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NY Times: Get Off the Internet, and Chew Some Gum

September 25, 2008

  Print advertisements for the new Dentyne campaign, called “Make face time.” By borrowing phrases from the realm of electronic communication, the campaign is trying to question whether new technologies are bringing people closer together. By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER Published: September 24, 2008 BORED subway riders and air travelers in major American cities might have […]

Thailandian.com: Sara and Dara are the Muslim avatars of Barbie and Ken

September 25, 2008

September 24th, 2008 – 4:47 pm ICT by ANI – London, September 24 (ANI): Sara and Dara dolls are the Iranian Governments answer to the ”harmful effects” of their American counterparts, Barbie and Ken. Made by the Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, the Sara and Dara are part of the governments […]

Mshale: Somali community protests RNC

September 12, 2008

A. Jahweyn , Mshale Contributing Writer Published 09/10/2008 – 4:14 p.m. GMT     St. Paul, MN-Freedom of expression and the power to summon your government, the two most important principles of democracy played out at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in St Paul, Minnesota. Among an estimated 15,000 protesters that took to the streets […]

CNN.com: Portland, OR ranks among America’s Top Favorite Cities

September 10, 2008

A model city for urban planning, Portland ranked No. 1 for public transportation and pedestrian friendliness, safety, cleanliness, public parks, and environmental awareness. It didn’t score in the bottom five for any overall category. BEST FEATURE Environmental awareness (#1) WORST FEATURE Luxury boutiques (#24) Rank according to:   VISITORS RESIDENTS Culture CATEGORY SCORE (OUT OF 5) RANK (OUT […]

Blackvoices: Sanaa Lathan Talks ‘The Family That Preys’

September 8, 2008

Posted Sep 8th 2008 3:59PM by Wilson Morales Filed under: It’s All Reel With the exception of ‘Out of Time’, most of the roles that Sanaa Lathan has played is where she is the good girl. Even when she did ‘Alien Vs. Predator’, you just knew that she would be there to save the day because she […]

RickyGervais.com: Complete Fifth Season of Ricky Gervais Show Podcast available on iTunes September 16

September 8, 2008

OregonLive: Portland Jazz Festival is calling it quits

September 8, 2008

by Luciana Lopez, The Oregonian Sunday September 07, 2008, 2:06 PM Tim LeBarge/The OregonianOrnette Coleman greets the audience before a performance in February at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. The Portland Jazz Festival, strapped for cash after losing its title sponsor in April, plans to stop operating as of Sept. 15. Barring a “miracle” infusion […]