Posts tagged "rolling stone"

UVA Fraternity Has Been Reinstated After Police Found A Lack Of Evidence Supporting Gang Rape Allegations

The UVA fraternity at the center of Rolling Stone’s gang rape article was reinstated after police found no substantive evidence that a gang rape occurred. [NBC] New York City’s police investigator general has found that New York police officers are too quick to resort to chokeholds, which were banned in 1993. [New York…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 12, 2015

Milwaukee’s Police Brutality Might Be Even More Egregious Than Ferguson’s

The Milwaukee police officer who shot unarmed Black man Dontre Hamilton -- who was sober; had a history of schizophrenia; had gotten a toxicology screen on the day of his death and was determined by the Milwaukee PD not to be a threat to himself or anyone else: and was shot 14 times at a…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 23, 2014

UVA Isn’t Backing Down From Its Investigation Into The Rolling Stone-Reported Gang Rape

Even if Rolling Stone is dropping the ball on supporting their source, Jackie, in the UVA gang rape scandal, UVA itself isn’t backing down from their investigation. [Slate] Michelle Duggar’s campaign to repeal protections against housing and employment discrimination for LGBT people in Fayetteville, Arkansas has succeeded with Ordinance 119 being overturned. Why doe…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 10, 2014

Black Lives Don’t Matter At The New Republic

Ta-Nehisi Coates explains why black lives didn’t and haven’t ever really mattered to The New Republic, in relation to last week’s staffing fiasco. [Atlantic] Regarding the UVA gang rape case and Rolling Stone’s retraction: it’s possible that journalism isn’t able to report on sexual assault with sensitivity, nuance, and truthfulness so long as it…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 9, 2014

Complete Piece Of Shit “Journalist” Releases Unconfirmed Name Of UVA Rape Victim “Jackie”

Sigh. Here is your daily reminder that human beings can be really, really horrible. Charles C. Johnson (above), a former writer for the conservative Daily Caller and founder of GotNews, published what he claims sources told him is the real name of "Jackie," the woman featured in Rolling Stone's controversial UVA rape article. On Friday,…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 8, 2014

The Cop Who Killed Akai Gurley Contacted His Union Rep Before Calling 911

The NYPD officer who shot and killed Akai Gurley texted his police union rep before he called 911. [Daily Dot] Tamir Rice’s family is suing the city of Cleveland and the two officers involved in the 12-year-old’s shooting for wrongful death. [The Root…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 5, 2014

The Biggest Problem With Rolling Stone‘s Retraction Of Their UVA Rape Story

Earlier today, Rolling Stone dropped one hell of an editor’s note, in regards to a story they had published two weeks earlier -- a blistering investigative account of a brutal gang rape that took place at a fraternity house at the University of Virginia. The cowardly note, published on a Friday no less, came after…
By: Beejoli Shah / December 5, 2014

Taylor Swift Covers Rolling Stone … In A Pair Of Wet Jeans?! Cringe!

Seriously, I am having visceral secondhand discomfort just looking at Taylor wearing a skintight pair of dripping wet jeans on the cover of Rolling Stone. Aside from the obvious -- like splinters, vagina waxes, kidney stones, etc. -- I can imagine few things more uncomfortable than traipsing around in soaking wet…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 8, 2014

Katy Perry Responds To Accusations Of Racial Insensitivity

"As far as the mummy thing, I based it on plastic surgery. Look at someone like Kim Kardashian or Ice-T's wife, Coco. Those girls aren't African-American. But it's actually a representation of our culture wanting to be plastic, and that's why there's bandages and it's mummies. I thought that would really correlate well together… It…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 30, 2014

Neil Patrick Harris Goes Naked With Nothing But A Top Hat For His Penis On The Cover Of Rolling Stone

The amazing Neil Patrick Harris, who currently stars in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" on Broadway, isn't leaving much to the imagination on the cover of the new issue of Rolling Stone, is he? Unfortunately, the actor was photographed by predatory…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 7, 2014

