January 2015

Remembering Julia Pastrana, ‘The Ape Woman’

The Victorian stage performer, Julia Pastrana lived a life of hardship, being labeled many things, such as The Bearded Lady, The Ape Woman, and The Marvelous Hybrid throughout her life. Even after marriage, she was used as a source of… Continue Reading →

Asking Millionaires to Pay a Fair Share is €œPathetic€ According to Senate GOP

The Republicans argument over the debt ceiling is becoming increasingly ridiculous. And apparently, asking for millionaires to share some of the sacrifice is pathetic, at least according to Sen. Jeff Sessions, a Republican from Alabama. The top Republican on the… Continue Reading →

Seth MacFarlane Gets ‘Moven’, Suits Up for ‘Ted’

The first actor cast for ‘Ted’, coming to theaters on June 29, was the same one helming the film. Doing quadruple duty on set, director Seth MacFarlane realized the character of Ted through the combination of the vocal and physical… Continue Reading →

Dotter of Her Father′s Eyes, One of 2012′s Best Books

In February, Dark Horse released the historical graphic memoir Dotter of Her Father′s Eyes by Bryan and Mary Talbot. Both fans and critics have celebrated the book′s story and artwork. Earlier this week, Publishers Weekly named Dotter of Her Father′s… Continue Reading →

Immigrants Comprise the 21% of New Jerseys Residents

Washington, U.S.A. — A new report from the Center for Immigration Studies provides a detailed picture of immigrants (legal and illegal) in the United States and in New Jersey. Using the latest Census Bureau data from 2010 and 2011, the study reveals… Continue Reading →

Filming ‘In the Land of Blood and Honey’: Maintaining Authenticity

In the Land of Blood and Honey is the dramatic story of two lives, brought together only to be torn apart in the brutal realities of the Bosnian War. Angelina Jolie, Oscar-winning actress and Icon, is behind the camera for… Continue Reading →

About Music and Inspiration: a Talk with Billy Bragg (2/2)

Here we continue with the interview to British singer-songwriter Billy Bragg, with whom The Toonari Post had the chance to talk about his vision of music, society and his Woody Guthrie homage. TP: You have always been very active in… Continue Reading →

Obamacare Survived in Supreme Court

The US Supreme Court announced the much awaited and crucial decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, upholding it with a 5 to 4 decision. On the other hand, this action by the Supreme Court junked all anti-Obama… Continue Reading →

The Not So Shorty Trombone Shorty

Troy Andrews, famous by the name of “Trombone Shorty,” is one of New Orleans’ current youngest and finest musicians. A professional musician, a trombonist and a band leader only by the age of six earned him his nick name Trombone Shorty. Troy… Continue Reading →

UFO over Brazil

Another UFO was reportedly seen flying over the skies of Brazil recently.  Witnesses report that the unidentified flying object was seen near the town of Agudas in Sao Paulo state.  But, was it really a UFO or just another hoax?… Continue Reading →

China Train Disaster Sparks Anger over Alleged Cover-up

At least 38 people died while more than 200 were injured when two bullet trains collided in Zhejiang province on Sunday. Local television reported that the first train had been forced to stop after losing power due to a lightning… Continue Reading →

Approximating the King of Pop: Michael Jackson’s ‘Xscape’, Reviewed

It′s hard to say how much bias informs general antagonism towards posthumous Michael Jackson albums – the notion of dishonoring the King of Pop by releasing outtakes deemed unworthy of his painstakingly honed oeuvre (Jackson would reputedly cut up to 50 songs per album)…. Continue Reading →

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