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One of two members of Russian punk collective Pussy Riot jailed in August for an anti-Putin performance has been moved to solitary confinement.   Prison officials stated that Maria Alekhina, 24, requested the move for her own safety; Russian site Lifenews specified that other inmates threatened Alekhina following a heated discussion about religion. Band mate Yekaterina Samutsevich was released on appeal in October, but Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova continue to serve their two-year sentences in remote labor camps.

Candice Cox makes jewelry that will blow your mind. "Jewelry" isn't even the right word - it's more like wearable art. CanDid Art Accessories are stunning, edgy pieces that go far beyond your basic necklaces and bracelets to body chains, shoulder pieces, ear cuffs, and circlets. And - lucky us - they're coming to the BUST Magazine Holiday Craftacular! CanDid Art Accessories burst onto the New York scene in 2011, shortly after Candice Cox left a successful career in the corporate world to discover herself and make her mark.

Let’s face it: looking for unique gifts with a personal touch is difficult.  You can only say, “Special Someone, I saw this monochrome striped tie and thought of you!” so many times.  Thankfully, Eavesmade, a Brooklyn duo with a witty laser engraver, is here with a few gift ideas for the greatest brainiacs in your life.   The “Heroes of Science Love Notes” are hilarious. It doesn’t get much better than Alfred Russel Wallace saying, “I’ve selected you, naturally.

Looking for that perfect gift for an über-hip friend or relative this holiday season?  Brookadelphia has you covered. This line of laser-cut acrylic jewelry offers earrings and necklaces with pendants that brightly spell out blunt words (like the “cheese” neck piece below) or fun things like antlers!     This line of jewelry combines designer Amber Zezeck's “love of design” and her “love of jewelry and technology.

There’s always that one friend in the group who has the hangout house. Sophomore clothing designer, Chrissie Miller’s is known as Club Chrissie.  In the beginning of October, Chrissie turned her clubhouse into the site for her new Youtube web series under the same byline. Produced by Pharrell Williams, the series, which is a mix of Pee Wee’s Play House and a Martha Stewart episode, follows Chrissie as she spends lazy days with one of her many cool friends, taking on equally-cool DIY projects.

Tuesday, Novemeber 20th marked the fourteenth annual day of Transgender Remembrance. The White House joined in taking a moment of silence to honor those who have lost their lives because of anti-transgender violence. Here in New York, on the eve of this national day of remembrance, Syracuse became the last city to pass an amendment to protect against transgender discrimination.

This Thanksgiving, be an all-star dinner guest by bringing the dish that everyone most looks forward to: pie. We’ve got five eye-popping options—sweet, savory, traditional, vegan, and even raw—that will ensure you’ll be invited back.   Vegan Pumpkin Pie with Gluten-Free Pecan Crust This pie is sweet, buttery, lightly spiced with cinnamon, and enhanced with a bit of salt to bring out the flavors. The crust is very sensitive to change, so don’t tinker with the recipe too much.

It’s not truly the holiday season until I’ve downed enough truffles to feed a family of five, and I’m super excited to get that ball rolling with Chickpea and Olive’s delightful vegan treats. In flavors like almond, coconut, and saffron, they make a great gift for the veggie or vegan chocoholic in your life.   Proprietors Daniel Strong and Danielle Ricciardi are best known for serving up delicious vegan cuisine made from seasonal, locally-produced vegetables.

Theater fans and women’s rights activists know Tony Award-Winning playwright, Eve Ensler, for her internationally acclaimed play, The Vagina Monologues. Soon after its 1996 premiere, she launched V-Day, a nonprofit dedicated to ending violence against women. But the powerhouse known as Ensler was only just getting started. Her latest work, Emotional Creature, has made its Off-Broadway debut this month. It has already enjoyed successful runs in South Africa and Berkeley, California.

Berkley Illustration is run by a powerhouse couple: self-taught artist Ryan hand-inks quirky formal portraits of woodland creatures and Lucy handles the sales and customer-service end of their business. They’ve been a huge hit on Etsy since 2007, and lucky us—we get to check out their unusual animal prints in person at the BUST Magazine Holiday Craftacular! Look for Berkley’s well-dressed creatures on frame-able prints, tote bags, bottle openers, and pennants.
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