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These days it seems like everything is miniature: cupcakes, ipods, cars--hell, you can't even get a hamburger without eating 4 teeny little doll-sized sliders. Well, mini has come to the urban local food movement, and friends, it is good. Read More
The U.N is celebrating the efforts of their female peacekeepers with a photography exhibition in its lobby through August 4th. While women only make up 8 percent of U.N police and 2 percent of their military, the U.N has officially recognized that since women bear the brunt of war, they should have more of a presence in the peacekeeping. It has been found that women and children feel more comfortable approaching female officers with their personal problems, and that female officers make more of an effort to facilitate U.N goals of community dialogue and maintaining human rights. Read More
Favorite funny-lady Margaret Cho is burning a path through the television tubes this summer. Catch the airing of her concert film Beautiful, on Showtime this Friday, June 3rd, at 11. In her own words: 'This show is really about how we should feel beautiful. When you feel beautiful, you're going to have more of a willingness to use your voice to speak,' says Cho. 'And there are a lot of dick jokes. A whole lot. Read More
I am obsessed with this sticky note experiment. Office hijinks and art! This'll bust up any Friday work blues. Read More
It's Take Your Dog to Work Day! This very important holiday started in 1999 to promote pet adoption and show off how awesome companion dogs are. It's true. People who have dogs see serious health benefits including lower blood pressure and stress levels. It's also been shown that elderly or ill people who have a pet to care for live longer because they have someone depending on them - a reason to get out of bed no matter what else. Pets can also ease mental illnesses like depression and PTSD. Not to mention the fact that dogs are the best listeners and snugglers around. Read More
This ad is so mind-blowingly (heh) offensive and slack that I can feel myself getting dumber as I write this. It manages to desecrate both burgers and blow-jobs--and as an erstwhile fan of both, and a defender of the ladies, it leaves me triply outraged and left with the same greasy sense of empty calories and broken promises that fast food so often delivers. Read More

Buster the Bust Otter

BY Web Intern in General

          The Busties have adopted a river otter from the National Wildlife Federation. Sadly, he will not be delivered to our offices to bathe in an inflatable pool but he will be chillin' in the wetlands of North America. His name is Buster (get it?) and the interns have agreed that he should be our new mascot. -Sylvie Partake in your own do-goodery at the National Wildlife Federation. Photo courtesy of Animal Courtesy. Read More
Here's to the man in the mirror--the talented and troubled Mr. Michael Jackson. From adorable child singer to international icon--Jackson redefined pop music and stardom--breaking barriers and bringing people together even as he wrestled with the personal demons and tragedy that attend the stories of so many American music legends. Jackson in some ways feels like one of the last true celebrities--someone who was venerated, not for his wealth or consumption or reality tv inanity, but for his insane talent, innovation and being truly, magnetically, and sometimes terrifyingly interesting. Read More
Infamous subversive artist, Banksy, is having an installation in Bristol's City Museum and Art Gallery from now until August 31st. Admission is free, but lines are estimated to be an hour long to get inside. Read More

Run For Congo Women

BY Web Intern in General

The Congo has over 200 different ethnic groups, and while none of them are a majority, ethnic discrimination has been commonplace in the country forever. This was only heightened in 1996, when the conflicts of neighboring Rwanda spilled across the border and Tutsis invaded to eliminate the Hutu militias that were reportedly hiding in the forests of the Congo. The Tutsis claimed power and put one of their people in charge of the Congo's government. When he began to turn on them in 1998, the Rwandans invaded again, sparking the beginning of one of he most violent wars in history. Read More