Oct/Nov 2012

by Lan Truong


Table of Contents Oct/Nov2012



The Incredible Sulk

In one roll of an eye, Parks and Recreation’s Aubrey Plaza made her mark on comedy forever.
By Lisa Butterworth

Pie it Forward

Sweet, savory, traditional, vegan, and raw twists on everyone’s favorite holiday dish.
Compiled by Molly Simms

She’s So Unusual

Amanda Palmer, the musician behind the most lucrative campaign in Kickstarter history, shares her wealth of experience.
By Eliza C. Thompson

Riding High

The surprising story of how the humble bicycle was instrumental in women’s liberation.
By Lynn Peril


Spooky styles inspired by artist Vali Myers, aka The Witch of Positano.
Photographed by Alexandra Valenti, Styled by Rachel Hunt


  • British belter Paloma Faith; This Slut Votes; India’s teen sex educator; and more.

  • She-Bonics Rachel Maddow, Lena Dunham, Charlize Theron, and Maya Angelou are fun to talk to. By Whitney Dwire

  • News from a Broad China’s one-child policy gets grisly. By Kara Buller

  • Museum of Femoribilia Remembering when washing was the absolute worst for women. By Lynn Peril

  • Boy du Jour Crushing out on Doctor Who’s Matt Smith. By Julide Tanriverdi

  • Pop Quiz The dance floor’s a bummer without Donna Summer. By Emily Rems

  • Pop Tart Examining the media craze around Fifty Shades. By Wendy McClure

  • Easy Halloween masks; herbal cold and flu remedies; coffee the old fashioned way; and more.

  • Nickel and Dined Awesome autumn tacos. By Isa Chandra Moskowitz

  • What Would Roseanne Barr Do? The comedy legend tackles workplace woes, depression, and dating after 40. By Roseanne Barr

  • Around the World in 80 Girls No sleep till Brooklyn! By Johanna Gohmann

  • Style tips from graphic designer Courtney Burgam; workout wear for every woman; the season’s best boots and tights; and more.

  • Booty Call Freaky, festive fall finds. By Callie Watts

  • Good Stuff Yarn creations from across the globe. By Stephanie J.

  • BUST Test Kitchen Our interns make a pit stop with three vegan deodorants.

  • Music Reviews; plus the return of Bat for Lashes.

  • Movies Nobody Walks when they’re Smashed. At least, That’s What She Said.

  • Books Reviews; plus Hollywood legend Penny Marshall on her new memoir!

  • Easy ways to get wet; accessories that double as titillating toys; and more.

  • One-Handed Read Cherry Boy. By Indigo Skye

  • BUSTshop

  • X GAMES Shop the Boobtique. By Deb Amlen

  • The Last Laugh Tammy Pierce takes on the cheerleading squad. By Esther Pearl Watson

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