Quantcast
Home » Archives » Media (Page 292)

Sting cancels Kazakh concert over oil worker dispute

LONDON (Reuters) – British singer Sting has canceled a concert in the Kazakh capital Astana scheduled for Monday after human rights group Amnesty International informed the former Police frontman about what it described as a “crackdown” on oil workers there. Several thousand workers at UzenMunaiGas, a unit of London-listed oil…

Cornyn: Constitutional argument for raising debt ceiling is ‘crazy talk’

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) said Sunday that it was a mistake to argue that it is unconstitutional not to raise the debt ceiling. Section 4 of the 14th Amendment reads: “The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions…

Taiwan city declares ‘Lady Gaga Day’

TAICHUNG, Taiwan — A city in Taiwan declared Sunday “Lady Gaga Day” as the pop diva’s first visit to the island sparked a frenzy among dedicated fans and local media. Lady Gaga, sporting a black and white wig, red trousers and a red dress with leopard-print sleeves, was given a…

Animation pioneer Pixar marks 25 years

Pixar, a pioneer of computer animation that has made a dozen profitable feature films and become one of the most successful studios on the planet, is celebrating its 25th birthday. Born in the early 1980s as George Lucas’s computer graphics division, the company took off after it was purchased by…

WATCH LIVE: Julian Assange debates philosopher Slavoj Žižek

Democracy Now is hosting a live-streamed discussion between WikiLeaks editor in chief Julian Assange and philosopher Slavoj Žižek, moderated by DN’s Amy Goodman. The two-hour conversation will begin streaming at 11 a.m. EDT. Watch it live below, embedded courtesy of Democracy Now. Watch live streaming video from democracynow at livestream.com…

Japanese scientists develop robotic exoskeleton

A disabled Japanese man on Friday embarked on an ambitious trip that will take him to a mediaeval French World Heritage site with the help of a cutting-edge robotic suit. Seiji Uchida, 49, who lost the ability to walk in a car accident 28 years ago, said his trip to…

FEC approves Colbert ‘Super PAC’

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) Friday gave Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert permission to set up his so-called Super PAC. Colbert was seeking to be able to use unlimited donations from corporations and individuals on independent expenditures to support or oppose candidates in the 2012 campaign cycle. Campaign finance reform advocates…

Murdoch’s News Corp. moves closer to takeover of Sky TV

Rupert Murdoch’s sprawling media conglomerate News Corp. moved closer to full control of British pay-TV broadcaster BSkyB on Thursday after the government accepted plans to spin off Sky News. US giant News Corp. undertook in March to hive off the rolling news channel to address competition concerns over its bid to buy the 61-percent…

Lady Gaga accused of fraud in Japan relief efforts

LOS ANGELES: American pop star Lady Gaga is accused of misrepresenting charitable donations from wristbands sold to benefit tsunami and earthquake victims in Japan earlier this year. The complaint, filed in a Michigan court on Friday by 1800lawfirm, says the star as well as her record label, Universal Music Group,…

Bachmann fans float Wikipedia edits to cover candidate’s recent gaffes

Several strange edits have shown up on Wikipedia entries pertaining to famed Americans referenced by Republican presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann — specifically, it appears that her fans have attempted to rewrite the lives of actor John Wayne and President John Quincy Adams to fit her woefully inaccurate retellings of history.…

Google+