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The Boston Phoenix has endorsed Martha Coakley for Senator. Click here to read why
1369 COFFEEHOUSE: is giving away free drinks until 1, and collecting donations for the Boston-based charity Partners In Health, which sends doctors to poor countries around the world.
FLOUR BAKERY: both locations are donating half of today's sales to Haiti.
COLLABORATIVE EARTHQUAKE RELIEF EFFORT FOR HAITI: today from 10am-6pm at Hiberian Hall in Roxbury, accepting donations of food, clothes, and money to Partners In Health, American Red Cross, and Boston Foundation.
Our intrepid political reporter DAVID BERNSTEIN is micro-blogging the Brown-Coakley campaign as we head into the final 72 hours. Follow Bernstein on Twitter to get the latest. Among his updates recently:
Helen Molesworth, head of the department of modern and contemporary art at the Harvard Art Museum since 2007, has been named chief curator at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art. She is expected to begin work on Feb. 22, taking the place of Nicholas Baume, who left in September to become director of New York’s Public Art Fund.
In the past, United States Senator John Kerry's Francophonic prowess has hobbled him politically. During his unsuccessful presidential bid against George Bush, enemies charged that Kerry's alleged French appearance proved that he was an elitist pussy. The scare tactic worked, effectively losing him the vote of everyone who has never been to France but who thinks all French people are assholes.
In 2009, we got used to seeing angry mobs descend on public forums with
vengeance in their hearts. So for anyone who'd been to a town-hall forum on
health care, the scene at Boston's Old South Church on January 5 was eerily
familiar -- an older audience, larger than you'd expect (the organizers put it
at 400-plus), venting its collective spleen at hapless bureaucrats.
Ah, Christian charity. Doubtless there are God-fearing folks doing good works in this hour of need. And then there's PAT ROBERTSON. With the aid number up on the screen, the 700 Club host launched into an epic diversion on the roots of how the Haitians came to be "cursed."
"Studios feel like hospitals to me. I can’t
really say, ‘Hey, two months from now I’m going to feel like
recording.’ I just, y’know, wake up, have lunch, hang out, drink some
coffee, and if I decide I want to record a song, then I’ll record a
Gucci mane: Tom Ford
Former Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent creative director TOM FORD made the jump to Hollywood with his surprisingly well-received A SINGLE MAN, an adaptation of the Christopher Isherwood novel that's garnered three Golden Globes nominations, including Colin Firth for best actor and a best-supporting-actress nod for Julianne Moore.
Be it known: Conan O'Brien is a class act.
May the sun above cheer his heart, and may providence guide him in all his endeavors.
Conan O'Brien today released a statement saying he will not do The Tonight Show at 12:05. You'll recall that in the wake of low ratings for both shows, NBC had cancelled Jay Leno's 10 pm talk show, and had introduced a plan to get Leno back into the 11:35 timeslot. One option on the table was for Conan to just move his show to 12:05, and then displacing the rest of NBC's late night lineup by one half hour.
Five and a half years after gay marriage became legal in Massachusetts, it is nearly impossible to find reliable figures -- or even unreliable figures -- on how those marriages are working out. For a variety of reasons -- more on those below -- nobody has a clear picture of what the gay divorce rate is in Massachusetts . . . or anywhere else.
Today's Boston Metro syndicates a CNN story titled "Movie audiences are experiencing the 'Avatar' blues." Apparently, people can't stand returning to their strip-mall realities after experiencing James Cameron's corny 3-D adventure. While this story will get tons of play - from serious news programs to late night talk shows - I'm certain that it's complete bullshit.
Mango from Saturday Night Live
In our ever-pervasive quest to cure cancer with fruit, the mango has emerged as the latest fruit-script. The National Mango Board, having superfruit envy over the blueberry, acai, and pomegranate, commissioned a number of studies to help find something else super about the mango other than its super-sweet taste.