American Ballet Theater announced that it will travel to Cuba to dance in the International Ballet Festival of Havana this November. ABT last visited Cuba in 1960 for the company's 20th anniversary. (Yes yes yes!)
White House aides are seeking to downsize President Obama's exposure and give other Cabinet officials a higher profile and more publicity.
A dance school in Scotland now offers pole dancing lessons for elementary school kids.
What do you think about Essence magazine's decision to hire a white fashion director?
North Korea's football team was subject to a ridiculing 6-hour public inquisition in front of hundreds at the People's Palace of Culture for their World Cup performance. The team's coach was apparently expelled from the Workers' Party of Korea and forced to become a builder.
Japan has hanged 2 death row inmates, the first executions for the country's new government. Apparently prisoners are not told when they will be executed and their relatives are informed only after the execution has taken place.
The porn industry continues its technological strategizing for making big bucks. Next stop: your iPhone.
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