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  No, this is not an OMGICU sighting. This November, MoMA will be showing what sounds like an incredible retrospective of the director's work. The exhibit will follow Burton through his whole life, starting with rarely or never-before-seen drawings and amateur movies from his childhood and college days. Samples from his personal sketchbooks will be shown as well as drawings, paintings, storyboards, sculptures, puppets, flash animation, figurines and costumes he created while working on his movies.
                In my home state of North Carolina, in the city of Greensboro,  young girls are being paid $1 a day for every day that they go without being pregnant. Normally I wouldn't agree with this type of monetary reward (I was never one of the lucky kids that got paid for stellar report cards growing up; my family went out for Mexican instead) but this program, supported by the Obama administration, seems to be working as a positive reinforcement for teenage mothers.
The Sewall-Belmont House and Museum, which is the headquarters of the National Women's Party, honored Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with its Alice Award. The award is named for Alice Paul, who founded the National Women's Party and authored the Equal Rights Amendment. In her acceptance speech, Clinton said, ''there is so much work to be done to improve the status of women and girls in many parts of the world. Every single day, you can pick up the newspaper or turn on the TV or log on to a website and see the reports of terrible assaults on women's progress.
I rolled. It rocked. After my somewhat embarrassing admission a few weeks ago that I couldn't be bike chic because I couldn't ride a bike, I had been not-to-patiently awaiting my Adult Learn to Ride course with Bike New York. Well, it was last weekend and it was fantastic. In just two hours I went from wobbly and terrified to zipping around the paved sports court where we were learning. I guess their method of teaching is a really good one. I'll explain it, but it's disclaimer time - you have to promise not to take what I say as any sort of lesson.
OK, this is pretty great. A Dutch bedding designer, Snurk, partnered with charity to make a line of bedding that looks like cardboard boxes. Orders outside the Netherlands are handled by Dutch by Design, who will donate 30% of the profits to Centrepoint, a UK charity for homeless young people aged 16-25. They ship all over Europe and to the US, and you can contact them if you live in a country they don't list. You do have to buy the pillowcases separately, but it still isn't too incredibly expensive. Besides, it's for a good cause.
We're not saying it's good. We're just saying you have to watch it: Maybe the tightness of the unitard squeezed the talent of right out of his cute butt? Share your own reviews of his performance here, a la Simon Cowell. ~Hannah Video courtesy of youtube.
             Unfortunately this isn't a magic trick.  These women are victims gone for good. According to the Toronto Star , the term 'missing woman' refers to an estimated group of 100 million women who 'should be alive but are not, because of unequal access to medical care, food and social services.' Siwan Anderson, an economics professor at the University of British Columbia, has made it her mission to look for the answers as to why the ratio of men to women in developing countries is below the norm.
Engaging in some witty vigilante justice has never been more adorable, thanks to the wacky geniuses of the design collective Mixed Species. One of my favorites is the You Park Like Shit applique.                     We've all been there before: someone takes up three spaces, swipes your mirror, or boxes you in. Well, your days of teeth-gnashing, helpless weeping, and petty vandalism are over. Just slap one of these suckers on the offender's car and be on your merry way.
In 2004, it was publicized in the South Korean media that popular actress Choi Jin-Sil was being physically abused by her husband Cho Sung-Min. Consequently the Shinhan construction company sued her for not fulfilling her duties as a spokesperson. According to Shinhan, Choi Jin-Sil being beaten by her husband meant that she violated her contract by getting bad publicity. Back then the lower courts did the logical and humane thing by ruling in favor of Choi Jin-Sil.
I have it on very good authority that the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion will be reuniting next Wednesday, 6/17 for a FREE concert as part of the Bicycle Film Festival . Bikes Rock is at South Street Seaport, Fulton and South Streets, Pier 17. If you've never seen Jon Spencer, Russel Simins and Judah Bauer rock out, you owe it to yourself to come on down, plus, it's FREE, yay! And if you dont know about these cats, get yourself schooled son! Concert starts at 6:00pm, also playing are The Teenagers and special guests.
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