Oct/Nov 2011

by Debbie Stoller


Table of Contents Oct/Nov ’11

Mindy TOC


Working Girl

From Kelly Kapoor to your local bookstore, The Office’s Mindy Kaling is keeping comedy fans in stitches.
By Jill Soloway

Dirty Girls

Resourceful urban farmers are giving new meaning to the term asphalt jungle.
By Stephanie Fisher

The Last Mermaids

Korea’s Jeju Island is sustained by a long tradition of female free-diving that is in danger of coming to an end.
By Alison Flowers

Clean Slate

Jenny Slate’s latest creation, Marcel the Shell, is putting her back on the comedy map.
By Anna Bean

Hit the Deck

See the Greenpeace eco-activist ship the Artic Sunrise through the eyes of its first ever all-female deckhand crew.
By Blaire Broidy

Supernatural Beauty

Country singer Nikki Lane gets gussied up in fall’s best eco-friendly fashions.
Photographed by Glynis Selina Arban, styling by Lara Backmender

  • Kreayshawn is putting Oakland rap on the map; Miss Representation hits Oprah’s TV station; the Teal Cat Project is in full effect; and more.

  • She-bonics Beyoncé, Miranda July, Zooey Deschanel, and Adele have secrets to tell. By Whitney Dwire

  • Pop Quiz Harper Lee’s tomb stands the test of time. By Emily Rems

  • Hot Dates October and November Events to remember. By Libby Zay

  • Boy du Jour Workaholics’ Blake Anderson is sweet as a honey bun. By Lisa Butterworth

  • DIY bitters will make your drinks better; learn the foster parenting ropes from someone who knows; mix up some toothpaste to suit your taste; and more.

  • Old School Obaachan’s Miso Soup. By Jenni Gwiazdowski

  • BUY or DIY Join the bento box lunch bunch! By Callie Watts

  • Talkin’ Tokyo street style with fashion blogger La Carmina; the Ettes’ multi-talented drummer tries her hand at design; the slow clothing movement takes its time; and more

  • BUST Test Kitchen Our interns get spoiled with cleansing towelettes, scented soap, and body oil

  • Good Stuff Budget-friendly green gift picks. By Stephanie J

Sex Files
  • Earth-friendly Luna Pads are rad; and more.

  • Questions for the Queen Dr. Carol Queen helps a gal who can’t keep her hands off Hitachi’s Magic Wand.

  • One-Handed Read Slippery When Wet. By Rakel Thorpe

  • Pop Tart Hollywood’s wedding bells hit a sour note. By Wendy McClure

  • Museum of Femoribilia Did round garters possess supernatural powers? By Lynn Peril

  • News From a Broad Saudi women hit the road for equality. By Kara Buller

  • Nickel and Dined Sweet potato pancakes with whiskey-kissed candied pecans. By Isa Chandra Moskowitz

  • Mother Superior Elementary endings. By Ayun Halliday

  • Around the World in 80 Girls Salem, Mass, is a gas! By Alexandra Pecci

  • X Games Breaking the Curse. By Deb Amlen

The BUST Guide
  • Music Reviews; plus tour talk with Deborah Harry!

  • Movies In the Texas Killing Fields, Janie Jones is known as a Dirty Girl.

  • Books Reviews; plus, Jennifer Baumgardner says F’em!

  • BUSTshop

  • The Last Laugh Tammy Pierce is up to her old tricks. By Esther Pearl Watson

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