March 23rd, 2006

Chris Keeley

An Anonymous Recovery Story

An Anonymous Recovery Story

William K., MD

Radical Surgery

I still don't know how to tell my story. Chris has all this cool artwork on his site, so maybe I'll try a collage, a few anecdotes. The picture I'm trying to paint isn't about me. It's about this disease. This fucking disease. And the only treatment I know of that works. is an Anonymous Felloship of recovering addicts helping eachother.

It's five years ago. I've decided to take morphine before going into work. I am the cheif of oncology at this hospital and I know they have to test me before seeing patients. I've decided I don't want to work anymore. Ever. This should do it. My career is over and my life as I knew it. Big deal. Now I can devote myself to what I really want to do.
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Rachel Corrie Play--Letter published in NYTimes 3/22/06

Published: March 22, 2006

To the Editor:

Re "Theater Addresses Tension Over Play" (Arts pages, March 16):

We are Jewish writers who supported the Royal Court production of "My
Name Is Rachel Corrie." We are dismayed by the decision of the New York
Theater Workshop to cancel or postpone the play's production. We believe
that this is an important play, particularly, perhaps, for an American
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At an election meeting, the leader of the "Jewish National Front" list,
Baruch Marzel, called upon the Israeli army to kill Uri Avnery - this
was reported by the right-wing Haaretz reporter, Nadav Shragai on March
21. The story was also published in Maariv, and the day before in all
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Cecilia Fire Thunder] said to [Lakhota Times editor Tim Giago] last week. "I will personally establi

Oglala Lakhota president: we'll host abortion clinic on reservation

Responding to South Dakota's statewide abortion ban, the Oglala Lakhota president on the Pine Ridge reservation -- a former nurse -- says she'll provide access to sovereign tribal land for clinics. Snip:
"To me, it is now a question of sovereignty," [Cecilia Fire Thunder] said to [Lakhota Times editor Tim Giago] last week. "I will personally establish a Planned Parenthood clinic on my own land which is within the boundaries of the Pine Ridge Reservation where the State of South Dakota has absolutely no jurisdiction."
Link to Native Times article (subscription required), or read excerpt on indybay website here. (Thanks, drogheda, Ryan and others!)

Reader comment: For those wishing to donate cash for the project, or extend messages of support, BoingBoing reader Lampbane says, " Contact info for president Fire Thunder can be found here."

Reader comment: A.V. says,

Careful with the Sioux abortion clinic donations. Although it's a great idea for the clinic, be careful about donations which may not actually go towards the desired destination.... definitely read that post before blindly sending money: Link.

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after Judd's death at 66, in 1994, will put 35 sculptures up for sale at Christie's in New York, in

The Proto-Loft, Reborn
FLAVIN JUDD, 38, is as old as SoHo is.

Mr. Judd, the son of Donald Judd, the artist, grew up in a five-story, 19th-century cast-iron building at 101 Spring Street with his father; his mother, Julie Finch, a dancer; and his sister, Rainer Judd, when the district, a decaying industrial zone, offered cheap studios and housing for artists discovering it in the 1960's. Donald Judd bought the building in 1968 for under $70,000 and moved his family in when Flavin was 6 months old.Collapse )
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Mr. Buscemi hardly comes across as the twitch he frequently plays in movies. Sad-sack or homicidal r

They Keep Killing Steve Buscemi, but He's Not Complaining
Directors adore Steve Buscemi. They lavish him with great roles, stellar dialogue, generous screen time, and then — and there is no nice way to say this — they generally bump him off.

"When I get cast, I always flip to the end of the script to see if my character gets beaten up or killed," Mr. Buscemi said, recalling a history of being stabbed, axed, shot and fed to a wood chipper. "I really thought that after getting killed on 'The Sopranos,' I should not accept scripts where I die. I mean, there's nowhere to go after getting killed by Tony Soprano.Collapse )
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Philip Weiss on the Rachel Corrie Play--The Nation magazine 4-3-06

*Too Hot for New York*


[from the April 3, 2006 issue]

The slim book that was suddenly the most controversial work in the West
in early March was not easy to find in the United States. Amazon said it
wasn't available till April. The Strand bookstore didn't have it either.
You could order it on Amazon-UK, but it would be a week getting here. I
finally found an author in Michigan who kindly photocopied the British
book and overnighted it to me; but to be on the safe side, I visited an
activist's apartment on Eighth Avenue on the promise that I could take
her much-in-demand copy to the lobby for half an hour. In the elevator,
I flipped it open to a random passage:

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