from India Insight:

Indian eatery run by murder convicts praised for politeness, hygiene

July 17, 2014

As India's capital baked under a heat wave this month, banker Gaurav Gupta sat down for lunch at a new air-conditioned restaurant, and was greeted by a smiling waiter who offered him chilled water and took his order -- a traditional "thali" meal of flatbread, lentils, vegetables, rice and pickle.

from Photographers' Blog:

Last days in a Siberian prison

June 19, 2013

Outside Krasnoyarsk, Russia

By Ilya Naymushin

Boris Kovalyov is not my hero – not at all. I have never understood such people, the way they think, the way they live. But journalists work with all kinds of people, and to me, people in extreme circumstances have always been of particular interest. And so Kovalyov, a non-hero, became the hero of my photo story, which might be called “The Last Ten Days in a Siberian Prison Camp.”

from Photographers' Blog:

Mother’s Day behind bars

May 11, 2012

By Lucy Nicholson

The children bounded off the bus and ran excitedly towards a tall fence topped with razor wire. In the distance, through layers of fencing overlooked by a guard tower, huddled a group of mothers in baggy blue prison-issue clothes, pointing, waving and gasping. Many had not seen their children in over a year.

from FaithWorld:

Police send “holy” Roman robber to Queen of Heaven jail

July 15, 2011

(A prisoner stares out of a window at Regina Coeli jail in Rome August 4, 2006/Dario Pignatelli )

from FaithWorld:

Ethiopia jails hundreds in Muslim attacks on Christians over Koran rumour

July 1, 2011

(A destroyed Protestant church in Asendabo, 300 km (200 miles) west of the capital Addis Ababa, March 16, 2011, after Muslim youths attacked Christians/Aaron Maasho )

from Fan Fare:

Dina Lohan — don’t blame Lindsay. Or me.

August 13, 2010

dina and lilo

According to Dina Lohan,  there's nothing wrong with her daughter that can't be blamed on the media, the paparazzi, and the Beverly Hills judge who sent Lindsay to jail, and then ordered her to drug and alcohol rehab for 90 days.

from Fan Fare:

Update: Lindsay Lohan. Did judge see that finger?

July 7, 2010

(Note: Strong language in picture at bottom)

She said she was a changed woman. She pleaded for forgiveness. She cried before a judge. But on her middle finger nailLohan5 she had painted an expletive. Was it a message to the judge? To the prosecutor? To the media? Regardless, when the gavel came down in the courtroom of Beverly Hills Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel, Lindsay Lohan was headed for jail.

from Fan Fare:

Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan. Double standards?

June 4, 2010


Two Hollywood stars.  Two different stories.

1) Former child star turns wild child, convicted of drunken driving, goes into rehab a few times, parties 'round the clock, gets dumped from at least one movie, plans role as porn queen -- and becomes laughing stock of the celebrity media.

from Fan Fare:

Rihanna and Chris Brown, the face-off that wasn’t

June 23, 2009

Going into Monday's criminal hearing for R&B singer Chris Brown , the buzz at the court house centered on the possible testimony of Rihanna , who was Brown's grihannairlfriend in February when he assaulted her in a rented Lamborghini on the eve of the Grammy Awards. But Rihanna and Chris Brown never faced off in court.