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Pictures of the Week 12.18.14

Drug companies shake their rattlebag at the poor

Fay Schopen (Opinion, 12 December) cheerleads what she considers the American ease of pill-popping. Even a casual glance at the medicating patterns in my country reveal that the poor, and people of colour, especially children, are those that are prescribed the most pills. And this is not because …

Who would win in a fight between Batman and Darth Vader? Well...

Batman and Darth Vader wouldn't exactly be the best of friends, much to the disappointment (or glee?) of some fans, but they would offer one hell of a fight for us to watch.<p>In the latest Super Power Beat Down from MachinimaPrime, the Dark Knight enters a very familiar space station in search of …

How Has Everyone Not Watched This Footage Of Jack Nicholson Prepping For The Axe Scene In ‘The Shining’?

<i>The Shining</i> not only boasts some of the slickest cinematography and direction in any horror film — the tracking shots are moments of miraculousness — but it also contains one of Jack Nicholson‘s greatest performances, which is saying a lot considering his body of work.<p>This rare footage of Nicholson …

Revenge Porn: Man Jailed In Britain As US Lawmakers Prepare New Legislation

As modern technology has allowed for the rise of selfies and sexting, it has also allowed for a new form of betrayal: revenge porn. The act of …

Jackie Speier

Report: Child homelessness surges in the US

The number of homeless children in the US has surged in recent years to an all-time high, amounting to one child out of every 30, according to a comprehensive state-by-state report.<p>The report, issued on Monday by the National Center on Family Homelessness [NCFH], says that nearly 2.5 million …

McDonald’s nearly served your kids bubblegum-flavoured broccoli

CEO of McDonald's reveals that it once developed a recipe for bubblegum-flavoured broccoli, to encourage healthy eating<p>When it comes to getting children to eat their vegetables, most parents have resorted to a little trickery – whether it is smothering the offending food items in cheese, or …

McDonald's

A Woman Maced A Man Who Asked Her To Turn Off Her Cell Phone During An AFI Screening

As we’ve seen, people using their cell phones during screenings has become a contentious issue, and can even get you killed. A recent incident during a screening of <i>Mr. Turner</i> at AFI Fest in Hollywood didn’t escalate quite that far, and I guess we have non-lethal weaponry to thank. A man reportedly …

Poison, Government Spies, And Other Theories Surrounding The Death Of Brittany Murphy

The mysteries surrounding the deaths of Brittany Murphy and her husband Simon Monjack have been complicated by all sides. Her mother claims the couple died from natural causes, and that no foul play was involved. The L.A. coroner claims the couple died from the same ailments — anemia and pneumonia. …

Using Art to Shed Light on the Forgotten Rape Epidemic (Photos)

Dana Gluckstein

Rosetta all set for historic but hazardous landing on a comet

The Philae lander will help reveal whether comets brought water and organic molecules to Earth billions of years ago<p>The moment has finally come. Six billion kilometres and 10 years into its mission, on Wednesday a spacecraft will attempt to place a lander on a speeding comet for the first time in …

Malaysian transgenders win bid to cross-dress

Three Malaysian transgender women have won their landmark bid to overturn an Islamic anti-cross-dressing law in the Muslim-majority nation.<p>A three-judge appeals court panel ruled on Friday that a state provision barring Muslim men from dressing as women was unconstitutional, saying it "deprives the …

How Has Riot Grrrl Informed Modern Feminism and Punk?

Noisey's Emma Garland gets deep with original riot grrrl Liz Naylor and teenage girl band Skinny Girl Diet.<p>In the early 90s, riot grrrl arrived literally kicking and screaming its way into the music world. Inspired by the take-no-shit attitude of late 70s/early 80s female punk icons like Siouxsie …

Feminism

Horrible Histories author reveals 10 ways to die in Elizabethan England

The danger, violence and misery experienced in Elizabethan England is charted in a book by <i>Horrible Histories</i> creator, Terry Deary<p><i>This article was</i> …

Anne Boleyn

American Eagle Sees an Increase in Sales After They Stop Photoshopping Underwear Ads

In recent years there has been more pressure than ever to minimize — or outright ban — the Photoshopping of models in advertisements. But beyond the …