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Perhaps there are some of you out there who, like me, still don't quite know what "zine" means. No worries, here's a quick explanation: "zine" (pronounced zeehn) is short for magazine, but that doesn't fully capture the spirit of a zine. To use the words of NYC Feminist Zinefest, a zine is "like a small, pocket-sized emissary of ideas".  But these definitions will only get you so far. This Saturday, February 25th, at the Brooklyn Commons, come experience feminist zine culture for yourself! There will be presentations to listen to as well as zines and artwork for sale.

  V-Day 2013 is a year away. That's enough time for you, me, Eve Ensler, and a billion of our friends to rise together to end violence against women. Personally, I've loved Ensler's work for the past 4 years, ever since I was a Florida State Women’s Center volunteer that worked the door at a showing of the Vagina Monologues. I cringe now when I remember texting my friend, “Why do 'radical feminists' use the word vagina all the time? So uncomfortable.” That night I learned how powerful it is to take control over your body and your sexual future.

The GOP debate audience may be one of the most interesting characters in this primary election cycle. They kind of remind me of an old-timey angry mob, unabashedly reveling in their hatred.  So far they've conspired the death of a hypothetical uninsured man, booed an active duty soldier for being openly gay, and cheered wildly at the mere mention of the death penalty. I wouldn't be surprised if one of these days the camera panned around to show the crowd holding pitchforks and torches.

Iconic Brit jewelers (and longtime BUST favorites), Tatty Devine have sparked a huge response on Twitter in the last 24 hours after posting these pictures on their blog highlighting the dubious similarities between some of their classic designs and those currently on sale at UK high street chain, Claires Accessories.  Coming at already challenging times for all UK retailers, these cheaper mass produced versions pose a real threat to the well-loved indie label. Tatty Devine say they hope that the response will persuade the company to withdraw these pieces.

There must be something adorable in the air today, because we caught wind of a documentary that's sure to melt our hearts: Too Cute! Baby Sloths premieres on Animal Planet on February 25 (it will air on March 4 in the UK, under the name Meet The Sloths). We hope sloth superfan Kristen Bell has her DVR set for this. Lucy Cooke's doc takes us to the Aviarios sloth sanctuary, first featured in a short video she made called "Meet The Sloths.

In keeping with today's themes of pussy power and fashion, I'd like to introduce you to a model who is making his mark on Etsy-- tiny paw prints, to be exact. Toki Nantucket is the whiskered face of CatAtelier, an Etsy shop offering "hats, accessories, and clothing for your fashion-forward feline...by a detail-oriented perfectionist cat-lover.

Pussy Riot, who have quickly won over our feminist hearts here at BUST, staged yet another surprise performance yesterday--this time at Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral. In their usual attire of neon face-obscuring balaclavas (as well as neon everything else), they managed to slip past security long enough to play their song "Holy Shit." The obvious criticism of their performance was that it was planned for publicity's sake.

It’s pretty much impossible for Rachel Antonoff to create anything less than ridiculously adorable clothing and accessories, so of course, her newest fall 2012 collection is nothing short of charming and wearable. From shiny jewels and Peter Pan collar dresses to Bye Bye Birdie sweatshirts and floral creeper shoes, there is a youthfulness to a lot of the pieces that feels both elegant and modern, but playful at the same time. You can't help but fall in love with details such as whimsical heart-shaped pockets and dainty bows on cream-colored mary janes.

Jessica at How About Orange shared this neat find today-- customizable jam labels by Andy Biggs (Biggs also offers handy labels for your homemade beer). The Jam Labelizer helps you get ready for your jelly by letting you type in the info you need to ID your jar, then pick a design and colors, and even add a photo, so that you may pull a Paul Newman and put your face on a line of food products. Of course, the labels can be used for a multitude of purposes unrelated to fruit preserves; simply tailor a design to your liking, download the high-resolution file, and print.

VH1 counted down their list of the 100 Greatest Women in Music last week, and while I feel some ladies were overlooked and others given a spot they shouldn't have, I do applaud VH1 for recognizing the contributions that female musicians have made to the music industry. The list spans the past two decades— wow, has it really been that long since the 90s? Many of the ladies on this list broke musical barriers, fighting their way into arenas that were usually male-dominated, and their influence paved the way for some of this generation’s greatest performers.
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