Many commercials use misogynistic messages and stereotypes to promote their product, especially products geared to men such as beer. As it turns out, advertisements targeted for women can be equally offensive and ridiculous. Take, for instance, the advertisements for Bacardi Breezers stating that the must-need accessory for a woman is an ugly female friend so they can seem more attractive in comparison. Society and the media are already encouraging impossible body ... Read More
Father's day is upon us, friends. And while it's perhaps not the most raucous holiday ever, there are a bunch of warm and fuzzy stories floating in the ether about dads and what they do. Top of the list is this bonanza of hip dadness offered by Grist: Green Dads We Heart . Eco-parenting has never been more attractive. I'm looking at you, Brad and Barack.          Speaking of Barack, he's written a straight-up tearjerker of a ... Read More
The Georgia Theater, which hosted bands like REM and the B-52s in their early days, burned badly today. It was basically gutted by fire damage, though the building is still standing. It's located in the heart of downtown Athens, right near the University of Georgia campus.Back in their early days, the B-52s paid the venue to be allowed to play there. The first show after the theater opened in 1978 was Sea Level, which formed out of remnants of the Allman ... Read More

Sunshine-y Day

BY Web Intern in General |

It was so rainy and gloomy in NYC this week that I wish I'd had something like this to brighten the days. This umbrella changes color when it gets wet. Dry, it has a simple black and white design of a cityscape. But as soon as the rain hits it the white turns into a cheery rainbow sure to take the gloom and doom from even the stormiest of days. ... Read More
Everyone has that one friend who knows way too much about music. You know who I mean (if you don't, then maybe you are that friend). They are always the ones who have an iPod full of bands you've never heard of, they tell you who you might like (and are usually right) and let you know what concerts you just need to go to. They take one looks at your music collection and, stifling their snobbish laughter, tell you exactly who your next favorite band will be. They're ... Read More