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Mark your calendars, ladies! On October 11, BUST's very own Emily Rems will be celebrity judging the 9th Annual Miss Lez Pageant in Brooklyn, New York! Murray 'Mr. Showbiz' Hill, has this to say: 'The Miss Lez Pageant takes the traditional, 'straight,' out-dated beauty pageant and turns it upside down, inside-out, outside-in, by giving queer womyn the chance to interpret what beauty and a pageant means to them. In other words, there are no rules and the outcome is always worth the price of admission.
I don't really remember too much about Sweet Valley High, just that my babysitter was hooked! She'd come over on the weekend, watch a little Saved by the Bell, and then have her stack of mags and Sweet Valley Highs all ready to go. If I would have been a hair older, I most likely would have been all over this 152+ book series. Well, I might just have to get into the series since...
I adore Miranda July. I want her creativity for my own and I gobble up everything she produces, whether it be her short stories, performance art, films, or the Learning to Love You More assignments (which they no longer do!). When I saw the pictures of her on VICE's site, well, I craved more. The subject of the set of pictures was to take an extra from a still of a film (The Godfather, Grease, and The Outsiders are three of those that were selected) and have July recreate that scene, thus giving full attention to someone who is simply part of the background in these films.
Georgia O'Keeffe has been all over the news lately. Turns out Lifetime premiered a movie the other evening (feat. Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons) about O'Keeffe's personal life and her struggle to become an established artist. Then, an exhibit of her work opened at the Whitney Museum of American Art in NYC on the 17th of this month. Georgia O'Keeffe: Abstraction will feature her lovely abstracts, which were often overlooked (due to the sexual nature many saw in her floral prints).
HAPPY 51ST BIRTHDAY! You're still rockin' and believe me, you have more energy and bad-assness than I will ever have (and probably a majority of people). Have a superb day, Ms. Jett.
  The annual BUST Holiday Craftacular is back again! It's an all day shopping and music extravaganza featuring the nation's hottest DIY talent. Over 200 crafty vendors, DJ's, tasty treats, and much more. Listen to the best tunes as you browse handmade wares, from jewelry and essential winter accessories to home decor and cards.
If you adore Karen O's costumes and Where the Wild Things Are, you're in luck because the two are coming together with a rock-n-roll kick! The lady behind Karen O's sometimes wacky costumes, Christian Joy, has created five monster suits based off of Max and the gang. All costumes will be sold at Space 15 Twenty, with a percentage of the proceeds going to 826 Valencia. You can get a look-see at the costumes here! (I want the Max costume...
Welcome to the Dollhouse is definitely my fave Todd Solondz movie so I'm pretty much in love with this print from illustrator Lauren Gregg. Wiener dog 4-eva! And for all you Harold and Maude fans (I mean, that's everybody, right?), there's one for you too.
Probably the best holiday ever, International Peace Day (which is today!) is a one day, worldwide call for ceasefire, global unity, and understanding. According to the U.N., who created the holiday back in 1981, Peace Day encourages 24-hours of political and personal peace; in other words, while governments slow down military combat, individuals can call a truce with that frustrating co-worker, nagging neighbor, or even that gosh-darn-slow-as-molasses red light that would, on any other day, incite undue rage. If you've never celebrated International Peace Day before, internationaldayofpeace.
Last week, Anna informed you that a new season of Green Porno is just about to start but I think I have better news for you (well, if you're near NYC, anyway)... Isabella Rossellini is going to be at the Barnes and Noble at 97 Warren St. at Greenwich tomorrow at 7:30 to discuss the Green Porno book, chit-chat about her quite lovely series and show screenings of the short films. Now, if you want her to sign your Blue Velvet or Death Becomes Her dvds, leave it all home for she'll only be signing Green Porno.
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