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Japan has a trio of new Pop Culture Ambassadors -- young women serving as personifications of the country's obsession with all things cute. Each of the three new diplomats represents one of Japan's popular niche fashion trends in an effort to boost their influence on worldwide culture. The trends, which include schoolgirl and Lolita, are meant to represent all things Japanese teen. Their duties will primarily involve appearing and speaking at cultural events like this summer's Japan Expo in Paris.
Does doing the laundry make you feel liberated? Early this week, the Vatican in it's daily publication, L'Osservatore Romano, published an article commemorating International Women's Day in which they claimed that the 'washing machine had done more for the women's liberation movement than the contraceptive pill or working outside the home This comes as no surprise from the Vatican, which is not known for it's support of birth control or abortion.
It seems we've done it again. Taken a British comedy classic and Americanized it (The Office, Posh and David Beckham) This time we set our target on the British sitcom Absolutely Fabulous (or Ab Fab if you are a real fan). If you have not seen this show, please watch it right now.... but only if you are a fan of immature, chain-smoking, alcoholic, fashion-obsessed, fame-hungry, middle-aged ladies who live in London.
It's Girl Scout cookie season! This is the time of year when boxes of Thin Mints, Caramel Delights and Peanut Butter Patties begin to whimsically appear in offices, cupboards, and lunch bags across America. It's also a time of year when young girls learn to be entrepreneurs, selling cookies to raise money and prizes for their troop. GS cookies were seriously my first venture into the world of marketing and sales, (not to brag, but I was in the GS Cookie Hall of Fame two years in a row, fact!).
Jack White, check. Alison Mosshart (Kills), check. the guy w the glasses (Jack Lawrence) from Raconteurs, Check. Someone (Dean Fertita) from Queens of the Stoneage, check.  Ok, put them all together and you get The Dead Weather, and judging from the two songs I've heard, this is going to be very, very good. They played a show last night at the opening of Jack Whites new Third Man Records building in downtown Nashville, and according to the press release, the invitations were exchanged for 150 limited edition 7 inch vinyl pressings individually painted by the band members.
How devastatingly cute is M.I.A.'s little boy?! He's just one month old today and already stealing hearts.
BUST Magazine is hosting an awesome fundraiser/party tonight in New York! It is not to be missed! All the proceeds from the door and the raffle go to support the performance of the Vagina Monolgues this coming Friday at New World Stages. And all the proceeds from that performance go to help the fight to end violence against women. Tonight is a party for a great cause, and on top of having a fantastic time, there are goodie bags for the first 100 attendees! Swag from Babeland, Adam and Eve and BUST are stuffed into sweet bags.
Three of my favorite artists (Caroline, Saelee, and Seonna) have joined forces for a show, I Know What You're Thinking, that opens next week in New York. Knowing the work these ladies do, I'm pretty sure it's gonna be a triple threat of awesomeness. See more of their work after the jump.
Everyone has been all over the Chris Brown-Rihanna beating controversy (c'mon, we've all seen the TMZ photo of her face post-beating by now...) that the Big-O has stepped in, and you KNOW it's somethin' serious when Oprah lays it down to ya.
This was one of my favorite movies growing up, I even remember the soft white light bulb commercials that came on when she was falling down the hole. Ringo Starr and Sammy Davis Jr kill it, plus Scott Baio is adorbs! Does anyone else remember this? Bread and Butter! Carol Channing terrified me as the White Queen.