On Newsstands Now: Aug/Sept 2012

Table of Contents Aug/Sept 2012



Smells Like Teen SpiritSixteen-year-old blogging superstar Tavi Gevinson puts out the most thoughtful analyses of style, fashion, culture, and girlhood online today—after she finishes her homework. By Anaheed Alani

She’s Got the LookFashion bloggers’ picks for the season’s hottest threads. Compiled by Molly Simms

Fall Preview 2012Mark your calendars for the best upcoming ladycentric movie, TV, and music releases! By Lisa Butterworth, Jenni Miller, and Eliza Thompson

Out in the OpenEver wondered what it would take to pull off a successful open relationship? By Heather Buchheim

Prints CharmingLooking great in graphics is becoming a pattern. Photographed by Jessica Scott, Styled by Leila Wolford





Editor’s Letter



Ruby Sparks’ Zoe Kazan; Paris’ Gals Rock Shop; The Model Alliance; and more.

She-BonicsMichelle Obama, Chelsea Handler, Vanessa Williams, and Michelle Pfeiffer deliver the chatter. By Whitney Dwire

Hot DatesAugust and September dates to remember. By Libby Zay

Pop QuizLet’s all give a hand to Carmen Miranda. By Emily Rems

News from a BroadReaders rally for Seventeen to stop the Photoshop. By Kara Buller

Boy du JourWhen Mike Birbiglia says Sleepwalk With Me, he doesn’t have to ask us twice. By Molly Simms

Pop TartPerson of Pinterest. By Wendy McClure


Stencil a cool tote; shop for a new home stereo; can from the farm stand; and more.

Eat MeSucculent green smoothies, salads, and sautés. By Chef Rossi

Mother SuperiorWet hot American Summer. By Ayun Halliday

Buy or DIYProtect ya neck with a cool collar. By Callie Watts

What Would Roseanne Barr Do?The comedy legend explains why “men are a female activity.” By Roseanne Barr

Around the World in 80 GirlsYou’ll be wowed by the fun in Krakow. By Rachel Khona


Fashion stylist Shirley Kurata rocks her frock; amazing marbled nail art; Beth Ditto’s fave beauty prods; and more.

BUSTTest KitchenOur interns primp their peepers with gel eyeliners.

Good StuffSuper seasonal accessories. By Stephanie J.


MusicReviews; plus Kreayshawn’s debut finally hits the street.

MoviesLittle Birds Won’t Back Down from Chicken with Plums.

BooksReviews; plus drinkin’ the haterade with Joan Rivers!


Express your ecosexuality; non-gross porn dudes; and more.

One-Handed Read Blackberries. By Kate Conway



X GAMESSharp Words. By Deb Amlen

The Last LaughTammy Pierce lets her fists do the talking. By Esther Pearl Watson