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Everyone has that one friend who knows way too much about music. You know who I mean (if you don't, then maybe you are that friend). They are always the ones who have an iPod full of bands you've never heard of, they tell you who you might like (and are usually right) and let you know what concerts you just need to go to. They take one looks at your music collection and, stifling their snobbish laughter, tell you exactly who your next favorite band will be. They're like the Genius Playlist of real people.
This would certainly break up the monotony of a long highway drive. A college student in Raleigh (allegedly) rearranged a bunch of road cones and barrels into the shape of a monster. He even drew on a face. The monster was up for less than a day before authorities had it taken down. Joe Carnevale, the student accused, was arrested for this last week. He is being charged with larceny and property damage and goes to court on July 21. Hopefully he gets a judge with a good sense of humor.
I'm sweating this song by Lily Allen. That jumpsuit! Those eyes! The heels! But as a rabid old-school country fan, I especially love the allusion to country music television specials from the days of yore. Just compare it with this performance by Loretta Lynn and Jeannie C. Riley. Uncanny, no? So many problems a girl can run into, just trying to get a good, erm, roll in the hay.
No, this one isn't caused by that shirtless picture of Daniel Craig that randomly popped up in your last Google image search. This particular bizarre feeling in your south towns can actually be from your pants. Apparently if your skinny jeans are a little too, uh, skinny, they can cause meralgia paresthetica or 'tingling leg syndrome.' It comes from excess pressure being put on your femeral nerve by restrictive denim, and it only gets worse if you pair them with heels. It sort of feels like your leg has fallen asleep.
With all the attention that the Iranian election protests are getting, some focus is being drawn to an incredibly important issue: women's rights . Right now, women in Iran are legally second-class citizens. An NPR segment talking about recent women's protests said that women are considered one-half of men. A woman's life is valued at half of a man's and her testimony in court is only worth half of what a man's is. This also means that women have less say in cases of inheritance, divorce and custody. But Iranian women are sick of the inequality and they have been demonstrating.
I don't know about you guys, but when I think sunscreen, I think Will Ferrell. That is why it comes as no surprise that he is both endorsing and showing off his totally hot bod on the bottles of sunscreen for Fred Flare. So check them out and if you buy some you'll be supporting Cancer for College, where the proceeds of the sunscreen go to scholarships for cancer survivors.
All too often, depictions of women are from a male viewpoint, based on desire for the female form and frequently showing women as passive and available for pleasure. That's what makes this art exhibit so refreshing. The Female Gaze: Women Look at Women is a collection of female artists portraying the female form. The exhibit will display multiple media like painting, sculpture, installation, video and photography.
So, BUSTies, how obsessed are you with following the Iran Election story? There's quite a bit of buzz going around our offices about it. After all, we do love a good protest around here. That's not to diminish what's going on, of course (and neither is my headline), but anything with this much civil disobedience and political upset is obviously compelling. One thing that's particularly interesting is all this talk about the activists' use of Twitter to spread the word and gain support; so are the ways that non-Iranian tweeters are showing their support.
Haven't you always wanted to unleash creative fury on plain white walls!?! Maybe you live in a dorm room that looks like the sterile unit of a hospital or in a bland apartment that has about as much pigment and flavor as cauliflower? If you have a play room and are drawing a creative blank on how to decorate Toyland, check out this interactive wallpaper by Taylor and Wood as a semi-DIY option.
When I was a kid, I found the concept of collecting things - tchotchkes, Barbies, stamps, and so on - to be very cool. Unfortunately, I was too cheap and impatient to start a collection myself, so it never ever really went past Spice Girls stickers for me. I must not have been the only one who found it interesting considering the obsessive trends of the past that had to do with collecting.
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