Oct/Nov 2010

by Debbie Stoller


Table of Oct/Nov 2010



Armed And Dangerous

Look out, world: Helen Mirren is packin’ heat. By Mikki Halpin

What’s The Frequency, Hedy?

The stunning, true story of how screen siren Hedy Lamarr became the grandmother of modern-day cell phones.
By Lynn Peril

Less Than Zero

One woman’s firsthand account of a winter spent at the most remote science research facility on earth—Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station.
By Michèle Gentille

The Secret Life Of Bees

Mind-blowing closeup photographs of our little honey-making friends.
By Rose-Lynn Fisher

She Blinded Me With Science

Putting female research scientists and their groundbreaking work under the microscope.
By Trina Arpin

Feminist Hulk

This Twitter phenomenon is smashing the patriarchy, 140 characters at a time.
Produced by Mikki Halpin, illustrations by Rebecca Odes


Charlotte Kemp Muhl and Sean Lennon of the Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger model looks dripping in occult opulence.
Photographed by Glynis Selina Arban, styling by Priscilla Polley

  • South African rappers Die Antwoord are taking over the world; fighting fat talk is easier than you think; photographer Eleanor Moseman hits the road for girls’ education; and more.

  • She-bonics Lady Gaga, Erykah Badu, Kyra Sedgwick, and Anna Paquin for the win. By Whitney Dwire

  • Pop Quiz Remembering the great discoveries of Marie Curie. By Emily Rems

  • Boy du Jour David Cross brings his comedy to IFC. By Sabrina Ford

  • Hot Dates From October to November, we’ve got you covered. By Libby Zay

  • Amy Sedaris stretches as a crafter; public-speaking tips sure to get you heard; DIY vanilla extract is mmm-mmm good; and more.

  • Old School Grandma Monty’s German potato salad. By Kat Nelson

  • Buy or DIY Replace your boring old bling with a two-fi ngered ring. By Callie Watts

  • A boutique owner shares her fashion fl air; treat your ’do with a dry shampoo; Halloween getups that won’t make you throw up; and more.

  • BUST Test Kitchen Our interns give their skin a rub with lip balm, cleansing cream, and body scrub.

  • Page O’ Shit You’ll look mighty fl y in these looks inspired by sci-fi . By Stephanie J

  • Buying your first vibrator; and more.

  • 100 Questions for the Queen Dr. Carol Queen’s legit tips for your lady bits.

  • One-Handed Read Trick or Treat. By Erin Lyndal Martin

  • Pop Tart The cultural shift toward Taylor Swift. By Wendy McClure

  • Museum of Femoribilia Disposable pads were totally rad. By Lynn Peril  

  • News From a Broad Men may be better at erections, but gals excel at directions. By Kara Buller

  • Nickel and Dined We dare you not to start drooling after reading these four little words: peanut butter–caramel apples! By Isa Chandra Moskowitz

  • Mother Superior Dad’s trip to the dress-up box sparks a race against the clock. By Ayun Halliday

  • Around the World in 80 Girls Vancouver is for lovers. By Erin Gibbs

  • X Games What the Fuck? By Deb Amlen

  • Music Reviews; plus the return of Corin Tucker!

  • Movies You Wont Miss Me once The Freebie leads to Orgasm Inc.

  • Books Reviews; plus Erika Lopez scores with her new memoir.

  • BUSTshop

  • The Last Laugh Tammy Pierce is at it again. By Esther Pearl Watson

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