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If you’re anxious to get proactive on women’s issues right now, check out The International Museum of Women’s exciting new online exhibit called Curating Change. This new series is dedicated to the many women who inspire I.M.O.W., which plans to choose one guest curator every two weeks--the first one being Filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom--throughout September and October. Each guest curator will choose art that reflects the global issues that matter most to them.

Want to hear new music for free and have a beer while you’re at it? Williamsburg bar Bruar Falls is hosting a live music event tonight. The featured acts are Blue Sky Law, the Everymen, and Lost Gloves--all rock groups with a Midwestern flair.The event starts at 8pm and the bar is located 245 Grand Street  between Driggs Ave and Roebling Street. It's for the 21+ crowd, so don’t leave home without your id.

The World's Largest DIY Festival -- World Maker Faire -- is returning to the New York Hall of Science in Queens, NY on Saturday, September 17th and Sunday, September 18th, and the BUST Magazine Craftacular will be there representing the best in handmade crafts! You won't want to miss our outdoor shopping village with free demos, DJs, and the exclusive advance release of the new BUST book, "The BUST DIY Guide to Life".

Roseanne Barr is an unapologetic feminist and a damn funny one at that. Back in the late ’80s and ’90s, she took feminism mainstream, paving the way for women in television with Roseanne, the show she created, starred in, and fought tooth and nail for during its decade-long run (read her recent account of the ordeal in NY Mag). Now she’s a macadamia nut farmer in Hawaii, chilling with chickens, goats, and her partner Johnny Argent. She's also running for president. But no matter where she is or what she’s doing, the woman is never afraid to speak her mind.

New York has a bomb-ass burlesque scene, and Bushwick Burlesque hopes to extend their bomb asses to the outer boroughs. Hard-partying Brooklynites looking for a good time without straying stumbling-distance from your local bar: this is not to be missed. Bushwick Burlesque goes down twice a month at The Morgan in Bushwick. Thanks to powerhouse producers/performers Darlinda, Just Darlinda and Miss Spoke, your Tuesday nights just got a little more sparkle, and a lot more sexy.

Wanna know what it takes to put together a craft book? Here, our book editor at STC Craft|Melanie Falick Books, Liana Allday, tells the true story of how the "The BUST DIY Guide to Life" came to be. --------------- The idea for The BUST DIY Guide to Life came to us one day in fall 2009 as Melanie [Falick, of STC Craft|Melanie Falick Books] and I sat around the office, dreaming up future books.

  Colleen Patrick-Goudreau’s The 30-Day Vegan Challenge is meant to be read chapter-by-chapter in 30 days, but I couldn’t put it down all weekend. I never thought I would read a cookbook cover to cover like that! However, this is so much more than just a cookbook. It has recipes for sure, and over 100 delicious ones at that, but it also serves as a personalized, all-encompassing, crash course in veganism. It’s as if Colleen Patrick-Goudreau becomes your new brilliant and persuasive vegan best friend.

Watch models Karen Elson and Raquel Zimmerman awkwardly dance to Pitbull's "I Know You Want Me" dressed head to toe in Lanvin's F/W 2011-2012 collection. This video is amazing on so many levels. The clothes are gorgeous, but I'm really kind of excited to see Karen Elson, one of my favorite models and overall fabulous redheads, shaking her groove thang. Somehow this song reminds me of my attempt to dance hip hop at junior high dances so long ago. I'm glad to know even models look semi awkward dancing to these kind of rump shaker songs.

  This year, September 8th, Fashion’s Night Out will be celebrated by over 1,000 stores in New York City alone, along with a crazy amount of stores in over 250 cities across the U.S., joining in with the 18 total countries celebrating around the world! Whoa. When you think about it, that’s actually pretty amazing and seems kind of exciting from an economic standpoint. As the actual night approaches, more and more fantastic sounding events keep popping up here in NYC and in cities across the U.S. Living in New York, I must admit, I'm a little overwhelmed...

Boardwalk Empire has been on my "to watch" list for quite some time now. I have a weird thing for Steve Buscemi and I hear it's one of the most stylish shows on TV, but it's this promotional stunt that's really got my attention.