Archive | September, 2007
Justice Clarence Thomas Reveals His Inner Life, His Reverence for His Grandfather

Justice Clarence Thomas Reveals His Inner Life, His Reverence for His Grandfather

Tweet Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has appeared on 60 Minutes, in an interview with Steve Kroft, on the eve of the publication of his memoir, My Grandfather’s Son: A Memoir.

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Levittown, Archetype for Postwar Suburbia, Turns 60

Levittown, Archetype for Postwar Suburbia, Turns 60

Tweet Levittown, New York, the epitomy of postwar suburbia, an icon of popular culture turns 60: It was October 1947 when developer William Jaird Levitt opened the first of what became 17,544 Cape Cod and ranch houses rising from blighted potato fields 40 miles east of New York City, handing post-World War II GIs the [...]

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John Edwards: A Prison Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Tweet Presidential candidate John Edwards took part in the MTV/MySpace debate on Thursday, September 27, and was asked a question about what he would do to help keep inner city kids from taking part in violence to which he gave a curious response: “We start with the president of the United States saying to America, [...]

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Bruce Springsteen, The E Street Band and “Magic” Before Thousands at Rockefeller Plaza

Bruce Springsteen, The E Street Band and “Magic” Before Thousands at Rockefeller Plaza

Tweet And at 8:30 in the morning, no less. Not the typical Today Show outdoor concert: The Plaza was packed for the unprecedented live concert on TODAY, with many people camping out overnight to get prime viewing locations. And Springsteen didn’t disappoint, launching into songs even before the show began its broadcast at 7 a.m. [...]

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Bill O’Reilly: What Will It Take for Him to Get over the Fact that Black People Are People?

Tweet Bill O’Reilly states that his words from his September 19th radio show, in which he discussed his dinner at Sylvia’s Restaurant with Al Sharpton, were taken out of context. He also asserts that Media Matters and CNN have engaged in a smear campaign. Karl Frisch, a spokesman for Media Matters, called O’Reilly’s remarks “insensitive [...]

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Shilpa Shetty Arrested at Mumbai Airport for Richard Gere Kiss

Shilpa Shetty Arrested at Mumbai Airport for Richard Gere Kiss

Tweet Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty has been arrested at Mumbai airport: The Celebrity Big Brother winner was in tears when she was held at Mumbai Airport on her way to the opening of the Miss Bollywood musical in Germany. Gere, 58, caused an outcry by grabbing Shetty, 32, and swept her backwards and kissed her [...]

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Milan Fashion Week 2008 Nolita No Anorexia Ad Campaign Sparks Controversy

Milan Fashion Week 2008 Nolita No Anorexia Ad Campaign Sparks Controversy

Tweet In the past few days, the ad campaign from the Italian label, Nolita, using nude photographs of an anorexic woman continues to be controversial: The Nolita advertisement, timed to coincide with Milan fashion week, appeared Monday in Italian newspapers, including a two-page center spread in La Repubblica, and on billboards in Italy. A slogan [...]

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Police Seize Nan Goldin Photograph Owned By Elton John – Behind the Blazing Headlines

Police Seize Nan Goldin Photograph Owned By Elton John – Behind the Blazing Headlines

Tweet It’s the kind of story that creates blazing headlines, with jolting phrases like “child pornography,” child porn,” and “child art porn.” A photograph by a controversial American artist which is part of Sir Elton John’s private collection has been seized by police from a gallery on suspicion it may have breached child pornography laws. [...]

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