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I love the internet, because it allows for pictures like this to be exposed to the world. I don't know how many times I've ordered a burrito and thought "I feel like I'm about to ingest an infant." Which I've always thought was a unique, vaguely disturbing thought- apparently it's not! This picture proves that I'm not a sicko! Hallelujah! Burritos have the same heft and warmth of a baby. Except burritos are significantly more delicious. This picture is also great because it's an actual FOOD BABY. Awww yeah! Viral images, man. So good! Sometimes, you just need some visual stimulation.

Our favorite "doen't give a fashion fuck" actress, Helena Bonham Carter is Marc Jacobs' latest muse and model for his Fall 2011 collection. Some of these photos are not exactly the most conventionally attractive, but that's exactly what makes them amazing. Right now the fashion world is oohing and ahhing over Elle Fanning's MJ campaign, but these photos are the real gems. A true style icon is someone who beats to the tune of her own drum. No one encompasses that more than this lovely lady.

Last Tuesday, July 12, at St. Mark's Bookshop, I had the distinct honor of listening to a panel of three super rad and super interesting ladies talk about their experience when it comes to being a woman working in media, their role in showcasing women through media, and how they view the overall consumption and creation of mainstream and indie media. Speakers included: Mindy Abovitz (Tom Tom Magazine, Editor), Emily Rems (BUST magazine, Editor), and Shirley Braha (MTV, Producer).

I never knew what it was like to lose a dear pet. My family has had our share of pet fish - RIP Tokyo and Jelly - and my feeder mice, Meece Witherspoon and Meeces Pieces, both died while I was away at college. None of these losses hit me hard; I didn’t necessarily connect with the fish and my most memorable days as a mouse owner consisted of them pooping on me, then escaping and eating pencils off my desk.But while Freckles was still alive, I tried hard not to think about it.

Thanks to Blue Water Productions, iconic funny lady Lucille Ball is getting her own comic for her 100th birthday. Written by Jaymes Reed and illustrated by Patricio Carbajal, this 32-page comic book will explore her multifaceted career, as well as her contributions to society - she is an inductee in the National Women's Hall of Fame - and the tremendous influence she had on the American public.  Publisher Darren G.

“I want to be a political wife, I’ve been training for this for all of my life,” Political Subversities performer Shaina Taub sings. “Let me in the sorority of Michelle Obama toned-arm candy.” “Political Wife” is just one of many hilarious sketches written and performed by musical sketch comedy group Political Subversities. It almost seems unfair that this massive group seems to be hogging all of the funniest, smartest, best-looking performers with incredible voices and impeccable hand-eye coordination.

The Brooklyn-based indie pop group has launched a Kickstarter fundraiser so they can record their first full album, which Kate Nash will be producing. They’re writing and recording ten original tracks as well as some covers for the album. They also need funds to shoot the video for their first single, DUMB DUMBS, an “anti-drug/pro-candy anthem.” Featuring “a colorful, decedent Paradise Lost where drugs and lascivious acts are replaced by mountains of candy and swarms of offbeat characters”—too cute.

    Urban homesteading is a fast-growing trend that encourages a  lifestyle of locally grown and home-brewed without all the aspects of trendiness and upper-classisim instead, replacing it with a D.I.Y sensibility. In other words, being radical about taking care of the planet and making a major social shift into a more money-savvy and environmentally conscious way of living.  In the new book, "Making It: Radical Home Ec for a Post-Consumer World," all the bases are covered.

The future of science may rest in the hands of women. In each of the three age groups at Google's first science fair, three girls were the chosen winners among 7,500 entrees from 91 countries.  And not only were these projects scientifically impressive--they also may be used to benefit public health. Lauren Hodge, winner of the youngest group of 13-14 year olds looked at carcinogenic levels in various marinades for grilled chicken. Winner among 15-16 year olds, Naomi Shah, found ways to reduce people’s reliance on asthma medications by improving indoor air quality.

I'm usually not a fan of covers (just listen to the originals people!), but Karmin has won a special place in my heart. By covering everyone's favorite Top 40 rap, pop, rock, and R&B songs, editing out curse words, and highlighting the songs' musicality, Karmin has been getting a lot of attention from the ol' interwebz lately. The musical pair don’t take themselves too seriously, and they are able to simultaneously honor and poke fun at the songs they’re covering.