Homeland Security’s Handbook for Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

Following the latest supernatural craze the Department of Homeland Security has released a witty public safety campaign warning American citizens of the impending “zombie apocalypse”.  The handbook is designed to prepare people for actual threats, such as earthquakes and other natural disasters, pandemic, or terrorist attacks. The idea behind the campaign is to engage interest […]

TV Personalities Giuliana & Bill Welcome Baby Boy

After enduring what seemed like endless struggle, TV personalities Giuliana and Bill Rancic finally have something to celebrate. The couple welcomed their first child, Edward Duke Rancic, on Wednesday, August 29th via gestational carrier. In the past, the couple had been very public about their desire to become parents as their battle with infertility was […]

Kiss & Tell: Sleeping Beauty Art Exhibit

The National Art Museum of Ukraine is taking performance art to an interesting and strange new level with its “Sleeping Beauty” exhibit. The concept of the exhibition, which has been running since August 22nd and will continue through September 9th,  is the idea of artist, Taras Polataiko, who was inspired by the classic fairytale. Polataiko […]

Little Girl Earns $30,000 from Lemonade Stand

8-year-old Vivienne Harr, from California, is a little girl on a mission. Her lemonade stand has earned a staggering amount of $30,000, but don’t come to the conclusion that she’s selling the best lemonade in the world. Harr is raising money for a non-profit organization called Not for Sale, which fights to end human trafficking […]

The Wooden Wardrobe

Just looking at pictures of Fraser Smith’s work would cause you to think he was a clothing designer, but a closer look will reveal his amazing talent and eye for detail. The pieces Smith creates are made entirely of wood. Using a technique called trompe l’oeil Smith has created almost an entire wardrobe’s worth of […]

The Little Mermaid’s New Look

There seems to be a new trend in the media and advertising world that involves beloved cartoon characters going under the knife. Recently, I wrote an article entitled “Disney Villains Go Designer” that showcased glamorized Disney characters as collectible dolls. Among the villains in this line was Ursula the Sea Witch from The Little Mermaid. […]

Catch Tom Cruise’s Son in ‘Red Dawn’ Remake

Connor Cruise, the 17-year-old son of actor Tom Cruise, is following in his famous father’s footsteps.  He landed a role in the remake of 80’s action film, Red Dawn, alongside Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck, and Josh Hutcherson. The film is set to be released this fall in late November. Connor’s acting debut was in the […]

Why Matt Bomer Won’t Be Playing Christian Grey

Fans of the Fifty Shades trilogy are chomping at the bit to find out which Hollywood stars will be cast in the film version of the undeniably popular story. The character of Anastasia Steele is extremely important, but Christian Grey has been the center of speculation. While several actors’ names have been attached to the […]

Children and Plastic Surgery

Making fun of a child for the way he or she looks is just about the lowest form of bullying there is, especially when the taunting and teasing lead to severely extreme measures. 14-year-old Nadia Ilse was profusely mistreated by her peers because she did not look “normal” to them. The teen wished to have […]

Amor Deliria Nervosa: Are You Infected?

“Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didn’t understand that once love—the deliria—blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the government demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Haloway has always […]

12-Year-Old Keeps Calm in Tragic Situation; Awarded for Bravery

12-year-old New Jersey native, Miranda Bowman, got the scare of her life when her grandfather, Paul Parker, 63, experienced a fatal heart attack behind the wheel of a moving vehicle. Bowman, who had spent the afternoon with her grandfather riding go karts at New Jersey Motorsports Park, said that as they were leaving Parker told […]

The Uncensored History of Music Censorship

Music is a creative outlet that allows people to express themselves freely. To some people, music and life are one in the same. I have chosen to write an article on the topic of censorship in music, because I have noticed that while it seems television shows are becoming more lax with what can be […]

Teenage Nightmare: The Effect of Cliques and Peer Pressure

The duty of friends is to accept each others faults and strengths without judgment. Friendships should be based on trust and honesty, like any other relationship. So why is the pressure to fit in so extreme in society? If friends were so approving of one another then peer pressure and the need to belong would […]

Childhood: There’s an App for That

The world stopped turning whenever I acquired a new Barbie. As a child this was the most exciting event that could possibly occur. My eight year old brain could not fathom why the babysitter’s grandson enjoyed sitting for hours on the uncomfortable hardwood floor with a Nintendo control in his hand. I distinctly remember his […]

Ode to the Summer Staycation

Summer is the season of the vacation. The highways are undoubtedly littered with vehicles going to and fro between home and the pre-determined relaxation destination. The point of a vacation, in most cases, is to get away, but there is a trendy alternative to packing up the car and hitting the road that will save […]

Lost Again, Nemo?

Comedienne and TV personality, Ellen Degeneres, has said numerous times on her talk show how she would love to be involved in a sequel for the 2003 Disney hit, Finding Nemo. Well, it looks like her wish to return to her clueless but lovable character, Dory, has finally come true. Almost 10 years later, it […]

Color Me Pantone: The Humanae Project

Pantone is a company that claims to be “the world-renowned authority on color”.  The main idea of Pantone is to “identify, match, and communicate colors to solve the problems associated with producing accurate color matches in the graphic arts community”, as their website says. Brazilian artist, Angelica Dass, is putting Pantone’s color match system to […]

Seventeen Magazine’s Body Peace Treaty

Fashion magazines are constantly under fire for making drastic changes with photo editing technology and for using models that are too thin. 14-year-old Julia Bluhm, from Maine, started a petition earlier this year on change.org urging Seventeen magazine to print at least one photo spread in each of their monthly issues that had not been […]

Tragic Death at Comic-Con Brings Twilight Community Together

Twilight fans and actors unite in mourning over the tragic death of 53 year old Gisela Gagliardi. The self-professed “Twihard”, as hardcore Twilight fans are called, was killed at San Diego’s Comic-Con on Tuesday after being hit by a car. Gagliardi was crossing the street to secure a place in line at the San Diego […]

Dance Like Every One Is Watching

This summer has already seen a cornucopia of brand new must watch television, whether it be the ludicrous drama of “reality” or an endearing hour of fictional fluff.  I’ve recently begun to notice a pattern with the blurbs that advertise the next visual craze, and it seems to me that viewers are becoming more and […]