Sunday, February 24, 2008

Orange ribbons on the red carpet

Activism (or "slacktivism," to George Carlin) has given rise to a veritable rainbow of ribbons for dozens of causes. (Click here for an interesting Wikipedia table that deciphers some, like "responsible use of public lands for the benefit of all recreationists," for you.)

One political cause in Hollywood was seen on the Oscar gown of Best Actress nominee Julie Christie tonight.

Christie wore an orange ribbon in support of the campaign to close the detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. You can read more about the orange-ribbon movement here and here.