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I think I've mentioned my epic love of food before. I love eating, but I also love cooking. In fact I love just looking at food, or talking about it, and especially reading about it. One of my favorite food bloggers, Molly Wizenberg of Orangette, has a new book out called A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes From My Kitchen Table. Read on for details... I'm only halfway through it but I can tell you it is awesome.

It seems the world has hit a new low when it comes to women and body image. Fitness First, a chain of gyms in the Netherlands, launched a new ad campaign -- they rigged a scale up to the benches in bus stops so that when someone sits down it displays their weight in big red numbers. The display is right above their logo, of course, so that as soon as someone is appalled by the number they know exactly where to go to change that. Enough is enough! Just last week, John McCain's daughter Meghan tried to engage in thoughtful debate about the future of the Republican Party.

The world seems a bit too harsh for us lately, what with the news filled with the troubling economy plus tragic celebrity deaths. But sometimes sadness can result in beauty. The below video pretty much sums up our feelings today. Bonus points to anyone who can tell us where in NYC this looks like it was shot.

So, Austin is nuts. Not only is SXSW music madness perfectly suited to this a very cool, weird, and musical city, it was a breezy 75 degrees, just delightful for wandering venue to venue to sample BBQ, beer, and bands. Totally a way I can happily spend my day. It's predictably hard to get into good, free shows, because of lines and crowds. After getting my bearings on the venue-packed main drag, 6th street, I was bummed to see an epic line for the Paste Magazine party, which M. Ward headlined. Instead, I headed to Ms.

BUST has landed in the middle of SXSW! After departing from Philadelphia  at 6:30 am, and with a two hour delay in Houston, we have finally arrived in Austin! Needless to say, Southwest Airlines was not flying the friendliest  skies today, but all is well, and both yours truly, BUST's Associate Music Editor, and Marketing gal Susan Juvet, are here and ready to fill you in on our rock 'n roll cowgirl adventures.    In true SXSW fashion, I'm crashing with some guy I don't know, who has turned out to be a lovely host.

There are so many awesome things about this movie I don't even know where to start. But here goes. The screenplay is by amazing author Vendela Vida and her equally rad hubby Dave Eggers. Maya Rudolph as a leading lady! John Krasinski. With a beard. Wearing nerdy glasses. Hot. Allison Janney, Catherine O'Hara, and Maggie Gyllenhaal top the supporting cast. And it's directed by Sam Mendes, but looks like a sweet, poignant movie with plenty of laughs (unlike the depressing, suckerpunch-to-the-heart films he usually gives us). Opens June 5.

Click through for a full-size preview page of Phonogram 2.2 from Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie . For a refresher about how friggin' awesome the first one was, check out my review here (and also of McKelvie's Suburban Glamour here ).

LOOK AT THESE FREAKIN HUMANOID FISH!!! These ladies are the product of one very inbred pond in South Korea, they are the last of their kind because no male-equivalent exists. If you need to know more than that, check out Weird Asian News. Ok, maybe I will be a little esoteric, its a bit of a personal compulsion. Anyways, I was struck by how different of an emotional response a fish gets when it has features resembling our own, even if its just a mutant pond-carp.

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Then get yourself down to the new event called Ladies, Laugh Out Loud, presented by Comedy is The New Black and BUST! It is going to be a hilarious event featuring some of the funniest female comics L.A. has to offer. It's all going down at our favorite place in Cali, the Echoplex ! There will be raffles, give aways, tees, mags, and more all under one roof. Erin Foley (who just had her own show on Comedy Central, btw) will be the special headliner, making sure you wet your pants from laughing so hard before the night is done. It starts at 7:30pm, so get there early.