Taking a page from Hermione Granger’s Society for Protection of Elvish Welfare, a grassroots organization of Harry Potter superfans, the Harry Potter Alliance, have been been fighting a four-year war against their own Voldemort — except in this case, Voldemort is Warner Bros., the movie studio that owns the rights to their beloved four-eyed hero. [...]
"You have snacks you'd like to offer me? I'm all ears!" :P This adorable bun is Liesel. She's up for adoption with the House Rabbit Society of MD, DC & NoVA. Read more about her on her Petfinder page here....
In today's Tweet Beat, Ben Stiller finally understands one of the cornerstone pieces of information required to exist in today's society, Oprah has a great life and I think we're all on the same page as B illy Eichner. Read more...
A merry day of celebration to those of you who care, from The Society Pages and card-maker extraordinaire, Letta Page! Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.
I posted this video on my Facebook page because the behaviour of the woman in the video appalled me and I made comment about how this video demonstrates what's wrong with society today. For me, I was trying to say in my comment, this behaviour is dreadful but not surprising. Show More Summary
SOULS: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society Issue 3-4 2014 pages 143-378 Special Issue: “Transition with a Real Slow Fade”: The Life and Work of Richard Iton Guest Editors' Note Lester K. Spence & Mark Anthony Neal Productively Destabilized: Black Studies and Fantastic Modes of Being Lia T. Show More Summary
The Senate Intelligence Committee released a report, “affectionately” known as the “Torture Report,” on the CIA’s antics relating to “terrorist” prisoners. The report is basically a cliff notes version of the over 6,000 page classified official document. Show More Summary
The Nebraska Humane Society recently posted a photograph to their Facebook page showing a lost sheep that was found wandering the streets of Omaha, Nebraska wearing a Christmas sweater. Here’s something we don’t see every day! Over the weekend this sheep was found wandering the streets of Omaha spreading Christmas Cheer in his holiday sweater! Animal Control […]
Singer Jill Scott is defending Bill Cosby on Twitter. “So they’ve proven the alleged allegations?” the Philadelphia native tweeted Nov. 24 in response to one of her followers posting a message on her page with a link to a petition asking Temple University to end its relationship with Cosby, according to Philly.com. “I didn’t know,” [...]
From Mark Levin's Facebook page: Ferguson burns and violence has been unleashed thanks to the reckless liberal media, the lawless administration (especially Eric Holder) exploiting the shooting to smear police departments across the nation, phony civil rights demagogues, race-baiting politicians, and radical hate groups. Show More Summary
Toni Morrison has a way with words, on and off the page. The Nobel Prize winning author joined Stephen Colbert for an interview Wednesday night to discuss her legendary body of work and the reality of race in American society. With the ease and grace of a seasoned comedian, Morrison hit Colbert with a series of jokes in his own studio. Show More Summary
BY BRANDON HODGEFans of Ouija now have a new avenue to celebrate their passion for the mysterious talking boards. This week, the Talking Board Historical Society debuted a new Facebook page that exploded in popularity overnight. Though...Show More Summary
When wealthy leather merchant and special police deputy Julien Stevens Ulman married Gertrude Oldfield Barclay in April of 1901 (their engagement made the society pages), he was tasked with finding a home in Manhattan for the couple. Show More Summary
At first, the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City (ISGOC) had denied knowing or being familiar with beheader Jah’Keem Yisrael, nee Alton Nolan. When pictures emerged of Jah’Keem praying at the mosque on his Facebook page, the mosque’s story radically changed. Show More Summary
Yesterday I noted how the American Antiquarian Society recently found Ezekiel Russell’s 1787 broadside lamenting a fire in Boston’s South End credited the author not just as “H.W.” but as “Miss H---. W---.”That WorldCat page speculates about those initials:Possibly by Hannah Wheaton, the author of several poems published during the 1790s. Show More Summary
“I found this adorable photo on the Seattle Humane Society Facebook page. Thought I would share this as my personal animal family is not very Cute today – the cat has exploded with loose shedding fur..the Guinea Pigs are being (WHEEK! WHEEK!) obnoxious (WHEEK!)..the Rats are hiding in a new snuggle nest and the Salamander […]
If judged exclusively by the front page news, distrust within society is accelerating. While the Occupy Wall Street, Arab Spring, and London Riots are now distant and seemingly isolated in time, there remains a strong undercurrent of irreverence and distrust within the global populous. Show More Summary
Check out and "like" the Society's new Facebook page. There you'll find updates on the upcoming conference in Colorado Springs and other events, as well as information about the latest issues of Antiphon: A Journal for Liturgical Renewal.
Today, successful entrepreneurs are the ones driving breakthroughs in society. We can rattle the big ones off by name. Gates. Bezos. Musk. Page. Branson. Behind each of these visionaries is at least one assistant or project manager who...Show More Summary
It’s back-to-school season! Professors, I thought you might enjoy this bit from PhD Comics: Via The Society Pages Editor’s Desk. Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the co-author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.