Oct/Nov 2009

by Debbie Stoller


Table of Contents Oct/Nov 2009



The Young Ones

Real talk with Whip It’s supercool co-stars Ellen Page and Alia Shawkat.
By Emily McCombs

Mad Mend

Don’t throw that dress away because of a little tear! With a few fix-it tricks, you’ll have it ready to wear.
By Kelly Rand

Smells Like Teen Spirit

A high school feminist reveals what it’s like to work for women’s rights in a place where even teachers put up a fight.
By Carmen Rodi


Old-school advice that will make you cringe courtesy of the thrift-store paperback bin.
By David Rapp

Rebel, Rebel

Folk legend Buffy Sainte-Marie is back with her fi rst release in 13 years, and it’s music to her famous fans’ ears.
By Michael Levine

The Mystery at the Old Barn

Nancy Drew– inspired looks that will make your hair curl, modeled by music makers the Vivian Girls.
Photos by Amanda Bruns, styling by Cannon

Real Life
  • Treat your face to an embroidered pillowcase; children of the candy corn; customize the fabric of your life; and more.

  • Old School Grandma’s orange drop cookies. By Liza Eckert

  • Buy or DIY Attack of the killer-cute spice racks. By Lori Forty Weaver and Callie Watts

  • Cynara Geissler’s got it goin’ on; shoes and socks that rock; DIY beauty prods fresh from your kitchen; and more.

  • Fashionista I love Witches. By Sara Graham

  • BUST Test Kitchen Our interns give lip balm, body lotion, and hand purifier their trial by fire.

  • Page O’ Shit Adorable baking tools that’ll make you drool. By Callie Watts

  • An alternative if the Pill makes you ill; and more.

  • Ask Aunt Betty and Cousin Carlin Doin’ it, and doin’ it, and doin’ it well.

  • One-Handed Read Breaking News. By Ursa Davies

  • Pop Tart Barbie’s world is less pink than you think. By Wendy McClure

  • Museum of Femoribilia The lasting legacy of lipstick. By Lynn Peril

  • News From a Broad Female condoms hit the big time. By Laura Krafft

  • Nickel and Dined Our new vegan columnist dishes up the rice stuff. By Isa Chandra Moskowitz

  • Mother Superior The other awards season isn’t always pleasin’. By Ayun Halliday

  • Around the World in 80 Girls Reykjavík, Iceland, is grand! By Jenny Gottstein

  • X Games Birth Control Confi dential. By Deb Amlen

  • Music Reviews; plus Exene Cervenka’s new album might surprise you.

  • Movies The Private Lives of Pippa Lee face Motherhood with A Wink and a Smile.

  • Books Reviews; from Lydia Lunch to Marilyn French.

  • BUSTshop

  • The Last Laugh Home alone by the phone. By Esther Pearl Watson

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