The 18-year-old actress and fashion blogger Tavi Gevinson started an online magazine three years ago as a safe place for teen girls curious about the wider world. It features frank talk and a chance to ask advice from celebrities. Comedian Stephen Colbert to singer Karen O are among those whose stepped up to the videocam for the site.
Stephen Colbert brought something wholly new to TV when his Colbert Report tipped back in 2005. It was something more akin to Charlie Hebdo than anything we've seen before. But now that Colbert is moving on — he's leaving a changed world behind.
When Guinness backed out of sponsoring New York City's St. Patrick's Day parade, Rupert Murdoch's feathers got ruffled. Now he wants all Irish to boycott Guinness. In Venezuela, there's a new grocery story loyalty card that some describe as "creepy." And in the UK, you can see the latest in running shorts — complete with a computer, all in today's Global Scan.
Watch out Onion, a Group of Serbs known as the NJUZ group have their eye on you. Taking cues from the work of The Onion, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, the group launched a satirical news site in Serbia, and now they're moving their work into English.
Birth control is a hot button issue this campaign season. Funding for Planned Parenthood, mandated trans-vaginal ultrasounds, and access to contraception are being discussed at every level. Recently, it is a debate that is being fought as much by entertainers as by politicians.
Though he's not the first Asian-American to make it big in the NBA, Jeremy Lin has certainly struck a chord with the Asian-American community. And he is the first American of Chinese or Taiwanese descent to make a major impact on an NBA team.
It's been a busy week in politics. Candidates have dropped out (Rick Perry), ex-wives have stepped forward (Marianne Gingrich) and tax returns have been discussed (Mitt Romney). Oh and Stephen Colbert would like you to support Herman Cain. Come Saturday, voters will have a lot upon which to base their election decisions.
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