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When Rupa Marya isn’t healing the sick as a doctor at her day job, she leads the world-music quintet Rupa and the April Fishes. Their newest album, BUILD, is produced by Todd Sickafoose — best known for collaborating with folk songstress Ani DiFranco — and promises the gritty, bass-heavy folk realness that is Sickafoose's trademark. Based in sunny San Francisco, the band's members come from all over the world to fuse R&B with many multicultural influences, including Latin, African, Yelamu Indian, and Islander music. Though their previous two...
If you happened to be in New York on Thursday and walked by Bryant Park, you would have been surprised to see the usually crowded green full of mammals of a different sort, a far cuddlier bunch on all fours. via @ChadRachman on twitter  September 27th marked the inaugural event for The Campaign for Wool, an effort from across the pond put forth by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and his British Wool Council. The festival, aimed at celebrating and promoting wool and its uses...
Love her or hate her, everyone has to admit that Katy Perry always seems to be ON POINT with her nails. Most recently she has me (and scores of her fans) wishing for a personal fingernail artist with the photo she tweeted of her Daria inspired manicure. If you don’t know who Daria is we can’t be friends. Just kidding, but please go on YouTube right this second and watch an episode; you won’t be disappointed (though you might be hooked.) The combination of huge pop star/awesome...
This weekend at the BUST Craftacular, you can ward off the blue Mondays with Mondays handmade ceramics! Brooklyn artists Jennifer Flore, Nina Lalli, and Signe Yberg create beautiful handmade ceramics for use and display. Each piece is a work of art, and no two are the same. Mondays creates bowls, cups, dishes, platters, planters, vases, and more. I’m loving their Green Bubble Plates, Triangle Vases, Confetti Cups, and Small Shell Bowl (all pictured here). Come see Mondays at the BUST Magazine Craftacular at World Maker Faire on Saturday,...
TIME’s Paul Moakley uncovered a softer side of Tin Man presidential candidate Mitt Romney, shown in a romantic photo he sent to then-girlfriend Ann in 1968. Romney apparently sent Ann a series of similar photos, an effort to keep her interested while he was doing missionary work in France.  The two married just a few months after he returned to the States.  ...