June/July 2012

by Lan Truong


 Table of Contents June/July 2012



Lady and the Vamp

True Blood’s Anna Paquin on the role that changed her life.
By Lisa Butterworth

Piece of Cake

Easy ways to throw the world’s best birthday party.
By Molly Simms

Nobody Beats the Lizz Daily Show

Creator Lizz Winstead’s new book is off the hook.
By Rachel Shukert

Bands Across America

Your essential summer concert guide.
By Eliza Thompson

Pill Poppers

These days birth-control pills are prescribed for way more than just contraception. But is that a good thing?
By Rachel Friedman

Vamos al Paraíso

Tropical styles guaranteed to flatter your curves.
Photographed by Samantha West, Styled by Shibon Kennedy



  • Beach House’s Victoria Legrand; when Barbie and Hoarders collide; Knitting Behind Bars; and more.

  • She-bonics Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Lawrence, Uma Thurman, and Annie Lennox serve up sound bites. By Whitney Dwire

  • News from a Broad The new Legos have got to go. By Kara Buller

  • Boy du Jour Luke Kirby’s performance in Take This Waltz has women talkin’ and panties droppin’. By Molly Simms

  • Museum of Femoribilia An intriguing look at Victorian hairwork. By Lynn Peril

  • Hot Dates Fun stuff to try in June and July. By Libby Zay

  • Pop Quiz Celebrating the eternal flame of Etta James. By Emily Rems

  • Pop Tart Why Mad Men and Downton Abbey make us so happy. By Wendy McClure

  • Designer Yokoo Gibraan has style for miles; shirnky dink jewelry; the season’s best swimsuits to flatter your shape; how to care for natural black hair; and more.

  • BUST Test Kitchen We unleash our team on organic sunscreens.

  • Good Stuff A gaggle of bags for on-the-go summer fun. By Stephanie J.

  • Music Reviews; plus real talk with Santigold and Rufus Wainwright.

  • Movies Seeking a Friend for the End of the World to stop the Hysteria ofYour Sister’s Sister.

  • Books Reviews; plus the best new reads on modern motherhood.

  • Fake hymens are busted; sexercise what’s between your thighs; and more.

  • One-Handed Read Under the Roman Moon. By Veronica Jane Burroughs

  • Event Pics Sweet shots from the BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair Spring 2012!

  • BUSTshop

  • X Games This Means War. By Deb Amlen

  • The Last Laugh Tammy Pierce just says no to grass. By Esther Pearl Watson

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