Italian quake: 207 dead, more missing [Wall Street Journal]
News is not good, but...: Polls show an increase in optimism among Americans [MSNBC]
AP takes on Google: Let the record show that this was not on Google News's front page this morning [LA Times]
GM, Segway team up: Duo hopes to create new, innovative method of failure [BBC]
We've been unable to confirm anything related to the imminent closing of Bill's Bar, but this appears to be the joint's last stand. Word on the street that tonight's edition of "THROWED" was allowed to remain on the docket only because the promoters had booked Italian electro-rave sensations the BLOODY BEETROOTS three months in advance.
The Woonsocket, R.I.-based CVS Caremark Company announced today that pharmacy, MinuteClinic, and CVS Caremark plan customers can all download their prescriptions and their medication history into Google Health accounts now. So if you are a CVS pharmacy patron and want to see what you're taking, what you have taken, relive your past diseases, you can do so by syncing your CVS pharmacy's computer to your Google Health account.
It doesn’t seem to take much to entertain the simple wits of moviegoers these days. With the release of the new movie, I Love You, Man, which hit theaters this past weekend, audiences giggled and gagged at the sight of pink and brown chunks flying across the screen. But this non-earth-shattering movie is not the first to cover spews on a close-up shot. There has been a recent spew of movies in the past year that included other disgustingly gross vomit scenes, marking the revival of the gratuitous Hollywood puke bit. Here are some of the recent movies that have made all of us a bit queasy.
Former Phoenix contributor Kelefa Sanneh's profile of the legendary KATT WILLIAMS is behind the New Yorker's subscribers-only firewall -- an indication that it's likely as good as you think it's gonna be, or better -- but the multimedia teasers are live and free. The video (above) is a NSFW highlight reel of Katt in his element.
Not really, because ranch dip is overrated and gross. Hummus is,
however, everyone's new favorite snack dip/spread/standalone food, and
with good cause. It is delicious, nutritious, delightful and
insightful, good with veggies, pita, chips, a spoon, a fork, your
hands, your face and more.
While it is a breeze to make
(chickpeas, tahini (sesame paste), garlic, lemon juice, olive oil,
blender, electricity, mouth, mmm), it's easier to just buy it at the
store. This raises a tough question for the uninitiated: which brand is
Multiple executive producers, including Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas and movie star Paul Rudd bring us Starz's Party Down, a comedy about a Los Angeles-based catering company. Each episode centers around a different catered event, and, as it probably is in real life, the company is staffed by aspiring Hollywood types - writers, actors, and comedians.
Devastating earthquake in Italy: Dozens killed, thousands left homeless. [Guardian]
How to wait for postponed Red Sox opening day? The Boston Pops releases The Red Sox Album, featuring covers of Sweet Caroline, The Dropkick Murphys’ I’m Shippin’ Up to Boston and more. [Herald]
Mourning the dead: After 18 years, media no longer banned from covering arrivals home of our war dead.
The big newspaper story this weekend locally is the New York Times's threat to shutter the Boston Globe, which Adam Reilly broke on Friday. But in Friday's news cycle, the bigger national story was NBC's threat to revoke WHDH's network affiliation unless Channel 7 takes Boston homeboy Jay Leno's new 10 o'clock show -- a show that Channel 7 has made clear it does not want.
I know it's (probably) just a coincidence, but does The New York Times really need to run an ad for "My Life In Ruins" on its story about The New York Times threatening to kill The Boston Globe? (Screenshot from 9:07 tonight.)
If you're noticing an uptick in the number of nerd-azoids in the vicinity of the Harvard Law building today, you can thank XOR CON -- Boston's self-described g "celebration of extremely different people working in the pursuit of awesome." Slightly more specifically, it's "a haphazardly curated collection of talks from nerds, hackers, pop
culture geeks, biology punks, and ne’er to do wells – a collection of
all that is superb, bodacious, rad, and totally sick about our evolving
Papercut Zine Library may have to move by the end of June because, the library says, its landlord has put its Cambridge building, The Democracy Center (left), up for sale.If the owner, the Foundation for Civic Leadership, does sell the property, it could also displace other activist organizations that make their home there, including Art Without Borders, Avaaz, Boston Mobilization, The Foundation for Civic Leadership, Sustainable Endowments, The Pacific Forest Trust and The Catholic Democrats.
News still bad: Unemployment reaches 25 year high. [Bloomberg]
And hitting home: MFA to eliminate 54 jobs. [Phoenix]
Iowa rules unanimously: Gay marriage upheld! [Des Moines Register]
Obama's budget: Passing with no Republican support (Although...) [Christian Science Monitor]
Google-Twitter rumors flying: Who even knows at this point what's happening.
Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts announced today that it is eliminating 54 positions due to the global financial crisis.“After careful consideration, we have reduced expenses by approximately 12%,” the MFA reports. “Regretfully, through electing not to fill 21 currently vacant positions and by reducing our staff by 33 members, we are eliminating 54 total positions.