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    Periodically Inspired creates awesome designs inspired by the Periodic Table of Elements. Various elements 'bond' to create fun statements emblazoned on tees, mugs, and even iPhone skins.   Pick up a fun gift for the geeky guy, gal, or baby in your life at the BUST Magazine Craftacular at World Maker Faire! It's taking place at the New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Queens, New York, this Saturday, September 29, from 10 AM - 7 PM, and Sunday, September 30, from 10 AM - 6 PM. You can purchase tickets to the event here.

    Behind every great man there’s a great woman.  And who is considered amongst the best of men, but Jesus Christ?  Well, evidence has surfaced this past week that indicates the big J.C. had a wife! A small piece of papyrus has been discovered by a private collector and presented to Karen L. King, a scholar on early Christianity.  The artifact, measuring only 1 ½ by 3 inches in size, has writing on it in the ancient language of Coptic and dates back to the fourth century Egypt.

  If you’re a Zadie Smith fan, you’ve been waiting seven years for her latest novel, NW. If you’re not a Zadie Smith fan, NW may turn you into one.  NW stands for northwest — northwest London, specifically Willesden, Smith’s hometown and the setting of her first novel, White Teeth.  We follow the interlocking lives of four thirty-something Londoners as they try to escape the council estate (in American: housing projects) of their childhood.

Fall means pretty leaves, delicious pumpkin-flavored food, and great new music! This is what we'll be blasting from our iPods all season. Cat Power Sun On sale now (Matador) Cult favorite and bona fide indie-rock dream woman Chan Marshall, better known as Cat Power, hasn’t released an album of new material since 2006’s The Greatest. Hardly anything Marshall’s done has sounded optimistic, but if the title Sun is any indication, her ninth LP might just find her singing a happier tune (in her signature smoky voice, of course).

Got the city blues?  Escape them tonight with a new comedy and variety show, Company Picnic, and you won't even have to leave the island. Although the lineup looks a little sausage fest-y, it's more of an eclectic buffet of some of the best comedy in the city, and the best dish is musical.  Comedian Jessica Delfino is a guitar-playing, hilarious-joke-telling, do-it-all performer, as well as a critically acclaimed and award-winning musician who has performed her cheeky comedy songs everywhere from Good Morning America to the U.K.'s Reading and Leeds Festivals.

Accessories are an essential part of any good outfit. They can dress up a casual jeans and tee or add the perfect amount of pizzazz to an already stunning outfit. Among some of the coolest accessories popping up this season are collar clips and necklaces, and I have the perfect designer to help you accessorize your favorite fall outfits. Brooklyn-based jewelry designs LAB by Laura Busony are to die for.  I cannot get enough of this badass brass claw collar clip.

  Take a moment out of your Monday to chill to the new track from LA musician/producer Nosaj Thing.  Nosaj Thing has remixed and worked with The XX, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Beck, and Flying Lotus. Three years ago, he released his critically acclaimed debut album, Drift. Now, for the first time, he’s incorporating guest vocals into his own music.  His upcoming LP, Home, will include collaborations with Toro y Moi and Kazu Makino of Blonde Redhead.

It’s not easy being transgender, period. A recent report by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force showed that a majority of transgender and gender non-conforming people are harassed in public. In addition, many live in abject poverty and are routinely turned down for jobs and housing. Washington, DC is no exception. Despite the DC Human Rights Act, which protects gender identity and expression, a series of harrowing crimes committed against members of the transgender community have outraged activists.

The New York Court of Appeals seems to think that subway masturbators are no big deal.  Last year, a man who masturbated and ejaculated on three different female subway passengers was tracked down through DNA evidence. The man, Darnell Hardware, is now out free after only one year in prison — for time served — because the Court of Appeals considers masturbating and ejaculating on someone without their consent a misdemeanor, not a felony, Gothamist reports.

    The snarky, sassy and totally vulgar comedian, Sarah Silverman explains the fucked up voter ID laws in this hilarious video promoting the Let My People Vote 2012 campaign.   She explains that the new state voter ID laws put into effect supposedly to prevent voter fraud.  But, “this attempt to prevent voter fraud,” as Silverman puts it,  “is itself the only voter fraud taking place!”   Silverman explains how these laws prevent students in these states to use their school IDs to vote, but anyone can use their firearm permits.
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