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“What has become of the woman? She is imprisoned in her own sex, striving to negotiate her identity in the society that she lives in. Her individual development and relations have been deformed by the pervasive patriarchal ideologies that link her femininity to submission.” (Cairo Film) The Women’s Voices Now organization hopes to put an end to this, or, at the very least, give women who otherwise might not, a voice through which to tell their stories. In predominantly Muslim countries, women are facing incredible hardships and seemingly insurmountable struggle.

Everything's better when models do it, right? The latest in late night new York entertainment happenings are illegal fighting matches where male models duke it out for those "in the know" paying patrons. While some of the pretty boys are doing this for fun (getting punched in the face is apparently fun!) one of the exceptions is Charlie, a lanky 20 year old model who is actually training to enter the Golden Gloves. BUST contributor, Michelle Groskopf is making a documentary about Charlie and his trainer Leon Taylor, and I'm sure it will be pretty interesting when it's done.

You may recognize tUnE-yArDs' song "Fiya" as that charming ukulele-plucking track from that blackberry commercial, or you might've seen her steal the show from the Dirty Projectors back in 2009, or maybe you saw her in the USA-Montreal-Toronto trio Sister Suvi a couple years back. but maybe all that flew under your radar. If you missed all that, no fear,  her new track "Bizzness" is the perfect introduction. tUnE-yArDs released "Bizzness" as  a teaser for her forthcoming second lp w h o k i l l s.

  The latest release from The Flaming Lips since last year is available now! The new composition is a digital streaming “single” entitled “Two Blobs F**king”. The single is actually a set of multiple tracks that, when combined with their musical counterparts, will equate to the first-ever musical experience of its kind. “Two Blobs F**king” will stream along with videos as 12 individual tracks, ultimately creating one complete song.

Happy Valentines Day! We chose this adorable video of the day, Agent Ribbons’s Oh, La La from their new album, Chateau Crone, to celebrate the Holiday of love and candy hearts. Austin girl group Agent Ribbons, with their whimsical and versatile musical stylings, which range anywhere from powerful, theatrical punk rock to melodious sea shanties, has definitely captured our attention, and our hearts.  Let Oh, La La transport you, so you too can frolic through this Technicolor meadow, a pastoral daydream indeed.

The new Jezebel lay-out confuses me. I'm not sure where to look or why there's a huge picture in the middle of my screen and not a bunch of little pictures with funny headlines. Why, Jezebel, why? Luckily, my friend Alex sent me this handy-dandy link that lets you view Jezebel in its old, tried and true, lay out. Use it or lose it, bust-readers.  ca.jezebel.

I don’t know if three weeks is enough time to mentally prepare for the Downtown Music Festival and all it’s musical-goodness.  In partnership with The Fund for Public Schools, New York-based Downtown Records will be taking over BOTH Webster Hall and Terminal 5 on Friday, March 4th and Saturday, March 5th.  Celebrating the label’s 5th anniversary, Downtown Music Festival is fundraising for the first ever New York City Public School alumni organization. In hopes of encouraging greater involvement by all New Yorkers, Downtown remains committed to their community.

Just in time for Valentines Day, we bring you the honorable mentions for “Who is your ultimate fantasy dream fuck?”  from the write-in answers of our Sex Survey (in the latest issue!). Many readers skip the celebrities altogether and say they fantasize about their boyfriends or husbands. Many say their fantasy-fucks are “that cute kid from class” or “that guy I had a crush on when I was 15”. Awww! There’s a lot of nerdy fantasies out there too.

Ah, the age old dilemma. You meet a cool dude, you want to be friends, but he just wants to,  you know, stick it in you! How Annoying!! Check out the new video by the Those Darlins, the twangy and trashy garage-punk gals from Tennessee that illustrates this problem in a delightfully un-delicate way. "Be Your Bro" is from their soon to be released album, Screws Get Loose (Oh Wow Dang- out on April 26).   [video:http://www.youtube.

It's time for the 7th Annual Fun-A-Day show! If you haven't heard about it already the challenge was to pick a project (it could be baking cupcakes, knitting scarves for puppies or making cartwheels) and do it every day during the month of January*. Why did they chose January this year? Because it's a freezing-cold, long-ass month were people tend to prefer eating pizza and watching Jersey Shore then do anything mentally stimulating. Once the month was over you could submit your project to one of the several shows, showing right now, around America, like Philadelphia, San Diego and Portland.
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