13 Dec 2013

Bob Newhart to Headline Anti-Gay Summit Legatus: TV Icon + Rick Santorum = Unfunny

TV icon Bob Newhart is slated as headlining entertainer for the Legatus 2014 Summit to be held February 6 -8, 2014,  in Orlando, Florida, alongside Rick Santorum and the Catholic League’s William Donohue. It’s pretty clear where  the ever-frothy Rick Santorum and Donohue stand on LGBT issues–and Legatus?  Jeremey Hooper writes

11 Dec 2013

Hacking the Hunger Games: Harry Potter Alliance Launches Catching Fire Themed Economic Equality Campaign

{!hitembed ID=”hitembed_1″ width=”560″ height=”315″ align=”none” !} Note: Slight Hunger Game’s spoilers in the video above and ahead. Since its inception The Harry Potter Alliance has launched successful campaigns, told intricate policy stories and done a world of good in a world of Muggles. Now, in time for the release of

10 Dec 2013

Joan Jett To SeaWorld: Cease and Desist on “I Love Rock N Roll”

Vegetarian bad girl rocker Joan Jett has served SeaWorld with a cease and desist order over what she claims is the unauthorized use of her signature hit, “I Love Rock N Roll”, the song which kickstarted her solo career after the Runaways broke up. Gothamist reports that PETA member Jett,

09 Dec 2013

The Wachowskis’ “Jupiter Ascending” Trailer

Jupiter Ascending looks amazing! I don’t really like sci-fi but I would see this in an instant. We’ll have to wait until July 25, 2014 for the Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski written/directed space epic to open, though. Jupiter Ascending stars Mila Kunis as Jupiter Jones, a Russian immigrant janitor with the same genetic

09 Dec 2013

Pussy Riot To Be Freed: Amnesty for Russian Punk Band, Greenpeace Protestors and Others

Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina are being freed under the amnesty bill being submitted by Vladimir Putin to the Duma, the Russian parliament, on Monday December 9, to mark the Russian constitution’s 20th anniversary on Thursday. Nadya’s husband Pyotr Verzilov confirmed the rumors to The Voice Project:

06 Dec 2013

Listen to What the Drums Say: Jasiri X Memorializes Mandela

{!hitembed ID=”hitembed_2″ width=”560″ height=”315″ align=”none” !} The video tribute above comes from Jasiri X who’s taken to music to reflect on the legacy of Nelson Mandela. In the chorus he raps: Then I looked over the horizon and saw Mandela in a sun that was rising He said listen to

05 Dec 2013

Heavy Metal in Latin: Arxplendida, Swiss Entry to Eurovision Song Contest

Latin nerds and metal heads may clash in the schoolyard, but damn, they rock in combo. With metal gaining acceptance in the Eurovision Song Contest–Azerbaijan’s debut ESC 2008 entry is legendary, and Latin having been the reigning language back in ye olde olden days, well, it was only a matter

05 Dec 2013

“My America Don’t Stand For This”: Esperanza Spalding’s New Song, Video, Takes on Gitmo

{!hitembed ID=”hitembed_1″ width=”560″ height=”315″ align=”none” !} Esperanza Spalding is a total bad ass. If you’re not familiar with the Grammy award winning multi-instrumentalist then allow me to help make your Wednesday. Spalding is an accomplished jazz musician who plays with a lot of heart.  She started playing violin at age 5

05 Dec 2013

Punk Rock Hero Johnny Rotten Malibu Home Sold: Asking Price $1.995 Million

  Is punk rock dead because Johnny Rotten sold his  four bedroom, three bathroom Malibu home with beach rights at around the asking price just under $2 million?  It was listed as Needs TLC, sold as-is which sounds pretty punk rock. Judging from the photos of the interior, Rotten–who has gone

03 Dec 2013

Late Night: Miami Art Basel and Bugs at the Museum

Miami Art Basel starts tonight–500,000 people expected in Miami for the art fairs–Art Basel and established satellite fairs Scope, Pulse, Aqua; plus half a dozen others, along with almost every building available turned into a gallery, pop-up or party venue. Because where you have art, you have opportunity for marketing