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Daily Archives: 04/07/2008

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A Pen(n)chant for Buffoonery

Who’s that Mark Penn guy that all the TV shows and what not are discussing this week? Yeah that guy. The one who was until recently the “chief strategist” of the Clinton campaign. The one whose firm has made 14 million dollars from HRC’s campaign

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No laughing matter

Ralph Nader’s gotta find a new favorite airline. (Actually, I think he once called Southwest his favorite for-profit corporation, but can’t find the citation.) Until a few weeks ago, my only beef with Southwest was the hokey comedy routines their attendants always ram down the

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An Adorable Name for Misery

April is my birthday month, and I’m pretty excited about being way on the other side of 25. I’ve weathered the “quarter-life crisis” that Oprah started talking about just as I graduated from college. I’m done with it! Now, according to the London Times, another

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Shepard Fairey gets political

Shepard Fairey — RISD grad and former Rhode Islander and creator of the “Obey sticker” — is on NPR, talking about the viral success of his Obama poster, and the campaign’s slow embracing of it. You can listen here.

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Where Else Can You Buy A Dream For $2.29?

I know what you’re thinking right now. “I’m hungry,” you’re thinking. “I wish I had some bacon. Preferably some kind of bacon cured in organic maple syrup.” Or maybe you’re a vegetarian who drinks too much–like me!–in which case you’d like to forgo breakfast altogether

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The Odds of Drama in Denver

New York Magazine has this delicious read, a screen treatment of the nightmare that could be a Dener Convention. They say, “we asked Lawrence O’Donnell Jr., former West Wing writer-producer, to play out a scenario in movie-treatment form. The premise is that Barack Obama and

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Naked Ladies In The Chem Auditorium

Tonight at 8, there’s a screening of Becky Goldberg’s documentary Hot And Bothered: Feminist Pornography at the MetChem Auditorium, a venue that may or may not exist solely for the purpose of this show.  The movie features such innovative ladies as Nina Hartley, Tristan Taormino,

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Live Tonight: These United States, Deer Tick

Washington DC’s These United States are slowly making their way across the country, playing 33 shows in 33 cities with 33 different lineups. What’s that, you say? The band will be meeting up with different bands and music folk in every town, jamming with them