Cute? Yes. That's obvious. But the best word to describe Slingshot Dakota goes deeper than what's on the surface: it's passionate. Passionate about doing what they love. Passionate about supporting their friends. Passionate about making a difference. Get the idea? Sure, Slingshot can easily hook you in with their poppy tunes and adorableness. But there's so much more behind the blast of sound created by an amped up Yamaha keyboard, a deafeningly loud drum set, ... Read More
The Artificial Virginity Hymen Kit has been causing a legit uproar in Egypt.  What's in the phony purity pack?  Why, a diaphragm that trickles a blood-like liquid, of course!  And it's all in an effort to trick new hubbies into thinking their brides are carrying a V-card. The kit is seen as a tool of empowerment to some, but Egyptian conservatives believe it promotes promiscuity and ultimately threatens Islam.  Members of the Muslim Brotherhood ... Read More
 Gabba Gabba Hey! Guess what? It's The Ramones Museum in Berlin's first Birthday!  A celebration is definitely in order, cause it's the only museum in the world dedicated to our favorite ripped-blue-jeans clad punk rockers. Museum founder Flo Hayler collected Ramones memorabilia for over 18 years, spending his hard earned euros on everything from original copies of famous photographs to a pair of Johnny's Levis.  That is, until his girlfriend ... Read More
  If watching Whip It! doesn't make you want to lace up your skates, I honestly don't know what will. By the time I left the theater this weekend I was smiling ear-to-ear and daydreaming about buying a new pair of wheels. Is skating making a comeback? The last time I strapped some wheels on my feet, my friends and I were surprised by the number of people at the rink. Of course, even more startling was having to show ID and get patted down to enter the ... Read More
''She's majoring in Fat Studies'' might sound like a cruel frat boy heckle, but the field of study really does exist--and an increasing number of identity scholars are out to prove that size does matter.  Have you ever stopped to wonder why Ursula, the evil sea-witch from the Little Mermaid, is characterized as larger-than-life?  Professor Julia McCrossin (pictured left) has.  She's researching the impact of literary characters' size in ... Read More