Gucci Creative Head Breaks Silence Over 'Blackface' SweaterAlessandro Michele wrote that it was not inspired by blackface but by the late Leigh Bowery, a performance artist, club promoter and fashion designer who often used flamboyant face makeup and costumes.
Baker Takes Back Apology For ‘Build The Wall’ Cookies, Gets Orders From Across U.S.“Am I supposed to be quiet because I can’t write what I want, or I can only write what they want or makes them happy? No. That’s not how it is,”
Illinois District Defends Having School On MLK DaySome members of the Rockford-area NAACP criticized the Winnebago district, west of Rockford. But Superintendent John Schwuchow said students in the district's four schools learned about King's legacy and impact.
AP Source: Travis Scott In Talks To Perform At Halftime ShowSome musicians have reconsidered performing at the Super Bowl as a result, and Rihanna and Jay-Z were among the stars who reportedly said no to performing at halftime show.
Controversial Professor Credited For Bringing Controversial Scholar To NorthwesternAccording to an email obtained by CBS 2, the professors admitted they were "blindsided" and explained that "a faculty member (Mike Bailey) agreed to host Kanazawa..." and he got two others "who were unaware of Kanazawa history, to co-sign and support an application..." for the visiting scholar.
Poll: Colin Kaepernick Ad Is Hurting Nike's BrandSome marketing experts said the controversy may ultimately prove beneficial for Nike in a climate where consumers expect companies to take political stands.
Some Like It Not: Marilyn Monroe Statue Has Church VentingThe back of the statue showing her underwear is clearly visible from the front of the First Congregational Church of Stamford.
Candidate's Social Media Posting of 'Stinky Feet' Draws BacklashArthur Noah Siegel, who seeks a state House seat, briefly posted an image of a sleeping man on the L. Was it a slam on homeless people? CBS 2' Mai Martinez reports.
Reports: University Of Illinois Rescinds Job Offer To Professor Over Israel CommentsThe University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has reportedly decided not to hire a controversial professor whose anti-Israel writing has lit up Twitter like gasoline on a fire.
Alderman Serves Up Chick-Fil-A Controversy At LunchAt least one alderman may have gotten a case of political indigestion.
Durbin: Akin's Comments On Rape Indicate 'Troubling' MindsetMissouri GOP Congressman Todd Akin is apologizing for his controversial comments on rape, after coming under intense fire from both sides of the aisle, including U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, President Barack Obama, and Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.