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The London Riots and 7 Other Things Blamed on Social Media

© KERIM OKTEN/epa/Corbis As a result of the recent riots, British Prime Minister David Cameron has come forth and declared that social media is the enemy. After reports that rioters and looters were using Twitter and BlackBerry Messenger to plan their attacks, Cameron asked police to find ways to block people from using electronic platforms to [...]

The Best and Worst Minor League Stadium Promotions

The Peoria Chiefs, the Class A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, joined the list of LeBron James’ bashers when it staged a “LeBron James NBA Championship Replica Ring Giveaway” after the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Miami Heat for the NBA title. There was no ring, of course. The Chiefs claimed to explore the possibility of skipping the [...]

Unsheets

One-sheets are what movie marketing people call movie posters. It’s what you see hanging in movie theater lobbies, plastered on billboards, and (with some variations) on the DVD box. In other words, it’s an image known as the key art; the piece of art that cuts through the clutter of trailers and movie clips and [...]

Bearded Lady Reunited with Son

Richard Lorenc never knew his biological mother, and began searching for her at age 33. The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services provided him with a name six weeks later: Lorenc’s mother is 62-year-old Vivian Wheeler. It also informed him that both his mother and his maternal grandmother had hypertrichosis, known as werewolf syndrome. Each [...]

HOME by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

A few months ago, photographer and environmentalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand and his non-profit organization GoodPlanet released the movie HOME, a documentary about life on Earth and the current environmental challenges of our planet (Arthus-Bertrand is famous for his aerial photography, and the movie is quite wonderfully shot – if you haven’t seen it before, it’s worth [...]