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Crafting gets a bad rep. Relegated to senior citizen homes and children's day camps, admitting a penchant for crafting in your twenties elicits confusion and discomfort from your peers. Sample reaction: "But, like, why would you make something when you could buy it at Target?!" Here at BUST, though, we think half the fun (or sometimes all of the fun!) in acquiring something new comes from doing it yourself. Thanks to the hundreds of awesome DIY blogs these days, new ideas are constantly at our fingertips.

Having a crazy roommate horror story is a rite of passage for New Yorkers. Don't Trust the B---- in Apt 23, ABC's newest comedy, takes that idea and runs with it. Starring our April/May cover girl Krysten Ritter as the titular b named Chloe, the pilot episode is up right now for a limited sneak peek on Hulu.  It's hard to glean much from a pilot episode, but Don't Trust the B--- looks like it's going to be an Odd Couple style buddy comedy about two women with completely opposing perspectives.

The Hunger Games is officially a phenomenon. People of all ages and tastes are loving it and with such a twisted plot and kickass heroine, who can blame them? America is geeking out together and I'm loving every minute of it. Not only are the fans varied, but so is the film's fashion. From district to kooky capital, there is surprising inspiration to be had. Although most capital citizens are a silly, ignorant bunch, they do get to wear some of the most extravagantly colorful garments rarely seen in films these days.

  Slutever, Vice's newest web series, takes a play from Sex in the City's book as it follows sex blogger and NYC night kitten Karley Sciortino. She ponders the most pressing issues we may encounter in dating: from what to wear on a date to how soon is too soon for anal.  In the first episode, Sciortino travels around New York City asking experts, friends, and her own mother for their pearls of relationship wisdom. She sits down with life coach/love doctor Tracy Steinberg for tips on how to proceed now that she's, "like, over dating DJs.

  Join us for our one-day shopping extravaganza at the 8th Annual BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair Spring 2012. With over 100+ vendors selling unique handmade goods, a room full of delicious specialty food vendors, a bar serving craft beer, and a DJ spinning rad tunes, this is an event you don't want to miss. The fabulous fair will take place on Saturday, April 14th (11AM-7PM) at 82 Mercer St. in SoHo, NYC. Vendors will be selling handmade jewelry, housewares, specialty foods, cards, toys, handbags, clothing, and so much more.

I can't say I never eat at a table because sometimes I go to restaurants. But at home I'm eating in my bed or on the couch because my kitchen table is the place where mail goes to get lost. Just last night I decided when I win the MegaMillions and become a half-billionaire, I'm going to get a custom made mattress that has cup holders built in. But in the slight off-chance that I don't win the lottery, I think I'll buy a pair of these Pic Nic Pants from Italian design company Acquacalda.    They look like harem pants and IKEA had a weird, European pant baby.

I remember the first time I felt shame about my body. I was barely six years old when a family friend asked how I could stand to be seen in a two-piece bathing suit, my soft little girl tummy displayed for the world to see. Before she asked, I had felt awesome. I was rocking that 101 Dalmatians bikini like it was my job. Honestly, six-year-old me had some serious swagger. After said friend asked, though, I refused to swim. I stopped splashing, stopped cannon-balling, and resolutely sat myself on the sideline, a towel wrapped around my midsection.

Between their massive environmental footprint and sketchy Fair Trade purchasing track record, Starbucks has its share of questionable business practices. Not to mention the fact that with 16,000 stores worldwide, they're edging out local businesses at a Walmart-level rate. Sometimes "evil" corporations can do good though, and that's just what Starbucks did this week.

  The cross stitches found at DefiantDamsel's Etsy shop are a hilarious collection of pop culture gems.  There's nothing like embroidery to lend a quaint charm to a  filthy "Heathers" quote. You can get the pattern and stitch it yourself, or if you're craft-challenged like me (clumsy sausage-finger hands and no attention span) you can buy the finished product in a frame. I think Joel McHale would look great in my den.

Adrienne Rich, a renowned feminist poet and essayist died Tuesday in her Santa Cruz home from complications with rheumatoid arthritis. She was 82. Rich’s writing centered on her observations and reflections on women’s rights, racism, civil rights, politics, sexuality and sexuality between women. She brought to the forefront issues that plagued women in the 1950s and was a true pioneer of the feminist movement. She wrote over two-dozen volumes of poetry and more than a half-dozen prose throughout her career, winning countless awards and prizes for her enlightening writing.
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