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These days it seems like everything is miniature: cupcakes, ipods, cars--hell, you can't even get a hamburger without eating 4 teeny little doll-sized sliders. Well, mini has come to the urban local food movement, and friends, it is good.

The U.N is celebrating the efforts of their female peacekeepers with a photography exhibition in its lobby through August 4th. While women only make up 8 percent of U.N police and 2 percent of their military, the U.N has officially recognized that since women bear the brunt of war, they should have more of a presence in the peacekeeping. It has been found that women and children feel more comfortable approaching female officers with their personal problems, and that female officers make more of an effort to facilitate U.N goals of community dialogue and maintaining human rights.

Who doesn't love Fridays, right? And what better way to end the week than checking out a new band? In this case, it was Two White Horses at the Mercury Lounge, perfect for unwinding after a long work week.

Favorite funny-lady Margaret Cho is burning a path through the television tubes this summer. Catch the airing of her concert film Beautiful, on Showtime this Friday, June 3rd, at 11. In her own words: 'This show is really about how we should feel beautiful. When you feel beautiful, you're going to have more of a willingness to use your voice to speak,' says Cho. 'And there are a lot of dick jokes. A whole lot.

I am obsessed with this sticky note experiment. Office hijinks and art! This'll bust up any Friday work blues.

So Amnesty International has this new interactive billboard . When you look right at it it shows a picture of a happy, smiling couple. As you look away the picture changes to one of domestic violence. The poster has an eye tracking camera in it to know when someone is looking directly at it. The point is to raise awareness of how domestic violence is often behind closed doors, when no one is looking. A couple could seem happy and perfect to the outside world but have a dark and violent problem when they are alone. This is obviously a very state of the art campaign.

I don't know about any of you peeps, but I love the Fleet Foxes. Their self-titled album and Sun Giant EP are both great, plus they are fantastic live. If you haven't had the chance to see them, you totally should. They're playing at All Points West in about a month (along with Vampire Weekend, Ra Ra Riot and the Beastie Boys), plus a whole host of other tour dates including Chicago, Philly, DC and Toronto. If you get the chance you should definitely check them out in concert.

It's Take Your Dog to Work Day! This very important holiday started in 1999 to promote pet adoption and show off how awesome companion dogs are. It's true. People who have dogs see serious health benefits including lower blood pressure and stress levels. It's also been shown that elderly or ill people who have a pet to care for live longer because they have someone depending on them - a reason to get out of bed no matter what else. Pets can also ease mental illnesses like depression and PTSD. Not to mention the fact that dogs are the best listeners and snugglers around.

This ad is so mind-blowingly (heh) offensive and slack that I can feel myself getting dumber as I write this. It manages to desecrate both burgers and blow-jobs--and as an erstwhile fan of both, and a defender of the ladies, it leaves me triply outraged and left with the same greasy sense of empty calories and broken promises that fast food so often delivers.

Remember the heated discussion we were having about the Calvin Klein billboard in SoHo? Some felt that it was too racy to be up in public where kids could see it, others felt that it should be left alone as art. We're even divided on the issue here at BUST (so what I'm saying here is my opinion but not necessarily everyone's). Well, now CK has put up a different ad, replacing the steamy scene with a chick in a bikini. The question remains whether the company would have changed the ad anyway or if they were buckling to public pressure. That doesn't matter, really.