Thursday, August 04, 2005

What We Need to Know Today

Kudos to the Boston Globe. Today, 3 out of 4 op-ed columns were written by women. I wish I agreed with all of them.

A little hope for Roberts? LA Times reports that he provided pro-bono legal advice on the landmark gay rights case Romer vs. Evans, which struck down a voter-approved 1992 Colorado initiative that would have allowed employers and landlords to exclude gays from jobs and housing. Seems Roberts also forgot to include this work on his questionnaire that Senate Judiciary committee members submitted.

Mo Mowlam, former Northern Ireland Secretary and member of Parliment who helped push through the Good Friday agreement is critically ill in a London hospital.

Women in Dubai- getting into the workplace

The Glass Ceiling is just starting to crack- celebrating 50 years of the Financial Women's Association of San Francisco

Salma Hayek will star in Paradise, the four-hour telepic adaptation of the Toni Morrison novel for Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Films and ABC.

Mary Louise Parker who was so awesome on The West Wing finally gets her own series as a pot-selling mom on Showtime's Weeds. Buzz is good. Starts Sunday night.

Interview with Marin Alsop- new conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra on the rocky road to acceptance.

Rosie O'Donnell is expected to join the cast of Fiddler on The Roof on Broadway as Golde right after Labor Day. Makes me laugh to have two of the biggest homos on the planet Harvey Firestein and O'Donnell playing Tevye and Golde. Zero Mostel would love it!

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