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 Wouldn't it be great if you could schedule a session to talk politics with Obama? Imagine meeting him over afternoon tea in his office to discuss policy matters and throw around ideas. What if you could influence federal policy?  Well, thanks to Obama's Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government , he is lending an ear. The program has been in effect since May, when Americans were given the chance to brainstorm recommendations for creating an 'open government' between the people and politicians.
 On Thursday night, our fave N.Y.C. nightlife impresario Murray Hill will be recording his comedy album down the street from BUST HQ at Comix, and you better believe I'll be there! Here's the deets below from the man himself - use the VIP code to snag some discount tix!: MURRAY HILL - COMEDY ALBUM TAPING! THURSDAY, JUNE 25 at 7:30 and 9:30pm at COMIX, 353 West 14th St. NYC ONE SHOWBIZ LEGEND. ONE UNFORGETTABLE NIGHT. NEW SHTICK! NEW SONGS! NEW VIDEOS! NEW SYNTHETIC DOUBLE-KNIT SUIT! Hello pals! Ok, the big show is this week and it's a one-night-only affair.
Get ready to have fun across the pond without any of the cost and travel time. From August 20th to September 13th, thirty independent stores in the Lower East Side of New York City will swap places and cultures with the stores in the Newburgh Quarter of London. Then from October 1st to November 1st, Londoners will get to experience a little New York flavor when our stores descend upon them. All the participating boutiques have their own individual style and flavor when it comes to fashion and lifestyle while at the same time representing their neighborhoods.
As many of you have probably heard by now, on June 8th Euna Lee and Laura Ling, two American journalists for Current TV, were sentenced to twelve years in a labor camp in North Korea. They have been found guilty of trespassing into the North Korean border, which has not been completely proven to be true.
The UK's Daily Mail attempted to insinuate (rather snottily, in this blogger's opinion) that kick-ass broad icon Jane Fonda's recent knee replacement was a result of her years of hard-core workouts. Fonda, never one to take lightly to such nonsense, has responded today to the allegations thru her delightful personal blog : 'A recent article in the Daily Mail reports that my knee replacement surgery was the result of years of repetitive pounding from doing my Jane Fonda Workout programs.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has urged parliament to form a commission to move toward banning the wearing of burkas in France--following the 2004 French ban on the wearing of Islamic headscarves in state-funded schools. In his speech, he said 'We cannot accept to have in our country women who are prisoners behind netting, cut off from all social life, deprived of identity,' and added 'the burka is not a sign of religion, it is a sign of subservience.' It's pretty awesome to hear a male head of state speak up so strongly in favor of the dignity and autonomy of women.
My no-cable-having-ass went to visit my parents for Father's Day this weekend and caught the Top 12 Moments of the BET Awards; and looooooved it. Man I miss cable! The top moment went to none other then Mo'Nique recreating Beyonce's 'Crazy In Love'; dance backed by some 'big girls'; and killed it! Unfortunately you can't find a good version of the full video anywhere but I found this blurry link and you can watch clips of all the moments but you have to listen to their stupid comments, sorry.
Fireworks are in store this July and it's not just to celebrate the 4th! On July 9th, a new line of clothing designed by Beth Ditto of The Gossip fame is hitting Evans chain stores throughout Britain. And let me tell you, these '80s inspired threads are something to shout about. The line is bold, bright, sequined, studded, and hot. These clothes make a statement, and they're designed specifically for women sizes 14-32.
Bacardi has done what any remorseful reveler suffering from the shame of a hangover should--'fess up and apologize. In a contrite email to Jezebel, vice-prez of the public relations agency that represents Bacardi explains that the ad ran for two months in the summer of 2008 and that the offending affiliate of Bacardi has shut the site down. He then offers an apology.
Electronic music and neon-striped undies are pretty powerful on their own, but when they work together, it's like a freakin' symbiotic psychedelic miracle. Exhibit A: the new video for These Are Powers' song 'Easy Answers' and the funky, delicious style of Ruffeo Hearts Lil Snotty. Like oreos and milk, Thelma and Louise, gin and tonics--These Are Powers and Ruffeo Hearts were made for each other. Get your own super-person bathing suits, hoodies, bodysuits, dresses, and more from the Brooklyn-based, handmaking, neon-dispensing geniuses' Etsy shop.
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