We were hanging out in Little Italy/Chinatown tonight and Joe came up with this brilliant bilingual pun that celebrates the confluence of cultures in a pizza/scallion pancake slice of Lower Manhattan with classic New York wit and attitude. Here’s to pasta and to potstickers and to Sino-Italian-American friendship! Ni hao you doin’?
A Portrait of the Artists as Hot Young Freaks, a biography of Hepnova (the band formerly known as The Ronald Raygun), by Jon Rodis (pictured sitting above).
Stay tuned for the new Hepnova album late 2007/early 2008!
Paul Wolfowitz — architect of the Iraq war, president of the World Bank, and self-styled scourge of corruption — has been caught red-handed in corruption himself, arranging a huge pay raise for his girlfriend and hiding the evidence.
Wolfowitz’s rigid ideology, unilateral decision-making, and domineering style have demoralized the Bank’s staff and undercut the Bank’s efforts to reduce poverty. This corruption scandal could be the last straw. World Bank board members are deciding on his fate now–and a massive global outcry could ensure that his presidency comes to an end. Add your name to the petition.
Avaaz.org’s “Stop the Clash of Civilizations,” is a finalist in an online nonprofit video competition. We need your vote to help us win. Winning the competition will help us further our mission of promoting peace talks in the Middle East and raising public awareness about the issue. Talk is rising of a ‘clash of civilizations’. But the problem isn’t culture, it’s politics – from 9/11 to Guantanamo, Iraq to Iran. This clash is not inevitable, and we don’t want it. So where to start?
Watch the video (entry number 1) and vote for us here: http://dogooder.tv/contest.aspx
You have to register before you can vote online, but it’s quick and painless. Or you can vote with your cell phone by texting ntcvideo1 to 75528 (no registration necessary). Winners will be announced on April 5.
Our video is one of 6 finalists. If you have time, take a look at our competition’s videos too – they are all very well-done and support good causes. All six finalists will be screened at the Nonprofit Technology Network Conference in Washington DC early April.
Thanks to everyone who has supported this project.