Ok, what do we know. We’re at sea
REVIEW: Stephen K Amos – The Spokesman; Tom Green – Live Opera House, Wellington, May 5 Reviewed by Daven Parsons-Piwari The New Zealand International Comedy Festival brings to town all sorts of international delights for our entertainment pleasure, two such worldwide acts being Brit Stephen K Amos and Canadian Tom Green.
We Americans can’t help getting a jolt of tabloidy satisfaction every time the wealthy and well-connected French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn makes another humiliating court appearance in conjunction with charges that he tried to rape a New York City hotel housekeeper. After all, we love nothing better than seeing the powerful and formerly smug dragged across the front pages in ignominy
Are you nuts, changing genders? Oh, wow.
What are little boys made of? What are little boys made of
This winter’s surprise hit movie offers no marquee names and no special effects, only a small cup of poison for maternal peace of mind. In The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, Rebecca De Mornay plays the Nanny from Hell, who insinuates herself into the home of a trusting family only to wreak havoc on it.
THERE WAS SOMETHING SELF-DESTRUCTIVE ABOUT Harvard University President Larry Summers’ speech on gender disparities in January. In his first sentence, he said his goal was “provocation” .
As thousands gathered Sunday in Washington for a march and rally focused on gay rights issues, lawmakers showed that some of the demonstrators’ key goals face major obstacles ahead. Even with President Obama pushing Congress to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act — a stance he highlighted to one of the nation’s leading gay-rights groups Saturday night, to huge applause — members of his own party told CNN they’re not in lockstep.
Women were dismissed from the military for being gay at a greater rate than men last year, according to new statistics obtained by a California research group.
A South African government minister called on Leonard Chuene to resign after the national athletics chief admitted he knew Caster Semenya had undergone a gender test prior to the world championships. Chuene was forced into a humiliating climbdown after previously denying that Semenya had been tested before going to Berlin to win the women’s 800m title.