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  There’s something about summer that just makes me want to shop, and right now I’m way into this adorable collection from Brooklyn-based designer Meghan Sebold’s label Afia. The pieces are totally cute and colorful—prints and pleats galore!—but it gets even better. The fabric is sustainedly sourced in West Africa and the line’s handsewn at a women’s co-op in Ghana, providing fair wages to rural villagers.

This summer, Fantagraphics-published artist Megan Kelso released a re-print of her collection of earlier work, including the early minicomic Girlhero strips, titled Queen of the Black Black. (You can read my review of it here.) The lucky dog that I am, I got to ask her a few questions on what it's like to be a comics artist who went from all-DIY roots to being serialized in the New York Times Magazine. (All of Watergate Sue is available on the magazine's website; I highly recommend reading it.

Boys and girls perform equally in math and science testing when they begin elementary school, and show about the same level of enjoyment of the subjects. However, by 8th grade twice as many boys than girls are interested in STEM careers, (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) which are ultimately the fields with the highest growth rate and earning potential. This contributes to the gender pay gap among adults as well as various other inequalities.

    Meet Erin. She runs Calivintage, one of my favorite fashion blogs out there. I go to Calivintage for pretty picture, vintage style inspiration and lovely street style shots from other websites. I previously posted her picture in "My Summer Wishlist" where I was coveting her lovely cat print dress. You can check this lovely lady out at Calivintage.

Despite a break from the heat wave, my Monday evening was still super hot and steamy thanks to Planned Parenthood of NYC’s 7th annual benefit, Summer, Sex & Spirits, of which BUST was a proud sponsor. The event, hosted by PPNYC Activist Council, raised over $20,000 for the organization’s healthcare services, educational programs, and legislative work.

I love pickles. They are a hot commodity in the refrigerator at home; my entire family devours them as snacks, appetizers, condiments and sides until entire jars are emptied within the span of a couple of days. Chris Forbes of Sour Puss Pickles taught me how to make simple and delicious pickles that I know my family will love and I hope you will too. Kirby pickles are best for pickling, generally. They are smaller than slicing cucumbers with thick, warty skins. Make sure the cukes you select are firm, unblemished and heavy for their size.

  When noise/punk band Mika Miko split up, telephone-microphone hybrid fans were left heartbroken across the sprawl of greater Los Angeles (and beyond). Mika Miko were known for raising hell in DIY settings and venues, especially at downtown L.A.'s The Smell, where they played their final show in January 2010. Today, however, I am thrilled to inform everyone of Mika Miko's resurrection of sorts. No, the band is not back together. But the group's sister duo, Jessica and Jennifer Clavin, just released a single from their new project, Bleached.

  Fall For It! For our Aug/Sept 2011 issue, BUST is giving you the scoop on the season’s best new movies, TV shows, books, fashions, and albums with our ultimate fall guide! In our cover interview, Up in the Air’s incandescent star Vera Farmiga dishes on her latest project and reveals her dedication to creating better roles for women.  Inside we’ve got the remedy for your roommate drama, eight bangin’ DIY nail ideas, and a savvy shopper’s guide to getting the runway’s hottest looks for less.

This Saturday, July 30, Webb Gallery in Waxahachie, TX, will host a show called Super Secret Crush featuring 22 women working in the comic book world.

Last week, Network Awesome presented its four-day program, The Women of Punk, featuring videos of performances by punk legends such as Nina Hagen, Debbie Harry, Siouxsie & the Banshees, and L7. Bummed you missed it? Don't be. All of the video series are stored in Network Awesome's archives, so you can watch badass performances back to back with a single click.  Network Awesome is an online TV network that programs 4-6 hours of daily programing.