BY Phoebe Magee
on Mar 29, 2011
"One person alone cannot push an elephant."
Tune in to PBS tonight at 10 pm for the broadcast premiere of "Pushing the Elephant," a powerful new documentary about Rose Mapendo, a Congolese Tutsi, a mother of ten, a victim of genocidal violence and an activist for peace and reconciliation.
Ten years ago, Rose Mapendo, her husband, and her children were arrested by the Congolese government and held in a death camp, as the ethnic conflict that ravaged Rwanda spilled over into the Democratic Republic of Congo. Read More
BY Intern Julie
on Mar 17, 2011
Youtube user and Swedish resident Wilhelm Hepel has made a tribute video to the oeuvre of the world's greatest film and television extra, Jessie Heiman. The urban myth is that Heiman appears somewhere in every movie or tv show of the last ten years. Hepel managed to find one or two instances of Heiman's prestigious career...
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Wanna get in touch with the most famous unfamous person? Heiman's been responding to questions on reddit all day. Read More
BY Intern Julie
on Mar 08, 2011
Check out Mattel's Collector Barbie celebrating Hitchcock's classic horoor tale, The Birds. Keep her on your bedside table for sweet dreams, lovebirds.
You can purchase Hitchcock Barbie and her three feathered frenemies here.
via Lost at E-Minor blog. Read More
on Mar 03, 2011
I won’t lie, you will definitely find Lil Wayne in my iTunes library, but these fabulous little ladies of Watoto From the Nile do make a point. In fact, most of today’s hip-hop is overloaded with misogynistic lyrics and Lil Wayne is guilty. Their song “Letter to Lil Wayne,” is recorded over his track “Single” where their innocent voices challenge his inappropriate behavior and disrespect to women.
These girls who, by the way, are really freaking cute, sing “my daddy tells me I’m a queen, but you call women other things. Read More
on Mar 02, 2011
Director Michel Gondry, known for directing Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Science of Sleep has created an ironically hilarious video for The Living Sisters, “How Are You Doing.” The LA-based musicians, Inara George, Eleni Mandell, and Becky Stark have a very catchy sound and made a music video that seems to contradict the happy lyrics of “How Are You Doing?” The series of catastrophic events include burning your morning breakfast and your house down, riding on an airplane during a storm, and going into labor. Read More