Lots (and lots and lots) of people have been looking backward at the past decade lately.
Allison Louie-Garcia talked to a some kids who were born in 2000 for their rememberances of the aughties.
Freakonomics, what hast thou wrought? Evidently, now anyone with a half-baked, counter-intuitive proposal can get a platform in the mainstream media.
This week, as public-health groups called for legislation that would require porn stars to wear condoms in their movies, the porn industry got a little amicus curiae brief from an unlikely ally, one universally opposed to such no-fun liberal do-gooderism: FORBES MAGAZINE.
Week 13: when
the NFL hits the doldrums. The Baltimore Ravens usually sit someplace between
boring and deplorable. Ray Lewis just seems like a dick and they manage to make
purple the snooziest (<-- that is some new West Coast slang)
color, so they are like Opposite Prince. Joe Flacco is from Delaware -- he was Delaware
An aerospace engineer from the Air Force Institute of Technology has devised an idea, don't use nukes to blast a comet headed for Earth outta the sky, use a giant lasso. A lasso? Yes, you read that correctly. The lasso would have to be anywhere from six-miles long (that's as big as Mt. Everest) to 60,000 miles long, reported Wired magazine
Sorry - better luck next time. But for the record it says, FREE BEER FOR A YEAR, ya friggin' bonehead.
The good news, though, is that Narragansett is still giving away a year's supply of brew to 100 lucky customers. All you have to do is cop a 12-pack of long-necks sometime between now and the new year.
Upon purchase, shopkeepers will hook you up with some cool rebus puzzle coasters, which you get to keep even if you lose.
This is truly one of the most ridiculous things I've ever seen in my life. Cosmo, you've sunk to a new low, reverse cowgirl when your man is sick with the swine flu? I mean....really? Your readers can't wait a week? [On that note, did anyone realize they had a sexual position of the day? Today's was Sexy Sprinkler -- I write this as I literally roll my eyes.
We hope you've read about the straight couple who are seeking to annul their marriage if same-sex couples can't get married, on the grounds that marriage is unconstitutionally discriminatory. Deirdre wrote a great piece about it in this week's issue.
In the wake of yesterday's vote in the New York state senate vote to reject same-sex marriage there, she dropped a note to the couple.
After much speculation as to why Tiger Woods got into a single-car accident at 2 o'clock in the morning this passed Friday (hitting both a fire hydrant and a tree before his wife smashed in a couple windows with one of his golf clubs and allegedly dragged him outta the car to safety), the veil of secrecy has been lifted, or, rather, yanked off.
Via a clever hashtag on Twitter (conceived when Liebergott initially called the press conference and nobody knew what it was about) comes the news that Jackie Liebergott, president of Emerson College, will step down as of June 30, 2011. No successor has been named at this time.
As an Emerson alum, I find the situation difficult to assess.
For members of Westboro Baptist Church - the hardcore right-wing Topeka outfit fronted by proud bigot Fred Phelps - Greater Boston is a missionary’s Graceland. In fact, we harbor enough of Westboro’s target demographics to warrant a six-stop, two-day picket tour through our queer-and-Jew-filled landscape.
After watching Food Inc. this passed Thanksgiving weekend and becoming horrified at not only the treatment of the animals but the effects it has on humans as well, I realized many of us do not realize where our food is coming from. I'm not going to recap the documentary, though it's well worth your time, I just wanted to give a little extra insight.
This week in the Phoenix, Adam Reilly profiles "atheist superstar" Greg Epstein, Harvard's Humanist chaplain and the author of Good Without God: What A Million Nonreligious People Do Believe. What separates Epstein from the best-selling crop of "new atheists" -- The Atlantic's James Parker profiled the Hitchens/Dawkins/Harris crowd for us in 2007 -- is his insistence on defining atheism as a denominational entity with a spiritual, if not holy, mission: "He dreams not of decisively crushing faith," Reilly writes, "but of a
future in which the godless and godly cozily co-exist, respecting each
other's convictions and even making common cause on issues of mutual
NECN/Hearst hearthrob Philip Balboni's Boston-based online-journalism site GLOBAL POST has been making its bones by covering serious international news for a worldwide, English-speaking audience -- they just landed a partnership with PBS's austere News Hour with Jim Lehrer -- but some things about international reporting never change.