Photo: Courtesy Of Vice Photo: Courtesy Of Vice Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Courtesy Of Vice Vice News Hires Susie Banikarim to Head Newsgathering Operations (EXCLUSIVE) 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Susie Banikarim, a journalist with nearly two decades of experience in digital and TV news, is joining Vice News as one of its top editorial execs. Vice Media Group tapped Banikarim as executive VP and global head of newsgathering for Vice News, a newly created role. She will be based out of Vice’s Brooklyn headquarters and report to Jesse Angelo, president of global news and entertainment. More from Variety Vice News Sells Spotify Three Podcast Series (EXCLUSIVE) Vice Media Is Eliminating Its Multiple Web Channels, Consolidating Them Into … [Read more...] about Vice News Hires Susie Banikarim to Head Newsgathering Operations (EXCLUSIVE)
Today Pete Buttigieg is polling within the top four candidates nationally and first in Iowa (if near-last among millennials), but back in March, when he first made his case to a national audience during a CNN town hall, “Mayor Pete” was still a nobody. Moderator Jake Tapper asked Buttigieg, who had served as the openly gay mayor of South Bend, Indiana, during now-vice president Mike Pence’s tenure as the state’s governor, whether Pence would make a better president than Donald Trump. In his answer, Buttigieg took the assumptions the evangelical right often makes about gay people — that we’re conniving, amoral perverts — and deftly redirected them toward Pence himself.Pence, who has an extensive anti-LGBTQ record, seemingly “stopped believing in scripture when he started believing Donald Trump,” the mayor mused, making clear that his own interpretation of the Bible is very different than Pence’s: “It’s about … [Read more...] about You Wanted Same-Sex Marriage? Now You Have Pete Buttigieg.
Nicki Minaj’s recent collaboration and upcoming tour with 6ix9ine, the controversial rapper who infamously pleaded guilty to “use of a child in a sexual performance,” has fans wondering just how low Minaj will go for some Soundcloud rapper clout. While teaming up with Tekashi 6ix9ine is a decent enough way to garner YouTube hits and headlines, Minaj is facing serious backlash. Even diehard Barbies are taking to social media to say that they won’t financially support a rapper who was convicted of spanking a 13-year-old on camera—and that Nicki shouldn’t either. This isn’t the first time Nicki, who loves to champion women in theory, has had her feminist credentials questioned. But it is one of the more egregious examples of an artist sacrificing principles for profit. It would have been one thing if Minaj was simply enlisting 6ix9ine as an opener, and banking on his debatable talents to appeal to an audience who may not have traditionally turned … [Read more...] about Why Is Nicki Minaj Co-Signing Convicted Sex Criminal Tekashi 6ix9ine?
Barbie's boyfriend Ken, the most ubiquitous of male dolls, is notoriously flat and sexless below the belt — so when parents discovered that their children's male LOL Surprise dolls do, in fact, have genitals, some expressed shock and outrage. Though the female versions of the dolls, which are manufactured by MGA Entertainment, are smooth down below, the newer boy dolls have distinct penises and testicles. Since the male dolls debuted last year, several parents have complained on social media that the genitalia is not 'age appropriate' and demanded that the brand change the design. MGA Entertainment added boy dolls to its popular LOL Surprise last yea Parents have begun discovering that the boy dolls have penises and testicles Offended: Several have voiced concern on social media, calling the anatomy inappropriate LOL Surprise dolls are already a bit of a surprise, hence the name: Each one comes inside a sphere and is a mystery until it's opened. Unequal: They … [Read more...] about Well that IS a surprise… Parents slam popular LOL Surprise dolls’ ‘very inappropriate’ and realistic genitals, complaining that the toy penises have led to ‘awkward conversations’
The following apology was published in the Observer's For the record column, Sunday March 16 2008 The article below said 'Psychodwarf' was Beppe Grillo's nickname for 'Mario Mastella, leader of the Popular-UDEUR centre-right party', but it's actually his nickname for Silvio Berlusconi. Mastella's first name is Clemente and Popular-UDEUR was part of Romano Prodi's centre-left coalition. And Peter Rojas, not Ryan Block, founded Engadget and co-founded Gizmodo. Apologies. 1. The Huffington Post The history of political blogging might usefully be divided into the periods pre- and post-Huffington. Before the millionaire socialite Arianna Huffington decided to get in on the act, bloggers operated in a spirit of underdog solidarity. They hated the mainstream media - and the feeling was mutual. Bloggers saw themselves as gadflies, pricking the arrogance of established elites from their home computers, in their pyjamas, late into the night. So when, in 2005, Huffington decided to mobilise her … [Read more...] about The world’s 50 most powerful blogs