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RIP Mrs. Slocombe.

BY Callie in General

The BBC reported that Bristish actress Mollie Sugden has passed away. I was just talking about 'Are You Being Served' this past weekend, I used to watch it when I was young with my Nana. I always loved how Mrs. S. matched her eyeshadow to her hair and no doubt she inspired my style a bit. I believe I am unanimous in this when I say, Mollie Sugden, you will be missed. Read More

Pride Comes to India

BY Web Intern in General

After nearly two centuries of legalized discrimination, Indian homosexuals are finally seeing some rights. Today, only a few days after India's second Gay Pride Parade ever, their parliament overturned legislation that criminalizes consensual homosexual sex. Previously, one could get up to 10 years in prison if caught in the act (and that's longer than most rape or murder sentences). The law had been in place since colonial times, when the British outlawed all 'carnal intercourse against the order of nature.' Reactionary protests have broken out throughout the deeply conservative country. Read More

Fancy Fast Food

BY Web Intern in General

Fancy Fast Food is a blog that takes classic fast food meals and transforms them into snazzy looking dishes. Talk about trash to treasure! Take this picture of 'tacobellini,'which is tortellini created from Taco Bell's burrito supreme. How crazy is that? I'm guessing they don't actually eat what they make, since they used the dark syrup from Coke to create faux-soy sauce for a chicken sushi dish from Popeye's. It kind of makes me think about what else I'm eating just because it looks fancy... Now excuse me while I go run to McDonald's. I suddenly have a craving for hashbrowns. Read More
               It all started when Chrissie Brodigan, a 32-year-old woman from Brooklyn, boarded the L train and her 15 lb pug got sick. The pug, who has not been identified, was taken out of his carrier at which point Brodigan was approached by  three police officers and instructed to put the pug back in his container. Depending on who you ask next, the end of this story is told in a couple of ways. Alternate Ending #1 as told by The Gothamist is that the pug has health problems and became overheated. Read More
I just watched the trailer to the ladeez surfer movie Dear and Yonder and I have to say, I feel like I just came from a great yoga class. The trailer is like one deep, cleansing inhale. The music, by Vetiver is equally trancelike, calming, refreshing, and bright. In one clip, a surfer dives deep under the surface of the ocean with her board at her stomach with the ease of a porpoise. In another clip, a surfer dances back and forth on her board as she rides a wave, tiptoeing forward and back, testing her balance. Read More