The recent cancellation of HBO's new series Luck, spawned by three consecutive horse deaths during filming, has refueled fires amongst activists working with NY CLASS, an organization which seeks to stop the use of horse-drawn carriages for the unsafe conditions associated with the city's famed hansom cabs. This march, after HBO's decision to cancel Luck, activists working for the organization, aware of the grim realities for animal safety in the horse-drawn carriage industry, voiced this powerful statement in reaction to the premium network's decision to cease production after animals endured harm and were even killed during the filming:
The Volt, a new plug-in hybrid car from General Motors, may be the hybrid car with the most bang for your buck so far. Drivers of the new vehicle can go 1,000 miles between fill-ups, which is staggering compared to the competition.
The car switches to the gasoline-powered electric generator when the battery’s life dwindles. The range of the battery is 35 miles and the 9 gallon gas tank can add another 344 miles, making the combined range for the car 379 miles. However, the best part about the data so far is that drivers were able to get a lot of use out of the electric generator and rarely relied on the gasoline engine.
Vanity Fair’s February issue reaches out to readers of all shapes and sizes. It features an eight-page spread on heart throb Justin Bieber, a trip down J.F.K-memory-lane, and an exciting glance into the future of electric cars. Oh, and if it hasn’t been talked about enough, the flood of the WikiLeaks documents. For all you readers out there who don’t know exactly what the WikiLeaks scandal is, or if you’re dying to know more about it, pick up this months issue of Vanity Fair. Sarah Ellison, Vanity Fair’s contributing editor, gives readers an inside look into how the documents were brought into public domain in her article “The Man Who Spilled the Secrets”.