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Here in New York, the first signs of fall manifest in our wardrobes. Temperatures have dropped out of "sweat torture" territory, and cardigans are creeping out of our closets as things cool down. The pinnacle of cool, though, has got to be the World Maker Faire; on September 29 and 30, the grounds around the New York Hall of Science in Queens will transform into the world's largest DIY festival. You are cordially invited to join us at the third annual BUST Magazine Craftacular at World Maker Faire New York 2012.

  Jay-Z, Will Smith, and Jada Pinkett Smith have joined forces to produce Free Angela & All Political Prisoners, a documentary premiering at this year’s Toronto Film Festival. The film marks the 40th anniversary of the acquittal of Angela Davis, the revered African American activist, writer and educator who faced criminal charges in the 1970s, at a heated moment in civil-rights history.

    Former BUST cover girl, Mindy Kaling (October/November 2011), is working hard on her upcoming sitcom, The Mindy Project. Of course she’s busy, ‘cause the superwoman created the show, writes, produces and stars in it. The Office writer and actor spoke with New York Magazine about the new show, what it’s like to be in charge, and missing her mom. Pretty much everything Kaling says or does is awesome, but one thing she said in the interview really stuck out as evidence of why we’re glad she’s part of the new comedy landscape.

 HBO has released the second teaser trailer for its upcoming biopic, The Girl, which focuses on the relationship between actress Tippi Hedren and director Alfred Hitchcock during the filming of his thriller classic, The Birds. Directed by Julian Jarrold (Becoming Jane) the film stars Sienna Miller (Stardust) as Tippi Hedren and Toby Jones (The Hunger Games) as Alfred Hitchcock. This biopic is going to be an all-out drama fest, not only because of its talented cast and crew, but because of Hitchcock and Hedren’s tumultuous working and personal relationship.

  Any recent college grad knows that jobs are increasingly hard to come by. Most often, the grads initially find themselves over or under-qualified for the gigs they're applying for, and to make matters worse, they're saddled with a tremendous amount of debt right off the bat. In fact, student loan debt currently tops $1 trillion here in America. Now there's a new campaign, Degrees of Separation raising awareness about the underemployment, joblessness, and poverty that affect millions of college graduates.   In 2011, 53.

Vaute Couture, the super stylish coat maker, has unveiled its new coats for this winter: a collection of vegan and fair trade coats that are made of eco-friendly and sometimes recycled materials. Even better, they're made in the U.S.A. Founder Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart created Vaute in 2008 in order to offer coats that were warm enough for harsh winters without containing any animal products or compromising on aesthetics.

  Sometimes us Americans like to think that we’re the ones who don’t have accents.  However, in this popular short film, "How Americans Sound to British People", it seems that we most definitely do...and our accents are pretty gnarly.  The comments on the video are pretty much half “what the f are they saying?!” and half “OMG, this is brilliant.”  I agree--aside from “shut up” and a few swear words, I couldn’t understand a thing.

You are going to want to get to know New York-based rocker Anna Rose.  Her single “Behold a Pale Horse”, off the upcoming album of the same name, opens with a haunting bass line, which sets the stage for the 1-2 punch of Rose’s vocals.  Her dark and deep sound is reminiscent of Heart's Ann Wilson (remember “Barracuda” and “Magic Man”?). The song's thick, heavy tone is appropriate considering the subject matter: the title comes from the Book of Revelations, with the pale horse acting as a personification of death. Creepy, but cool.

This Los Angeles based quartet does an impressive representation of 60s-era psychedelic, garage rock creating a unmistakable nostalgia all the way. This self-titled album debuts on September 18, 2012, and will be released by Innovative Leisure. Allah-Las does a great job mimicking bands of the 60s-era such as the Rolling Stones, the Kinks and Cream. The guitar playing is tight and dreamy, but nothing virtuoso. Their songs will have listeners California dreamin'.

  If you live in New York City and have been following the 'Free Pussy Riot!' movement as closely as we have, tonight’s the night to get involved! Amnesty International, FreePussyRiot.org, The Voice Project, and Lombard Freid Projects have joined together for a one-night-only benefit exhibition featuring five original videos of the feminist punk collective as well as various speakers from the New York cultural community. The exhibition will take place from 6 to 10 PM at Lombard Freid Projects at 518 West 9th Street in Chelsea.
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