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At the end of a controversial week for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a documentary premieres across Canada today that shines a critical light on the Big Pink. Pink Ribbons, directed by Léa Poole, investigates the charity-corporation machines that have risen out of the fight against breast cancer. Despite the billions of dollars that have been raised over the years, cancer rates have also risen to a staggering 1 in 8 women.  The film, based on Samantha King's 2008 book by the same name, focuses on activists as well as women battling the disease.

M.I.A. ain’t M.I.A. no more! (I…couldn’t stop myself from typing that.) After releasing a not particularly well-received third album in 2010 and having some beef with the New York Times, the rapper/singer-songwriter had a pretty slow 2011. But in the last month, she's made it back to the forefront of your internet news feeds: she released the single, "Bad Girls," signed on to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show with Madonna and Nicki Minaj, and she has just released her video “Bad Girls.

  You know the kind of apology where the person is like, "Sorry you're so sensitive you got mad at me?"  Those are the worst kind!  Nancy Brinker, CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, released a statement apologizing for her foundation's controversial decision earlier this week to end its long-standing partnership with Planned Parenthood. Sounds like they're walking it back on this one, which is the best possible news for women everywhere.

Vendor applications are now open for the BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair Spring 2012 in NYC! Don't miss your chance to participate in our one-day shopping event, which will take place on Saturday, April 14th at 82 Mercer St. in SoHo, NYC. We're looking for 100+ crafters and food artisans -- any and all handmade crafts and specialty foods are welcome. Application deadline is March 5th, 2012.For more information about the event, check out the Frequently Asked Questions.APPLY NOW!Photographs by Gabi Porter.

My Nintendo Wii thinks I am 83-years-old. It really does--this is not hyperbole. That's because when I took the physical fitness test offered on Wii Sports, the console could tell I was not the most athletic nor coordinated person alive. I can't truthfully say this was shocking news.  Unlike Fergie, I'm not frequently up in the gym working on my fitness. One time I tried to do those Biggest Loser 30 Day Shred videos but I didn't have weights so I used bottles of wine instead.    That said, I cannot stand it when people try to tell me I'm too feeble to do something.

Without a doubt, my new favourite band ever. A feminist punk rock collective inspired by Bikini Kill writing anti-Putin songs (“Putin has pissed himself”) and performing in guerrilla-style costumes in Red Square itself. And to think, my colleagues in the music press used to scorn Riot Grrrl … From Big Think: The following story details how one group of girls have taken on Putin. Other revolutionaries take note. Here’s how you can do it: 1. Join an all-girl punk rock band 2. Come up with a provocative name (e.g. “Pussy Riot”) 3.

Does your dead-of-winter cabin fever have you feeling the weight of the world’s mercilessness more acutely than usual?  Before you make a big tears and whiskey scene at your local dive bar/cuss out the gray sky and precipitate an avalanche, consider listening up for a fresh set of wise words from done-seasoned country songstress Gretchen Peters.  Her new album Hello Cruel World came out early this week.

Catholic colleges around the country are making it damn near impossible for students to stage the Vagina Monologues. Since 2003 Patrick J. Reilly, president of the group Cardinal Newman Society, has rallied thousands of CNS members to oppose the play on Catholic campuses using straight-up stalker tactics like hardcore e-mailing and letter writing. The CNS, a group dedicated to renewing Catholic traditions in Catholic colleges, sends letters urging alumni to freeze funding until the administration agrees to ban The Vagina Monologues. Sadly some alumni agree. Patrick J.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, made a shocking announcement Tuesday afternoon--they're ending their longtime partnership with Planned Parenthood. SGK's Facebook page has been flooded with reactions since then. Nancy G. Brinker, the organization's founder and ambassador, uploaded a video meant to give "straight talk" about the controversial decision.  The choice to siphon most future grant money away from Planned Parenthood and into other organizations is allegedly due to "new granting strategies.

  New York City is notorious for its smells. I mean really, this city stinks. Sometimes it's trash day stink; some days it's fish market stink. And sometimes you don't even know what source could possibly be causing you to hold your breath and speed walk down the block back into the realm of earthly scents. Fortunately next week the Tour de France Restaurant Group will be celebrating the good kind of stinky with their fifth annual Winter Stinky Cheese Festival.   [video:http://www.youtube.
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