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Live music, crafts galore, and a party robot -- what else do you need? On Friday, March 18th from 12pm-8pm, Standard Recording Company is hosting a music and craft bonanza -- Commodore Von Keepsie's Craftacular Music Carnivale -- at Gypsy Lounge. This free, all-ages event is open to the public (no wristband required)!Enjoy complimentary drinks from Treaty Oak Rum and Graham's Texas Tea -- while supplies last -- as you craft your heart out at the Hello Craft Make ... Read More

Review: Jane Eyre

BY Emily Rems in Artsy |

No matter how many screen adaptations are made of Charlotte Brontë’s mysteriously romantic 1847 novel Jane Eyre (and there have been a lot) it’s always fascinating to see each new director’s take on this intriguing tale. Cary Joji Fukunaga helms the latest incarnation—out in NY and LA March 11 from Focus Features—and his choice of Alice in Wonderland’s young-yet-wizened Mia Wasikowska as the titular heroine was a decision I ... Read More
 It's SXSW time again, and as always BUST Magazine is sponsoring the most rad events! The Equal Vision Records Showcase on Thursday, March 17th features performances by Eisley, Gatsbys American Dream (their first show since reuniting!), ORBS, Wild Orchid Children, This Time Next Year, and Harvard. All this and an open bar too!So, head to Dirty Dog Bar between 12-5pm for rockin' bands, free drinks, and a goodie bag (with a copy of BUST Magazine, of course)! ... Read More
A news story has been making the rounds about an 11-year-old girl who was gang-raped by a group of males in a small town in Texas. Eighteen young men and boys have been arrested in connection with the case, which would seem like justice is starting to be served, but The New York Times has begun to go ahead and undermine it! An article by James C. McKinley Jr., posted yesterday on the NYT's website, includes such choice quotes like "These boys have to live with this ... Read More
I've recently become addicted to the show Parks and Recreation on NBC, and most of my obsession comes from the libertarian Parks Department's head, Ron Swanson, played by Nick Offerman. (A gem from Swanson in the 3rd season's premiere episode: "Capitalism: God's way of determining who is smart and who is poor.") So when I was linked to the Tumblr Cats That Look Like Ron Swanson this week, it was like the fusing of all of my favorite things: television, cats, and ... Read More