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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

Bless the BET Awards

BY Callie in General

My no-cable-having-ass went to visit my parents for Father's Day this weekend and caught the Top 12 Moments of the BET Awards; and looooooved it. Man I miss cable! The top moment went to none other then Mo'Nique recreating Beyonce's 'Crazy In Love'; dance backed by some 'big girls'; and killed it! Unfortunately you can't find a good version of the full video anywhere but I found this blurry link and you can watch clips of all the moments but you have to listen to ... Read More
Fireworks are in store this July and it's not just to celebrate the 4th! On July 9th, a new line of clothing designed by Beth Ditto of The Gossip fame is hitting Evans chain stores throughout Britain. And let me tell you, these '80s inspired threads are something to shout about. The line is bold, bright, sequined, studded, and hot. These clothes make a statement, and they're designed specifically for women sizes 14-32. Finally, an alternative to Topshop ... 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
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

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

Highway to Hell

BY Web Intern in General

This would certainly break up the monotony of a long highway drive. A college student in Raleigh (allegedly) rearranged a bunch of road cones and barrels into the shape of a monster. He even drew on a face. The monster was up for less than a day before authorities had it taken down. Joe Carnevale, the student accused, was arrested for this last week. He is being charged with larceny and property damage and goes to court on July 21. Hopefully he gets a judge with ... Read More