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Elise Wicker reports:
Mohammed Akram, a part-time Afghan artist in Herat, says he prefers to make and use his own paints from dust, mud and bricks, rather than buying more expensive, commercial paint.
Also from the BBC:
Actress Nicole Kidman refused to use an offensive racial epithet in a film when requested to do so by its director, her British co-star has revealed.
Here’s the trailer for the film:
IN OTHER NEWS
A couple posts from feminist media have lead us to believe that Glee might be the most regressive show on television. What do you think?
This article titled “The Problem with Glee …” cites unfair depictions of queer women as a hallmark of Glee’s consistent homophobia, racism, and misogyny.
And let’s not forget the many critiques of Glee’s ableist treatment of its wheelchair-bound character.
Lastly, according to Queerty, The Human Rights Campaign obtained a copy of the Boy Scouts of America’s application for employment, which explicitly states: “The Boy Scouts of America will not employ… known or avowed homosexuals.”
The application also states: “Conviction of a crime is not an automatic bar to employment.”
So, as Queerty puts it, the Boy Scouts are OK with hiring convicted criminals … just not gays.
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