Thursday, February 01, 2007

Little Bits

The editorial page has lost its sense of humor; Molly Ivins has passed away. Ivins was unapologetic about being a liberal,
"Even I felt sorry for Richard Nixon when he left; there's nothing you can do about being born liberal -- fish gotta swim and hearts gotta bleed,"

No one escaped her right-on wit. She was a force for free speech and free thinking and she'll be missed.

NPR has a good page on Ivins, with some of her editorials and interviews.


The last *sniff* Harry Potter book will be out July 21. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will answer all those questions we've wanted answered for these last, what has it been, almost 10 years? Of course it won't answer the most pressing question I have, "How the hell can all that creativity be in one person and why didn't I think of it?" The next movie (Order of the Phoenix) comes out July 13. It's going to be a summer of Potter. Cool!

Speaking of Potter, the publicity photos of Daniel Radcliffe for Equus have been released, and he's nekked! Granted, considering the play, this makes sense, but it's still a little odd. Boy, has he grown. You can see pics just about every where, but has some good quality photos, including this one, this one, and this one


I have until June 17 to fly to NY and go to the "Radical lace & Subversive Knitting" exhibit at the Museum of Art and Design. You can read a review here--a review written by a knitter, not an art columnist. There's an exhibit on knitting done for charities that has a table with instructions and some projects already started for people to sit and knit. One of the ladies there was Naomi Dagen Bloom, who has a blog, is a well known knitter and brought a pamphlet about HIV in women over 60 and instructions for knitting a condum amulet. How cool is she?

Well, off to run errands before we head out to the Home and Garden Show. Guess it'll be another $4 hot dog for dinner again.


steve said...

Molly Ivins... so sad. There aren't many journalists with guts out there anymore. She was a gem.

I dig the NPR article and especially Wade Goodwyn's audio report. It isn't linked in the page you posted, but there is another Wade G. story from yesterday that is good too. Worth checking out.

Jay said...

Molly Ivins was one of a kind. She actually held elected officials accountable for their actions! Can you imagine? Somebody in the media doing something like that?

I'm pretty sure the scar on will be the last doohicky that they were looking for in book 6. So, Harry has to die.

But, he probably has knocked Ginny up so there's still a chance to carry story on.

Ch3ll3 said...

We (obviously) don't have NPR here in Canada so I'm sorry I can't say too much about your main topic of conversation. However...

I went and checked out the Potter pics. OMG! That boy has g-r-o-w-n. The last pic is a little more than disturbing. Hot and yet, it's still wee lil' Potter! Weird. I hope Daniel Radcliffe is able to leave that character behind as he matures into more and different types of acting.

Yay for the new book! While I can't go to movies (instant migraine), I await the release of the DVD eagerly. Not as eagerly as the book though!!

Chelle Y. said...

I just read the first Harry Potter book a few weeks ago. I am now waiting for the second one. I've seen the movies, though. :)

susan said...

There is something really creepy about being able to see a boy you watched grow up perform nude. Really creepy...

Kell said...

Steve--Thanks, I'll check it out.

Jay--Yep, I'm a little concerned about Harry's mortality.

Chelle--The books are wonderful and easy reads. You have time to catch up.

Ch3ll3 and Susan--Yeah, I was a little hesitant to put the links in for young Radcliffe, but I'm always so amazed how young actors who want to grow out of a role always take their clothes off. But I keep seeing that little 11-year-old. I keep forgetting they really do grow up.

Newt said...

It's a summer of Harry Potter and don't forget Jack Sparrow :-)