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Ken Shepherd

Ken Shepherd

Ken Shepherd is a universal-desk editor and digital writer covering entertainment and social-media news developments. An alumnus of the University of Maryland, he previously served as managing editor for NewsBusters.org and as a staff writer for the Business & Media Institute. You can reach him at kshepherd@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Ken Shepherd

Lizeth Villanueva, a Houston area 7th grader, is shown in this CNN screen capture. She was awarded a mock superlative certificate from a teacher declaring her the class member most likely to become a terrorist. The school has apologized and promised an investigation (CNN).

Houston junior high school stirs controversy with 'Most Likely to Become a Terrorist' award

A junior high school in Houston is under fire for a mock award ceremony in which one student received a certificate declaring her the class member "Most Likely to Become a Terrorist," CNN reported Friday. Adding another layer of injury to the insult, the school was named for a Marine lance corporal who died in Iraq when he heroically sacrificed himself to save his comrades. Published May 26, 2017

Singer Ariana Grande performs at Z100's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Ariana Grande suspends 'Dangerous Woman' tour

Ariana Grande's worldwide concert series may be called "Dangerous Woman" tour, but the brutality of terrorism has a way of revealing the vulnerability behind the carefully crafted image of our pop-music icons. Published May 23, 2017

A side-by-side comparison of MAD Magazine and Time magazine covers that are strikingly similar. (MAD magazine) [http://www.madmagazine.com/blog/2017/05/18/time-magazine-rips-off-mad-magazine]

Mad magazine throws shade at Time over copycat White House cover

Satire publication Mad magazine mocked Time for its latest cover design, which mashes up an image of the White House with the iconic St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, saying the news publication was guilty of "stealing our material!" Published May 19, 2017