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Has No Time For Sexism

“There is sexism – I’m not denying its existence. But I’m saying that I will deny its effort against me. I just pay it no nevermind and say, ‘Get out of my way.’” "Veep"'s Julia Louis-Dreyfus is stark naked with the Constitution written across her back on the cover of the…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 9, 2014

Rolling Stone Puts Justin Bieber On The Cover, Apparently Explains Why He “Just Won’t Behave”

Justin Bieber is on the cover of the new issue of Rolling Stone, and it doesn't look like it's gonna be a puff piece. [Celeb Dirty Laundry] Hey, what did you do yesterday? I worked and then went home and ate some pasta and watched a little TV. Katy Perry, meanwhile, helped delivered a…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 27, 2014

Drake Sort Of Apologizes For Complaining That Rolling Stone Replaced His Cover With Philip Seymour Hoffman

Drake apologized — sort of — on his website today for complaining on Twitter that he was "disgusted" that Rolling Stone replaced his planned cover with one honoring Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died recently of a drug overdose.  "I completely support and agree with Rolling Stone replacing me on the cover with the legendary Philli…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 14, 2014

Drake Whines That Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Death Took Away His Rolling Stone Cover

"[Rolling Stone] also took my cover from me last minute and ran the issue. I’m disgusted with that. RIP to Phillip Seymour Hoffman. All respect due. But the press is evil. I’m done doing interviews for magazines. I just want to give my music to the people. That’s the only way my message gets acro…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 13, 2014

Naya Rivera Stuns On The Cover Of Rolling Stone — Plus, What’s Up With Bacon Deodorant?

"Glee"'s Naya Rivera covers Rolling Stone's Latin Hot List issue and she's looking muy caliente. [Socialite Life] Lorde and Selena Gomez's war of words over feminism is making my brain bleed. [Celebuzz] Marvel is developing four superhero shows for Netflix in 2015. Cool! But this better not interfere with "Orange i…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 7, 2013

Miley Cyrus Thinks Cocaine Is So 1990’s

"Weed is the best drug on earth … One time I smoked a joint with peyote in it, and I saw a wolf howling at the moon … Hollywood is a coke town, but weed is so much better. And Molly, too. Those are happy drugs -- social drugs. They make you want to be…
By: Ami Angelowicz / September 27, 2013

Rolling Stone‘s Article On Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Makes It Clear Patriarchy Was At The Root Of His Problems

It has been frustrating to watch people and businesses condemn Rolling Stone magazine — where, to be clear, I personally have no editorial affiliations — for putting the Boston bombing suspect, Dzhokhar "Jahar" Tsarnaev, on the cover of the latest issue. Many are upset that Tsarnaev is on the cover at all, as well a…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 18, 2013

In Defense Of Rolling Stone‘s Dzhokhar “Jahar” Tsarnaev Cover Story [UPDATED]

UPDATE: Rolling Stone has released the full article online, which you can read here. Just a few days ago, my mom mentioned to me that she thought it was odd that we hadn't read much in the media lately about Dzhokhar "Jahar" Tsarnaev, the accused Boston Marathon bomber. I agreed and made a mental note…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 17, 2013

Mumford & Sons Aren’t Afraid To Show Their Emotions

"We're not, like, hard men. We're emotional, weeping pussies. We're not, like, rock 'n' roll. If AC/DC had ever apologized, that'd be the end of their career." -- Mumford & Sons banjo player Winston Marshall (pictured far left) discusses the band's theme of saying sorry in their songs (their breakout hit "Little Lion Man" is basically a…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 15, 2013

Lena Dunham Talks About OCD, Being The Voice Of A Generation In Her Rolling Stone Interview

Lena Dunham is everywhere right now. So, it's no surprise that she will be gracing the cover of the March issue of Rolling Stone. In the interview with Brian Hiatt, the "Girls" creator talks about her struggles with anxiety and OCD, her childhood fear of sex, her intravenous vitamin drips and her reaction to criticism…
By: Ami Angelowicz / February 14, 2013
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