Articles by: Brianna Ahearn

NBC’s Saturday Night Live is Changing the Way They Sell Ads

NBC’s Saturday Night Live is Changing the Way They Sell Ads

NBC’s Saturday Night Live is changing the way they present advertisements to their viewers. Not the fake advertisements they run for fake products like Colon Blow or Heroin A.M, but corporate-bought advertising for legitimate products and services. Lorne Michaels, creator and producer of Saturday Night Live, recently announced that the […]

by March 2, 2017 4 comments Trending
As the Ray Kroc Story Heads to Theaters, McDonald’s is in the Midst of an Identity Crisis

As the Ray Kroc Story Heads to Theaters, McDonald’s is in the Midst of an Identity Crisis

Michael Keaton stars in a new movie about Ray Kroc, the businessman who founded McDonald’s. The movie, appropriately called “The Founder,” will be released on August 5. “The Founder” explores a little known detail about the McDonald’s fast food empire, namely, that Ray Kroc essentially stole the business from the […]

by March 1, 2017 0 comments Arts, Food, Trending
The Worst Things You Can Say to Your Significant Other

The Worst Things You Can Say to Your Significant Other

You Sound Just Like Your Mother / Father When a man tells a woman she sounds just like her mother, it usually causes a much bigger fight. That’s because women often have complex relationships with their mothers, and son-in-laws often interpret her concerns as nags. So basically when a man […]

by February 27, 2017 6 comments Trending
Inside Pittsburgh’s Asylum City for Exiled Writers

Inside Pittsburgh’s Asylum City for Exiled Writers

In the 1980s, Salman Rushdie was subject to a fatwa, or death sentence, because of his novel The Satanic Verses. He was forced into exile. Although Rushdie had wealth and fame, his time in hiding taxed his resources. When Rushdie emerged, he and other writers formed the International Parliament of […]

by February 25, 2017 6 comments Arts, Politics, World
Should Revenge Porn Be Illegal? New Law Targets Disclosure of Private Pictures Online

Should Revenge Porn Be Illegal? New Law Targets Disclosure of Private Pictures Online

The debate over whether “revenge porn” should be a criminal act has been reopened, as the federal government considers whether to pass a law criminalizing the disclosure of private sexual acts. The Intimate Privacy Protection Act (IPPA) was introduced in Congress over the summer. It would carry federal felony penalties […]

by February 20, 2017 10 comments Politics, Trending
5 Fitness Games to Play After Pokemon Go

5 Fitness Games to Play After Pokemon Go

It’s happening in every city in the world: people wandering way from their homes, walking great distances with their phones aimed in the air. What are they doing? Participating in a gaming phenomenon known as Pokémon Go. The newest Pokémon app is a virtual reality game that invites players to […]

by February 19, 2017 6 comments Arts, Trending, World
Tesla’s Master Plan Part 2: Gallery of Elon Musk’s New Big Ideas

Tesla’s Master Plan Part 2: Gallery of Elon Musk’s New Big Ideas

Tesla’s Elon Musk is at it again, dreaming up a new slate of vehicles that he hopes will further reduce humanity’s reliance on fossil fuel. The head of Tesla Motors is coming off a victory of sorts for the Mark 3, which scored nearly 400,000 pre-orders for an electric car […]

by February 17, 2017 7 comments Science, Trending
6 Best Animated Shows You Can Stream Right Now

6 Best Animated Shows You Can Stream Right Now

Bob’s Burgers Bob’s Burgers is one of the most consistently funny shows on TV. The show follows the efforts of Bob and his family as they try to establish a successful burger joint. The show’s funny take on hamburgers even spawned a popular cookbook, The Bob’s Burgers Burger Book: Real […]

by February 13, 2017 6 comments Uncategorized
Polish Explores Claim to Have Found Missing “Nazi Gold Train”

Polish Explores Claim to Have Found Missing “Nazi Gold Train”

Search teams descended on southwestern Poland this week to explore a mountain they believe holds the remains of the legendary Nazi “gold train,” which allegedly disappeared late in World War II. The legend has mesmerized the local population of Silesia for decades. According to rumors, as the Soviets advanced on […]

by February 8, 2017 6 comments World
Uber and Lyft Get the Boot: What Just Happened in Austin

Uber and Lyft Get the Boot: What Just Happened in Austin

Austin is America’s 11th largest city. When the ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft rolled into the city back in 2014, it seemed like a match made in heaven. Austin prides itself on being an oasis of progressivism in the deep south, with a can-do attitude and commitment to keeping things […]

by February 7, 2017 11 comments Politics, Trending