…he’s better than Mekhi Pfiefer.
For Boston-ites: This Thursday, check out the FREE screening of “Stay Until Tomorrow.” It comes paired with a discussion with filmmaker Laura Colella. The event is part of the Chicks Make Flicks series sponsored by MIT’s Women’s Studies Program. “Stay Until Tomorrow”: screening and discussion FREE Thursday, April 13, 7pm MIT Building 6, Room 120
What I learned today: -Corporations have had the rights of a legal "person" since the mid-1800s. -Corporations are required by law to put profit first, over any other interest (including the public good, or morals). -Corporations today are patenting animals, plants, and human DNA (i.e., the "breast cancer gene," the "asthma" gene). –Today people can […]
I have a sensitive spot for all things Midwest. And yes, despite the occasional disparaging, that even includes Indiana. LaPorte, a small town near where I grew up (safely over the Michigan border…see, there I go again), is achieving brand new celebrity with the release of Jason Bitner’s book, titled ever-so-cleverly LaPorte, Indiana. Bitner, the […]
In Massachusetts, a male student has filed a federal lawsuit charging sex discrimination in his public high school. He wants boys to be given credit for sports and to be excused from the school’s community service requirement. Caryl Rivers and Rosalind Chait Barnett opine in The Washington Post that this lawsuit is one among many […]
Any of you who will be in Boston this weekend should check out a concert by Juventas, a new music ensamble that one of my greatest friends founded this past year. Sure, color me biased, him being my friend and all, and next weekend being my first Juventas concert and all, but I honestly expect […]
Everyone’s favorite goof, Keanu Reeves, recently told an interviewer he learned something filming a rape scene with Hilary Swank for "The Gift": "that some of the ladies don’t mind it . . . Hah, that’s awful to say." Yup, pretty awful.