House energy plan15% renewable energy target [NY Times]
Sarah Palin signs book dealThis might actually be entertaining [WaPo]
Pope visits BethelehemCalls for a Palestinian state [WaPo]
Senate about to reject HayesWould have been Deputy Secretary of Interior [CNN]
Comedian taking on IMAXAziz Ansari offers to debate CEO over alleged Star Trek improprieties [NY Mag]
After calling teabaggers "racists," in an appearance on Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Janeane Garofalo was expected to face hecklers, protesters, and, potentially, threats to her safety when she appeared at the AltCom! festival this past weekend.
Garofalo tells BreakRoomLive.com what really happened at the Somerville Theatre on Friday.
Gov. Patrick: time on his hands?We like Deval, but yeesh... [Globe]\
Gov. Crist to announce Senate runHe'll probably win, at that [NY Times]
Afghanistan commander oustedGates: "we must do better." [CSM]
Trump to make announcements about Miss CASeriously, now: since when did this many people care about the Miss anything? [AP]
Whenever Chuck Palahniuk comes to town, you know you're in for something weird. After all, the man is a card-carrying member of the Cacophony Society (the jolly culture jammers who gave us the Santa Rampage) and claims to have caused some 40 public faintings with his gruesome reading of "Guts," the grim saga of a boy who turns his own colon inside out with a pool filter.
Booyeah! That's what I gotta say. To all those people crying for poor Miss California read it and weep cry babies.
In spirit, at least. Hope the new Heven & Hell album does well, or else Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler are gonna be LIVING IN A VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER.
On the heels of this weekend's alternative comedy extravaganza comes The Greater Boston Alternative Comedy Festival, Tuesday, May 12, 8 pm at the Middle East Upstairs.
Obama gets health care boostInsurers offer 2 trillion in savings [CSM]
Wanda Sykes in press dinner flapSaid she hoped Limbaugh's kindneys fail [WaPo]
Reporter freedRoxana Saberi released from Iranian prison [BBC]
NASA helping the HubbleFifth servicing mission happening today [ABC]
Go to thephoenix.com/comedyright now for videos, interviews, and live updates from this weekend's AltCom! Festival.
You already did the AltCom! Festival, last year! Why are you doing it again?
On a dare! I was dared to do a show in Somerville, Massachusetts, and I accepted the challenge. The
question isn’t, why would I accept money to do stand-up in a city I’m from,
it’s why would they ask me back? Plus, to me alternative spaces are sort of the norm of where I
I heard Christopher Guest say one time that analyzing comedy
is very dangerous to do, and I believe him.
Bad news, good news less-bad newsJobless rate rises, but pace of job losses slows [Wall Street Journal]
Dom DiMaggio diesFormer Red Sox great was 92. [Boston Globe]
Manny Ramirez tests positiveWe'll be more surprised when we find out about someone from the past ten years who didn't juice. [Yahoo]
Just when you thought people couldn't get any crazier, now they're trying to infect their kids (and themselves) with Swine Flu by having Swine Flu parties.
NYTimes article on parties: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/07/health/07party.html?em
The CDC does NOT recommend hosting a part: http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5i-VB_9IP5TEVmozh2Ua58D_6miqQ
Obama proposes cutsMost say it's not enough [US News + World Report]
Congress holds newspaper hearingsArianna Huffington, David Simon testify [Guardian]
Gay marriage advances in NHSo what will Stephen Lynch do? [Union Leader]
Pakistan military strikes Swat areaGoing after the Taliban, thousands flee [CSM]