The Daily Newds

  • City officials in Lansing, Michigan, are contemplating the relocation of a bronze stature of a nude male because it "raised eyebrows".
  • Police in Tehran are cracking down on women who do not comply with strict Islamic dress codes.
    The boldness of some women in Tehran in showing fashionably styled hair peeking out from beneath their headscarves, wearing trousers that reveal naked ankles and figure-hugging mantos (coats) has infuriated conservatives.
  • San Diego Padres' Brian Giles once took batting practice in the nude.
  • A Rastaman, once possessed by demons, is trying to live a perfect life.
    But, Wayne Saunders has opted to go nude in public, about which he said, "Because I don't have no sin, I don't have nothing hiding, 'cause when you don't have sin you have no shame ..." Nudity to him signifies perfection, but for the police, public nudity is against the law, and the two ideas clashed from time to time, resulting in his being removed from the streets. Several times he has been beaten, stoned and 'bottled' for this naked demonstration of perfection.
  • A 40 year-old clerk took a naked romp in Rome's Trevi Fountain and now faces a heavy fine for public indecency, in a country where nude art is as common as pigeons.
  • The education ministry in Turkey recently censored a schoolbook with the image of the Delacroix painting "Liberty Leading the People" because Liberty's breasts are bare, and secular Turks are fearful of the "creeping Islamist threat".
  • Men are more likely than women to fixate on "private parts" when looking at other people, male or female, clothed or nude. And both sexes are prone to check out animal genitalia.
  • A woman recalls her experiences of posing nude for the Greek artist Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas.
  • A new art gallery at Idaho State University has been asked to cover up an exhibition of nude photographs in order to "protect the children". In response, a group of demonstrators cloaked some video games located near the gallery which they felt were more harmful to children than artistic nudity.
  • The Ohio Civil Rights Commission has ruled that a woman had every right to breastfeed her child at a local health club.