Wednesday, 14 January 2009

News: Inauguration Round-Up

Inauguration anticipation is building, and leeching into popular culture through a variety of avenues. Obama's on the cover of a special Inauguration Day edition of The Amazing Spiderman (via The Smoking Section), and it's already gone to a second printing. More interactively, Paste magazine is hosting the Obamicon.me, which allows you to turn any image into an Obama-style poster (see below). Meanwhile, Slate ponders how the Obamas will actually move into the White House, and the detailed answer is strangely compelling. The New York Times has an up-to-date list of the celebrities slated to perform at the "Neighbourhood Inaugural Ball", the first event that Obama will attend as President (confirmed: Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, Beyonce and Stevie Wonder). It looks likely to be live-streamed, and we'll let you know where as soon as we find out.

UPDATE: Here's Dr Malcolm Mclaughlin looking suitably Presidential. Feel free to share your own Obamicons with us in the comments.

1 comment:

catherine said...

I am reliably informed by facebook that it's being live-streamed globally on CNN.com/live.