This week, little boys and little girls around the country will don stereotypical pilgrim and Native American costumes to act out the happy story of the first Thanksgiving harvest. But some Native Americans don't remember it as fondly. According to Alyssa Mt. Pleasant, an assistant professor who teaches Native American history at Yale University, Thanksgiving is "problematic" in part because the holiday "is predicated on the forceful appropriation of American Indian people's homelands and the devastation of tribal nations." [Read More]
About a week ago, the news broke that Kevin Clash, the voice actor and puppeteer of Elmo from Sesame Street, was taking a leave of absence from the show after he was accused of having sex with an underage boy in the past. However, a few days later, the accuser recanted his statements and it looked like Clash would be returning to the show eventually. Well now TMZ is reporting that Clash has resigned from the show permanently after more underage sex allegations have surfaced. [Read More]
Apple's latest product release is always a hot commodity— a fact that certainly isn't lost on the bandits and black marketeers of the world. The company was the victim of a large scale heist at JFK Airport in New York this week, where two men absconded with multiple crates containing approximately $1.5 million worth of iPad Minis.The crooks struck a cargo building at the airport shortly before midnight, using an on-site forklift to load two pallets full of iPad Minis onto a truck, The New York Post reports. [Read More]
Just a few days after news broke that the puppeteer behind Elmo, Kevin Clash, had to take a leave of absence from Sesame Street because of accusations that he had sex with an underage boy, The New York Times is now reporting that the accuser has recanted his claim, according to a statement from his lawyers. Andreozzi & Associates, the law firm working for the accuser, said in a statement that the man “wants it to be known that his sexual relationship with Mr. Clash was an adult consensual relationship. [Read More]
After GQ‘s December 2012 cover featuring Rihanna was unveiled yesterday, the publication today lets loose a few of the images from the editorial feature. Featuring the artist set against various monochromatic backdrops, Rihanna leaves little to the imagination as she sports little more than a motorcycle’s jacket, black and white sneakers and a few loose-fitting tops. [See & Read More]
Neuroscientists Ogi Ogas and Sai Gaddam are behind a new book, A Billion Wicked Thoughts, (actually it's not that new, having been released in May of 2011, but whatever) which attempts to get to the bottom of human desire and explain how men and women differ in that respect. What they found was that— surprise, surprise!— men are more prone to having their fantasies driven by visual cues. [Read More]
Rita Ora is hot right now. The British singer is not only enjoying the success of her debut album but it's just been announced that she'll be the new face of Italian brand Superga. She will replace Alexa Chung, who's been fronting campaigns for Superga for two seasons but is unable to continue due to "TV commitments in the U.S.". Look out for Rita in the brand's spring/summer 2013 campaign to be released in March.
Lil Wayne is "doing better" after an in-flight medical scare on Thursday afternoon that forced the Young Money rapper's plane to make an emergency landing in Texas. After Weezy had suffered from seizure-like symptoms on a private jet, the craft landed in an undisclosed location in Texas, according to TMZ. From there, he was taken to a local hospital and treated for several hours before being released around 6 p.m. local time. As of press time, further information about his condition was not released and it's unclear what the rapper was being treated for. [Read More]
Beyoncé wants you to know that she officially has her game face on for next year’s Super Bowl. After news broke yesterday that she was all set to take the stage for the half-time show at Superbowl XLVII in New Orleans, she posted a photo to her official website confirming the news.Although we’ll have to wait until Game Day to find out the set list, ‘If you like it, put a ring on it’ would be an appropriate track to perform as next year’s two teams face off. Now put your hands up. Oh Oh oh... You ready?
An arrest order has been issued by Florida police after producer Scott Storch, the man behind hits such as Fat Joe'sLean Back, failed to pay over $20,000 in child support. TMZ reports that Storch owes $28,300 to the mother of his child, and not only has he failed to come up with the money, but he also missed his court date to explain why the money has yet to be paid. The judge promptly issued an arrest order, and told the police to find Storch and bring him directly to court. [Read More]
The Season's Best Cable-Knit Sweaters Blueprint Staff
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Here, breakout Seahawk quarterback Russell Wilson takes the season's best Cable-Knit sweaters from seaplane to Porsche around his Seattle stomping grounds. SportsFashionRead More
The New Mercedes-Benz On A Budget Anna Morgan
Mar 7, 2014 1:43 pm
You’ve got to be pretty damn sexy to appear next to Kate Upton and still get anyone to look at you, but that’s exactly what the all-new Mercedes-Benz CLA250 pulled off in one of the best spots of this year’s Super Bowl. CarsRidesRead More