Dec/Jan 2009

by Tara


Table of Contents Dec/Jan ’09



Acid Queen

Getting down to business with songstress Jenny Lewis.
By Molly Simms

Made With Love

Expert crafters reveal their best DIY ideas of the year.
Compiled by Lisa Butterworth, photos by Andrew McCall

Mad Women

During advertising’s golden age, females were far from typical wage slaves.
By Erin DeJesus

For Those About to Rock

These head-bangin’ chicks need heavy metal to get their kicks.
By Jenny Rose Ryan, photos by Angela Boatwright

The Right Stuff

The BUST staff’s picks for this year’s must-have gifts. Girls on Film Indie-music upstarts shed some light on frocks that rock.
Photos by Aliya Naumoff, styling by Christian Stroble

  • Wisecrackin’ Sarah Haskins; following the lead of the Granny Peace Brigade; Lilly McElroy flings herself at boys; and more.

  • She-bonics Patti Smith, America Ferrera, Anne Hathaway, Margaret Cho, and Keira Knightley get gossipy. By Whitney Dwire

  • Boy du Jour John Roberts makes us laugh till it hurts. By Dawn Mauberret

  • Pop Quiz Get set, get ready, we love Estelle Getty! By Emily Rems

  • Hot Dates Spend your wintry nights seeing the sights. By Emelyne Smith

  • An apron you’ll wanna jump on; homemade deodorant helps you stay fresh for less; renegade kitchens serve up a restaurant vibe on the sly; and more.

  • Buy or DIY It’s not hard to make your own greeting cards. By Eunice and Sabrina Moyle and Callie Watts

  • Old School Grandma Butterworth’s trifle. By Lisa Butterworth

  • A photo editor sports a style that flatters her; fashion a fascinator or rock a pillbox; look hot as hell with tips from Estelle; and more.

  • Fashionista Your wardrobe should feature a dress from Dear Creatures. By Lisa Butterworth

  • BUST Test Kitchen Our interns give their makeup a smooth remove, enjoy the smell of some shower gel, and give a new toothpaste a taste.

  • Page O’ Shit Yoga stuff to help you get buff. By Callie Watts

  • Try Semenex on your guy or your ex; damn it feels good to be STFree; and more Ask Aunt Betty and Cousin Carlin Our sexpert team helps you turn up the steam. By Dr. Betty Dodson and Carlin Ross

  • One-Handed Read The Maintenance Man. By Hunter London

  • Pop Tart Laura Ingalls still makes us tingle. By Wendy McClure

  • Museum of Femoribilia This board game scarf might make you barf. By Lynn Peril

  • News From a Broad Cheerleaders take a lickin’ and keep on tickin’. By Laura Krafft

  • Eat Me Desperately seeking boozin’. By Chef Rossi

  • Mother Superior Caught up in the whims of middle-school gym. By Ayun Halliday

  • Around the World in 80 Girls Take your next holiday in Savannah, GA! By Jessica Leigh Lebos

  • Games Body Math Index By Deb Amlen

  • Music Reviews; plus Ebony Bones is second to none.

  • Movies Wendy and Lucy Pray the Devil Back to Hell by asking Who Does She Think She Is?

  • Books Reviews; plus Norah Vincent’s latest stunt.

  • BUSTshop

  • The Last Laugh Tammy Pierce’s Morrissey massacre. By Esther Pearl Watson

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