2 hrs ago
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Animated debate: If Hello Kitty isn't a cat is Snoopy a dog?
The Hello Kitty balloon flies in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.
2 hrs ago
Nationalism loses out to Hello Kitty
Two headlines caught my attention over the past week. First, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha wishes to see more movies that promote Thai values and historical education.
6 hrs ago
Boos & Bravos: Aug. 28
Boo to the unexpected reveal that Hello Kitty is, in fact, not a kitty. Sanrio, the company that produces Hello Kitty, clarified that the popular character is actually a British schoolgirl who looks like a cat.
10 hrs ago
Dogster For The Love of Dog Blog
In Case You Were Worried, Snoopy Is Officially a Dog
Fans are going crazy over the revelation that Hello Kitty is not a cat, so just to make sure, Peanuts reassured Snoopy fans via Twitter.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Stories we're watching: Russian military enters eastern Ukraine
Russian military rolls into eastern Ukraine. So much for that bilateral meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko yesterday.
The Raw Story
'Everything I know is a lie': Fans of 'Hello...
Hello Kitty is not a cat, the company behind Japan's global icon of cute insisted Thursday, despite an uproar from Internet users who spluttered: "But she's got whiskers!" "Hello Kitty is a cheerful and happy little girl with a heart of gold," brand owner Sanrio says on its website.
Many shocked to find out Hello Kitty is not a cat
Many people are shocked to find out that Hello Kitty is not actually a cat, but a third grade girl with whiskers.
Celebrity Buzz: Tony Soprano didn't die in 'Sopranos' finale reports Vox
Today's pop-culture roundup includes a famous-but-perplexing restaurant scene, a cat that's not a cat, a certain high-profile wedding, our mystery music video and much more.
'Friends' reunion; Hello Kitty is not a cat; Tony Soprano's fate still in debate: AM Buzz
A Hello Kitty plush toy from the Sanrio brand's collegiate collection is pictured wearing a Syracuse University shirt and an orange bow.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
'Hello Kitty' isn't a cat and everyone is freaking out
Unless you're entirely oblivious to pop culture, chances are you've seen the signature cat face of "Hello Kitty."
Apparently Hello Kitty is a Human Girl, Not a Cat
In a Los Angeles Times interview , Christine Yano, curator of an upcoming exhibit on Hello Kitty at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, said Sanrio considers its billion-dollar icon to be a human girl.
Hello Kitty Is Officially Not A Cat And Now Your Whole Life Is A Lie
We have been lied to. As Hello Kitty is about to celebrate her 40th anniversary, Sanrio revealed some shocking news: She is not a cat.
The China Post
NPM exhibit welcomes its 300,000 visitor with warmth
An exhibition of treasures from Taiwan's National Palace Museum in Tokyo on Wednesday welcomed its 300,000th visitor - 12-year-old Japanese girl Rikako Kishi.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Hello Kitty is not a cat, plus more reveals before her L.A. tour
Hello Kitty first made her way to the United States in 1976. This plush doll, from the same year, will be the oldest item on view at an exhibition devoted to the cartoon icon at the Japanese American National Museum.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Digital Game Developer
Sanrio Announces Hello Kitty Con 2014: The First Ever Hello Kitty Fan Convention
Presented in conjunction with Target, Hello Kitty Con was developed in celebration of Hello Kitty's 40th Anniversary and will take place at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA , .
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Hello Kitty Rockets Into Orbit As Japan's First Catstronaut
Hello Kitty, Japan's character queen of cute, is celebrating her 40th anniversary by getting high... 600km above sea level, that is! Having stowed away aboard the Hodoyoshi 3 micro-satellite, a 4cm tall Hello Kitty figure now gazes down upon us through a glass window while redirecting 180-character messages from fans to their friends and families.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
U.K. Producer Sophie Q&a: On Secrecy, Synthesis &...
Mysterious U.K. producer SOPHIE , who is best known for the use of post-generational bass and vanguard style of sound engineering, has lately been lighting up the Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists and Trending 140 charts.
Singapore: All Singapore Wants for Christmas is a Hello Kitty Airplane
If we've learned one thing about the world in the last few years, it is that Hello Kitty is only gaining in ubiquity.
Hello Kitty On Her First Space Mission
Japan's fictional character Hello Kitty has been sent on her first space mission, as the country's global icon celebrates its 40th birthday in extraterrestrial fashion.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Hello Kitty Launched into Space to Entice Private Companies to Work with Satellites
Many people around the world are familiar with the white cat with a bright pink hair bow called Hello Kitty, one of Japan's most famous mascots.