Recent Headlines

Do the Homely Need Legal Protection Against Discrimination?
New York Magazine
August 8, 2011

Knowing the extent to which people are economically penalized (or rewarded) for their looks raises the question: Should the ill-favored be protected? And if so, how?

read more
London Riots Blamed on Economic Malaise
New York Magazine
August 8, 2011

Those looking to explain the unexpected riots that broke out in the northern London neighborhood of Tottenham on Saturday over the shooting death of 29-year-old Mark Duggan have zeroed in on an all-too-familiar culprit: the global economic downtown.

read more
Photos: Saturday's Wild Lines To See Alexander McQueen At The Met: Gothamist
Gothamist
August 8, 2011

As one person Tweeted, "There is a 2 hr. line outside to get to a 2 hr. line inside to get to a 2 hr. line for the exhibit."

read more
America's 5 Stages Of Grief, Inspired By The S&P's Credit Downgrade: Gothamist
Gothamist
August 8, 2011

Washington and Wall Street find themselves mired in the Kübler-Ross model of the Five Stages of Grief. Grab a bottle of Night Train and cut your last Prozac in half so you can make your journey through America's psyche go a little smoother.

read more
How Kickstarter is reinventing the iPhone economy
GigaOM
August 8, 2011

Where do you look for iPhone and iPad accessories? Your local Best Buy? The online Apple Store? There are lots of places to look, but one destination in particular has become a unique and exciting go-to spot for accessory browsing: Kickstarter.

read more
Is Howard Stern Responsible For Pirated Super 8 Release?
Gizmodo
August 8, 2011

As many of you know, it's not uncommon for recent cinema releases to show up on torrent sites. What's unusual here is that the watermark of the high-quality torrent Super 8 appears to point the finger at one Howard Stern.

read more
Airline Investigates Alleged Cockpit Blow Job Pics
Gwaker
August 8, 2011

Cathay Pacific airlines says it is investigating two leaked pictures (NSFW) that allegedly show a stewardess giving a pilot a blow job in the cockpit of one of its planes. The pictures first appeared in Chinese-language newspapers late last week.

read more
Glaad Report Likes ABC Family Values
NYTimes.com
August 5, 2011

An annual report by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation commended the ABC Family cable channel for its representation of gay, lesbian and bisexual characters in its programming and for the racial diversity of those characters.

read more
U.S. Census Reports 40 Percent Surge In Same-Sex Relationships In Illinois Over 10 Years
Huffington Post
August 5, 2011

Story by Joseph Erbentraut, courtesy of the Windy City Times The statistics on same-sex couples in Illinois from the latest decennial census were unveiled Thursday and the count reveals a marked increase in the number of individuals who report that they live with a same-sex partner statewide.

read more
No tolerance for hate
Telegram
August 5, 2011

About 200 members of the gay community and their allies attended a rally Thursday night in Bixby Park to protest three unrelated attacks on gay men, including one that police are calling a hate crime, since July 24.

read more