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It is heartwarming to see an aunt and niece duo working together to co-write a book for women across the country to read. Except when it is Suzanne Venker and Phyllis Schlafly’s new polemic, The Flipside of Feminism. Then it is less heartwarming and more vomit inducing. The subtitle, What Conservative Women Know, and Men Can’t Say, gives you an idea of the kind of tone Venker and Schlafly adopt in their prose.

You've probably eaten a cupcake, but you've probably never eaten a cupcake as unique as one of Robicelli's creative concoctions. Matt and Allison Robicelli -- pastry chefs who used to work at fancy restaurants -- are trying to marry the mindset of a pastry chef with the affordable cupcake to bring "crazy delicious food to the average Joe." Robicelli's has a rotation of over 100 flavors and counting, but they're bringing one of their most popular and unusual cupcakes, the Chicken n' Waffles, to the BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair this Saturday, May 21 at 82 Mercer St.

Here in NYC, we have been getting some terrible rainy weather. It has been gray, bleak and miserable. The May flowers are wilting and rotting in the May showers, and I haven't even gotten a chance to rock my new booty shorts...Yesterday, I got a day off from the super-market I work at when I'm not interning for BUST. (Oh! The glamourous life of a cashier! What up product codes? How ya doing coupons?) When I found this out, I envisioned myself being productive, doing chores I've been putting off, cleaning my room...  Unfortunately, none of this happened.

In the ’80 and ‘90s Alternative Rock Gods Dead Can Dance and Cocteau Twins were two of the UK’s hottest exports. Both bands split in the mid ‘90s leaving seminal musical legacies. The male leaders of these indie supergroups, Brendan Perry (DCD) and Robin Guthrie (CT) each have a new release available on May 24th, 2011. Brendan Perry’s second solo project, Ark (The End Records), continues Mr. Perry’s Medieval meets modern musical vision first heard with Dead Can Dance.

The genre-bending, ground-breaking 1990's duo of Miho Hatori and Yuka C. Honda are announcing the reunion of their band Cibo Matto. We've always loved them and their food themed lyrics (Do you know your chicken??), as well as their wacky banana music videos, and beautiful harmonies. They are starting their "YEAH BASICALLY CIBO MATTO" tour this summer, and will be playing on the West and East Coasts.

Coming up this June 16th, Best Coast and Those Darlins will be playing a Planned Parenthood of New York City Action Fund benefit! Now only are we big fans of both bands over here at BUST, this is a cause that has been and stays near and dear our hearts. Personally, when my insurance decided not to cover birth control unless for medical reasons (versus my “crazy and wild” sex life), Planned Parenthood was there to provide birth control I could afford. That’s just one story in a million.

I recently stumbled across this recipe on Mouth From the South for chocolate chip cookies with..wait for it..bacon in them! As a longtime fan of all things salty/sweet and desserts with sea salt, I was instantly intrigued. My friend and I decided to test this recipe out and see how our (and other office BUSTies) taste buds would react. We weren’t entirely faithful in the recipe because, while, I found all the different kinds of chocolate needed, the forms were different.

I’ll be honest—I hadn’t heard Mountain Man until about an hour ago. But, golly gee whiz, I do believe I have fallen in love! By listening to their latest album, Made the Harbor, for the past hour I feel like I’ve been transported from this rainy afternoon in a New York office building to a sunny summer afternoon on my grandma’s porch on the prairie.  (Well, I guess she actually lives in the woods, but in this daydream it’s a prairie.

Have you ever hungered for a pun about beets? If so, look no further than Black Sheep Heap, a small, progressive design house which focuses on projects that promote sustainability, laughter, and social justice. Their hilarious "puns for planet Earth" are hand-printed onto organic apparel and recycled bags using non-toxic inks. You can even buy an "Avant-Gardener" onesie for your eco-friendly baby! Stop by the Black Sheep Heap table at this Saturday's BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair at 82 Mercer St.

Hot off the presses – and I mean hot – is the new issue of Candy Rain. That’s 69 pages packed with pork swords, blood sausages, dumb sticks, whatever you want to call them. Previously called Ligerbeat, Candy Rain is made for and by women. This kaleidoscopic porn magazine is a colorful collage of dick pics, photo spreads of bangable guys, anecdotes and activities, for women who love dicks and a sense of humor.