia Roberts, Mira Sorvino, Chelsea Handler, and Halle Berry all have their worries. By Whitney Dwire

  • Pop Quiz Belinda Carlisle’s still got the beat! By Emily Rems

  • Boy du Jour Getting to know Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo. By Molly Simms

  • Hot Dates Some holiday season events are better than presents. By Libby Zay

  • Having a ball with mug decals; radical self-loving with Gala Darling; medical advice for the uninsured among us; and more.

  • Old School Grandma Anna’s cartellate. By Marie Penny

  • Buy or DIY Snug as a bug in a handmade rug. By Callie Watts

  • Craft up some eye shadow that’ll make you flip your lids; party-dress success; a muff you won’t be able to keep your hands out of; and more.

  • BUST Test Kitchen Our interns take on the task of trying out top coat, moisturizer, and a hair masque.

  • Good Stuff Get glam with a look inspired by Made in Dagenham. By Stephanie J

  • Sensual forays while home for the holidays; and more.

  • Questions for the Queen Dr. Carol Queen cures your love-life strife.

  • One-Handed Read Dirty Decimal. By Sara DiMaggio

  • Pop Tart The end of the “Cathy” era. By Wendy McClure

  • Museum of Femoribilia The race to be Miss Popularity. By Lynn Peril

  • News From a Broad Phasing out breast ironing. By Kara Buller

  • Eat Me Munchies-busting marvels. By Chef Rossi

  • Mother Superior Mama-imposed hangout horrors. By Ayun Halliday

  • Around the World in 80 Girls Set your sights on some Miami vice. By Francesca Franco

  • X Games Mad for Mad Men. By Deb Amlen

  • Music Reviews; plus Agent Ribbons.

  • Movies It’s a Radical Act when your Tiny Furniture is Made in Dagenham.

  • Books Reviews; plus the return of Amber Tamblyn’s Poetry Corner.

  • Party Pics Sweet shots from Maker Faire, Comic Con, and CMJ!

  • BUSTshop

  • The Last Laugh The Tammy Pierce saga continues. By Esther Pearl Watson

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