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Meghan McCain humanizes her Dad’s campaign

October 23, 2008/6.06

One of our team, who hails from Washington state, thinks I remind her of Gov. Sarah Palin when I say, ‘You betcha,’ which I have used as part of my regular speech for around 20 years. A lot of my family is American but it’s not from that, but from a line uttered by Andy […]

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Twenty years of the Katherine Mansfield Birthplace

October 16, 2008/13.05

On Tuesday, I had the pleasure to attend the 20th anniversary of the Katherine Mansfield Birthplace, officially in the capacity of the publisher of this magazine but also as a political candidate in the next General Election.    US ambassador Bill McCormick and his wife Gail were among the diplomatic guests. I didn’t recognize the […]

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Payless collaborates with Summer Rayne Oakes on green footwear line

October 13, 2008/13.28

Payless ShoeSource has announced plans to launch the first affordable green footwear line due in stores early next year and that it has signed an agreement with Summer Rayne Oakes, Discovery Network’s Planet Green fashion and beauty expert, author of Style, Naturally: the Savvy Shopping Guide to Sustainable Fashion & Beauty (Chronicle Books, February 2009) […]

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Merger, divestiture won’t rescue Detroit’s automakers

October 11, 2008/12.02

[Cross-posted] It looks like the American Big Three are doing pretty much what I warned them against in my ‘Saving Detroit’ piece presented to the Medinge Group in August.    GM and Chrysler have had exploratory merger talks, while Ford may sell its controlling stake in Mazda.    They have cited dropping sales, caused in […]

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Thumbs-up for Angelina Jolie’s breast-feeding


I was surprised to read in Entertainment Weekly that there is still controversy over public breast-feeding in the United States.    I largely agree with Mike Bruno at EW with his reactions to the cover of Advance Publications’ W, where actress Angelina Jolie is shown in a ‘private’ photograph breast-feeding her baby. The initial reaction: […]

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US Life on Mars successfully charts the mood of our times

October 10, 2008/9.40

The American version of Life on Mars débuted in the United States last night and while we are still waiting for rating figures at the moment, it looks like it will be a hit. However, it will be for different reasons, despite a script for the première episode that is remarkably close to the original. […]

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Tamara Ecclestone poses nearly naked for PETA campaign

October 8, 2008/12.21

On the Lucire site today, Croat-English TV presenter Tamara Ecclestone, daughter of Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone, has posed nude (save for a chequered flag) for PETA’s campaign featuring celebrities who would “rather go naked than wear fur”. Head over to the PETA blog for a video taken on the day of the shoot featuring […]

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US Life on Mars might point out where we are, not where we were

October 7, 2008/12.01

Above: The cast of the US remake of Life on Mars in their 1973 gear. From left, Jonathan Murphy as Det Chris Skelton, Harvey Keitel as Lt Gene Hunt, Jason O’Mara as Det Sam Tyler, Michael Imperioli as Det Ray Carling, and Gretchen Mol as Officer Annie Norris. (Promotional photograph courtesy ABC.) The American remake […]

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Was newspaper editor dropped due to sexuality?

October 4, 2008/13.23

Finland’s news outlets have been reporting heavily on the cancellation of Johanna Korhonen’s appointment to editor-in-chief by newspaper Lapin Kansa, allegedly because of her registered civil union with a woman.    Lapin Kansa’s parent company, Alma Media, has denied that the cancellation has anything to do with Korhonen’s private life and has said it was […]

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The Wallace & Gromit Children’s Foundation needs your help

October 3, 2008/11.43

I received an email from my friend Luke Nicholson, who is a Medinge Group member. Without going into the details, the Wallace & Gromit Children’s Foundation needs help. Ideally, the help of a large corporate sponsor who sees the potential of not only doing a good deed, but sees the bene?t of aligning itself with the […]

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