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We have a copy of The Kittens of Boxville at the BUST office and we're all gaga over how adorable it is. I want to crawl into the pages and snuggle with them, or at least cut the pictures out and hang them on the walls for whenever I'm feeling grumpy. Read More

Helping Hands

BY Web Intern in General

Afghan Hands is an inspiring organization in Afghanistan helping to give women an education and an opportunity. Their centers throughout Kabul pay women to take seminars on human, legal and religious rights in the morning and create beautiful embroidered accessories in the afternoon. They employ 50 master embroiderers and are able to sustain 200 women with the program. Not only do they gain financial independence, but this is their only chance for an education. The shawls and scarves they embroider are cashmere and wool and have gotten press everywhere from Elle to America's Next Top Model. Read More
                           It's been over a decade since 'Roseanne' has graced our tubes and, well, we missed the laughs. Not only was 'Roseanne' good for a chuckle, but she was an important role model for outspoken women juggling a full-time career and family life. Tune in this Friday, June 5th - Friday, June 12th for a marathon of raucous recession-themed episodes airing on TV Land from 8 p.m. - 6 a.m. ET/PT. Read More

Exene Cervenka Statement

BY Laurie in General

Exene Cervenka, singer of the seminal punk band X, sent out a statement via her website today: After some months of not feeling 100% healthy, I recently had some medical tests run and the prognosis is that I am suffering from Multiple Sclerosis. Apparently, it has been affecting me for quite some time. Although this is obviously unfortunate news, I am choosing to see the positive in it. Read More

My Booklist is Poppin'

BY Web Intern in General

  The Summer Reading program at Brooklyn's Central Public Library is starting with a pop this Thursday, June 4th with a free block partyfrom 10-4:30. The main event will be, get this, hip hop star Lil' Mama reading to kids from 1030 to 11am. She'll also be speaking about her connection to Brooklyn, encouraging kids to read and signing autographs. Throughout the day there will also be entertainment on the Plaza including the Ringling Brothers, a Capoiera demonstration, a ballet and local band performances. Not to mention the ongoing balloon animals, face painting and arts and crafts. Read More