June/July 2009

by Debbie Stoller


Table of Contents June/July 2009



Absolutely Fabu-list

Funny lady Kathy Griffin snorts coke and punches her makeup artist in the face! (Psych.)
By Priya Jain

The Vagina Dialogues

Getting to the bottom of why chicks are trying to “fix” their lady bits with surgery, and the results of our private-parts reader survey.
By Johanna Gohmann

Puttin’ on the Blitz

A rock icon gets the goods on one of his favorite bands, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs!
By Thurston Moore

Angry in Pink

In a country known for trying to stifle strong-willed women, an unlikely leader and her army of pink-clad vigilantes are hell-bent on justice.
By Anuj Chopra

Peaches and Cream

Not now, honey—our favorite father fucker has a headache.
By Callie Watts

On the Road

Nashville is the perfect backdrop for this denim daydream.
Photos by Glynis Selina Arban, styling by Leanna Ford

  • Away We Go with Vendela Vida; feminist go-go girls shake it just for the fun of it; why Jeannette Rankin is someone politicos need to know; and more.

  • She-bonics Neko Case, Kate Winslet, Jessica Alba, and Tina Turner let it all hang out. By Whitney Dwire

  • Pop Quiz Courtney Love could eat you alive. By Emily Rems

  • Boy du Jour Diego Luna es muy caliente! By Jenni Miller

  • Hot Dates Get off your keister and get some culture, sister! By Libby Zay

  • Make your own piñata and stuff it full of love; travel the world without leaving your ’hood; Kansas City’s snow-cone queen shows us how it’s done; and more.

  • Celebrity Old School Clara Bow’s vanilla marlow. By Jenny Hammerton

  • Buy or DIY These cute and crafty shower curtains will make even the dirtiest girl wanna come clean. By Emma Onstott and Callie Watts

  • Inside fashion designer Keiko Lynn Groves’ closet; sublime summer swimwear; unbelievable human-hair jewelry; and more.

  • Fashionista You’ll love the artistic inspiration behind Alyson Fox’s Small Collection. By Laura Neilson

  • BUST Test Kitchen our interns get down with some sunblock, some salt scrub, and some oil-absorbing tissues.

  • Page O’ Shit Everything you need for a BUST-y beach party. By Callie Watts

  • The island of mutant vibes; and more.

  • Ask Aunt Betty and Cousin Carlin Because sometimes, getting it on just isn’t self-explanatory.

  • One-Handed Read Good Neighbors. By Claire Kirwin

  • Pop Tart Have you seen Jessica’s Ass? By Wendy McClure

  • Museum of Femoribilia For women in the ’50s, lab work was more than just child’s play. By Lynn Peril

  • News From a Broad The New York National Guard gives mandatory pregnancy testing the boot. By Laura Krafft

  • Eat Me Snack on these super sandwiches. By Chef Rossi

  • Mother Superior Kid-friendly science centers give this mom heartburn. By Ayun Halliday

  • Around the World in 80 Girls Wellington, New Zealand, is where it’s at. By Gemma Gracewood

  • X Games Musical Mystery Date. By Deb Amlen

  • Music Reviews; plus time well spent with Tori Amos.

  • Movies Séraphine finds herself in The Hurt Locker when Sita Sings the Blues.

  • Books Reviews; plus poet Staceyann Chin on her new memoir.

  • Party Pix SXSW was the best!

  • BUSTshop

  • The Last Laugh Hair today, gone tomorrow. By Esther Pearl Watson

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