Takeshi Miyakawa Arrested in New York

Brooklyn-based designer Takeshi Miyakawa was arrested this weekend while installing an ‘I (Heart) New York’ lighting project in the city, for allegedly ‘planting false bombs’ in Manhattan and Williamsburg. In celebration of NY Design Week, ‘I (Heart) New York’ was intended to show Miyakawa’s love for the city, where he has lived for 23 years … Continue reading

SOPA & PIPA – Internet Censorship Blackout

Key websites such as Wikipedia, WordPress, Reddit, Mozilla and many more have joined in a global blackout in a step to bring the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA), into the public’s consciousness. If passed, the U.S. government will have overarching powers to basically take a stranglehold of the … Continue reading

Lady Gaga sued over Japan Earthquake wristbands

Lady Gaga has been sued over sales of her wristbands for Japan’s earthquake relief efforts in a class action that claims that not all the proceeds went to victims as she had promised. Michigan legal network 1800LAWFIRM also alleges that Gaga and other companies involved in the sale and marketing of the $5 white and … Continue reading

Ja Rule sentenced to two years in jail

Hip-hop artist Ja Rule was sentenced to two years in prison on Wednesday, six months after he pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon. The 35-year-old rapper and actor, whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins, did not speak during the sentencing held at New York State Supreme Court. He was set to report … Continue reading

Ryan Giggs named as footballer at the centre of twitter privacy row

Ryan Giggs has been named as the premiership footballer at the centre of a media gagging order after a Liberal Democrat MP used parliamentary privilege to flout an injunction. John Hemming, the MP for Birmingham Yardley, was rebuked by Commons speaker John Bercow after using a question to attorney general Dominic Grieve to name the … Continue reading

Last Chance: Free black taxi ride in central London and all for a good cause

Three London black cabs have been transformed into mobile ‘sound-off’ booths’ equipped with Apple iPads and iPhones so that Londoners can voice their opinions about the government’s plans to remove vital Legal Aid support from millions of Britons. Today is the last day to hail a cab and do something for the greater good and … Continue reading

Tattoo stupid – gang killer betrayed by body art

The jury that found gang member Anthony Garcia guilty of murder in a Los Angeles court this week must have been pretty sure they were making the right decision: the defendant had evidence of guilt quite literally written all over him. In a bizarre piece of detective work, police have claimed that Garcia first came … Continue reading