Apparently some human horrors continue despite universal outrage. Japan has launched its seasonal Pacific whale hunt off Hokkaido Island unopposed by sending the first fleet of ships to sea with plans to kill 51 minke whales for what it describes as “research” purposes in this initial hunting. Earlier this year, the International Court banned Japan’s Antarctic whale hunt, deeming it unscientific. Continue reading JAPAN LAUNCHES WHALE HUNT→
Summer was fun, with vacation and brunches and lazy days with friends and casual partying. But Fall brings the return of the bustling Social Season, starting with the opening nights of the Symphony, the Opera, Consular Receptions, and the myriad of exclusive Charity Galas that get so much media attention. Such grand occasions beckons the call for so many to brush up on big-city behavior for those who hope to make a favorable impression (not infamously memorable), especially for those new to the Circuit or hoping to be invited. Continue reading 32 ESSENTIAL GALA ETIQUETTE TIPS→
There are many ways to make mistakes on-set that will ruin not only the day but possibly your professional reputation, and most of them are easy to avoid. Not long ago, I caught up with Lana Veenker, one of the industry’s most esteemed casting directors, who shared some of her favorite Faux Pas to avoid.Continue reading 12 FAUX PAS TO AVOID ON SET→
“We do not wish to live together with dirty beasts like you…”
The Norwegian news portal VG Nett is reporting that a Muslim terrorist group, Ansar al-Sunna’, is threatening that if a section of the nation’s capitol isn’t transformed into a Sharia-complaint Muslim nation, an attack rivaling 9/11 will be launched upon the Scandinavian nation. Continue reading MUSLIMS DEMAND SHARIA NATION IN NORWAY→
Julia Test, a 28-year-old freelance photographer, can’t stop checking Facebook (FB). Her last relationship failed partly because she and her ex kept fighting over texts instead of talking things out in person. “It wasn’t a long-distance relationship or anything,” she says. “It’s just easier to say something mean in a text than watching someone’s face when you say it.” Continue reading DIGITAL DETOX: CALIFORNIA’S CURE FOR A GROWING PHENOMENON→
Contrary to popular belief nurtured by years of easily manipulated Social Media, absent Personal Accountability, and unchallenged Political Correctness, the fact remains everyone can’t be a Celebrity, nor should they be.