Entries by Anne Laurie

Morning Open Thread: Geek Fashion Query

Since the new geekalicious iPad is too large to carry in even the most capacious pair of Dockers, does that mean we’ll be seeing better options for man-purses that don’t look like hiking gear? You know, ‘messenger bags’ that don’t weigh more than ten pounds empty and/or feature ersatz dayglo ‘tribal’ decorations? (Srsly, from my […]

R.I.P. Howard Zinn

From his hometown paper: Howard Zinn, the Boston University historian and political activist who was an early opponent of US involvement in Vietnam and a leading faculty critic of BU president John Silber, died of a heart attack today in Santa Monica, Calif, where he was traveling, his family said. He was 87. __ “His […]

State of the Union Programming Note

Hulu is going to livestream tonight’s SOTU address and the Republican response. I’m going to try watching it there, because I’ve had trouble with drop-outs and freeze-ups on the “serious” online channels (CNN/MSNBC) during previous Presidential speeches. And for a little schadenfreude, EventheWingnuttiest Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-‘Prosperity’) has begun a walkback on attending the National […]