May 22, 2013 |
You've probably heard by now the backlash over Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries' comments in which he openly admitted the brand's exclusionary marketing practices. The recently publicized quotes about favoring thin, good-looking employees and customers, which originated from a 2006 interview with Salon, have prompted the public and celebs such as Ellen DeGeneres to speak out against the fashion brand. In his interview, Jeffries boasted, "In every school there are the cool and popular kids, and then there are the not-so-cool kids.
March 6, 2014 |
** (out of four) Considering how frequently this 3-D animated comedy resorts to a subject its young viewers assuredly find hilarious, I'm surprised the filmmakers didn't kick caution in the you-know-what and call the movie, "Mr. Peabody & Sherman and Butts. " Seriously, this movie has a lot of jokes about butts. Butts! Never gets old. Actually, these gags -- including characters emerging from the back of both the Sphinx and the Trojan Horse -- improve on the pun assault from Mr. Peabody (Ty Burrell of "Modern...
October 31, 2011 |
"American Horror Story" will be freaking viewers out for another season, FX confirmed Monday. FX picked up the haunted house thriller for a 13-episode second season. The first season has nine new episodes airing at 9 p.m. Wednesdays, with the final two airing Dec. 21 Created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, the series about a fractured family that moves into a haunted house has garnered mixed reviews but stellar ratings for FX. According to the network, its on track to becoming the highest rated first season of any FX series.
May 10, 2012 |
There's been a breach of state borders in Chicago recently. Montana has invaded. "I've seen them on the train, and then on the bus, and there's a big billboard, it's somewhere over by Lou Malanati's over there off Lincoln," said Lincoln Park resident Jordhan Briggs. "They're everywhere. " Chances are plenty of Chicagoans have noticed them too--the large billboards featuring a photo of a bear in a creek, or one of Glacier National Park's scenic mountain views. That's by design, explained Katy Peterson, consumer marketing manager for Montana's Office of Tourism.
August 19, 2013 |
Did you guys see the video that was making the rounds on the internet the other week? No, not the one with the cats or the one with the corgi puppies, but those were great. This one was about beer. Specifically, it was about being a girl, and being intimidated by an extensive beer menu, being confused about what to order. And then it recommended three fairly stereotypical (Read: fruity and sweet and pink) drafts because they're "girl beers. " Shoot, the video was actually called "Best Beers for Women to Order," only it wasn't about the best beers.