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Not only does the Midwest usually gets a bad rep when it comes to style, but there also seems to be a shortage of really good men's blogs lately. Enter The Midwestyle. The name is catchy, the photos are great, and, of course, the boys are cute. Their style veers somewhere in the realm of classically preppy lumberjack (is that a thing?) with a penchant for mixing vintage and designer with overall good deals. Their vision is “To show that men in the Midwest can have style, look sharp and do it on a budget.

The other night I watched the 1999 rave-culture flick Go, featuring Sarah Polley and Katie Holmes.  In it, a group of 90’s slackers and their crazy Christmas Eve party. There’s car chases, drug deals gone bad, angry strippers, and a lot of dated fashion (modrobes anyone?). What really fascinated me, though, was not the penchant for goggles but the lack of cell phones and texting. People go missing for hours and their friends just have to wait around or do something else if they don’t show up.

Hello, it is the 100th International Women's Day today! To help you get ready, I made a handy checklist on Autostraddle.com for you, but I also decided to highlight some of the stuff here. GET CELEBRATING ALREADY! + Find out if there’s an official IWD event in or near your city online. The theme this year is “Access to Education, Training, Science, and Technology.” + Stand with Planned Parenthood + Fight back against street harassment in your neighborhood by supporting your local Hollaback! network.

Check out Mattel's Collector Barbie celebrating Hitchcock's classic horoor tale, The Birds. Keep her on your bedside table for sweet dreams, lovebirds. You can purchase Hitchcock Barbie and her three feathered frenemies here.  via Lost at E-Minor blog.

1. Learn how to dougie by watching this helpful video 2. Find a well-fitted panda bear suit 3. Practice dougie-ing in said suit 4. Go to the bar; the jungle; or wherever your bitches hang out 5. Dougie hard, dougie soft, dougie sweet, dougie panda [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnI0mHWg3j4 425x344]   P.S. You can find the original dougie dance video from California Swag District here.

"Can I please sit down?" Check out the poster that graphic designer (and former BUST Art Director) Elizabeth Carey Smith from The Letter Office created based on her four month survey of riding the rails of the MTA while pregnant. Using graphs and pie charts, Smith tracked the number of seats offered on certain trains, breaking it down by gender, train line and time of day. It's not surprising that some trains were worse than others, and that out of 108 rides, she was offered a seat 88 of those times.

I was running late for the Dum Dum Girls show at The Bowery Ballroom in Manhattan Friday night. Yes, I've lived in NYC for almost two years. No, I still haven't figured out the subway system—7 to the R to the F* this!?! I've literally sang the lyrics of Le Tigre's “My My Metrocard” to myself in hopes that it could solve my MTA issues. “‘Next Stop! Atlantic Avenue. Next Stop!...

Tomorrow night this ball of a benefit takes over Manhattan! Spearheaded by Two Boot owner Phil Harman, this benefit is sure to be one hell of a party with combination food,music, art, booze, prizes and a whole lot of costumes all for an amazing cause.

EXENE CERVENKA ‘THE EXCITEMENT OF MAYBE’ (Bloodshot Records) Exene Cervenka is always expressing herself in various artistic forms. She’s a published poet, collage artist, painter and of course what she’s most know for, making music and wring lyrics. This being first and foremost with X, the seminal L.A.

Head to Fringe Salon tomorrow, March 8th, for a night of haircuts, food, drinks, and music -- all for charity! As part of a national campaign in celebration of International Women's Day, Fringe Salon will donate 100% of the proceeds from their services -- styling, haircuts, and bang-trims -- from 6pm-9pm to NextAid in support of their programs in Africa. There will also be great raffle prizes from Garo Sparo, Insiders1, Max Fish, and TG-170, as well as free issues of BUST Magazine. The after party starts at 10pm; recommended donations of $5 to $20 will be graciously accepted.
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