June 27, 2013 |
QVC has announced it will "pause" its relationship with Paula Deen, marking the latest in a series of brands that have sought to distance themselves from the Southern chef in the wake of an uproar over her alleged use of the N-word. And QVC fans -- at least the ones taking to the company's website -- are furious. QVC President and CEO Mike George posted an open letter on the company blog to address the many calls, emails, letters and comments received both for and against Deen.
June 22, 2013 |
Paula Deen released a new video Friday afternoon in which she said the media have misrepresented her over her admitted use of the N-word and other racially charged language. Contrite in a coral tunic top and white pants, sitting in an office chair in what appears to be a nondescript workplace, Deen fidgeted with her fingernails as she looked into the camera's lens. She never directly addresses the comments at the center of the controversy. She does, however, take aim at media coverage.
May 17, 2013 |
If you don't believe in souls or an afterlife, then a corpse is just a body - potentially a teaching tool, a source of life-saving organs, but little more. In 1829, taking such thinking to the extreme, a radical British pamphleteer named Peter Baume specified that after his death, his skeleton was to be donated for medical education or, failing that, his bones made into knife handles and buttons; his skin was to be tanned to make a chair cover, and his soft body parts used as fertilizer for roses.
April 29, 2013 |
Chris Broussard usually offers expertise on fast breaks and zone defense, but on Monday he drove right into America's culture wars by calling homosexuality "an open rebellion to God" and implying that gay people can't be Christians. Speaking on ESPN's "Outside the Lines," the basketball analyst and former New York Times writer was discussing NBA player Jason Collins, who in a landmark move just became the first active player in one of the major...
April 15, 2013 |
Had Anne Frank been a modern-day teen -- instead of a tragic Jewish figure in hiding during the Holocaust -- would she have been a Belieber? And is it appropriate for Justin Bieber to hold out that hope? The teen pop sensation, on world tour, was moved by his visit to the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, saying in the guest book that it was "truly inspiring. " Things went south from there, however, as he called Frank, who died of typhus while imprisoned at a Nazi concentration camp, a "great girl" and added "hopefully she would have been a Belieber," referring to the nickname for his fans.
March 15, 2013 |
Facebook is looking at allowing users to add hashtags to their posts, according to recent reports. And that's got some users crying foul, saying the social network shouldn't become a Twitter wannabe. Hashtags -- which involve including a "#" sign in front of a word -- were popularized on Twitter, Facebook's biggest rival in the social media market. Hashtags enable users to easily categorize their tweets and to search for other users' tweets on the same topic. The feature has been mimicked by many other platforms, including Google+ and Facebook's own Instagram.