Friday, September 16, 2005
What We Need to Know Today
The Massachusetts Legislature has overrode Governor Mitt Romney's veto to expand access to emergency contraception.
EC ON MA
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf stuck his foot in his mouth when he said that rape victims are "money grubbers" who want visas to emigrate. Lovely thoughts from a chief of state. He must retract and apologize immediately.
MUSHARRAF STICKS FOOT IN MOUTH
Elections are being held in New Zealand on Saturday. Prime Minister Helen Clark is being challenged vigorously by Don Brash.
ELECTIONS IN NEW ZEALAND
Elections are also being held in Germany. Challenger Angela Merkel is pushing Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder all the way to the close. She seems like a pretty tough cookie- conservative, a bit like margaret Thatcher.
ELECTIONS IN GERMANY
Meet twenty-four-year-old Sabrina Sagheb, the youngest woman to stand in Afghanistan's parliamentary elections on September 18, 2005. A photographer followed her as she campaigned.
The US has imported another thing to Iraq- softball.
SOFTBALL IN IRAQ
A Report from the CDC says more women — particularly those in their late teens and 20s — are experimenting with bisexuality or at least feel more comfortable reporting same-sex encounters.
The FDA and ideologogy. How Plan B keeps getting derailed- new column by Ellen Goodman
Opening today- Proof - starring Gweneyth Paltrow and Hope Davis, Jake Gyllenhall and Anthony Hopkins. Screenplay is by David Auburn based on his Pulitzer Prize winning play and Rebecca Miller. Directed by John Madden who did Shakepeare in Love with Paltrow.
The Devil Wears Prada loosely based on Anna Wintour of Vogue starts shooting in NY on Monday with Meryl Streep in the lead. Can't wait sounds delicious.
Miramax just acquired rights to a documentary about a girls high school basketball team that premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. The film by Ward Serrill "started as a one-year project about how girls approach sports in a more team-oriented way than boys, wound up chronicling the rise of a remarkable team and the compelling story of now-19-year-old Darnellia Russell, the team's star player." (LA TIMES) I am so there for this one.
If you don't watch Arrested Development when it starts its third season on Mondy at 8pm on Fox I can no longer speak to you. It is the funniest most subversive show on mainstream TV today. Jessica Walter is up for an Emmy this weekend at the whacked out family matriarch, Lucille Bluth.