Posts Tagged ‘Mexico’

November 27th, 2009 - 3:59 am § in True/Slant

Australian news site tries to kill emo, fails

Another day, another journalist seeks to kill a genre of music. Today’s suspect is‘s Neala Johnson. The weapon – My Chemical Romance. What got the axe? Emo, of course: NO MORE angst. No more whingeing. No more playing the victim. When My Chemical Romance re-emerge in ea[...]

September 11th, 2009 - 6:58 pm § in Perfect Lines

Emo Nella Italia

Mexico, Russia, Egypt, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK, meet Italy. Anthony Smith of the Roman Forum found another tale of hatred towards emo. Here’s a taste of what Smith has to say: A 14 year-old Roman ‘emo’ boy was hospitalised last week after he and a friend were pounced upon and s[...]

May 12th, 2009 - 9:40 pm § in Perfect Lines

When Emo Went to Egypt Land

Lookout Russia and Mexico, there’s another country that’s got emo in the public’s depress-ed eye. Egypt was recently over-run with anti-emo fervor, and as The Guardian‘s Jack Shenker tells it, the authorities and media took things way out of proportion. Go figure. As Shenker [...]

March 16th, 2009 - 7:41 pm § in Perfect Lines

Mexico's Human Rights Issue: Emo

Sure enough, just as the one-year anniversary since the anti-emo riots in Mexico approaches, The AP reports that those who are emo in Mexico may still be in danger of discrimination. Here’s the report:   “MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission says that fo[...]

March 3rd, 2009 - 8:50 pm § in Perfect Lines

One Year After Mexico's Anti-Emo Riots…

Last year, Mexico City was the scene of an all-out subculture battle that shook the country to its very soul. Or so the media made it seem. And so the media made it. Period. The very reason I was upset by the illogical and false comments by a “journalist” from the Louisville Parent Exami[...]

January 8th, 2009 - 2:24 am § in Perfect Lines

1st Emo Altercation of 2009

Sure, 2008 had it’s fire and brimstone moments for emo, what with the violent outbursts in Mexico, the “cult suicide” in the U.K., and the proposed ban on the genre in Russia. But in just over a week of 2009, it appears that the name of emo is already being dragged through the mud.[...]

July 3rd, 2008 - 5:24 am § in Perfect Lines

An Introduction

Before things begin, I shall kick things off with the words of someone else. Ted Rall is a witty, no-holds-barred political cartoonist with a wonderful sense of humor. Shamefully, I don’t read his weekly comics as often as I’d like to/should. But, as I flipped through the most recent edi[...]

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