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BY Web Intern in General

Ayun Halliday, BUST's 'Mother Superior' columnist, will be present at the Brooklyn Book Festival (at Brooklyn Borough Hall) this Sunday, Sept. 13th at noon to participate in a discussion called Reading to Kids, led by children's librarian Lisa Von Drasek. If you want more Ayun, she'll be reading Always Lots of Heinies at the Zoo, as well as taking Heinie-related questions at the Target Children's Area at 3:30. If you're unfamiliar with Halliday's book, it's about the heinies of animals at the zoo. Read More
If you've never heard of KnittaPlease, do yourself a favor and look them! Trust me, any group that yarn-bombs is worth a Google-search. The Austin, TX group, founded by Magda Saveg in 2005, is all about adding warmth to cold, lifeless concrete and steel structures with their handmade yarn creations. Not only that, Saveg and her fellow knitters are trying to redefine this craft because it is often pushed aside or seen as 'that thing old women' do in their spare time. Come on, the young-ins like to knit as well, people! And... Read More

You Go, Girl!

BY Web Intern in General

Now, I don't follow tennis at all, much less keep track of player standings, but when the 70th-ranked player beats the 13th-ranked one (Nadia Petrova), even I take notice and want to see what all the fuss is about. So who is this new star that's the talk of the US Open? Melanie Oudin, 17, of Marietta, Georgia! Not only has she beat Petrova, but Russian stars Elena Dementieva (ranked no. 4) and Maria Sharapova (ranked no. 29) as well. Oudin's win over Petrova yesterday makes her the youngest American to make the quarterfinals since Serena Williams in 1999, which is quite the title to hold. Read More
Just when you thought children's toys couldn't get any weirder, a mysterious photo surfaces and pushes the boundaries of taste to whole new levels. This week, we give you the Pole Dancer Doll, a toy that is er, pretty self-explanatory. The baby-faced doll comes outfitted in a sparkly green dress with pole and light-up flashing stage to match. Read More

Hubby Hubby!

BY Web Intern in General

Oh Ben and Jerry's, I love you so. Do you know what I love most of all? Since you don't know my love of all things containing peanut butter, I'll help you out with this...your Chubby Hubby ice cream! Turns out you're giving my favorite pint a temporary name change in order to celebrate your home state's acceptance of same-sex marriage. I introduce to you Hubby Hubby! Not only do you support Vermont's decision to allow same-sex marriage, you're also trying to raise awareness of the Freedom to Marry campaign, which is something I can definitely get behind. Thank you, Ben and Jerry's. Read More

Vogue! Vogue!

BY Team Intern in General

I could watch dance shows all day. Center Stage? Seen it at least 10 times (not counting Center Stage 2, mind you). So You Think You Can Dance? Yes, I do (kind of), but I'd rather watch the show. And America's Best Dance Crew? Definitely: especially because of this season's incredibly talented dancers and activists, Vogue Evolution. The crew, which hails from New York City, specializes in Harlem's 'house-ballroom' genre of dance, which includes their namesake 'Vogue' style (that's right--just like the Madonna video). Read More

Pin Up Lessons!

BY intern Amber in General

Have you ever dreamed of being a vintage pin up beauty? Well now's your chance. Vintage pin up and burlesque queens, Bettina May and go-go Amy, will be teaching their fabulous ways.  How to be a Pin Up Girl class in Newark NJ!!! Class will take place at Index Arts Center 585 Broad St from 1:00-8:00 In the class you will learn how to do Vintage Hair and Make Up, get posing and modeling tricks and much more. You will leave that day with a book detailing everything you've learned and a CD of the Photos you took that day, which you will own the rights to. No experience required. Read More
Funny girls, rejoice! New York Magazine is reporting (via comedy blog The Comic's Comic) that two comediennes will be joining the cast of Saturday Night Live for the 35th season starting September 26! No one from NBC has officially confirmed the news, but word on the street is that Lorne Michaels has hired Jenny Slate and Nasim Pedrad, both formerly of the famous comedy group Upright Citizens Brigade. Read More
Last night I watched a few minutes of Real Chance at Love , the latest of the Vh1 surreality dating shows. I'd seen the string of similar shows (I Love New York, Flava of Love, Rock of Love, etc), all which draw upon Vh1's recipe for low-low-culture, sex-driven fauxmance, and never imagined such slimy stuff could last as long as it has. Read More
Sally Potter's new film, Rage, will have quite the unique Sept. 21st premiere for it will be the first time a feature length film will premiere on mobile phones. Through Babelgum, the independent web and mobile content platform, viewers will be able to watch the film on their iPhone or iPod, which will be broken down into seven episodes. If you're unfamiliar with the film, Rage tells the behind-the-scenes story of a New York fashion show that goes hella-crazy when an accident on the catwalk becomes a full-blown murder investigation. Read More