July 13 hearing date for SotomayorThe GOP says they're moving too fast, though [NY Times]
Globe for saleAlso the union is filing a grievance against the Times Co. And probably a few more things, too [Globe]
Stunner in VirginiaDeeds wins gubernatorial primary over Terry McAuliffe and Brian Moran [WaPo]
When I graduated from high school, we didn't even have a celebrity speaker. It was just my friend Mark, who, it turns out, gave a nice speech, so much as I recall. (I also remember his down-to-the-wire grade-grubbing to ensure that he was our valedictorian and not his academic arch-enemy. He beat her after GPAs were calculated down to the thousandths place.
Globe union votes noWhat will this all mean? [Boston Globe]
Guantanamo inmate transferred for trialEmbassy bombing suspect the first of his kind [LA Times]
NY State Senate goes GOPNot looking good for gay marriage [Bloomberg]
Apple's doing stuffNew iPhone, price breaks, more [Macworld]
The Boston Newspaper Guild -- the union representing the newsroom of the Boston Globe -- narrowly rejected the final offer of the New York Times Company tonight, by a vote of 277 to 265, according to Boston.com in a report published a few minutes ago. That's an agonizingly close vote, in an election that produced high turnout (Globe says 80 percent of union membership voted).
The video above, posted this morning on Boston.com, explains some work being done by Harvard researchers at a local zoo. (Note to Newspaper Guild: think of the scientists as, you know, not-very-benevolent but at least somewhat-fiscally-responsible Times management representatives.) The scientists report that they've created a "token economy" among the resident gorillas.
MassBike, New England Mountain Bike Association, and a host of other sponsors (including the Phoenix) will be at Redbones in Somerville tonight for their 13th annual Bike Party and benefit. For fifteen bucks, you get food, beverages, and a raffle ticket, with proceeds benefitting the aforementioned cyclist advocacy groups.
One of the few interesting things that I’ve ever heard from Kanye West came about four years ago in a Jingle Ball press conference at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium. Another reporter asked him why the tabloids don’t pay as much attention to rappers as they do to white celebs, and Kanye responded something along the lines of: “Because we’re black - and black people don’t care about that shit.
If you are even slightly enthralled by Benigni, Dante, or poetry, you should see TuttoDante. Benigni had the audience in tears as he was cracking on politicians like Berlusconi (and his many indiscretions), as well as hilarious takes on multiple scandals hitting the Italian headlines of late (including Berlusconi's illicit affair with an 18-year-old girl), and local funnies like America's concept of coffee. His analysis of Dante's fifth canto and the recitation at the end, combined with the comedic elements and stand-up during the first part of the show, created a well-balanced and extremely entertaining show.
US journalists convicted in North Korea
US is fighting for their release still [WaPo]
Supreme Court rejects challenge
To "don't ask, don't tell" policy [Fox News]
Apple at WWDC
New iPhone expected [CNet]
The Tonys happened
Clear highlight: Bret Michaels getting hit in the head [LA Times]
And this time, we've got video.
Chris Coxen presents: a play he wrote in 4th grade, about Michael Jackson, "Solid Gold" dance Marilyn McCoo, and the magic of the Christmas season.
European Parliament elections!Turnout tends to be sadly low. [CSM]
Obama backs a new planFor peace in the Middle East [LA Times]
David Carradine diesKung Fu, Kill Bill star was 72; death may have been accidental [WaPo]
Man charged with making threatsAgainst the President. [ABC News]
NH approves gay marriageLynch signs it and everything. What are you waiting for, Rhode Island? [NY Times]
Obama in the Middle East Reaches out in a speech in Cairo [BBC]
Brown in troubleUK PM seeing his allies drop left and right [Guardian]
Randy Price joining Channel 5 He'll anchor their morning news coverage [Globe]
E3: Every Element Expected
The biggest gaming conference of the year, Los Angeles's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3),
this week gave Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo the opportunity to talk
about why their console is better than everybody else's console (and
why their dad can beat up your dad) as each company held its usual
exclusive press conference. How disappointing was this year's shameless
hypefest? Only you can be the judge (but The Phoenix can help you see