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September 23, 2014 | 2:56 pm
The confessions come flooding in at this time of year to the Twitter feed of the atonement app eScapegoat:
I told him the cupcake was gluten-free.
I always use my roommate’s bathroom so I don’t have to clean my own.
I’ve spent all my mother’s money since she died.
September 18, 2014 | 4:29 pm
September 9, 2014 | 3:55 pm
A professor whose job offer at the University of Illinois was rescinded following anti-Israel tweets demanded that the offer be reinstated.
Steven Salaita, making his first public remarks since losing the appointment, said at a news conference Tuesday that the university’s...
September 4, 2014 | 1:12 pm
Watching Joan Rivers do standup at age 81 was incredible: athletic, jaw-dropping, terrifying, essential. It never stopped. Neither will she.— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) September 4, 2014
“How wonderful it would be if there were something out there, and they were all...
August 22, 2014 | 1:38 pm
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July 29, 2014 | 11:47 am
Last week, an L.A.-based correspondent for BBC World Service emailed me to ask for an interview.
“I am working on an article about the conflict in Gaza, and why Hollywood has remained mostly silent on this issue,” he wrote. “I saw the story you wrote about the controversial...
July 28, 2014 | 8:20 am
July 24, 2014 | 9:35 am
This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.
A photograph of a wounded Israeli soldier lying on a gurney appeared on a Facebook page above the comment reading, “I hope all Israeli soldiers come back this way if not at all,” followed by a smiley face computer symbol.
July 16, 2014 | 2:01 pm
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July 15, 2014 | 10:47 am
Another celeb has tweeted, then promptly deleted #FreePalestine.
The tweet was on Rihanna's account for, wait for it....eight minutes!
But in the age of screen captures, that was plenty of time for everyone to see it.
This comes just a few days after NBA star Dwight Howard did the same thing, except he apologized.
Rihanna has not yet commented on the tweet and delete.
May 29, 2014 | 8:50 am
MSNBC host Toure Neblett apologized for a tweet in which he suggested that Jewish survivors of the Holocaust succeeded because they are white.
“Late last week, I foolishly got involved in a twitter exchange regarding an article about reparations,” Toure tweeted on Tuesday...
May 23, 2014 | 10:15 am
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March 27, 2014 | 12:48 pm
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday denounced as "villainous" the leaking of a recording of top security officials discussing possible military action in Syria to the video-sharing site YouTube.
Turkish authorities ordered a shutdown of the site.
January 13, 2014 | 4:48 pm
December 2, 2013 | 3:51 pm
This story was making the rounds on social media this past Thanksgiving weekend. It starts as a seemingly self-centered passenger complains to a flight attendant about her delayed flight, and how it’s important to her to get to her destination in time to help cook the stuffing for...
November 5, 2013 | 11:09 am
October 29, 2013 | 9:52 am
Those of you following the “Entourage” saga can finally breathe easy. The movie is on!
“It’s a go. Love you all,” wrote Doug Ellin, the show’s creator and screenwriter said in Monday evening in a Tweet that included a group photo of the cast.
Are Adrian Grenier and the rest of...
October 28, 2013 | 10:04 am
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September 26, 2013 | 6:19 pm
September 24, 2013 | 11:43 am
This week I columnized about Anthony Bourdain's visit to Israel, which aired as an episode of his "Parts Unknown" series on CNN.
Two years ago I wrote a column in the Jewish Journal urging Bourdain, the most articulate of all the food personalities on TV, to include Israel as...
September 22, 2013 | 8:18 pm
September 17, 2013 | 2:41 pm