Thursday, February 01, 2007
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 Mugglenet.com 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.