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If you live in New York City, you'll have your pick of bike related events this weekend!  May is Bike Month in NYC and to celebrate, the City Reliquary is hosting their 6th annual Bike Fetish Day in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  From noon until 6pm on Havemeyer Street, there is a block party for bikes, with competitions, rides, and advocacy groups and artists supplying information and selling their wares.   After the block party you can stop by the after-party from 6 – 10pm at the City Reliquary space at 370 Metropolitan Ave, with DJ Tinseltown.

Five Stride, a new shop dedicated to the roller derby community, is having its grand opening party tonight.  The shop is owned by Gotham Girls' own Bonnie Thunders and provides helmets, skates, pads, and other derby gear, as well as a chance to hook up with like minded derby enthusiasts.  It starts at 5pm at their space at 30-90 14th Street in Astoria, Queens.

It’s official—the French government is run by a douchebag. This week, Nicholas Sarkozy sent legislation off to parliament intending to impose a $185 fine on women who wear a full-face Islamic veil. Has he forgotten who started the whole cover your head thing?  Let's review. (Photo by André Durst for Vogue, November 1938) Getting women to cover their heads started long before the Muslims came along. Sarkozy is of Catholic and Jewish descent. The most popular type of veil is made of French netting. Are you sensing a theme? Looks like Nicky is a self-hating douchebag.

When you hear the phrase 'healing herbs' you probably picture a jungle in the Amazon or a mountainside in China. But did you know that there are beneficial plants growing right here in New York?  Herbalist Irina Adams of Phoenix Botanicals uses locally sourced, wild, and organic herbs in her line of  moisturizing balms. Each balm combines these herbs with a blend of  organic shea nut butter and olive oil to quench thirsty skin.

Corporate wisdom has long held that no one watches TV in the summertime so it's best to air re-runs. In recent years it has been a time to launch programs considered too experimental for the fall lineup. This has lead to massive, unexpected hits like, Burn Notice and True Blood. What does this summer have in store? In this episode of NPR's, "The Takeaway," BUST's own Emily Rems and TV blogger Delaina Dixon give us the scoop.

BUST's Crafty Lady and the Candy Rain staff get crafty (and saucy!) with their fabulous sponsor, Babeland! Don't miss out on the answer to the age-old question: Where do I put my condoms and lube when there is no pocket space on this tea towel I’m calling a dress tonight? Kinky Crafting: Garter Belts with Callie WattsThursday, May 20, 07:30PM, $5 materials fee 43 Mercer StreetNew York, NY 10013 For more info: http://candyrainmagazine.

Just last night I was sitting in a friend's living room, flipping through a copy of 'Winnie the Poo' that someone had left on his table. So, it was strange and hilarious happenstance to see the latest print by Mo Moussa & Roni Lagin of Made With Awesome Made with Awesome specializes in printed goods ranging from posters to t shirts that are all funny, quirky, and -well- awesome. Get in on the fun by attending the BUST Spring Craftacular this Sunday, May 23 at the Warsaw in Brooklyn.

  New Jersey is a never ending stream of whadafug? Real Housewives, Jersey Shore, Jerseylicious, Jersey Couture (seriously??) and  The Sopranos. Even Charles in Charge was from New Jersey. Apparently the drones at the New Jersey Department of Mota-Veacles are so busy catching the hijinks of their TV neighbors they're slacking on the job. NJDMV approved Kim Romano's BIOCH vanity license plate --four years later someone realized that when you group letters together, they make, um...words.

    The name Lego came from two Danish words meaning "Play Well". Founded in 1932, who would have imagined the staying power of that first Automatic Building Brick? But these bricks are made for building and that's just what they'll do. Sixty years later, building on its successes, the company lent the Lego name to the first feature length direct-to-discount-video-bin Lego film - The Adventures of Clutch Powers - released this past February. Unless you've got a kid under six, skip it. On the other hand, Lego Art abounds as does Lego Cinema.  YouTube lists 107,000 Lego videos.

In case you didn't catch it, here's the segment that ran on NYC's own Eyewitness News show tonite. We shot it a couple of days ago with the adorable Lauren Glassburg, who wathced the making of Meow Meow Tweet soaps, hung out at Katherine Grandy's ceramics studio, and made her own necklace at Brooklyn Charm. (there's kind of a random moment with me in it too). Of course you can meet those vendors at our BUST Craftacular in Williamsburg this Sunday, and you can also check out our 47 other vendors as well.
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