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  In a total mindf*ck for me and basically everyone  interested in women's sports, sources---from The Guardian to ESPN---are confirming that the Women's Professional Soccer league has been cancelled, even though the United States National team just qualified to play in the Olympics.  The reason seems to be that team owner Dan Borislow, who has a history of clashing with WPS officials, is battling it out big-time with league owners in the court room. Some will try to continue bending it like Mia Hamm  in 2012, but it looks the league has officially been cancelled till 2013.

Bjork makes me believe in music. Since my first listen of Venus as a Boy, I have been entranced by what she can do with her voice, ingeniously combining it with unconventional instruments, sounds and collaborators. The genius mega-artist has released her eighth album, Biophilia, to breach the gap between nature, science, technology, and music. Not only does  Biophilia feature Tesla coil instruments, it is accompanied by an education program for middle schoolers that explores the ties between music and science.

Let January 31, 2012 be known as the day that it happened: the day that Born to Die (out now on Interscope) finally dropped. After months of furious Internet opining, illegal downloads of leaked tracks, tons of grainy live footage, and one questionable Saturday Night Live performance, we now have an entire record of moody, lilting pop songs with which to rightfully judge Lana Del Rey. So what is the verdict?  It is—wait for it—not that bad. Some of the songs, in fact, are actually pretty good.

Okay, so I know that isn't technically a brand-new track (it's been out for a couple of weeks), but Santigold's new song "Big Mouth" is making me all kinds of curious about her forthcoming 2012 album. Santi White, aka Santigold, revealed that the highly-anticipated follow-up to her 2008 debut will be called Master of My Make-Believe; the Brooklyn-based artist told V Magazine, "I want it to be about creating your own reality." If Santigold's reality is anything like the video for "Big Mouth," then damn: I want to go to there: [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxdQ_uD5IWk&feature=youtu.

Remember your do-or-die New Year’s resolution to ditch your soul sucking dead-end job? It’s now February and you’re still selling out -- spending all your after-work hours sobbing bitterly into pints of Guinness (or salted-caramel ice cream). Craftcation Indie Business & DIY Conference on March 22-25, 2012 in Ventura, California is coming to the rescue! This three-day indie business conference, sponsored by BUST Magazine, focuses on starting or growing an art, craft or food-centered small business.

As a kid, I never really understood the appeal of paper dolls. I needed a toy that could survive my rough and tumble antics at playtime, and the wispy slips of people-paper just couldn't keep up. In my tiny yet destructive hands, paper dolls easily (and often) became confetti. Since I've grown up (I guess... I'm taller now, at least) I've mellowed out a little and have taken to watching online TV as an alternative to destroying my belongings. My newest Netflix addiction: Arrested Development.

VICE Magazine calls itself "The Definitive Guide to Enlightening Information." It didn’t surprise me, then, to hear that instead of covering the traditional corners of the fashion world (think Paris or London) VICE was devoting its Fashion Week coverage to the unseen fashion shows that normally don’t pop up on our global radar. The web series Fashion Week Internationale takes a look at the unconventional approaches to fashion in places like Cambodia, Pakistan, and, most recently, Nigeria.

BUST Magazine and Babeland invite you to be our special date for our first-ever Valentine's Party next Tuesday, February 7th! Stop by Babeland SoHo to craft D.I.Y. pasties and to celebrate BUST's new February/March issue, which includes 15 ways to banish bore-gasms and instructions for making D.I.Y. lube.While you craft and shop, enjoy complimentary cocktails sponsored by Tito's Handmade Vodka and treats from Baked by Assata.The party starts at 7 PM, but arrive early because the first 50 attendees will receive gift bags with toys and a copy of BUST's latest issue.

  I love AbFab in a "naming-my-future-daughter-Saffron" kind of way. The British sitcom about two fashion-obsessed middle-aged career women is freakin' hilarious and perfectly acted by Jennifer Saunder (Edina)---who also created the show--- and Joanna Lumley (Patsy). So it was absolutely awesome to see that, in honor of their return to TV this year, the fabulous and funny champagne-guzzling, fashion-worshipping Brits are making a splash as the cover girls for award-winning jewelry designer Alexis Bittar’s Spring/Summer 2012 Collection.

Mondays can be ruff...and so I bring you Pawesome Movie Posters, a blog dedicated to the heart-warming, face-licking, leg-humping world of canine cinema. Jeana Fucello compiles the best movie posters featuring dogs, and her findings indicate that there are some reoccurring themes present in these furry flicks. For example, even though my own dog doesn't seem to care much for accessories, Fucello points out that Hollywood dogs love wearing sunglasses: She also notes common details such as lens flares on the pups' shades; this DVD cover boasts an impressive three.
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