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The BUST Craftacular took over SoHo on Saturday, filling the space at 82 Mercer with over 100 vendors and more than 2,000 craft enthusiasts throughout the day. Set-up began early. 8 AM on a Saturday is not a time I see often, but it was totally worth it to see the transformation of the space. Before the crowds arrived! With vendors loading in, we got a sneak peek at the incredible wares. I had friends meeting me later, and I was nearly exploding because I had promised to wait to peruse.

Brittney Griner, a junior at Baylor University in Texas, scooped up the most outstanding player honors and led her school's basketball team to the national championship on April 3 in Denver. The final score? A crushing victory of 80-61 over Notre Dame. Griner is a powerhouse, standing 6'8" and capable of the elusive (for men and women alike) basketball trick of dunking.  [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsqldI6kyLw 425x344] Seriously, as someone with a vertical jump of maybe four inches, I can say with confidence this woman is astounding.

Busty Girl Comics, drawn by Paige Halsey Warren, outline the perks and problems that come along with an ample bosom.

With his official candidacy imminent, Mitt Romney's campaign spent this week addressing his dismal popularity among women voters by doing a classic political move I like to call Flippin' the Script (very technical terminology here, I know). Democrats, according to Romney, have been accusing Republicans of waging a war on women when really, it's Obama's economic policies that have been, "turning the clock back 20 years on American women. " Oh.

In two days, Lena Dunham's HBO series "Girls" will finally premiere after months and months of hype. And while that hype has been mostly positive, sometimes even downright reverent (Emily Nussbaum writes: "When a TV critic reports on a new show, it’s okay to say the series is promising, even the next big thing, but ideally, one shouldn’t go native. One should probably also talk in the third person. In this case, however, I’ll have to make an exception. Because from the moment I saw the pilot of Girls, I was a goner, a convert.

Last week, a woman with a Kindle sat next to me on the subway on my way to work. Because I am nosy, and because I had just been wishing I had a Kindle, I glanced to my right to admire her light, easy-to-read device. Instead, I immediately caught a glimpse of a rampant sex scene (she was clearly using the largest text setting and leaning forward, in my defense). What was I to do, except continue reading over her shoulder? For the next 10 minutes, I enthusiastically read along with my train companion about the exploits of Jay and Ashlee.

We are in LUV with the Alabama Shakes, especially lead singer Brittany Howard's rock-em sock-em vocal style. This girl can SING. Watch her belt out the band's hit "Hold On" (off the debut album Boys & Girls) on Letterman last night--as you can see, Dave was very impressed. There is much-deserved hype swirling around this band right now, and seeing them live is a must. I was fortunate enough to catch them on Tuesday night here in NYC at an MTV taping, which was great since the venue was really small.

Tomorrow is the big day! The BUST Craftacular and Food Fair is finally upon us and it's shaping up to be our biggest and best yet. This year we're returning to SoHo to kick start Earth Day celebrations with over 100 enthusiastically eco-friendly vendors. Shoppers will be able to enter a raffle for coveted prizes. Whether you want to treat yourself to some high-quality handcrafted goods to show your love for Mother Earth or your other mother in time for Mother's Day, there's no doubt you'll have a blast at this one-day-only craft and food extravaganza at 82 Mercer Street.

  Murphy Brown, the empowering and boundaries-pushing sitcom from the 80’s and 90’s is winning an Impact Award at the 10th annual TV Land Awards. Candace Burgen starred in this show as a successful reporter. It explored her character’s career and personal life, and dared to tackle controversial subjects such as single motherhood, for which it took a lot of flack.

My palate is about as sophisticated as an 8 year old's, so when food is labeled "healthy" I automatically distrust it. But the folks at Cinnamon Snail deliver fresh, healthy food that also happens to be super duper tasty! They focus on vegan asian fusion with a specialty in breakfast pastries and flavorful sandwiches. Now famous in midtown for their rabid fans and long line, Cinnamon Snail has made quite the name for themselves in the past 2 years since they opened. On top of the great food, the staff is super friendly and smiley. I love when it's clear that people at work love their job.
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