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Terror attack in Russia, Tasmanian tiger, Nasty Gal on Netflix, and more to chat about

By J.A. HaglApril 3, 2017

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Eleven people are dead after an explosion on the St. Petersburg metro on Monday. The blast exploded between two stations, injuring over 40 people according to the Russian health ministry. The Russia's Anti-terrorist Committee located and defused a second device in another station. The metro system has been shut down and evacuated. Authorities are treating it as a possible terror attack. 


The lighter and portable Nintendo Switch sold out like hot cakes. But the game console is literally too hot. Reddit users are reporting warping due to overheating when being docked.


J. Crew’s president and chief design officer Jenna Lyons is leaving the retail company after 26 years. Lyons popularized the bubble necklace, the pencil skirt, and revamped classic preppy style. Known as the "Woman who dressed America," Lyons' personal style influenced the company's aesthetic. Women’s head Somsack Sikhounmuong will take over women’s, men’s and children’s collections. Like most retailers, the changing landscape of consumer’s shopping is negatively affecting J. Crew. The retailer has $1.5 billion debt and sales fell 6 percent in 2016.


Coachella is suing Urban Outfitters for trademark infringement. An UO company, Free People, used Coachella in product descriptions, meta tags and product names. The festival has licensing agreement with H&M for use of Coachella name. Urban Outfitters was sent a cease-and-desist letter by Coachella last year. According to the lawsuit, Coachella wasn’t a court mandate that UO no longer uses the “Coachella” name as well as damages from products sold in conjunction with the Coachella name.


Sophia Amoruso is one of the richest self-made women. Amoruso started by flipping clothes she found at from thrift stores and dumpster diving. The Nasty Gal founder and Girl Boss author is the subject of the Netflix series GirlBoss. The show stars Britt Robertson as Sophia Amoruso and producers include Charlize Theron and Kay Cannon. The 13-episode series drops April 21.


The last Tasmanian tiger was thought to have died at an Australian Zoo in 1933. Except people have claimed to see the animal, fueling a quest by researchers at James Cook University. The tiger is a misnomer— the strange animal is actually a marsupial, not a feline. The carnivorous animal has the body of the dog but the face and pouch of a kangaroo. The Tasmanian tiger has stripes on the back end and a huge tail.  Researchers are putting up cameras in the areas of the sighting to see if the mammal is really back from the dead.