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We are in LUV with the Alabama Shakes, especially lead singer Brittany Howard's rock-em sock-em vocal style. This girl can SING. Watch her belt out the band's hit "Hold On" (off the debut album Boys & Girls) on Letterman last night--as you can see, Dave was very impressed. There is much-deserved hype swirling around this band right now, and seeing them live is a must. I was fortunate enough to catch them on Tuesday night here in NYC at an MTV taping, which was ... Read More
Tomorrow is the big day! The BUST Craftacular and Food Fair is finally upon us and it's shaping up to be our biggest and best yet. This year we're returning to SoHo to kick start Earth Day celebrations with over 100 enthusiastically eco-friendly vendors. Shoppers will be able to enter a raffle for coveted prizes. Whether you want to treat yourself to some high-quality handcrafted goods to show your love for Mother Earth or your other mother in time for Mother's ... Read More
  Murphy Brown, the empowering and boundaries-pushing sitcom from the 80’s and 90’s is winning an Impact Award at the 10th annual TV Land Awards. Candace Burgen starred in this show as a successful reporter. It explored her character’s career and personal life, and dared to tackle controversial subjects such as single motherhood, for which it took a lot of flack. Watch its efforts be rewarded on Sunday, April 29th!         ... Read More
My palate is about as sophisticated as an 8 year old's, so when food is labeled "healthy" I automatically distrust it. But the folks at Cinnamon Snail deliver fresh, healthy food that also happens to be super duper tasty! They focus on vegan asian fusion with a specialty in breakfast pastries and flavorful sandwiches. Now famous in midtown for their rabid fans and long line, Cinnamon Snail has made quite the name for themselves in the past 2 years since they ... Read More
Former America's Next Top Model winner, Whitney Thompson, graces the cover of the current issue. Slink Magazine, a bi-monthly London-based fashion and lifestyle magazine geared towards women sized 14 & up (U.S. size 10 & up) that started online last year, has launched a print edition. The magazine, created by former fashion design student Rivkie Baum after she was frustrated with the limited sizes, features strictly plus-size models and focuses ... Read More
How many times have we all heard the contradictory phrase, "Well, I believe in gender equality, but I wouldn't say I'm a feminist." Girl, no. To this day, the feminist movement is derailed by people's unexplained allergy to the word. Students in a Duke University course called Women in the Public Sphere were disturbed by society's widespread misconceptions about the feminist movement, so they decided to launch a campaign aimed to challenge existing stereotypes ... Read More
Potter Abby Berkson started her business, Abby Berkson Ceramics, out of her home studio in Easthampton, Mass back in 2010 and her pots and mugs are just plain adorable. She draws inspiration from children’s books and from her days teaching ceramics classes where all the kids wanted to do was make things with their favorite animals on them.   Wouldn’t drinking coffee first thing in the morning out of a mug with two little penguins ... Read More
New York Couture is a dazzling blend of punk rock cool and majorly glamorous fairy princess. Their skirts, tops, and dresses are all limited-edition and surefire conversation starters. Worn by the likes of Katy Perry and Agyness Deyn, these frocks are sure to add  some much needed whimsy to your life. I love when fashion has a cheeky sense of humor, and that's exactly what New York Couture does best (outside of super hot short-shorts).  I think my ... Read More
The sisters of Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit are certifiable old souls. When Johanna and Klara Söderberg sing about loves lost and past regrets, it’s hard to believe they’re just 21 and 19, respectively. But they’ve been playing music together since before most American kids can drive, so it's safe to say that they know what they’re doing. Their sophomore album The Lion’s Roar (Wichita) debuted in January to well-deserved ... Read More