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Only one week until the London Craftacular! If you’re planning on attending, look for Glazed and Confused Ceramics, pretty ceramics made and designed by Tana West. West is an artist living and working in east London. After studying sculpture at St. Martins College, she made a set of teacups for a friend’s wedding gift. The creation of the gift sparked an interest and she then began to use ceramic processes to create traditional teacups. West has been working under moniker Glazed and Confused Ceramics for two years now.

It’s never been confirmed, but Nicki Minaj’s debut album Pink Friday sounds like a reference to the film Mean Girls, where the Plastics wore pink every Friday (maybe it was Wednesday). One may have nothing to do with the other, but on Nicki’s first album, she has a perfect balance of both mean and girly. While female rappers have spent decades swimming the mainstream in the hopes of never drowning, Nicki Minaj may have discovered the only working life raft.

If there's one thing I'm known for around BUST HQ, it's my devotion to the one and only Boss--Bruce Springsteen.  So my delight was palpable when, during his appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon this Tuesday, he and (Jimmy's impression of) Neil Young covered Willow Smith's "Whip My Hair." My favorite thing about this clip is that Bruce Springsteen is playing Bruce Springsteen. Enjoy (and whip your hair!)   [video:http://www.youtube.

  In the trailer for the new medieval (first of many mistakes!) stoner comedy, Your Highness, James Franco plays a straight man for some reason, Danny McBride plays the slovenly stoner brother, while Natalie Portman a sexy sex object who can beat up guys which is funny because she’s little and stuff. And Zooey Deschanel plays that classic female character, the one who appears to be held captive/bound for a good part of the movie, awaiting rescue.

Have you ever gone to an exhibition at MoMA and thought to yourself "You know what would make this even better? Punk queens and riot grrrls." Me too! Brace yourself, reader, for our dreams are about to come true. On Saturday, November 20th, the legendary Raincoats will play at the museum, preceded by a DJ sesh by Kathleen Hanna and an exclusive showing of the exhibitions "Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography," and "Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen.

Congratulations to my favorite artist of all time, Patti Smith, who won the National Book award last night for her memoir, Just Kids. If you have not read this book, go get it! It's thoroughly entertaining and very inspiring. Here's a quote from the Times: "“I dreamed of having a book of my own, of writing one that I could put on a shelf,” she said. “Please, no matter how we advance technologically, please don’t abandon the book. There is nothing in our material world more beautiful than the book.” I couldn't agree more.

Show and Tell, a new storytelling series based upon the classic kindergarten activity, combines storytelling elements with props to fill in the visual blanks. Founded and hosted by Brooklyn writer (and former BUST staffer) Colleen Kane, the first topic will be a juicy one: sex ed. Once a Playgirl editor, Kane has plenty to say about the unexpected things people find hot, telling Time Out, “My visuals will be mixed media of three varieties, and the audience will begin to understand some of the scars on my mind’s eye.

About three years ago, when Rihanna’s pivotal third album Good Girl Gone Bad was released, Jay-Z dubbed her the Black Madonna. It seemed ridiculous at the time, but considering Rihanna’s reinvention of herself with every work that followed, Jay-Z might have been onto something. Rihanna’s gumption has progressively escalated in both her sound…and hairstyles. Through her “safe” period during her first two albums Music Of the Sun and A Girl Like Me, the Bajan beauty emitted a Pop-Caribe vibe on the first, delivering her debut hit “Pon De Replay”.

Another vendor that will be attending London’s Craftacular is Rebecca Coffee’s Millinery. Coffee is a Milliner from London. She has been making hats for almost 2 years, since she quit her office job to do something more creative. With a degree in Textiles already under her belt, she enrolled in a Millinery class at Kensington and Chelsea College. She loved the course so much that she completed the full time program this past summer. Coffee uses a variety of different materials in her designs.

Cold outside ‘aint it! Well, to warm things up a little, here’s a couple of pics of a crafty nature from an usually sweltering day at York Hall in Bethnal Green, where things will be decided cooler on Sunday November 28 when we hold the Christmas Craftacular - less bunting, more baubles; less iced tea, more hot chocolate and soup.    Yep, the BUST London Summer Craftacular in July was hot, in both a good and a rather sweaty kind of way.
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