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So you can make a devil's food cake even St. Lucifer can't turn down, and your recipe skills are the stuff of champions. You can whip up a butter cream frosting faster than a lasso on a cowpoke and keep those lips smacking for days to come. But all well-rounded cupcake cuties know that looking good is just as important as tasting good. That's why Cupcake Provocateur is holding an amazing custom apron giveaway. Here is how the cookie crumbles! Simply email a sketch or collage of your beloved dream apron to Cynthia at cpgiveaway10@gmail.com by October 31.

Recently I coined the term school-sickness as a way of describing  the existential crisis many of us have when we’re reluctantly ripped from the protective womb of academia. Not only does the Brooklyn Skill Share have a remedy for the post-grad blues, but the grassroots organization offers a priceless experience for those of us who didn’t have the luxury of attending fancy art schools.

      I just got this amazing book today called Show Dogs; A Photographic Breed Guide; photographed by one of my favorite photographers Kate Lacey (who's talents you can see in the upcoming issue of BUST Magazine, stay tuned). Its chock-full of amazing canines from every end of the pooch spectrum. These portraits of purebreds come straight from the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, where Lacey rigged up a seamless backdrop backstage. She does an amazing job of capturing each breeds particular personality, from the noble Siberian Husky to the goofy Bulldog.

The amazing, BUST loving, performance artist Ann Magnuson is returning to NYC after nine years to bring us her newest performance piece DUELING HARPS.  In the piece Ann Magnuson and Adam Dugas battle it out vocally over the musical accompaniment of harps played by Mia Theodoratus and Alexander Rannie. Their melodic ammo includes familiar sounds from the likes of Henry Purcell’s Baroque art songs, Kraftwerk, Buffy St. Marie, Lee Hazlewood, and Pink Floyd, as well as original songs by Magnuson and Dugas.

Anyone else tired of seeing fashion week's sickly thin models displaying bizarre clothes most people can't afford and, for weeks to follow, reading about them in every magazine, newspaper, blog, and bathroom stall? Well, our girl-crush, Erin Gibson, sure is, but she doesn't just roll her eyes; she tackles the industry and the models who work them in her latest Modern Lady. A parody, yes- as is her style, but also a commentary on how the fashion industry values one particular body type, knowing full well that it does not represent most women, over all others.

SNL premieres a new special that flaunts the numerous women who have graced the studio stage over the show's rich 35-year history. The primetime special, "Women of SNL," is set to air on NBC on Monday, November 1st from 9-11 p.m. Along with vintage clips, the ladies of late night will be bringing original material to the table to help celebrate SNL's 35th anniversary.

EXTRA! EXTRA!  New Feist documentary just released!   "Look What The Light Did Now" documents the creation of Leslie Feist's album The Reminder and the musical and visual collaborators that helped her along the way.   Directed by Anthony Seck, LWTLDN was shot in super 8 and HDSR. The documentary is full of performances and candid interviews about the intersection of art and music.

Hey ladies, got any bras hangin' around that are either too big, too small, too tight, too fancy, too neon or too cream???  In honor of Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence Awareness month, why don't you donate those extra double-barreled slingshots to women who actually need them?  By recycling your bras, you will be helping to raise money for breast cancer research and giving ladies across the globe some much needed "support.

Tonight at The DUMBO Loft in Brooklyn, Pabst Blue Ribbon will be hosting a party dedicated to the number one drink choice of hipsters. The “Pabst Blue Pop-Up Shop” will feature a fashion show, wearable art, video projections, photo booths, screen-printing and other swag dedicated to PBR. DJ Jenncity and DJ Roofeo will be spinning all night and at some point Ninjasonik will be making an appearance.   The event is free but all donations collected at the party will benefit the Keep-a-Breast Foundation, in honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness month.

The brand new video for andro-synth-pop La Roux’s second hit single “In for the Kill” premiered today on MySpace and it is good as gold. The video was directed by LEGS, who’s work you may have seen in the Hindu-Pagan ‘60s girl group gospel drum circle party video for “Dog Days Are Over” by Florence and the Machines. It was filmed in the historic Hotel Chelsea, crash pad for numerous musicians, artists, poets and writers of the ‘60s and ‘70s.