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If you're looking for new blogs to read or just want some stylish inspiration from bloggers you already love, check out some of these street style pictures from "A Very Stylish Picnic" aka the lovely blogger meetup I attended in Central Park last Saturday. I was pretty excited to meet some of my favorite bloggers and to hang with fellow-lovers of vintage and style. We all came together for a pre-Fashion Week celebration and ate, drank, took lots of pictures, and were serenaded by boys in speedos (wait..what?..yep, it's true).

  A little indie film that was born in Ithaca, NY has been getting lots of attention lately.  It began as a senior thesis assignment for four college students, and has turned into what they hope will be a bridge into the film industry.  Several months ago, Ithaca College film students Christina Bryant, Allie Taylor, Ayshea Khan, and Kelly Paul made “Jemila’s Tale.”  They used local actors, funding from their IndieGoGo campaign, and help from friends as they hand-painted sets and worked tirelessly to produce the film.

If you're old enough to remember the SNL skit "Delicious Dish," I've got some exciting news for you: Ben & Jerry's is releasing a new flavor, called "Shweddy Balls", based on the sketch with Alec Baldwin. What's the ice cream made of? In this imagining of the taste of Alec Baldwin's Shweddy Balls, it features Fair Trade vanilla ice cream with fudge-covered rum and milk chocoloate malt balls.

Upcoming Event: How Rape Hurts All of Us What: NOW NYC is hosting an event that discusses rape and how it hurts all women, the discussion is led by a panel of activists, authors and survivors. The group investigates how stereotypes about rape increase the epidemic of the violent crime and impact the way a survivor reaches justice.

Directed by Gus Van Sant and starring Alice In Wonderland’s Mia Wasikowska, Restless has all the bells and whistles to make the love-obsessed 14-year-old in me sing. I walked into the theater with high hopes.  And as the end credits rolled up, I still wanted to like it.Restless is the tale of two youths who are brought together by a shared fascination with mortality. Enoch Brae is a young man struggling to deal with the death of his parents.

So, anyone of you heard of Peggy Sue yet? If not, you're in for a treat. Your ears will thank you and so will your soul. Close your eyes and listen as the bass and guitars pulse through you and the drums go in time to the beating of your heart. Yeah, they're that intoxicating. So get sucked in. Here's the new video for their single "Song and Dance" off of their album Acrobats set to release on October 25th via Yep Roc Records. I'm sure they'll be making their way to your iTunes before then, though. [video:http://vimeo.

An upcoming children’s book by author Paul Kramer has come under scrutiny for its message. Maggie Goes on a Diet is aimed for children under 12 years of age and is the story of a 14-year-old girl (she looks much younger on the cover) who attempts to eat healthily and exercise as a response to teasing she receives from her classmates. She then goes on to lose weight and become the star of the soccer team in a Cinderella-like transformation. The book has caused an uproar on sites like Amazon.

                                          Television has always been a place for creative women. This fall alone there is a slew of new female-centric shows from the adorkable comedy The New Girl starring Zooey Deschanel to the Maria Bello ass-kicking cop drama based on the original BBC series Prime Suspect to the controversial The Playboy Club, which isn’t making Gloria Steinem very happy.

Planning your weekend? Make sure you include Tinderbox Music Festival -- an all-female showcase -- which returns to NY on Saturday, September 10th for its second year!BUST Magazine is proud to sponsor Tinderbox, which not only features a diverse lineup of established and emerging female artists, but also donates 100% of their net proceeds to Girls Write Now and the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls. Both organizations provide guidance and opportunities to help empower the next generation of female artists.This year, Tinderbox is headlined by Holly Miranda and Eternia & the Band.

If anyone of you guys love jazz (or watched channel 7 this morning), then you'll be excited to know that Tony Bennett is coming out with another album! The Grammy-award-winning hit-maker will have you swinging your hips as he lays one down with some of the most popular names in music today. The new album Tony Bennett: Duets II, which will be out on September 20th, features the voices of singers like Lady Gaga, John Mayer, Aretha Franklin, Queen Latifah, and Michael Bublé.  But, probably the most anticipated voice on the album will be that of the late and still great Amy Winehouse.
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The 14th Annual New York Burlesque Festival
Sat Oct 01 @ 8:00PM - 12:00AM
The 14th Annual New York Burlesque Festival
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