We've heard plenty about Barack Obama's supposed Latino problem. There's the lingering spectre of a muslim problem. And of course he's spent the last few days dealing with his pastor problem. But all of these pale -- in hilariousness, at least -- with his rapper problem. First 50 Cent brings up the A-word and throws his weight behind Hilary.
Thanks to winter weather closing half the airports in the America, we headed out of South Station for Baltimore by Amtrak a few
weekends ago. Train travel, in case you’d forgotten, is wonderful. Slower than
planes sure, but from your total travel time you get to subtract the treks to
and from airports, the hour (minimum) sitting in a waiting room at your gate
listening to CNN blaring unwelcomely at your back with no representative of
your carrier in sight, and the seeming eternities sitting on the stuffy plane
Real Ashlee vs. real fake Ashlee with real/fake nose
Fake everything. Fake books, fake (to quote Jame Parker) "blood-drinking sex cults", fake drunks, fake MySpace whores: what is real anymore, anyhow? Read Parker's real/fake treatise: "Pants afire: Fakeries and the faking fakers who fake them.
HOLY PURPOSE5 years ago March 14, 2003 | Michael Bronski talked to a peace activist with the idea of sending the Pope to Iraq in order to stop the impending war.“Renowned peace and anti-nuke activist Helen Caldicott thinks she has a way to stop the all-but-inevitable war with Iraq: convince Pope John Paul II to join the human shields in Baghdad.
Well, that didn't take long. And now we're taking bets in the comments section on how long it takes for "Ashley Alexander Dupre," the high-priced call girl called "Kristen" in the FBI's paperwork on Eliot Spitzer's prostitution scandal, to land a record deal. Today the New York Times outed Dupre, in an article that included a brief and apparently not too revealing interview with her, as well as quotes from her brother and mom.
(Photograph by Michael Lutch)
Is there a pianist in the house?
Moved and excited by pianist Leon Fleisher’s performance of Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto with the Boston Symphony, I wanted to hear it again. But when I returned to Symphony Hall, I learned that around 6:00 PM that evening, a stomach flu had forced Fleisher to cancel, and that the distinguished Austrian/Canadian pianist Anton Kuerti, in town to hear his son Julian (one of the BSO’s two new assistant conductors) in his BSO conducting debut, agreed to go on, without any rehearsal, in Fleisher’s place.
Obama the Giant Has A Posse
Not bad for a guy who started out making "Andre the Giant Has A Posse" stickers, eh?
Today, the campaign of Barack H. Obama unveiled its newest campaign tool -- a limited (but not too limited) edition poster of the candidate designed by Shepard Fairey, the street-art provocateur who helped popularize the idea of brand-theft/street-art/anti-marketing as a swiss-army tool of urban resistance.