24 Dec 2013

The Power to Reach More People: Tis The Season of Twitter Storms?

Welcome to the future where your Holiday mischief and mishaps run the risk of trending on Twitter, bringing joy to the masses and/or ruin to your life. Be warned, kids– this year and every year moving forward, Santa’s not the only one making lists. In fact he’s joined by BuzzFeed

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24 Dec 2013

Richard Branson: “Boycott Uganda Over Anti-LGBT Law”

British billionaire Richard Branson called for a boycott of Uganda. The African nation’s parliament passed a bill that proposes a life sentence for certain homosexual acts. The bill also makes it a crime punishable by a prison sentence not to report gay people to the police. The bill is awaiting

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24 Dec 2013

Computer Genius Alan Turing Posthumously Pardoned by Queen Elizabeth

Alan Turing, the father of modern computing who was cruelly prosecuted by the British government for gross indecency with a male and subsequently committed suicide while suffering the effects of chemical castration, has been pardoned by Queen Elizabeth under under the Royal Prerogative of Mercy, effective today, December 24, 2013.

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24 Dec 2013

12 Years A Slave Posters Feature Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender; Lionsgate Will Recall

Posters for 12 Years A Slave featuring large portraits of Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender with a small figure of  the film’s star Chiwetel Ejiofor are unauthorized, says the film’s studio Lionsgate; their Summit label is handling the film overseas.  A Lionsgate spokesperson told Variety: The ’12 Years a Slave’

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23 Dec 2013

Filmmakers Weigh In on Best Holiday Movies of All Time

Being “that time of year,” I reached out to my movie-making colleagues who eat, sleep, and breathe film and invited them to share their all-time favorite holiday movie. They were asked to choose pieces focusing on the holidays (however they might interpret that), from any time period or genre, and

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23 Dec 2013

American Sentenced to a Year in United Arab Emirates Jail for Parody Video

No joke. A parody video in the UAE can get you in serious trouble. Shezanne Cassim has been sentenced to a year in jail and faces fines of over $2,700USD because of a satirical video he posted on YouTube poking very gentle fun at gangster culture in the Dubai, UAE

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23 Dec 2013

“No Fracking Way” Aussie Rock Anthem

No fracking way! Pop star Leo Sayer scored a huge hit many decades ago with “You Make Me Feel Like Dancing” and maintained a steady presence touring and recording. He became an Australian citizen in 2009. Outraged over the way fracking for gas is destroying the nation’s land, water, farming

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23 Dec 2013

Pussy Riot Members Free Under Putin Amnesty!

Pussy Riot member Maria Alyokhina was freed from a prison in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia under amnesty granted by Russian President Vladimir Putin. She and fellow Pussy Riot member  Nadezhda Tolokonnikova had three months remaining on their two year sentence for hooliganism motivated by religious hatred stemming from their “punk prayer” protest

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22 Dec 2013

God’s Not Dead? Maybe He’s Just Not Feeling Well

Is God dead? The very existence of this movie proves that God, while not yet dead, is at least coming down with a really bad case of the flu. God’s Not Dead gives top billing to a cameo appearance by Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson (the one with the business degree),

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22 Dec 2013

Like a Beverly: Zone 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Let’s Go to Charlotte!

Click HERE for Part One. My boyfriend drove me to the airport. We met on Craigslist this past July, but not in the way that you’d think. I was diagnosed with a bad case of tendonitis the day before my 26th Birthday when dependent coverage stopped being a thing I

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