Month: May 2007

New 'R' Rating for Smoking in Movies

The Motion Picture Association announced yesterday that every time someone lights up in a film, it will be considered a factor towards ‘R’ ratings. The MPAA statement reads:

“In the past, illegal teen smoking has been a factor in the rating of films, alongside other parental concerns such as sex, violence and adult language. Now, all smoking will be considered and depictions that glamorize smoking or movies that feature pervasive smoking outside of an historic or other mitigating context may receive a higher rating.

See the whole statement here.

Think of Global Mothers

Consider giving to mothers around the world by signing here in support of the Global Child Survival Act.

Austin City Limits 2007 Line-Up

The line-up was released today and includes: Bob Dylan, Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem, Midlake, Damien Rice, White Stripes, Andrew Bird, Bloc Party, Wilco, Bella Fleck, Amos Lee, etc. See the entire line up here.

At $145 at ticket, this is a steal, scores of concerts in Zilker Park for three days straight!  Oh, by the way, I have two tickets:)