As reported in week’s Phoenix, the Boston SlutWalk goes down this Saturday -- a demonstration of solidarity to fight "slut shaming," a common response to sexual violence. The march follows April's SlutWalk Toronto, launched after a police officer told York University students to "avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized."
Welcome to "Meet the Mayor," a segment in which we interview local Foursquare Mayors in
their natural habitats.
Our Bad Ass Couch of
Titanic BadasseryMaria "Masha" Gutarov
Out of all the mayors
we've interviewed, you're the first to feed us. Why haven't they all done that?‘Cuz they're cruel, cruel people.
Streight Angular is at the Milky Way on Saturday, 1 pm
Zackheim, Maxinne Leighton, Christine O'hagan, and Clea Simon | He Said What?: Women Write About
Moments When Everything Changed
readings and discussions | Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St,
Brookline | Friday, May 6 @ 7 pm | brooklinebooksmith.
The bizarre-yet-irresistable story about the FBI taking DNA samples from Osama's sister's brain spread itself across the Internet today. Most accounts source the story to the Telegraph, and the Telegraph sources it to ABC, which credits an unnamed informant for the info.
But ABC seems to be backing off the story now
When Osama bin Laden was shot dead by Navy SEALs, US operatives had bin Laden family DNA samples ready to match against the corpse.
Where did those samples come from?
According to a report from ABC, the DNA came from the body of Osama's sister, who died of cancer in Boston at Mass General and whose brain was then subpoenaed by the FBI for precisely this purpose.