RIGHTIST TRUMP

Rumored Autistic Savant Barron Trump Shakes D.C. To Its Core

Barron Trump, the 11-year-old son of the president, arrived in D.C. wearing a now famous T-shirt bearing the message “The Expert.”  D.C. watchers claim that this message was not a mere accident.  Barron may be bringing a powerful, far-right influence into the West Wing.  [More]

HAIRY SITUATION

Lebron James' Generous Teammates Pitch In With Hair Donations 

Entering the NBA Finals, the only opponent that seems to have the better of NBA superstar Lebron James is his hairline. His doctor says he is out of donor hair from the back of his head. Trapped in a corner, his teammates are hoping to bail him out by donating their own follicles.  [More]

 

STRIP CLUB REVIEW

Tel Aviv Strip Club Stands Out

By MARK MALLARDE

The Pussycat Lounge in Tel Aviv occupies an unusual, brutalist-style 1970s Legion of Doom structure perched over the Mediterranean in the heart of Tel Aviv. The one missing ingredient to be the finest strip club in the world: hot dancers.

007 AND GENDER

New Bond Girl A Boy-Girl

By EDUARDO LARMO

In 1989 the English independent film The Crying Game introduced audiences to the notion of a transvestite as a lead character.  Over 20 years later, a much better known English export will take matters a step further – transvestites as a love interest. The much revered – and very profitable – James Bond 007 franchise will feature a transvestite Bond girl (or “Bond boy-girl”) in its 2014 installment with the working title of “Lady Gun.”

MEDIA & POLITICS

Interview With ABC News Chief

By PETER HARTWIG

A brilliant, retentive intellect, a gift for sharp analysis, and a habit for telling the truth do not always lead one to the top of a media empire.  The truth is, they did not lead Ben Sherwood to the top of ABC News.  Sheer grit and determination did. Sherwood  is an accomplished author, journalist and entrepreneur.  He gives The LBT some candid straight talk in an exclusive interview.

DIVERSITY STATUE

Maya Lin To Diversify Lady Liberty

By HARRIET REED

In 1996 General Mills did a diversity makeover to America’s favorite baking queen Betty Crocker.  To replace the old lily-white Betty, they took a cup of the old Caucasian, a pinch of African-American features, a smattering a Latino features and a sprinkle of Asian traits.  The result: a “diverse” Betty Crocker with whom all Americans could identify. Fast-forward to 2012.  So it should have come as little surprise on Friday when Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that diversity will be bestowed upon our most important national symbol: the Statute of Liberty.

YELLOW, WHITE 'N BLACK

PSY On Despite Anti-U.S. "Rap" Sheet

By EDUARDO LOPEZ-LARMO

The White House has forgiven South Korean rapper PSY for his past anti-American lyrics but may have created its own controversy in the process. 

NON-FICTION

"50 Shades of Black"  My Night With Fluke

By CHRISTOPHER BLACK

Following Sandra Fluke's triumphant speech before the Democratic National Convention, she did not return home alone.

ARTS & POLITICS

Doozers Modeled After Mexicans

By TIMOTHY BOTTOMSFIELD

 As far back as 1969, the narratives of Sesame Street were at the vanguard of youth diversity education. Now diversity awareness of its creator are in question.
ROMANCE

Cross-Species Romance: Parents Do Not Approve

By CINDY MOSS

Primal stars relative newcomers Eddie Rayne and Nina Duprev, and its producers hope the film will bridge the gap between science fiction and romance. 

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