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This year's BUST Craftacular at World Maker Faire is gearing up to be the best one yet, and today and tomorrow are your last two days to become a part of it! Whether you're just starting your business selling handmade goods, or you've been making your living this way for years, there's no larger DIY fair in the NYC area than this one. Over 85,000 folks are expected to attend, so don't miss this amazing opportunity! For Vendors: The BUST Craftacular pavilion will feature a new...
  HURRY UP Hurry Up(Army of Bad Luck) On their self-titled first album, Portland’s Hurry Up bring energy and musicianship to their refreshing take on Northwestern punk. The band includes Kathy Foster and Westin Glass from the Thermals and Maggie Vail of Bangs, all of whom have spent a decade-plus in the Pacific Northwest punk scene.  The production here is decidedly lo-fi, and that suits Hurry Up just fine—the tracks retain the energy of their live shows. You could almost sing along with “Kick Em Out,” if it didn’t...
You know who wasn’t truly outrageous? Jem, the ’80s cartoon rock star. She wasn’t outrageous at all. Being all about “synergy” in her band the Hologramsjust made it seem like she was at a board meeting. Wow. How outrageous. You go, Jem. Stormer (of Jem’s rival band, the Misfits) was pretty kickass, though. She played the keytar and wasn’t super cool about the Misfits being dicks to the Holograms all the time. What made her even cooler was her relationship with Kimber from the Holograms. They went off and recorded an album together after feeling unappreciated by their respective...
Although there are literally thousands of movies, almost every time my high school friends and I decide to watch something at a sleepover, we’ve picked from the same few films. Find yourself doing the same? Why not try something new. These are my new sleepover favorites—with an effort to exclude the cliché ones (see: Mean Girls and Clueless) that you and your pals are already watching anyway. 10. Baby Mama (2008)   Stereotypical high-strung business lady Kate (Tina Fey) can’t find a man but wants to have a kid,...
Retro pin-ups can be cute or sexy, classy or silly. However, one thing they’re usually not is scary. But with artist Eva Stenram’s alterations, you might not ever be able to look at pin-up photos the same way again. In Stenram’s series “Parts,” she edits photos by leaving the whole background, but removing every part of the featured woman from the scene—except one leg.  Stenram explains her intent in her artist’s statement: "The leg becomes a kind of prop or decoration within the interior….We can use our...
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