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  • Grand Theft Auto V
    Holiday Gamer's Gift Guide: 'Grand Theft Auto V' is next-gen video gaming gold
    Hide the kids and alert the talking heads on the television news, as Grand Theft Auto V is relevant for the second Christmas season in a row.This year the best-selling franchise has seen a genesis of sorts with a recent remastered release for next...
  • Moses with the Tablets of Commandments
    Texas textbook controversy puts Moses in the spotlight
    On November 21, 2014, the Texas state board of education voted to accept controversial social studies textbooks promoting what analysts consider to be false and biased information about religion, among other issues. Predictably, the vote followed...
  • The Duggar family is under fire again.
    More Duggar controversy: Petition wants '19 Kids and Counting' taken off air
    Controversy seems to follow the Duggar family wherever they go lately. Sparks fly whenever the stars of "19 Kids and Counting" share their beliefs or make some sort of comment that goes against the grain. There is now an online petition...
  • cigarettes
    Tobacco sales ban is the goal of Westminster, Massachusetts
    Westminster, Massachusetts is a small town of approximately 8,000 people in the center of the state. Though it is unlikely the small town would become known for anything, it has grabbed national headlines in recent days. The town, en masse, is...
  • Silent Night, Deadly Night
    SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT arrives on Blu-ray
    Anchor Bay has released the "30th Anniversary Edition" of Silent Night, Deadly Night on Blu-ray...and what a thing of beauty it is!For those of you who aren't in the know, Silent Night, Deadly Night proved to be quite controversial...
  • Urban Outfitters
    8 Urban Outfitters controversies
    Urban Outfitters is known for its overpriced hipster clothing, ridiculous products and its need to offend as many people as possible. Overly conservative donor Richard Hayne has successfully offended Jews, blacks, Native Americans, liberals,...
  • Hawks appeal for forgiveness
    Atlanta Hawks CEO to Fans: 'Please, Baby, Please..."
    By A. SCOTT WALTONATLANTA _ In an open letter sent Saturday afternoon to the media and fans registered on the Atlanta Hawks’ official web site, the team’s CEO borrowed a passage from the Spike Lee idiom.The missive, labeled “We...
  • Lorde wins VMA for best rock video, but ‘Royals’ isn’t rock
    Lorde wins VMA for Best Rock Video; but is ‘Royals’ really rock?
    Lorde made history Sunday night at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. The young New Zealand singer became the first female solo artist to win in the category of Best Rock Video in the award’s history. The 17-year-old won for her song &ldquo...
  • Kansas City policeman starts Facebook controversy
    Kansas City policeman creates Ferguson-Facebook controversy
    On August 19, 2014, the New York Daily News ran a story about a Kansas City policeman named Marc Catron who allegedly shared a misleading image of a young man who looked very much like the deceased teenager Michael Brown of the Ferguson, Missouri...
  • Proposed Lucas Museum of Narrative Art garners both support and vitriole
    George Lucas museum is quickly becoming the Darth Invader of Chicago
    It takes a rare breed of celebrity to propose a project that has simultaneously been called a vanity project, narrative art, nonsensical, inconvenient, and either the greatest or the stupidest idea ever. George Lucas is one of those rare...
  • Southern California's ten most controversial hikes
    Southern California's ten most controversial hikes
    The presence of many spectacular natural areas so close to a city as big as Los Angeles is a double-edged sword. Though L.A. is not often associated with nature, the diverse topography surrounding the city--ranging from ocean to deserts to forests...
  • Baby K'Tan on shelf
    Baby K'Tan packaging sparks debate over African-American family structure
    On Monday, June 23, 2014, a photo showing packages of Baby K'Tan carriers on the shelf of an unidentified store began spreading around the internet. One package shows an African-American woman holding her baby. The other package shows a...
  • Usher comes to the defense of Justin Bieber
    Usher comes to the defense of Justin Bieber
    Just at a time when Justin Bieber needs a good friend to help him overcome controversy about the use of racist words in the past Usher has surfaced. Usher has directly addressed the issue of Bieber having allegedly made racist comments in the past...
  • Chitling Test
    Parents of Lenore N.C. students stunned and upset over 'Chitling Exam'
    Parents, community leaders and students in Lenore, North Carolina were shocked after it was learned that students in an AP psychologyclass were given a controversial test this week that school officials described as being a "mock intelligence...
  • Shinto Shrines of Japan
    The controversy surrounding the Yasukuni Shrine
    According to the South China Morning Post on Tuesday, Justin Bieber thought he was just visiting another Tokyo tourist attraction when he visited the Yasukuni Shrine last week. Numerous pictures of Bieber posing prayerfully before the shrine were...