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  Hold the tea and scones! Fans of the great British comedian Jennifer Saunders (who's featured in Bust in the past) will be devastated to hear that her Tv show Clatterford has been cancelled by the BBC. The series - which is called Jam and Jerusalem in the UK, and was screened on BBC America - tells the tale of a group of women in rural south west England, who are members of the Women's Guild. The Women's Institute is an icon of British life, and whilst it's become newly fashionable, the highs and lows of the jumble sale or local history lectures provided rich pickings for Saunders. Read More
    We all know there is no such thing as normal - but this new book which explores what it's like to be the parent of a disabled child makes me realize that there are so many different ways to be a family, yet the 'system' only really recognizes one. 'My Baby Rides the Short Bus' is a book that deserves a wide audience. There are so many emotions which all parents share, but especially in a country where health care isn't free, the hoops parents of children with disabilities have to jump through is eye-opening to say the least. Read More
The destructive 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti Tuesday evening is reportedly affecting more than 3 million people in the small island country. Although the number of people killed is currently unknown (at the time of reporting), the expected death toll is “in the thousands.”Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere: almost 9 million of its citizens are living in poverty already, so people affected by the earthquake definitely need our help during this tragic time. Read More
On February 9th, Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls is having its Annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Auction, held at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, NY.  The event is hosted by Mr. Murray Hill and features performances by Kaki King, Saffire, and special surprise guests!  For only $25 you get a ticket, bidding paddle, drink specials and a night of fun. Read More
Did the Monday morning return to work leave you feeling a bit down? Never fear my friends, thanks to the beauty of YouTube, the universe has blessed us with mindless entertainment at the click of a mouse. Do you consider yourself a crazy cat person? (Shhh...your secret is safe with me). Even if felines aren't your cup of tea, you can't help but laugh at this montage of ridiculous cat clips, set to the rap-tastic stylings of BoyfriendsInc. WARNING: You might want to put that cup of coffee down before watching, unless you appreciate java shooting out of your nose while you laugh. Read More