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  Since I’m a big fan of both eating and food, there is nothing more enjoyable than perusing the (web)pages of a good food blog.

It's that time of year again! Let the Holiday shopping commence! BUST is sponsoring the Kings County General Store Holiday markets in Park Slope, and admission is free! Bring your besties and don’t miss the drink specials, door prizes and special surprises all month long! Location: Southpaw 125 Fifth Ave (St John’s + Sterling) in Park Slope, NY. Sunday 12/5 and 12/19 noon-5pm.  Also visit the Kings County General Store pop up shop at the BUST Holiday Craftacular on Sunday Dec 12 at the Metropolitan Pavillion from 10 am-7pm.

Oh, Margaret Cho! The first time I ever saw a BUST magazine, my friend held up a copy with Cho on the cover and told me, “You would love this.” Since Margaret went to my high school (briefly, anyway), and grew up in my hometown of San Francisco, I kinda feel like I grew up with her. Her never-ending career remains impressive, especially considering she always does her own raunchy, unique, non-typical famous lady thing. And now she's just gotten her second Grammy nomination, for the 2010 musical comedy CD “Cho-Dependent.

Peaches has always been as nasty as she wants to be. For the last decade, we've fallen hard for her ultra-trashy and super sexy style of electro-punk. But the Canadian-born cocksure shock rocker has a little somethin' up her sleeve to close out twenty-ten: her one-woman rock opera Peaches Christ Superstar Next Friday, Peaches brings her 90-minute modern twist to Sir Tim Rice and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's legendary 1971 opus Jesus Christ Superstar to the States. For Peaches, it's somewhat of a pipe dream that's been taking shape since her teenage days.

  In Malaysia this week there has been a new bus line introduced in an attempt to quell sexual harassment. The Rapid Lady Bus service will run the most popular bus lines during peak-hours so that passengers can have the choice of stepping into a women-only pink bus rather than deal with the jostling and harassment of men.   RapidKL Bus Chief Operating Officer Datuk Mohamed Hazlan Mohamed Hussain said, “This is based on feedback received from our customers, especially females, who shared with us their discomfort during peak-hour travels.

In February of 1961, the 18 members of the U.S. Figure Skating team--along with their families, friends and coaches--made their way to the World Championships in Prague. Sadly they never arrived. Their plane crashed in Belgium, killing the entire team and all other passengers on board. In honor of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the tragedy, the U.S. Figure Skating Association will be releasing the movie Rise. The film's website explains: "Rise will document the sport's growth in popularity over the years and feature various luminaries of American figure skating.

Debbie Tuch, BUST Craftacular vendor and the artistic mastermind behind Glitterlimes was given the wonderful opportunity of decorating the Christmas tree at Lincoln Square in Dante Park this year for the 11th Annual Winter’s Eve festival that took place Monday night. Having just moved here from San Francisco, being able to decorate the tree was a wonderful welcome to the city for Tuch, and a great way for her to get her adorable, glitzy pieces noticed.

New York Magazine’s cover feature this week is entitled “Waking Up From the Pill”. The article discusses the Pill’s 50th anniversary, its great effect on women’s reproductive freedom, and its consequence. The article’s author, Vanessa Grigoriadis, poses the argument that with the Pill came an ignorance of the body. The theory is women are no longer conscious of what their body is telling them, because there is a pill to control it. This is somewhat true.

Yesterday at my part-time job, I was discussing with my manager my plans to start graduate school in January. When he asked me what I was going to study, I cheerfully replied that I was going to get my master's degree in Gender Studies. "What's that?" he asked. "You know. Sort of like Women's Studies," I said, brilliantly describing my program of study. "...What's that?" he asked again. Dumbfounded, I ever so eloquently explained "Like...feminism and stuff?" (My admission is being rescinded right about...now.

  There's no shortage of hot topics to melt away those winter blues in our Dec/Jan issue of BUST, hitting newsstands today! A stunning Sofia Coppola graces our cover, a Holiday Gift Guide awaits to make your holiday shopping stress-free, a fashion spread with plus-size model Ashley Graham brings you a steaming hot wardrobe for this dreary season, our DIY decor ideas dare you not to turn your festivities into crafting parties, and an interview with none other than Fran Lebowitz will satisfy all cravings in one.
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