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While I was on my way in today, I found myself thinking about women and music. Yes, I realize that sounds a little heavy for pre-10-AM F-train thought patterns. But there it was, a mental feminist musical analysis for my commute instead of the usual people-watching or idle ad-reading. It was brought on by the fact that I was listening to the Thermals on the train and thinking about how they have a female bassist. I realized that I liked the band more after I found out their bassist is a woman. And then I got a little mad at myself.

BUST cover girl Kathy Griffin was on the Late Late Show a couple of nights ago. As usual, she was talking some celebrity trash, this time focused on Heidi and Spencer (''Speidi'') from the Hills.

  Tim Gunn: Lovable reality TV star? Yes. Action Hero? ...hmm... This August, Marvel is releasing a new series of comic books set in the fashion industry called Models Inc. It stars a Charlies Angels type threesome of comic ladies left to the sidelines, like Mary Jane from Spiderman, Millicent Collins and Patsy Walker (aka Hellcat). Their Bosworth is, well, who else? Tim Gunn, who for some reason wears the Iron Man outfit. The series will involve them fighting crime within the fashion industry.  The issue, coming out August 26th, deals with two crimes.

I happen to live near the most sexual corner in all of America, Houston and Lafayette, NYC. Above is the latest CK ad on said corner. In case you can't tell, we have 3 gay dudes and what looks like a pre pubescent girl sweating and getting it on. Really, is this working for you Calvin? It makes me throw up a little in my mouth every morning on my way to work. And then I have to discuss it with my 11 and 14 year old daughters, and then I have to guilt-out about making them live in a place where this is considered normal. Ugh.

A girl in California is battling breast cancer earlier than most girls even need training bras. Hannah Powell-Auslam is 10 and she has already had a mastectomy. She discovered a lump on her chest and an ultrasound revealed she has a slow-growing type of cancer, secretary carcinoma. The cancer is in one of her lymph nodes, so Hannah may have to undergo chemo and more surgery. She is the youngest case reported in the US. The youngest case on the planet was a four-year-old in China. She didn't really even know what cancer was before the diagnosis.

The Australian version of Harper's Bazaar featured ''plus-size'' model Crystal Renn in a couture fashion spread (I put ''plus size'' in quotes because she actually wears a size 12). It' not a special edition about plus sized models. It's not a niche issue for curvy girls. It's a couture fashion spread. With a plus sized model. And she looks just as hot as (if not more so than) skinny, ''straight-sized'' models in the same scenarios. We need more of this! And we need it to come to the US! We need to see women of all different sizes in print.

Win tix to an exclusive Moby Listening Party! Here's your chance to win a pair of tickets to an exclusive listening party at The Hayden Planetarium on Wednesday May 27th! There can only be 2 lucky winners, so enter now! The winner will be chosen at random, no purchase necessary and only one entry per email please. Winners will receive a confirmation email from Mute records with timing details on Tuesday May 26th. We want everyone to be winners so Mute is giving away a free MP3 on moby.com .

Apparently the people over at Parker Brothers think they're the hot jock in a nineties movie taking on the task of making over that nerdy, artsy girl into a hot chick. Scrabble has recently been transformed into a glitzy fashion statement that is, of course, covered in pink from head-to-toe. Scrabble used to be reserved for bookworms and girls who wear glasses, but now it's the Scrabble Designer Edition! It 'has style, taste and elegant accessories' and other catchy buzzwords like 'pearlescent,' 'embroidered' and 'fashionable.' Really, all this translates to is your average Scrabble game.

My first filmed interview! Here I am looking ridiculous and trying to talk about the Craftacular...at the Craftacular! It was hectic and a total blast, and thanks to everyone who came, was a vendor, took pictures, Dj'd, or just helped the day run smoothly! I could not have done any of it without dedicated BUST interns and staff. It was an extremely special day for BUST. Of course special thanks to the crafty folks at Provocraft, the green thumbs at Trees Not Trash, Joshua Katcher and the Farm Sanctuary! Shout outs to Verve music, Fresh Minerals, O-wool, ModCloth, Izze, and Eyekiss Films.

On June 13 don't miss the Faux Queens Frat Party at the Stonewall Inn! Sure, you may be a woman, but that doesn't mean you can't dress in drag. Come to the Victoria Party; they donate money to different charities every month. What is a faux queen? A faux queen is someone who lives their day to day life as a female, and who portrays femininity either through performance or fashion. Think Julie Andrews in the classic film Victor Victoria - a woman playing a man playing a woman.
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