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Check it out! My awesome auntie-in-law, a supertalented subway singer named Rosateresa Castro-Vargas, is the subject of a short film that is now in the running to be shown on Reel 13 on PBS this Saturday! All she needs is a bunch of people to vote for her movie to make this happen. So click over here and vote for the film La Cantante before Thursday, Jan 22nd at 5pm. C'mon - it'll only take a second.

I found the inauguration to be inspiring, uplifting, and overall unforgettable. A lot of bars in my area will be rerunning it tonight and I can't wait to go out and experience the excitement all over again with friends. But even though every speech and performance was no doubt incredible, I have to admit that I was most excited by Aretha Franklin's hat. She rocks my world.

Tonight I thought of Lorraine Hansberry, author of 'A Raisin in the Sun' and songstress, Nina Simone.  Simone co-wrote the song and tribute to Hansberry and the Civil Rights movement 'To Be Young, Gifted and Black.

If you are in Brooklyn tonight, then make your way over to Glasslands on Kent Ave, to see BUST favorite Heloise and the Savoir Faire play! Golden Triangle, Lights and Patrick Cleandenim will also be performing. But best of all, I'm DJ-ing! Free Danger will be playing sweaty dark disco tunes, and funky beats for all ladies and lads who have decided to celebrate this extra weekend day by getting sloppy. Starts at 9ish and goes to...

Cuteness! This little card from PEP Greetings is too adorable, and so are the ladies behind it. The inside reads Get Toasty, and is totally begging for handing out at inauguration parties, breakup parties, you name it. Plus, the back includes a drink recipe for your partying pleasure. Right now there's just this card and one holiday card, but they also do custom orders.

Does your ideal man have a New Zealand accent, occasionally wear an eyepatch because David Bowie suggested it, answer to Hiphopopotamus, or call getting it on 'business time'? Yeah, us too. Which is why we've asked the world's most crush-worthiest duo, Flight of the Conchords, to kick down some knowledge in the love department. Whether you're a Breterosexual, a Jemainiac, or split your allegiance equally, our favorite funny folksters can no doubt offer nuggets of wisdom for all of your relationship woes.

We all know that there is a huge amount of alterations made to most of the images we see of women celebrities in magazines and ad campaigns. It's all behind the scenes and pretty damn creepy if you ask me. I love how this inspired a group of grafitti artists in Berlin (FTW-Crew) to actually paste the photoshop tool bars next to posters of current pop icons and shed some light on one of advertising's greatest myths: what you see is what you get. Check out more of the images here.

These new bikini Jeans from Japanese company  Sanna Brazil are for you. Wow. I am speechless. Via Lost in E minor.

I am getting my last Gardasil shot today. I could not be more stoked. It's comforting to know what I am NOT going to die of. I used to have HPV, that's right USED TO, in college. Oh so trendy, I know. I had the type that causes cervical cancer and thought it would be with me for life. When I had the first irregular pap and then the follow-up my doctor sent a letter to my parent's house letting me know I tested positive. Unfortunately, I was away at college and my mom read my mail, so she was the one who broke the news to me. Which obvs sucked.

  I just found out that this super cool looking exhibit, Narrative Thread, is going to be up for an extra week which means my (cold) lazy ass might actually make it over to the nyc gallery where it's showing. I'm a huge fan of embroidery in art so co-curator Orly Cogan's pieces (like the one above) will probably be my favorites, but I can't wait to check out all the crafty work.
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