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With the holiday season upon us, we crafters here at BUST have been searching for new gift ideas to make for our loved ones this year, and thankfully we found them all in one place with Kathleen McCafferty's Craft-In (Lark Crafts, $14.95). Designed as a party kit for craft gatherings the collection features 12 booklets by 12 indie crafters, detailing a wide variety of projects for you and your besties to get together and try out.

Our pal and music contributor Everett True turned us on to my new favorite, Agent Ribbons, a fantastic trio from Austin Texas. Here is their latest video, Dada Girlfriend, off the excellent Chateau Crone, out now on Antenna Farm records. Look for an in depth interview with the band in our upcoming Dec/Jan issue. Also, check out the song I'm Alright in the BUST Radio player on the right hand column of the home page. [video:http://www.youtube.

  Let’s say you’ve decided to take a mid-afternoon lie-down and have put your iTunes on shuffle because you’re too tired to make that perfectly relaxing playlist. You’re just about dozing off as the Fleet Foxes play, and then WABAM! Soulja Boy starts playing. Or, let’s say you and your friends are three sheets to the wind and you just know that a Motown sing-along is inevitable except oh no! You’re drunk and who has the time to mine YouTube for some golden oldies? Thanks to the website 8tracks, your problem is solved.

Currently, women make up 15% of the U.S. military and they face all of the issues—if not more—that their male colleagues do while on active duty or as a veteran. Luckily, there are organizations like the Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN). According to its website, SWAN’s mission is to “[support, defend, and empower] today’s servicewomen and women veterans of all eras, through groundbreaking advocacy initiatives and innovative, healing community programs.

  Next week, the Third Wave Foundation will be hosting a little evening get together for feminists, young and old (although 21+), at Lolita Bar. On Friday, November 19th come down to the Lower East Side to join the staff, local grant partners and board members from Third Wave Foundation for a night of drinking, dancing and other antics to support young feminist activists.   Third Wave Foundation works nationally to support young women and transgender youth between the ages of 15 and 30.

House of Yes, the East Williamsburg-based art space and performance venue, is keeping busy this season with a ton of events to keep you warm and entertained on these blustery fall nights. Tonight, show up for Sky Box Aerial and Variety Show, which promises such glamorous luxuries as spandex, glitter, fake eyelashes, pasties, beautiful aerialists and dirty jokes. Tomorrow they're throwing a black-tie only birthday dance party open to the public, and they have far more stuff going on throughout the next two months.

  Plan your weekends in advance and make a date for an art-fueled night in a majestic Brooklyn setting. The Physical Center, a London-based "multimodal arts program" will arrive at Williamsburg's Saint Cecilia's (former) convent and art space for a night of DJs, video and performance art, and large scale architectural pieces. Featuring the works of Brooklynites Jenn Brehm, Jonathan Ehrenberg, Kerry Downey, iO Tillett Wright, the show will raise many for two young artists to take up a residency in London. 21 Monitor Street; Saturday, Nov 20 6-11pm; $10 suggested.

Because my current sublet has both a big-screen TV and digital cable, I have taken it upon myself to watch as much television as humanly possible- might as well get it while the goin's good, right? Anyway, last woman standing Danielle Keene won the challenge that will bring her into the finale last night on Top Chef: Just Desserts, and I must say, I couldn't be happier.

     As the New York Times continues to worry about me even more than my mother does, concerns over a generation, drifting are also being voiced by feminists--with baby-boomers who defined themselves in active protest often left perplexed by twenty-somethings who define themselves in semi-anonymous blog posts.  The generation gap is widening when it comes to reproductive rights in particular, and it's true that today both abortion clinics and the political groups that work to ensure their existence are mostly run by people of my parents' age, or older.