Reviewed by Melynda Fuller Barnheart: The Incurable Longing for a Farm of One’s Own By Jenna Woginrich (Storey) At some point, every city-dweller utters the words, “I wish I could just move to the country and start a farm.” In her new memoir, writer Jenna Woginrich lays out that idyllic landscape found so often in the deep sighs of those who feel trapped by urban life. After a short stint as a homesteader in Idaho, Woginrich takes a job in rural ... Read More
Female friendships take center stage in Lena Dunham’s new HBO show Hannah, the character Lena Dunham plays in her new HBO series, Girls (which premiered April 15), thinks she may be the voice of her generation. Or, she adds, “at least a voice of a generation.” And while Hannah may be right to amend her assertion, in Dunham’s case, the former statement may be more accurate. The 25-year-old native New Yorker first came to prominence with her 2010 film, ... Read More
  Reviewed by Maria Elena Buszek Madonna & Me: Women Writers on the Queen of Pop Edited by Laura Barcella (Soft Skull)   If the way the Interwebz blew up the minute she hit the stage at the 2012 Super Bowl is any indication, Madonna has not lost her ability to provoke and fascinate—even as she approaches the end of her third decade as a pop icon. This fact is on abundant display in the new anthology Madonna and Me, edited by journalist (and BUST ... Read More
The lucky ducks who already have our April/May issue have seen the “Buy or DIY” story about making your own natural solid perfume. (It’s so easy, a cavewoman could do it. One with access to a microwave, at least.) Our accompanying “Buy” section offers some fantastic scented-oil perfumes which were sniff-tested in our office by a discriminating panel of BUST staffers and interns. But you’re probably wondering what Brooklyn rocker Andy Animal would ... Read More
Alexis Krauss, frontwoman for of-the-moment rockers Sleigh Bells, compiled some of her top musical picks for our April/May issue. Below are the tunes that make her tick.     “Genesis” by Grimes “She’s already released two records, and I loved ‘Oblivion,’ the first single she put out, but I’m really into ‘Genesis.’ I’ve been listening to it pretty obsessively.” You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this video “212” ... Read More
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