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Happy 140th Birthday Blue Jeans!

We couldn’t let today pass without honoring a staple of Americana that ranks alongside hot dogs, July Fourth and apple pie. Blue jeans were introduced to America on this day in 1873 by Levi Strauss and tailor Jacob Davis, whose patented denim pants with copper rivets have become a symbol of everything that is celebrated in our culture.

Blue jeans are emblematic of everything American from the hard-nosed, can-do attitude of blue collar workers to sexy supermodels in cutoffs to rebellious rockers in ripped up Levis… and everything in between. The public loves blue jeans, and every generation since 1873 seems to have defined blue jeans in its own way.

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Storytelling for Media Professionals

Storytelling for Media ProfessionalsStarting April 22, this in-person workshop will teach you the specific ways to incorporate storytelling into your personal and professional life. Students will examine the role of storytelling in business and put their newfound skills into practice with a series of improvisation, writing, and presentation exercises designed to help them uncover personal stories. Register now! 

Lana Del Rey Is Tops Even Though So Many People Dislike Her

The most inexplicably controversial singer in the pop world, Lana Del Rey, finally got some positive press. By taking pictures, talking with, and smiling at fans, she has proven herself to be a warm-blooded humanoid and finally people are writing something nice.

The last time we visited with Lana, she was being sucked into the vortex of bad buzz generated by a lifeless and poorly-styled appearance on SNL. One so bad, in fact, that it prompted the guest of our debut episode of “My First Big Break,” Brian Williams, to send a personal note to Gawker asking them to give her the business.
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