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Dec/Jan 2013




Mary, Mary From kicking butt in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World to breaking the chains of addiction in Smashed, Mary Elizabeth Winstead is having an on-screen breakthrough. By Eliza C. Thompson

Resolutions Worth Keeping America’s favorite TV mom gives self-improvement advice for the new year that has nothing to do with dieting. By Roseanne Barr

Queens of the Neighborhood Riot grrrl pioneers Bikini Kill are commemorating their 20th anniversary by keeping the dream alive. By Lisa Butterworth

All That Glitters A woman with an unusual phobia explains why diamonds aren’t always a girl’s best friend. By Raquel D’Apice

Cold Comfort Look hot in the snow with fashions inspired by Doctor Zhivago. Photographed by Amanda Bruns, Styled by Cannon for Judy Casey 



Editor’s Letter




Emily Owens, M.D.’s breakout star Mamie Gummer; People’s Grocery; director Allison Anders on her new June Carter Cash biopic; and more.

She-bonics Margaret Cho, Chelsea Clinton, Joyce Carol Oates, and Emma Stone show us how it’s done. By Whitney Dwire 

News from a BroadA female ref finally takes the field for the NFL. By Kara Buller

Hot Dates Delightful ways to while away December and January. By Libby Zay

Pop QuizLove her or hate her, Helen Gurley Brown was major. By Emily Rems

Pop TartCutting Kristen Stewart some slack amid all the attacks. By Wendy McClure

Boy du JourComedian Reggie Watts is tops! By Molly Simms



No-bake thin mints; car care for thrifty chicks; Jell-O gets a glamorous makeover; and more.

Eat MeSoup’s On! By Chef Rossi

Mother SuperiorForsaken keepsakes mark the end of an era. By Ayun Halliday

Around the World in 80 GirlsKnow all the tricks from Bricks to Kingston. By Saba Igbe



Style tips from designer and writer Bianca Venerayan; head-to-toe holiday-party looks; and more.

Buy or DIY The bead goes on. By Callie Watts

Good StuffGorgeous home goods from A to Z. By Stephanie J.

BUST Test KitchenOur interns put their heads together to test leave-in conditioners.


MusicReviews; plus new tunes from Crystal Castles.

MoviesGinger & RosagoOn the RoadwithAnna Karenina.

BooksReviews; plus Amber Tamblyn’s Poetry Corner.



Aural stimulation;Ben Wa Balls 101; and more.

Questions for the Queen Dealing with online sex secrets IRL. By Dr. Carol Queen

One-Handed Read Three’s a Crowd. By Whim Grace



Party PixThe BUST Magazine Craftacular at World Maker Faire!


X GamesThat’s Just How We Roll. By Deb Amlen

The Last Laugh Tammy Pierce gives Herb some positive reinforcement. By Esther Pearl Watson