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The Human Rights Watch Film Festival will take place June 16-30 at the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center in New York. This year the festival features 19 films from 12 countries, and nine female directors. As we all know, the film industry (like many others) is overwhelmingly male-dominated, so this gender equality is highly commendable.   Though perhaps we should expect no less from Human Rights Watch, which is a truly wonderful organization devoted to bringing justice worldwide.

On Saturday, June 11th, Menstrual Monday presents their first Girls of Summer Alley Cat bike race, sponsored by BUST Magazine! This race through Seattle's city streets is open to all ladies with bikes, regardless of skill level. Participants will have a chance to win over $2000 worth of prizes, including one-year subscriptions to BUST Magazine.To enter, register at the I-5 colonnade on June 11th at 2 PM. The race begins at 3 PM and costs $5.For more details, including what to bring and information about the after party, check out the Girls of Summer Alley Cat homepage.

This spring's BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair may be over, but two lucky raffle winners walked away with amazing prizes from our vendors and sponsors. Shannon Teynor from Ohio will receive our accessories package which includes a springtime leather bag from ModCloth, a one-year subscription to the Button Club, books from Chronicle Books, a Jane Austen Collection of scents from Latherati, and jewelry from our vendors.

Well, for their companies anyway. The Senate Joint Economic Committee’s 2010 report says that, though women are still only getting 77 cents to the dollar of a man, they’re actually earning their companies much more. Invest in Women, Invest in America: A Comprehensive Review of Women in the U.S. Economy, the 256 page compendium the committee released, explains that though women make up half of the U.S. workforce and more than half of graduates from institutions of higher education, “gender leadership and pay gaps are alive and well.

I blog a lot about fashion blogs, which I love and can't get enough of, but I thought I'd showcase one of the blogs I go to the most for entertainment news and fashion opinions I respect: Tom&Lorenzo. I only recently realized they changed their official blog name from Project Rungay  to Tom&Lorenzo. It makes sense though since when the blog first began in 2006 it was primarily about Project Runway, but covers a lot more now. Even if you didn't keep up with the episodes of PR, this blog was the perfect way to keep up with the winners, drama, and hilarity of the show.

This month, Vogue Italia has created a fabulous cover of curvy ladies for their latest June issue! Models, Tara Lynn, Candice Huffine and Robyn Lawley all look the epitome of gorgeous gracing the cover and lovely Marquita Pring is added to the mix in other shots. The photos are both sexy and elegant. Although there’s sexy lady curves is the shots (remember the Superbowl/Lane Bryant fiasco?), the models still maintain a very high fashion, editorial feel throughout the pictures.  This cover is big, yet conflicting news for me.

After my swift departure from Corporate America a few months ago, I found myself at a loss. Not so much a loss for the consistent paycheck I continually wasted on frivolous travel or the much-needed health benefits for “regular checkups”, but the notion I would never find a place or group of people who felt the same way I did about the word fuck. I have been blogging for three years, but only recently started taking it more seriously and actually seeing the effects in my bank account.

One my favorite people in the world (and former BUST writer), Sarah Verdone was a talented writer, beautiful wife, and mother to two young daughters. She lost her battle with cancer last year, and we all still miss her terribly. Come help celebrate her memory next Wednesday at a benefit party for a writers award created in her name. We’ll be there! Tucker Viemeister & Paper Magazine invite you for Cocktails to support the Sarah Verdone Writing Award (annual award to one of LMCC’s woman writers) Complimentary cocktails for 2 hours and then cash bar.

We are lovin' her video for "Gucci Gucci" Check out her Tumbler too for ill gifs! "I got the swag and it's pumping out my ovaries." [video:http://www.youtube.

Beautiful, eerie, and a little sultry, Agent Ribbons' video for "That's Not Edgar's Heart" is absolutely mesmerizing. Dressed in vintage party dresses and fascinators, these ladies have created unforgettable imagery for this moody song. With lyrics like "my voice will turn the smoke and tell you I love you while you sleep" it's impossible not to fall in love. Watch for yourselves: [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnV4uFpgwFk&feature=youtu.
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