Category: CURRENT EVENTS

May 31, 2010

Rebranding the BP Logo: The 25 Funniest and Most Creative

Rebranding the BP Logo: The 25 Funniest and Most Creative

Photograph by AP Photo/Gerald Herbert As of June 1st, 2010, at least 20 million gallons (75.7 million liters) of oil has spilled into the Gulf of Mexico. This has been a complete and utter disaster for BP in every sense. The timing, the location (i.e., it didn’t occur on the borders of a developing nation),…

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May 30, 2010

Picture of the Day – May 30, 2010

Picture of the Day – May 30, 2010

STREET PARTY! Photograph by DANIEL GARCIA/AFP/Getty Images Argentinians gather along 9 de Julio Avenue in Buenos Aires to attend the bicentenary parade in Buenos Aires on May 25, 2010. Two hundred years ago, in Buenos Aires (then capital of a Spanish colony), a week-long series of revolutionary events took place, known as the Revolucion de…

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Apr 8, 2010

Picture of the Day – April 8, 2010

Picture of the Day – April 8, 2010

FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT Photograph by REUTERS/azattyk.org Opposition supporters burn a billboard displaying Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev during a rally in the northwestern town of Talas on April 6, 2010. Kyrgyz protesters demonstrating against President Kurmanbek Bakiyev stormed a government office in the northwestern town of Talas on Tuesday and there were conflicting reports on…

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Apr 8, 2010

The Recurring Marketing Theme: Tiger and his Dad, Earl Woods

The Recurring Marketing Theme: Tiger and his Dad, Earl Woods

Photograph by K. Kassens Unless you live in Kyrgyzstan where golf isn’t that big of a deal right now (for whatever reason), you may have heard that Tiger Woods is playing at the Masters this weekend? It’s his first golf tournament since that ‘thing’ a few months back. As if there wasn’t enough coverage around…

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Apr 6, 2010

Picture of the Day – April 6, 2010

Picture of the Day – April 6, 2010

WHERE’S WALDO? Photograph by Ahmad Masood/Reuters Afghan police control the crowd during the celebration of Nowruz in Kabul on March 21, 2010. Afghanistan uses the Persian calendar, which runs from the vernal equinox. The current Persian year is 1389. (REUTERS/Ahmad Masood) via The Big Picture: Afghanistan, March 2010 Every day at 5pm the Sifter will…

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Jan 19, 2010

Picture of the Day – January 19, 2010

Picture of the Day – January 19, 2010

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Photograph by Chris Hondros A mob of Haitians reach out as goods are thrown from a nearby shop in the downtown business district on January 17, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images) via The Big Picture Every day at 5pm the Sifter will post the picture of the day…

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Jul 23, 2009

The Day The Story Died

The Day The Story Died

I don’t know when it happened but it did. I’m not completely sure why, but I have an idea. What am I rambling about? The current state of news coverage. Way back when, it used to be about the actual event, the…

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