June/July 2010

by Debbie Stoller


Table of Contents June/July 2010



Most Wanted

She & Him’s M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel are really swell.
By Kelly McClure

Women Who Rock

Inspiring conversations with four mighty musicians. Starring: Cherie Currie, Joan Jett, Jill Scott, and Wanda Jackson.
By Emily Rems, Sabrina Ford, and Colleen Kane

Life’s A Picnic

Our step-by-step guide to hosting the greatest outdoor food fest of all time!
By Lisa Butterworth


Tilda Swinton creates yet another unforgettable cinema woman.
By Phoebe Magee

Quiet Riot

Remembering the magic and mayhem of riot grrrl with the women who made it happen.
By Marisa Meltzer

The Revolution Continues

Our riot grrrl recap rolls on with insights from Kathleen Hanna, one of the movement’s most powerful voices.
By Mikki Halpin

Beautiful Noise

Sweet summer styles modeled by the season’s hottest music makers. Featuring: Joanna Newsom, Karen Elson, CocoRosie, Kelis, Florence and the Machine, Laura Burhenn of the Mynabirds, Sharon Jones, Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast, Alexis Krauss of Sleigh Bells, Melissa Auf der Maur, and the Dum Dum Girls.
Photographed by Glynis Selina Arban, styling by Priscilla Polley

  • The Supercute! girls rock our world; constructionistas get the right fi t at Woman Up; bowling champ Kelly Kulick; and more.

  • She-bonics Tina Fey, Jessica Simpson, Ellen DeGeneres, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus lay some wisdom on us. By Whitney Dwire

  • Pop Quiz Mariah Carey hits all the right notes. By Emily Rems

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

  • Make a cami and panties from an old tee; shake your derrière with Wii fi tness software; putting the L Letterpress to the test; and more.

  • Old School Grandma Peterson’s doggie treats. By Sheila Julson

  • Buy or DIY Design an iPod dock that rocks. By Callie Watts and Lori Forty Weaver

  • A street-fashion photog’s rad togs; clothes for gals who like to bike; looks inspired by Riff Randell that are too hot to handle; and more.

  • BUST Test Kitchen Our interns prepare to be seen with some towelettes, bronzer, and shave cream.

  • Page O’ Shit Try these summer travel buys before taking to the skies. By Stephanie J

  • Steamy vid picks from the Feminist Porn Awards; and more.

  • Questions for the Queen Between-the-sheets expertise from our new sex advice columnist, Dr. Carol Queen.

  • One-Handed Read A Sexy Yarn. By Letty James

  • Pop Tart Hooked on Facebook. By Wendy McClure

  • Museum of Femoribilia Remembering a world where women wore pregnancy girdles. By Lynn Peril

  • News From a Broad Doing fi ne thanks to Title IX. By Kara Buller

  • Nickel and Dined Serving up a super quinoa salad supper. By Isa Chandra Moskowitz

  • Mother Superior Mama takes time to play while putting the dolls away. By Ayun Halliday

  • Around the World in 80 Girls Hit the trails of Cardiff, Wales. By Los Campesinos!

  • X Games Sweet Treats. By Deb Amlen

  • Music Reviews; plus news flash! We love Kate Nash!

  • Movies Mother and Child know The Kids Are All Right thanks to Joan Rivers.

  • Books Reviews; plus Virginie Despentes on her audacious King Kong Theory.

  • BUSTshop

  • The Last Laugh Tammy’s bathing-suit try-on-athon. By Esther Pearl Watson

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