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BY Team Intern in General |

 (Photo by Reuters)Can you imagine that in this day and age it took a man two years, one sexual discrimination lawsuit and a change in California law to win the right to use his wife's last name? Thanks to the perseverence of the Diana and Micheal (nee Buday) Bijon, with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union, Californian men now have the option to take their wives name in marriage-a privilege still verboten in 40 other states. Read more at this ... Read More

Urbana Poetry Slam

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Hey BUSTies!Our very own Callie and Tara are celebrity judges for the semi-finals of the Urbana Poetry Slam!The awesome competitors are Akua Doku, Arianne Benford, Darian Dauchan, Eboni, Jeanann Verlee, Kesed. Rico Steal, Soulful Jones there is going to be tons of free stuff! as well as a new beer (yay!) from Magic Hat that is going to be super cheap (yay!). Come early for the free swag, ladies.here are the details: This Saturday, May 3rd URBANA POETRY GRAND ... Read More

Bittersweet Bites

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  Have you ever desired a snake bracelet? A heart-and-dagger charm? Perhaps a mal occhio you can flash round your neck? Then get yourself to Bittersweets NY, a purveyor of macabre-yet-classy jewelry. More of a DIY kind of chick? Then take up their jewelry class, taught by master metalsmith Donovan Smith:All levels of experience are welcome to take this class. If you have no experience making jewelry, this class will give you a great hands, on but ... Read More
I don't normally get nervous around celebs, but I just met Solange Knowles and I'm totally stoked!  I am such a Knowles family fan--they're all just so beautiful and talented.  She chatted it up with Laurie and we got to listen to songs from her new CD, and the first track was hot. And to make matters even more amazing, she complemented my hair.  Now this is pretty special for me because recently I've been obsessed with weaves (why wait for hair to ... Read More
 You may remember Tara McPherson, artist-cum-bassist of The New York Times from a past issue of BUST. If this name only conjures the seminal newspaper, here's a refresher:  New York Times hold an MFA, a Screen Actor’s Guild Card, a Congressional Press Pass, and have illustrated for Dark Horse and DC Comics. New York Press says New York Times reflect “the Kill Rock Stars back catalog… without crossing over into dated or nostalgic ... Read More
The New School is hosting a workshop for environmentally concerned but ultimately confused New York City consumers. I recommend attending this free event if you're interested in a cleaner, greener Earth (and prizes)! -Intern Lindsay Here is all of the info: It's Easy Being Green: The Hows and Whys of Eco-friendly Eating  Earth Day Workshop at the New SchoolWhen it comes to food, what's good for the planet is good for the animals, and it's good for ... Read More

The Terror of Tiny Town

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Irrepresible Blythe has gone from forgotten B-line dolly to indie art icon, no small part due to Gina Garan's photography. Now, Blythe's discovered a new art form--the installation. Gallery Hanahou, in collaboration with Japanese art collective ALFORT, presents "Lilliput ~ my little friends." Presented as a "scene from the imaginary Lilliput ballet, in which you, the hero or heroine of the story, fall into a deep sleep and are whisked away to a ... Read More

Hustle & Sew

BY Team Intern in Crafty |

How many fashion boutiques do you know that can boast a yoga center and art gallery?  Renaissance women Hekima Hapa and Ngozi Odita, proprietors of Harriet's Alter Ego, are expanding their repertoire with the Hustle & Sew beginner's sewing class. Talented teachers and a class fee affordable on even a grad student's budget? Sign me up!  ~Marie the ... Read More