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Remember when Bridesmaids came out and the world braced itself for an onslaught of outrageous, gross-out female comedies? Well, That’s What She Said, a raunchy new film fresh from Sundance, will inevitably be counted by those taking measure of the Bridesmaids revolution. Directed by Carrie Preston—best known for her role as waitress Arlene Fowler on HBO’s True Blood—the movie is about a fraying friendship soldiering on through life’s difficulties against the backdrop of a hectic rainy day in New York City.

  Attention, UK crafters! The deadline for applications to the BUST Christmas Craftacular 2012 in London is this Friday, October 26. APPLY NOW for your chance to join the fun on December 16, 2012! The BUST Magazine Christmas Craftacular is a one-day shopping extravaganza that will run from 12 PM until 6 PM on December 16 at York Hall in London’s East End.

  Trigger Warning In an extremely personal and honest new song, Angel Haze comes clean: she raps about being repeatedly sexually abused as a child by more than one attacker. Distressingly, when she told others about it, they either wouldn’t believe her or placed the blame on her.  The assault she dealt with during her upbringing obviously caused a lot of pain -  both physical and mental. “I was afraid of myself, I had no love for myself,” she raps.

Here’s a pop of psychedelic joy to brighten up your gloomy Tuesday!     Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Sami Akbari, who performs as sami.the.great, has just released a video for her throwback single “Hear Me Now”. Sami’s twee-yet-powerful voice and charmingly introspective songwriting usually bring Ingrid Michaelson to mind, but she puts on her Nancy Sinatra hat (or, more appropriately, flip wig) for this upbeat track. The video matches the deliriously fuzzy girl-group vibe with a heaping helping of lo-fi animation.

  In the three and a half years since Bat for Lashes (aka Natasha Khan) released Two Suns, her brand of vaguely goth chamber pop has taken off—just ask Florence + the Machine, Zola Jesus, or Grimes. Those ladies are wonderful, of course, but we’ve missed Bat for Lashes’ singularly weird beauty. On her third album, The Haunted Man, Khan’s talent is out in full force. Opener “Lilies” kicks things off with an operatic, string-laced bang that recalls Kate Bush, the O.G. chamber-pop icon.

  On Sunday night, 20-year-old Sharmeka Moffitt was walking through a park in northeastern Lousiana when three men approached her, covered her in flammable liquid, and set her on fire. Sharmeka put out the flames with a spigot and called 911. She suffered burns to over half of her body and was still in the hospital in critical condition as of yesterday.  The three men also wrote the letters ‘KKK’ and a racial slur on her car in a paste-like substance.

    Remember those Roaring Twenties-inspired Momiji dolls? Well, the makers of these adorable message dolls are back with a spooktacular new release named Spookie. With her pink hair, freckles, and heart-shaped lips, she’ll be the cutest trick-or-treater in town.     Gift her to the All Hallow’s Eve fanatics in your life (each limited-edition doll comes equipped with a pull-out message card). Or, keep the little skeleton-clad lady as a fright night decoration. Each figurine is priced at $25 and can be found here. Goodbye, five-year-old stuffed pumpkin.

  Women’s issues have been an intense topic in this election, and our rights are important, especially considering we make up more than half of the population. In this awesome new PSA, entitled “You Don’t Own Me,” a multitude of women stand up for--and lip synch!--to Lesley Gore’s song of the same name (Lesley herself appears at the beginning to 'approve this message'!). As the vid’s description states,  “Women, let's rise up. Our vote alone can win this election. A vote for Obama is a vote for your health and your right to choose.

Here’s a heartwarming story to kick off the last full week of Breast Cancer Awareness Month; New York-based photographer Bob Carey has been photographing himself wearing a pink tutu for breast cancer awareness, calling it The Tutu Project. Carey first donned the tulle in support of his wife, Linda, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003. Aww. And the man sure knows how to rock a flouncy pink skirt:         Carey has recently released Ballerina, a book of these images, which will benefit breast cancer organizations such as Cancercare.

  Rumplestiltskin and Belle had quite an interesting beginning in Season One, as they were Beauty and the Beast. I absolutely worship Rumbelle, and was thrilled to see another episode about this power couple. Rumple is one of the most mysterious characters, and this episode finally revealed some information about him. The episode begins in Storybrooke with Belle having doubts about Rumple and concerns about if he’s really going to change or keep using magic to control others.
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