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Exactly what should our rights be when it comes to reproduction technology and what regulations, if any, should be put into place to prevent an all out baby as business world? This Saturday in NYC, Barnard College's 34th Annual Scholar Feminist Conference will gather artists, activists, and academics to discuss and explore this exact issue in The Politics of Reproduction: New Technologies of Life. I think this should be a pretty relevant, fascinating topic.
BUST is proud to be a sponsor to NOW 's green-fashion showcase. NOW is a forum of the newest in progressive, conscious-minded, independent, locally produced fashion design. THE AUTUMN '09 NOW showcase features a well appointed and intoxicating collective assortment of what is sensational in accessories, womenswear, menswear and eco lingerie. Spring/Summer09 immediate collections also on display. Join us for the Opening Cocktail Reception of NOW at Rare Gallery February 22nd, 5pm - 8pm.
Don't miss checking out some of the up-and-coming Brooklyn designers this weekend. It truly is where fashion meets art.  The presentations are anything but ordinary or predictable, with show-specific live music scores and artist performances.
It reminds me of this guy standing around me here... Whenever I hear this song I think about my roommate Ian! He rules and his band is playing tonight at the benefit for Swoon' s next project, which I wrote about here.
I've always been a fan of this Portland, OR, based crooner's scratchy voice and rockin' piano/guitar skills, so getting to see him last night at the Apollo (not nearly as big as it looks on TV! Who knew?) was nothing short of awesome. He played a few slow jams by himself, opening with the title track, 'Hold Time,' off his brand new album, then rocked out with his band and even brought a few members of Brooklyn Americana crew Oakley Hall out on stage (loved those ladies' harmonies!).
In anticipation for their upcoming album, It's Blitz!, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have released a brand new track, Zero, and it's available for streaming on their myspace! According to the band, the new record is way more experimental than previous releases. I'm willing to bet it's going to be another outstanding production from one of our favorite rock bands.
I was out of commiss last weekend with the flu and vertigo, the flu is on its way out but no telling about the vertigo. It seems like it is getting better, or maybe I am just getting used to it. Either way, I will just die if I have to lay around the house for another weekend, even if it is in the snuggie.
I'll admit: I don't really get modern art. And I especially don't get Heide Hatry's art. Hatry is an artist who sculpts using clay and raw meat. In one series, Meat after Meat Joy (Meat Joy was a 1964 performance piece and I really don't get the art of performance art), Hatry created an American flag out of meat, complete with maggots. Okay, fine, it lacks subtlety, but let's assume she was going for a blunt and shocking political statement.
It's been feeling a bit like a TB ward over at BUST HQ lately, what with my never-ending cough, Callie's horrible ear infection, and assorted other bugs and germies making their way 'round the office. But last night I came across this video for how to make ginger tea, and I'm gonna make it as soon as I get home tonite. Plus, how adorable is this video? Su-Mei Yu is so warm and motherly, just watching her make ginger tea makes me feel comforted already! Want more of Su-Mei's magnificance? Visti her blog, http://maekhroa.blogspot.
    We thought the embroidered grocery bag craft in our Feb/Mar issue (above left) was totally genius. Well it just so happens that Jennifer Reichert, the bag's designer, has many more tricks up her sleeve. My favorites are the custom knit portrait totes she makes (like the one above). Amazing! And if you love that grocery bag but just can't find the time to make it, you can get one right from the creator herself, just check out her Web site, Half-Birthday Knits, for all the crafty goodness.