Unger: Lapel Ribbon Run-down
Awards season. It's a time for designer gowns, fancy tuxedos and lots and lots of ribbons. From their origins as ways to show support for efforts to combat breast cancer and HIV, they proliferated to the point where it's impossible to tell what the ribbon means without a scorecard. Our humorist Brian Unger breaks down the color code behind the ribbons, and wonders if their ubiquity is challenging our ability to be actually be "aware" of so many social issues.