Dangerous Journalism

BY Web Intern in General |

As many of you have probably heard by now, on June 8th Euna Lee and Laura Ling, two American journalists for Current TV, were sentenced to twelve years in a labor camp in North Korea. They have been found guilty of trespassing into the North Korean border, which has not been completely proven to be true. There are theories that the journalists were purposely abducted so that Kim Jong-Il would have a bargaining chip when it came to negotiations with the US ... Read More
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has urged parliament to form a commission to move toward banning the wearing of burkas in France--following the 2004 French ban on the wearing of Islamic headscarves in state-funded schools. In his speech, he said 'We cannot accept to have in our country women who are prisoners behind netting, cut off from all social life, deprived of identity,' and added'the burka is not a sign of religion, it is a sign of subservience.' It's ... Read More

Bacardi Sobers Up

BY Web Intern in General |

Bacardi has done what any remorseful reveler suffering from the shame of a hangover should--'fess up and apologize. In a contrite email to Jezebel, vice-prez of the public relations agency that represents Bacardi explains that the ad ran for two months in the summer of 2008 and that the offending affiliate of Bacardi has shut the site down. He then offers an apology.                Alcohol jokes aside, props to them for a ... Read More
Electronic music and neon-striped undies are pretty powerful on their own, but when they work together, it's like a freakin' symbiotic psychedelic miracle. Exhibit A: the new video for These Are Powers' song 'Easy Answers' and the funky, delicious style of Ruffeo Hearts Lil Snotty. Like oreos and milk, Thelma and Louise, gin and tonics--These Are Powers and Ruffeo Hearts were made for each other. Get your own super-person bathing suits, hoodies, bodysuits, ... Read More
Rihanna will take the stand against Chris Brown this afternoon. It will be a preliminary hearing to determine whether there is enough evidence to go to trial. If convicted, Brown could go to prison for upwards of four years for his alleged battery of once-girlfriend Rihanna in February. The hearing will not be televised and Mark Geragos, Brown's attorney, will be able to cross-examine Rihanna.The news of the alleged battery, especially between a previously ... Read More
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