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Jack White really is playing up his upcoming album. Titled Blunderbuss, his first-ever solo album is currently streaming for free on iTunes. (For anyone baffled at the title, you’re not alone; I had to Google it, and a “blunderbuss” is a kind of gun. So there you go.) Now, I’m a huge fan of White and all of his musical ventures (The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather), so my opinion is probably super biased, but Blunderbuss is freakin’ awesome.

With Earth Day fast approaching, the internet is all abuzz with sustainable crafts designed with our beloved planet in mind.  We're all taught at a young age how reduce and reuse should come before recycle, but somewhere along the way I think a lot of us forget the first two. Here are a few projects that reuse former trash. They are so simple, the laziest person in the world (yours truly) can do them, so you have no excuse. C'mon. Don't you love your Mother Earth? You never call, you never write….

I’m sure you all remember the controversy surrounding manufacturer LEGO’s incredibly sexist line of toys called “Friends,” heavily simplified from their normal toys and marketed specifically to little girls. I’m sure you also remember the completely legitimate outrage over these toys (John Darnielle won my heart with his call to arms to “leaflet and raise hell”) and the attempt of SPARK activists Bailey Shoemaker Richards and Stephanie Cole to petition LEGO to “stop selling out girls.

Earth Day is coming up soon, y’all! On April 22 (this weekend), it’s time to kick our environmental awareness into overdrive and focus on improving our sustainability and natural environment.

  This summer New York will join the ranks of major cities worldwide with bike share programs.  Here at BUST, we've been gearing up for Earth Day by scheming easy ways we can help the planet so this news is music to our ears.  Did you know that over half of the trips New Yorkers make are under 2 miles? Sometimes that rad new brunch spot you want to try is just too far to walk and too close for the subway. Enter sustainable, convenient NYC Bike Share and you've got yourself a fun new way to get where you need to go that beats waiting for the bus.

If you’re in the know with the going-ons of the New York City nightlife then you’re probably familiar with DJ Venus X. Maybe you heard her DJ at Fashion Week last fall or dance your ass off at her GHE20G0TH1K parties. I personally saw the light when BUST Crafty lady Callie passed along one of DJ Venus X’s mixes. The 25-year-old Dominican-Ecuadorian DJ from Manhattan, born Jazmin Venus Soto, first gained attention after hosting GHE20GOTH1K with best friend Shayne Oliver, who designs Hood by Air.

As far as I'm concerned, Meryl Streep can become any role, nay become anything. The woman is unstoppable: I'd consider letting her perform surgery on me. Saturday Night Live noticed this phenomenon a few seasons ago with one of my favorite sketches in recent memory, Meryl Streep on Ice.    It looks like The Public Theater agrees with me on this one. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Shakespeare in the Park, the company announced this week that Meryl Streep will perform opposite Kevin Kline in a one-night performance of Romeo and Juliet.

Here's the latest track from Beach House's highly-anticipated new album, Bloom, out May 15.   [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uvwl7INZykc&feature=youtu.be 425x344] If you dig these jams as much as I do, Lazuli will be available for purchase on April 21 to celebrate Record Store Day.

BUSTies, get your Cornballers cornballing because there’s fantastic news about the Arrested Development reunion! I, like every fan of the show (there are dozens of us! DOZENS!), pretty much blue myself when creator Mitch Hurwitz and the cast revealed at the New Yorker Festival that there would at long last be a reunion in the form of a brief mini-season (10 episodes) and a movie. (For those of you who are unfamiliar with the plight of the show, it was stupidly canceled during its highly acclaimed and popular third season and has since obtained cult status.

As a child of the nineties, I have such a soft spot for the toys of my youth. Furbies were somehow cute and creepy at the same time, Skip-Its were practically the only way my mom could get me to exercise, and I'm pretty sure I thought my Lite Brite drawings had one up on Van Gogh's Starry Night.  I've gotten over most of my obsessions because, you know, I grew up or something. But every now and then, those old standbys get an update and my pigtails-sporting, Lisa Frank-toting inner nineties child will get to geek out.