On the Docket: Half the Sky

02/10/2012 § 1 Comment

Tonight, I definitely recommend you watch the second part of the Half the Sky documentary on PBS at 9pm.  Half the Sky, a transmedia project dedicated to transforming oppression into opportunity for women worldwide, turns its eye on 10 countries around the globe and confronts the issues of sex trafficking, forced prostitution, gender-based violence and discrimination and maternal morality with scalable solutions in the forms of health care, education and economic empowerment.  Part one aired last night, but you can stream it on the PBS website here, through October 8.

Stemming from the book by the same name written by journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, the documentary shares the heart-breaking and inspiring stories of remarkable individuals around the world who persevere against daunting socioeconomic obstacles to better the lives of women and girls.  I personally learned of the project via Olivia Wilde, who is a celebrity advocate for Half the Sky and was an emcee at the Global Citizen Festival that I attended in Central Park over the weekend, where I had the opportunity to see documentary stars Edna Adan and Urmi Basu speak in person about their amazing work.  It is an important, thoughtful movement and I urge you to find a way to get involved.

To learn more please visit Half the Sky.

Happy Birthday Amelia!

24/07/2012 § Leave a comment

Excited to see today’s Google Doodle honors Ms. Earhart’s 115th birthday!

For more Amelia, revisit the Style Icon post I did on her a few months back.

Happy Birthday Amelia!

Dick Clark, This Is Your Life

18/04/2012 § 1 Comment

This episode of This Is Your Life was shot in 1959,
when Dick was 30 years old.

Rest in peace, sir.
New Year’s Eve will never be the same.

Dick Clark
November 30, 1929 – April 18, 2012

Happy Birthday Norma Jeane

01/06/2011 § 1 Comment

June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962

Today, the woman known to the world as Marilyn Monroe would have been 85.
Happy Birthday, Norma Jeane.

Happy Memorial Day

30/05/2011 § 2 Comments

While today is they day we specifically remember those who have died in service to our country, this morning I’m humbled and thankful for the sacrifices of all servicemen and women.  Today I am thinking of my father (Army), both of my grandfathers (Merchant Marine and Army) and my great uncle (Air Force, Tuskegee Airmen).

My father

My great uncle

I hope you have a wonderful holiday.  Welcome summer!

Happy Birthday to Paul Newman

26/01/2011 § Leave a comment

26 January 1925 – 26 September 2008


Images via fuckyeahpaulnewman

If you’ve ever visited my tumblr, you already know I have quite a thing for Paul Newman.  I get my daily dose from fuckyeahpaulnewman.  Profane name, but hours of entertainment.  You won’t be disappointed.  (Sidenote: If your thing is Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, there’s even a tumblr for that as well, called — what else? — fuckyeahpaulandjoanne.  Those tumblr site names.  Go figure.)

Happy Birthday to the Thin White Duke

08/01/2011 § Leave a comment

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