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image from: Culturebelly.com Vicki Leakx dropped on New Years as one continuous 36-minute track. M.I.A. worked with Diplo, Switch, Rusko as well as several others to create a mixtape that sounds like classic M.I.A. Totally free to download here! I love “Let Me Hump You” but not so much the autotune stuff like “Gen-N-E-Y”. You can see the whole track list here. I think “Mudersounds Munchi” explains the title of the album.

  French model Isabelle Caro passed away on November 17th, her family revealed last week. Caro, referred to by the New York Times as the "international face of anorexia," made waves when she was photographed nude for a 2007 billboard for the Italian fashion label Nolita. At the time, Caro's 5'4" frame weighed a scant 60 pounds and was posed under the phrase "No Anorexia."  Her cadaverous appearance horrified many, and the advertisement was eventually banned in Italy.

If you are a BUST reader, then you're famliar with the special BUST-infused crossword puzzles that appear in every issue. They're put together for us by the lovely and talented word nerd, Deb Amlen (who also does the crossword puzzles for the Onion). Well, as of today, Deb's also the puzzle meister behind the New York Time's crossword puzzle blog, Word Play. If you like to do the New York Times crossword puzzles (or at least try doing them) and have ever found yourself stuck, the blog is the place to go.

For me, I really don't get into the Christmas spirit until I've watched this gem at least 3x. I know, I know, I post it every year, BUT, much like a Rankin-Bass Xmas shows, you can never get enough of John Roberts! And now that we have thankfully shipped our Feb. issue off to the printer, I can relax and finish my shopping. But first, who wants Bailey's? [video:http://www.youtube.

Here at BUST HQ we're racing to get our latest issue to the printer, then take a well-deserved and much-needed break. Wanted to leave our viewers and fans with a nice little holiday message, and I don't think there's anyone, or anything, that can convey that happy, joyous holiday spirit better than Henrietta and Myrna here. Enjoy! [video:http://www.youtube.

  Holiday Greetings from Bust! For many of us, dealing with our families is awkward enough. Imagine if it were documented for the whole world to see! If dealing with your family is too much to deal with, take a glance at this website and you'll instantly be able to pity yourself a little less. If you're still looking for last-minute gifts for your awkward cousin, you're in luck! Awkward Family Photos has a book out, and several other items with disturbing photos on them. Enjoy, and Seasons Greetings! http://awkwardfamilyphotos.

Sad news for music fans: the body of lady MC Magnolia Shorty was discovered in a car outside the entrance of a New Orleans apartment complex on Monday. She and the car's other passenger, Jerome Hampton, were shot to death. Magnolia Shorty, born Renetta Lowe, was 28. She has collaborated with singer Kourtney Heart and was part of the Cash Money crew. Hear her with Juvenile on the track "3rd Ward Soulja" below! [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0w2q0kHcDA 425x344] photo courtesy of dailypostal.

Tiny Things Are Cute is a great website for all your cute vintage holiday needs. Looking to give your holiday decorating a old-timey feel? Trying to find a gift that gives your family a wave of warm nostalgia? Or, maybe you're just looking for some really cute tiny things. Well then, this site is for you! It's full of vintage Christmas decorations, and tons of other cute things that you didn't even know you wanted. This is a great spot for last minute Christmas shopping! http://www.tinythingsarecute.

When BUST TV's Lauren Mooney decided to go guitar shopping recently, she figured the talented and insanely cute Matt Costa would be the perfect person to bring along. And how! With three albums under his belt, he has contributed songs to the Curious George and I Love You, Man soundtracks, and his song "Mr. Pitiful" was recently used in an iPhone commercial. In the video below, the musician proves himself to be chock-full of good advice. First thing is first--before investing in a pricey guitar, he suggests deciding what kind of music you want to play.

If you're in the NYC area, check out Barnard College's Athena Film Festival from February 10-13. All of the films feature female characters as protagonists and focus strongly on female leadership. Kathryn Kolbert, the co-curator of the festival, explains in a press release that "The films we’ll screen exemplify our mission—to bring women’s unique and powerful voice to the forefront." Both documentaries and narrative films will be shown.
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