Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Music of the World Cup

The 2014 FIFA World Cup, taking place this year in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is a much anticipated event where people from all over the world come together to watch soccer and celebrate oneness. Oneness is the theme of the 2014 official World Cup album, entitled “One Love, One Rhythm.” The album is a collection of 14… Read More

The Lost Sports Weekend: Donald Sterling Takes Everyone Down a Dark Path

Updated Tuesday, Apr. 29 at 2:55 p.m: NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has banned Donald Sterling from all league activities for life, and has levied a $2.5million fine — the maximum allowable amount — against him.  Sterling’s ownership of the clippers is subject to a three-quarters vote from the other 29 league owners.    It was… Read More

Beyonce Premieres New Music Video for “Pretty Hurts”

On April 23, Beyonce premiered her new music video for her single, “Pretty Hurts.” The video portrays the life of a beauty pageant contestant, and the side of the cutthroat competitions that the judges and audience do not see. Throughout the video, we see beauty contestants obsess over their bodies, harshly judge each other, and do anything they… Read More

Hollywood’s New “It” Girl Redefines Beauty

Captivating audiences with her performance in “12 Years a Slave,” winning an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, landing a contract with Lancome, and named People’s Most Beautiful Person of 2014, Lupita Nyong’o is being hailed as Hollywood’s new “It” girl. Nyong’o is also redefining the Hollywood standard of beauty.   Nyong’o was born in… Read More

Disney’s Frozen vs. The Lion King: The King Still Reigns

Disney’s “Frozen” has taken the box office by storm, earning over $1 billion dollars worldwide — making it the highest grossing animated film of all time. Many people are claiming this is Disney is back from a slump and have dubbed “Frozen” as “the most Disney-feeling film in over a decade.”   (Related: Film Director Profile: Jennifer Lee)  … Read More

New Bill May Revolutionize Practice of PhotoShopped Models in Advertising

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is in charge of enforcing a federal law that dictates all advertisements must be truthful and, when appropriate, backed up by science. We all have heard the headlines about the crazy PhotoShop disappearing waist stunts pulled off by Ralph Lauren, or the time Flare magazine drastically altered Jennifer Lawrence’s cover… Read More