Soccer fans join diverse rally against anti-Muslim demonstrators

LONDON — Pegida, a far-right German organisation against the so-called "Islamisation of the West" were outnumbered by counter demonstrators Saturday at its first major demonstration held in Britain. See also: Germany's far-right movement stirs ghosts of gruesome past Pegida, which stands for “patriotic Europeans against the Islamisation of the west”, held the demonstration in Newcastle city centre, but found itself countered by an umbrella group of called Newcastle Unites, made up of trade unions, politicians and fans of Newcastle United Football Club among others [...]

Has SXSW Interactive jumped the shark?

Ted Murphy seems to fit the prime demographic profile as an attendee at SWSXi, the annual tech show in Austin. A serial entrepreneur, Murphy is most notable for Izea, a company that connects brands with bloggers and navigates the murky terrain between social media and branding Yet Murphy, who has attended every SXSWi since 2009 or so, except the one time he fell ill, is sitting out this year's show, which starts March 12 "I feel that the event has evolved into a giant party over the course of the years," he says. [...]

Japanese Sex Hotels Cater to All Kinds of Fetishes, Even Hello Kitty S&M

Though there are many ways to have a sexual rendezvous, there are few so varied, convenient, and strange as the love hotels of Japan. From a high school classroom to a Hello Kitty-themed dungeon to the inevitable, and cliched, sexy nurse, the options are endless and often creepy. Misty Keasler captured this surreal underworld in Love Hotels: […] The post Japanese Sex Hotels Cater to All Kinds of Fetishes, Even Hello Kitty S&M appeared first on WIRED . [...]
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