This past week, I got to do one of the most fun things ever: Teach Mo Rocca to knit. Mo got himself into some hot water with the knitting community a few weeks ago (yes, there is such a thing as a 'knitting community,') when he made the horrifying 'joke' on NPR's Wait Wait..Don't Tell Me that 'I hate handknit sweaters. Handknit sweaters are always itchy.' The remark caused an uproar on knitting blogs and community sites, and Mo heard all about it. So, on the ... Read More

Gagging the O.C.

BY Web Intern in General |

The Orange County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to suspend funding for Planned Parenthood's comprehensive sex ed, because Planned Parenthood provides abortion services. The Board has decided to suspend a contract they have with Planned Parenthood to provide health education for thousands of young people. Keep in mind, NONE of the funding is going towards abortion services, just the sex education that Planned Parenthood provides. As a former ... Read More
Japan has a trio of new Pop Culture Ambassadors -- young women serving as personifications of the country's obsession with all things cute. Each of the three new diplomats represents one of Japan's popular niche fashion trends in an effort to boost their influence on worldwide culture. The trends, which include schoolgirl and Lolita, are meant to represent all things Japanese teen. Their duties will primarily involve appearing and speaking at cultural events ... Read More
Does doing the laundry make you feel liberated? Early this week, the Vatican in it's daily publication, L'Osservatore Romano, published an article commemorating International Women's Day in which they claimed that the 'washing machine had done more for the women's liberation movement than the contraceptive pill or working outside the home This comes as no surprise from the Vatican, which is not known for it's support of birth control or abortion. Feminist ... Read More

Absolutely Strange

BY Laurie in General |

It seems we've done it again. Taken a British comedy classic and Americanized it (The Office, Posh and David Beckham) This time we set our target on the British sitcom Absolutely Fabulous (or Ab Fab if you are a real fan). If you have not seen this show, please watch it right now.... but only if you are a fan of immature, chain-smoking, alcoholic, fashion-obsessed, fame-hungry, middle-aged ladies who live in London. I was concerned the first time I heard about ... Read More