Archive for February, 2017

Infamous drugs-and-beauty writer Cat Marnell has a new memoir. It’s surprisingly dull. – Vox

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017:

When Cat Marnell first exploded onto the blogging scene in 2011 as the health and beauty editor of xoJane, she was like a lightning bolt. A hot, druggy, wildly charismatic lightning bolt, ready to tell you exactly how she perfected her artfully smudged eyeliner and what kind of pills she took while she did it. The sedate world of beauty blogging had never seen anything quite like her. Marnell’s time at xoJane would be famously troubled — the company eventually pushed her into rehab, and she lasted only a few months more at the site after her return. Afterward, her […] Read More →

Travel Ban Throws Research, Academic Exchange Into Turmoil – ABC News

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017:

Universities across the nation say President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from seven Muslim countries is disrupting vital research projects and academic exchanges in such fields as medicine, public health and engineering, with untold numbers of scholars blocked from entering the U.S. For years, schools in the U.S. have worked to widen exchanges with scholars in the Middle East and especially Iran, known for its strength in math and science. But many academics worry those bridges are now in jeopardy because of the ban against Iran, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Libya and Yemen. Some fear the U.S. will lose its […] Read More →

Blink-182, Kings of Leon, AFI among highlights of Almost Acoustic Christmas

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017:

Nothing says Christmas like a shirtless dude wearing a Santa hat in a mosh pit. And based on that old saying, which, OK, I just made up, the first night of the 27th annual KROQ 106.7 FM Almost Acoustic Christmas did a dandy job of ushering in the holidays for the crowd that packed the sold-out Forum on Saturday. The slam-dancing Santa appeared midway through Blink-182’s headlining set and he had good reason to go for it in the way that he did: The poppy punk trio was terrific, blazing through its hour-long set in a rush of energy and […] Read More →

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