It’s advertising, Jim, but not as we know it. The layers of irony and cultural quotation that are the norm in fashion campaigns are so sophisticated they seem to come from another planet, far beyond mere materialism or glamour – …Read more ›
Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Alexey Nikolsky/AFP/Getty Images)
MOSCOW — The ad begins: “Hey, did you see?” one Russian tween IMs to another on Russia’s version of Facebook.
The news is that Putin’s going to be talking to kids on TV.…Read more ›
Why Is Boots More Concerned About Anti-Contraception Sexists Than Women Who Need The Morning After Pill?
“We would not want to be accused of incentivizing inappropriate use, and provoking complaints, by significantly reducing the price of this product.”
So wrote Boots chief pharmacist Marc Donovan in a letter to bpas. To what dangerous, immoral drug …Read more ›
Anyone flying to the United States from the nation’s immediate neighbors — Mexico and Canada — will have to go through a new ream of security measures, as of Wednesday.
Both WestJet and AirCanada have posted travel advisories …Read more ›
Gaege Bethune, left, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Pravin Varughese. (Jackson County sheriff’s office, Family photo)
More than three years after the mysterious death of a Morton Grove man away at Southern Illinois University, details …Read more ›
The woolly mammoth vanished from the Earth 4,000 years ago, but now scientists say they are on the brink of resurrecting the ancient beast in a revised form, through an ambitious feat of genetic engineering.
Speaking ahead of the American …Read more ›
Water pushed up by Hurricane Sandy splashes into the window of a building standing by the shore in Bellport, New York, Oct. 30, 2012.
This story originally appeared on Mother Jones and has been reprinted here with permission …Read more ›
(UPDATED) The justice chief says what he only approved was the use of air ‘coolers’ by inmates who suffered from high blood pressure. This, he says, is not a form of special treatment.
CONFIRMATION. The confirmation of Justice Secretary Vitaliano …Read more ›