A & E Briefs – May 3, 2011

Elika Roohi / Sun Star Reporter
May 3, 2010

Greg Mortenson’s book a sham

Greg Mortenson, the author of “Three Cups of Tea” may have been making it all up.  In the book, Mortenson said that after an unsuccessful attempt to climb K2, he was nursed back to health by villagers in Korphe, Pakistan, inspiring him to build a girls’ school in the town.  A report on “60 Minutes” revealed that Mortenson didn’t even visit Korphe until a year after he attempted to scale K2, many of the schools he supposedly helped build are not operating and a lot of the money that was donated to his non-profit organization was spent on luxuries such as personal jets.

The Week

Royal hats

Prince William and Kate Middleton’s marriage is getting a lot of buzz.  But one thing people might not be talking about is the number of hats that showed up at the wedding.  England is very fond of its hats, and the Queen is no stranger to this fondness. “I think the Queen of England is probably the most famous hat-wearer in the entire world,” said Hillary Alexander, a fashion director, to ABC news.  The bride herself didn’t wearing a hat on her special day, but most of the guests sported headwear of all shapes and sizes.  Spring in England is an unpredictable season, so hopefully the hat-lovers invested in hats of a waterproof variety.

ABC News

Graffiti your grandma could do

There’s a new kind of graffiti sweeping the streets of Los Angeles, and it’s the kind of graffiti your grandma might do.  A woman that goes by the street name of “Captain Hook” is part of an international movement of “yarn bombers” taking to the streets with her crochet hook.  These yarn bombers crochet cozies for trees, sweaters for statues, scarves for parking meters, and much more.  All in the name of cheerful street art.


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