October 4, 2012
by Jonathan Robles
Editor's Note: This story originally appeared in the October issue of Variance.
As the American economy appears to be at a standstill, Generation Y has been particularly affected. With unemployment rates in August climbing in 26 states, those graduating from college are realizing that a bachelor’s degree doesn’t guarantee a job, and many of them are finding themselves lowering their expectations and settling for less as they enter the “real world.”
Enter MTV. The network formerly known as Music Television recently announced it’s trading in the cast of Jersey Shore to make room for some programming that hits a little closer to home. Underemployed follows a group of recent grads as they confront a harsh reality of selling donuts and bartending in order to make ends meet. Not exactly the “gym, tan, laundry” that has made the network must-see TV in the past.
October 3, 2012
It appears Ed Sheeran has a thing for blonde pop stars. First his collaboration with Taylor Swift off her upcoming album Red, and now this little video of the British musician covering Britney Spears' hit "...Baby More More Time." Even if you don't like the original, Sheeran's acoustic version could easily pass for one of his own signature songs.