By Tommy Andres, CNN
(CNN) – The lighting of the Olympic cauldron is the culmination of years of planning and millions of dollars spent by the host country.
[3:18] “The first person who lit it was just some unnamed employee of the electric utility company. It hadn’t become a pageant, it hadn’t become a big thing so they just had some random guy light it.”
By Libby Lewis, CNN
(CNN) – After World War II, Edinburgh, Scotland created a theater festival for the war-weary – and they invited the biggest names in theater.
But they didn't invite the locals who wanted to put on their shows, too. So the locals put them on anyway, in alleyways, in bars, in churches, anywhere they could.
Fringe is art for these shaky economic times. It's free-wheeling, low-tech, and especially, unjuried. The Fringe philosophy says: if you have a play to put on, Fringe will give you a stage and the basics. Let the market decide whether you're any good! FULL POST
By Jim Roope, CNN
(CNN) – The Los Angeles County Supervisors voted this week to put an initiative on the November ballot asking voters to decide whether adult film actors must wear condoms.
[0:37] "You can’t mandate sexual behavior between consenting adults. It just doesn’t work,” says Steve Hirsch, founder of Vivid Entertainment, an adult entertainment company.
Hirsch’s company is one of the largest adult film studios in the world, releasing more than 60 adult films each year and grossing more than $100 million. He and other adult film actors don’t like the initiative.
[1:49] “A lot of the fans that watch porn don’t want to see scenes with condoms in them," says Brandy Aniston, an adult film actress, "because everybody at home knows that when you rip open a condom it kind of ruins the moment.”
But Mark McGrath, with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, says condoms should be mandatory for the adult film industry:
[2:37] “It is unfair that these people should be able to go to work, contract an infectious disease and come home and bring it to their families.”
The adult film industry does test but McGrath says testing is not prevention. Actors say it should be up to them whether they use condoms or not on set.
Producer Hirsch says if voters approve the initiative in November, it could force the lucrative adult film industry out of Los Angeles.
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