The New York Times had a really moving short documentary up on their site today profiling an 11-year-old Pakistani girl on the last day before the Taliban closes down her school. In her small town, Taliban militants have taken hold of their previously free and open society, and just this year have decreed that women are no longer allowed to shop in the public market and girls are no longer allowed to go to school. I dare anyone to watch this video , and then tell ... Read More
The folks over at the UK gossip site Popbitch have a secret weapon in their fight for Oscar prediction supremacy this year. He's a 'psychic' cat named Wilbur and according to his posse, you'd have to be a fool to bet against him: 'Now two years old, Wilbur had a difficult start to life. He was abandoned as a kitten with his sister under a hedge in a park. When rescued, he hid under the sofa for months. When he finally ventured out from under the sofa, we were ... Read More
Check it out! Our fave little drummer girl Rachel Trachtenberg of the band the Trachtenberg Family Slideshow Players is selling her homemade valentines day art cookies in Brooklyn today and tomorrow. Here's the deets if you wanna nab a celeb-crafted treat for your sweetie: Rachel will be on Bedford Ave between North 6th and 7th streets on Friday the 13th and Saturday the 14th from 1pm to 5pm with samples. The cookies are $3 a piece but will go for $5 on ... Read More

Cute Overload!

BY Emily Rems in General |

Once upon a time there was a mom in France who realized her four-year-old daughter Capucine was totally awesome at telling stories, so she started video taping her and putting the clips on Vimeo for the world to enjoy. It didn't take long for net surfers to get totally obsessed with Capucine's stories - posting them all over the place, and that's when her mom had another great idea. Why not sell merch with quotes on it from Capucine's stories , and then donate the ... Read More

Don't Divorce Them!

BY Emily Rems in General |

'Fidelity': Don't Divorce... from Courage Campaign on Vimeo.  I just watched this video called 'Fidelity' that the Courage Campaign has put out with Regina Spektor to support their petition asking the Supreme Court to invalidate prop 8 and it totally made me well up. Like, did you know that Ken Starr has already launched an initiative that, if passed, would un-marry all the gay couples that already wed in California before prop 8? Madness. Check it out, ... Read More
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