“WFAA’s News 8 Daybreak” sat down with 20 year-old “Sea of Shoes” blogger Jane Aldridge and TEXAS MONTHLY contributor Jason Sheeler, who profiles her in the April issue, this morning.
In addition to discussing Aldridge’s preference for living in Dallas and the fact that she can’t watch awards-show coverage (“I don’t have a TV…”) they have a laugh over Sheeler’s description of her having a “mean-girl tone.”
The Internet is about to get even snarkier. EnemyGraph, a Facebook plug-in developed by Dean Terry, director of the emerging media program at the University of Texas at Dallas, allows users to litter their wall with disdain instead of fandom.
The controversial “homeless hotspots” marketing and charity campaign at SXSW Interactive caught the attention of the Daily Show’s Jon Stewart, who criticized the practice as “using vulnerable members of society as objects.”
A television show is pushing the right buttons if it distracts a presidential candidate from his campaign, as GCB–previously Good Christian Belles, and before that, Good Christian Bitches, based on the novel by Kim Gaitlin–has done with Newt Gingrich.
Whole Foods Market is wading into the publishing business and expanding its food-lifestyle empire to include a new digital monthly magazine called Dark Rye.
If you’d only ever read about the SXSW “Homeless Hotspots” program when the news first broke on Twitter (via the New York Times’ Tumblr) Sunday, you would have thought that it was dreamed up by a giant corporation, which sent its minions around Austin loading vagrants onto flatbed trucks, who were then surgically implanted with 4G Internet devices and forced to stand outside the Austin Convention Center wearing t-shirts that said, “I am a 4G hotspot.”
Only the t-shirt part was true.
Need something to talk about? Here are a few stories that will make you sound like you’re in the know.
Texan actress Junie Hoang is making headlines after filing a lawsuit against IMDb for revealing her true age, a fact she believes could damage her career in an industry that favors the young.
When news broke in Austin last month that Leslie, the cross-dressing homeless man, mayoral candidate, and symbol of “weird” Austin, would be leaving town for Colorado, the metaphorical implications weren’t hard to miss–the same sidewalks Leslie once roamed wearing a thong and falsies now sit in front of celebrated fancy restaurants, pricey retail shops,