In the unlikely event that you tried to visit New York State Board of Elections official website today, you probably noticed that it didn't work. And if you were up early enough, you would have seen that the site briefly got a bit of a makeover, courtesy of our hacktivist friends at Anonymous, who ... More >>
It's true, that old adage about the road to Hell being paved with good intentions. Sometimes, there's a seed of a great idea, one that involves a number of powerful celebrities with household names combining the behemoths of their popularity for a noble cause. It blossoms, budding with it an awarene ... More >>
We're hearing yes. Earlier this month it was announced that weirdos (Flaming Lips), jocks (Imagine Dragons), legends (Ms. Lauryn Hill), and the recently released from prison (Pussy Riot) will take the stage at Barclays Center on Feb. 5th for Amnesty International's Bringing Human Rights Home concert ... More >>
The Voice received an e-mail this morning from Oscar-winning director Paul Haggis after we asked him about the Church of Scientology's attack on him and Nazanin Boniadi which appeared on Us Weekly's website yesterday. Over the weekend, Haggis spoke up to defend Boniadi -- who acted in his movie The ... More >>
The Secret Policeman's Ball: Coldplay, Mumford & Sons, Russell Brand, Eddie Izzard, and many others Radio City Music Hall Sunday, March 4 Better than: Watching the Lohan Saturday Night Live on DVR. Going to a live show that's actually meant to be broadcast on television can be a deadly propositio ... More >>
This Sunday, the Secret Policeman's Balla night of music and comedy celebrating the 50th anniversary of Amnesty Internationalis taking place at Radio City Music Hall, and today Sound of the City is giving away a pair of tickets. Among the luminaries appearing at the event: Jon Stewart; ... More >>
Today Amnesty International releases Chimes Of Freedom, a really, really huge compilation of bob Dylan covers by artists both canonized and obscure. Trying to analyze such a huge undertaking can only be done in one way: Mathematically. Amount of music in this collection: 73 songs on four CD ... More >>
Ai Wei Wei, the prominent artist and outspoken critic of the Chinese government whose arrest on April 3, 2011, spawned international demonstrations and outcry, has been released on bail. Via cell phone, the previously vocal artist and prolific tweeter reportedly said :"I'm released, I'm home ... More >>
In the fall of last year, France's Senate overwhelmingly passed a law banning the wearing of the Islamic full veil in public. That law went into effect today, with two veiled women arrested soon after -- not for wearing the garments but for participating in an unauthorized protest, reports CN ... More >>
The world is slightly less into killing people, according to Amnesty International -- or at least, less into killing people by way of official state execution. Approximately 527 people were executed last year around the world, which represents a decrease from the 714 executed the previous yea ... More >>
Try not to nibble on your broccoli purse. Fulvio Bonavia is an Italian photographer and graphic artist who makes fashion accessories out of food. Many of the images shown here are originally taken from his book, A Matter of Taste (Hachette Australia, 2008). Based in Milan, the phographer beg ... More >>
TMZ is reporting that Jersey Shore's Snooki has been arrested in Seaside Heights, N.J., for disorderly conduct. Apparently earlier today "she was partying on the beach with a beer bong .. only she was filling it up with Coca-Cola," whatever that means. The police have her in custody. No wor ... More >>
Remember how your mom used to tell you that the spanking was because she cared? According to Amnesty International findings published today and reported by the New York Times, China wins the global "tough love" award, having killed more of its own people in 2009 than all other nations combine ... More >>
The Pentagon really, really, really hates Wikileaks, a website devoted to publishing internal documents. Also, it thinks they might be funded by the CIA, and is generally a threat to America's safety. They released an entire report on it in 2008. Maybe it's got something to do with the leak o ... More >>
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