Oct/Nov 2008

by Tara


Table of Contents October/November 2008



Shooting Star

Sarah Silverman reveals her latest taboo in our comedy queens cover interview.
By Jenna Wortham

The Green Party

The next time you’re in an entertaining mood, try hosting a potluck with local food!
By Lisa Butterworth with Christina Amini



Standup maverick Margaret Cho tells our editor-in-chief what enquiring minds want to know.
By Debbie Stoller

Who’s Afraid of Michelle Obama?

Why so many find it scary imagining her as first lady.
By K. Emily Bond

The Big Trip

When these ladies each took a life-changing voyage, they brought back with them much more than luggage.
By Katherine Goldstein

Pretty Funny

Having a ball with Flight of the Conchords’ Kristen Schaal.
By Emily McCombs

Field of Dreams

Nomadic friends showing off fashion’s sweetest fall trends.
Photos by Jeaneen Lund, styling by Shannon Turgeon

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  • Marnie Stern’s a star on electric guitar; pull up a stool at Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School; Jillian McDonald’s smart zombie art; and more.

  • She-bonics Charlize Theron, Teri Garr, Susan Sarandon, Liz Phair, and Maggie Gyllenhaal tell all. By Whitney Dwire

  • Boy du Jour We hang on every word Freddy Rodriguez says. By Priya Jain

  • Pop Quiz Love her or hate her, here comes Joan Rivers. By Emily Rems

  • Hot Dates Plan an October to savor and a November to remember. By Emelyne Smith

  • Easy canning tips for your fave fall crops; Sweet Tooth of the Tiger sets sugar fiends’ hearts afire; alley cat bike races bring smiles to girls’ faces; and more.

  • Buy or DIY Don’t let laziness get in the whey, make or buy some great cheese today! By Jenny Rose Ryan and Callie Watts

  • Old School Mom’s chicken divan. By Sarah Jaffe

  • A computer geek shows off her goth chic; styles you’ll want to claim from The Fabulous Stains; accessories made from Barbies; and more.

  • BUST Test Kitchen Our interns get down with hair powder, shampoo, and lotion for their tattoos.

  • Fashionista Dressing well with Smart Fitzjerrell. By Tracie Broom

  • Trend Spotting Style bloggers give a holla to Peter Pan collars. By Tara Marks

  • Page O’ Shit Creepy crawly prods for your home and your bod. By Callie Watts

  • Removing the discomfort from your next gyno visit; porn shots get legit in a new art-book set; and more Ask Aunt Betty and Cousin Carlin

  • Our sexpert adds a sassy sidekick to her bag of tricks! By Dr. Betty Dodson and Carlin

  • Ross One-Handed Read The Book of Love. By Anne Murphy

Pop Tart The seductive banality of celebreality. By Wendy McClure

Museum of Femoribilia The ageless lust to increase women’s busts. By Lynn Peril

  • News From a Broad Despite G8’s deliberations, many face starvation. By Laura Krafft

Eat Me These root veggie recipes are sure to please. By Chef Rossi

Mother Superior Mom obsesses over her kids’ messes. By Ayun Halliday

  • Around the World in 80 Girls A Sri Lankan holiday will take your breath away! By Rachel Weeks

X Games Undie Rock By Deb Amlen


  • Music Reviews; plus Theresa Andersson is second to none.

  • Movies It’s Sync or Swim when Rachel Getting Married has a Dream of Life.

  • Books Reviews; plus Juliana Hatfield keeps it real.

  • BUSTShop

  • The Last Laugh Tammy Pierce is a hot mess. By Esther Pearl Watson

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