Back in the late-Vietnam era, one of the most coveted underground novelty items was a Richard Nixon dart board -- basically a cork disk bearing a portrait of Tricky Dickie as seen through crosshairs. It was sold in head shops and disreputable book stores. It routinely decorated the walls of alternative newsweekly offices.
For just the second time since change came to America, the respective leaders of the Obama and McCain campaigns sat down at the same table -- last week, at the Harvard University Institute for Politics -- to set the record straight about what went wrong, what went right, and what happened behind the scenes during Campaign 2008.
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On Saturday, I did one of the dumbest things I've ever done in my life: knocked back a shot of whiskey, stripped down to a two-piece, and ran 1.25 miles in the frigid cold, screaming, swearing, and singing Christmas carols all the way.
Fortunately, I was joined by approximately 500 other people, who'd gathered to show off their bods, have a casual jog in 30 degree weather, and raise money for charity, all part of the 8th annual Santa Speedo Run
Why didn't American journalists think of this sooner?
If you picked up the Globe yesterday, you may have been a bit befuddled to read a brief profile of everyone's favorite New Yorker essayist, Malcolm Gladwell, which advertised a reading by the author that evening in Harvard Square. A reading, which any Boston Phoenix reader could've told you, that actually took place the previous Monday.
I was recently on
the receiving end of one of Chuck Turner’s now infamous jujitsu throws, and boy
is my back killing me. Though I was unable to attend Tuesday night’s event at Roxbury Community College,
some of my fellow reporters tell me that the Boston city councilor gave me a considerable beating
for my allegedly misleading coverage of the November 26 rally outside his
Tonight: Amy Goldwasser and a few of the Red contributors come to the Harvard Coop at 7 pm.
I want to write something for Red, the recently-released,
Plume-published collection of 58 essays by teenage women, "on what
fires up their lives today." Or rather, my teenage self would like to.
While I was scribbling bad poetry about trees in my journal (the old-fashioned way), the Red writers keep up a group blog, opine politically for the Huffington Post, dash off op-eds for the LA Times and Newsweek,
and their words may soon become a play.
acts will perform at Barack Obama’s watershed inauguration on January 20? Many
names have been bandied about: a civil rights-era icon like Mavis Staples? Fellow Chicagoans like Wilco
and Kanye?Maybe the
soon-to-be Commander-in-Chief can commandeer some of the artists from his iPod
make that his Zune? — which is
said to contain everyone from Dylan to Stevie Wonder to “Howlin’
Wolf to Yo-Yo Ma to Sheryl Crow
When I was moving to this great city a whole four months ago, I was told repeatedly to watch out for the Boston 'tude, attitude that is. I have to say I've run into quite a number of 'tudey Bostonians, but guess what? There's hope. A Harvard Medical School and UC San Diego study, published today in British Medical Journal, reported just knowing a generally happy person makes you 15.
There was a tiiiiiime...
Wherever you find yourself this evening - perhaps somewhere celebrating your ability to purchase alcoholic beverages in the US? - you owe it to yourself if you're an NBA fan at all to at least glance at a TV set at some point and watch the Celtics, the reigning NBA champs, take on a team who may very well be future champs themselves some day, the Portland Trail Blazers.
We don't know what that means, but our far-flung correspondent in terror-torn India (call her The Mumbai Girl; but seriously, read her personal report from that city, "A Terror Unlike the Usual Terrors") assures us that the man carrying that placard at what was billed as a December 3 "peace rally" was delivering a near-universally held message -- namely that Indian citizens "aren't going to stand for bureaucracy and inaction any longer."
when literally thousands of community, immigrant, and minority groups unite to protest
one titanic corporation? In the case of CVS Caremark versus the extraordinarily
encompassing Change to Win consumer advocacy force, we’ll have to wait and see.
So far it
appears that both sides are prepared for more than just a street fight.
Epic poster by NASA....
The astronaut's families are treated to tours, mission briefings and free admission to the Kennedy Space Center the day before the launch.
CRUEL TO BE KIND5 years agoDecember 5, 2003 | Rebecca Paley profiled Dr. William Rashbaum, a long-time practicing, prominent second-trimester abortion provider.“Husbands or boyfriends have been known to barge into his office and violently insist their baby not be aborted, to which Rashbaum replies with an equally violent, ‘Fuck you, Charlie, we can abort her.
Lost's hotly-anticipated fifth season will debut in just over a month. Even though we're wondering how they could possibly top the fourth season, in which the show reinvented itself and refocused its storytelling approach, we aren't going to pretend not to be excited.
ABC has released a few promos for the season, and we can spare your ears the trailer set to a new song by the Fray because there's a more substantive one out that shows a scene from the season's premiere.