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If you're a devotee of Depeche Mode, New Order, and The Cure, Wesley Eisold is your man. If you're not, well, he may still be your man. Cold Cave, Eisold's musical nom de plume, is quite a departure from his past endeavors. Having fronted hardcore and noise rock bands Give Up The Ghost and Some Girls, with Cold Cave Eisold dives head first into '80s electronic synth-pop. The opening track, "The Great Pan is Dead," is a high energy Franz Ferdinand-style assault complimented by Eisold's melodramatic vocals, which bridge the small gap between Robert Smith and Dave Gahan.

Hot Bread Kitchen is a non-profit social enterprise in New York City that works to better the lives of low-income women and their families. They accomplish this by paying women while they learn the necessary skills to launch successful businesses in the food industry.  And for the most part, the program is supported by the money they raise selling the delicious multi-ethnic breads made by their bakers. But Hot Bread Kitchen is about to hold an amazing fund-raising event.

Yesterday while promoting her campaign to end childhood obesity in America, Michelle Obama broke it down to Beyonce with a group of middle-schoolers in DC. I don’t know if she can get any more adorable (my guess is no). The first lady has better dance moves than I could ever hope for. Not only is Michelle’s Dougie super impressive, but towards the end of the video she totally brings it by doing The Running Man. It’s heroic, really. Check it out. [video:http://www.youtube.

If you’re in NYC this weekend The Festival of Ideas for the New City is taking place, a brand new collaboration between downtown organizations, universities, art institutions and community groups aimed at affecting positive change in the city. The Festival includes three components: a StreetFest, a conference and a variety of independent projects. The festival will serve as a meeting point for the creative community to imagine ways to bring about change and innovation and to create a dialogue with the public to make this happen.

  We all know that Peaches likes to get down and dirty, but in this music video "Mud" she's literally getting drenched in dirty water, mud and other crazy gross stuff. Most of the music video features Peaches with mud flying at her face, and when Peaches isn't being barraged by debris, muddy dancers booty shake to the synth heavy beat. Apparently the mud they used for the video, was actually fertilizer. Peaches tells Spinner.com about her collaboration with visual artist and musician Vice Cooler:"Vice bought fertilizer to use as mud.

In its ninth year, Notorious MSG is a rap group “with a hip hop brain and punk rock heart.” Members Hong Kong Fever, Down-Lo Mein and most recent addition Hunan Bomb met in Chinatown in Manhattan and formed the trio to rap about women, the gangster lifestyle and Chinese cuisine and restaurant culture. Formerly featured in BUST’s Men We Love issue, the Original Chinatown bad boys are dropping their new album, “Heavy Ghetto,” on May 24.

In its third season, French police drama Engrenages, known as Spiral to English-speaking viewers, is another gritty police drama teeming with all the usual installations: murder, drugs, corruption, sex, violence, but with one kick-ass leading female character: police captain Laure Berthaud.   Newly instated as France’s newest pinup, Caroline Proust’s character Berthaud doesn’t wear makeup, doesn’t wash her hair and wears the same clothes multiple days in a row, which by French standards makes her a total babe.

  The Lonely Island have joined forces with Snoop Dog to bring us their latest single, “Turtleneck & Chain,” the title track of their new album. If, like me, you’ve sat in front of your laptop streaming videos of ‘I’m on a Boat” or “Dick in a Box,” laughing your tail off, then “Turtleneck & Chain” won’t disappoint. The Lonely Island tell us all about how fancy turtlenecks, thin gold chains, and drinking light beer in public improves both their public persona and their sex lives.

I don’t know how many times I’ve almost tripped on broken sidewalks and holes in the ground. It’s not only annoying and possibly dangerous, it’s not very pretty! Juliana Santacruz Herrera decided to change that and create some adorably unusual (& colorful!) street art.

The 10th Annual Tribeca Film Festival has finally screened it’s last flick, and as the dust settles, it’s time to look back and appreciate some of the female directors whose films were among the fest’s most exceptional work. Keep an eye out for these titles in the coming year—their impressive showings here in N.Y.C.
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