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Internship opportunity at Allure magazine!

14 Feb

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{march 2012 cover featuring kim kardashian}

Allure magazine’s bookings department is looking for someone to fill my spot when I leave at the end of the month. Is this for you?

Details:

The Bookings Department at Allure is looking for a smart, detail-oriented, responsible intern who works well in a fast-paced environment. Must receive school credit and be available to work Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays for about 21 hours per week beginning March 2012 until end of May 2012. Day tasks include: photo shoot production, location scouting, model casting and basic assistant responsibilities including light paperwork. We would like someone that is interested in photography and production and willing to work hard! Please send resume to amy_palamar@condenast.com

WOW bonnaroo lineup!

14 Feb

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Will you be there?!

{note: image found online}

chris brown + the grammys

14 Feb

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{chris brown with his grammy award}

This year’s Grammy Awards marked many things for r&b singer Chris Brown. Not only did he take the award for best r&b album, but he also performed two separate times throughout the broadcast. One thing the star-studded show failed to mention, however, is that this year’s Grammys also marked three years since Chris Brown’s infamous beating of then-girlfriend Rihanna on the night of the awards. He ultimately plead guilty to felony assault for the attack.

The Grammy’s choice to welcome Chris Brown back to their stage in such an exuberant way begs the question: Have we forgiven Chris Brown?

I, for one, have not. Although I do believe in second chances, I question the message that the producers chose to send to young viewers and fans of Brown worldwide by celebrating the singer so warmly with no mention of what happened just three years ago. Is this the music industry’s version of saying it’s okay to be abusive as long as you can entertain?

Though Brown has not had any similar incidents since, I find it inappropriate to broadcast a message that says that his actions are okay or that we have moved on. Yes, the show is about entertainment, not about a moral display. However, there is no reason that the two can’t mix a little bit more appropriately than this. This was a blatant choice to show the awards’ producers that this behavior will be tolerated so long as you still put on an entertaining show, and not an ounce of me agrees.

What do you think about their decision to bring Brown back into the show?

{note: chris brown image found online}