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posted by June 27 at 9:00 AMon
Generation D For Donkey: Young Americans leaning left, according to new poll. Young Americans more likely to favor universal health care, open immigration and the legalization of gay marriage. They’re also more likely to think we’re winning the war in Iraq.
“The Family Jewels.” Newly released CIA files document illegal domestic spying, assassination attempts, bribes, and much, much more.
The New Urbanism: By next year half of the earth’s population will live in cities, says United Nations report.
Texas Must Have Offended God Somehow: Storms of biblical proportions inundate George W. Bush’s home state, causing widespread flooding and stranding people on roofs, in cars.
Tahoe Too: That huge wildfire in Lake Tahoe, California, was partly contained yesterday. Today it’s roaring out of control again.
“That’s it. The End.” Tony Blair returns to private life. Gordon Brown is Britain’s new Prime Minister.
Because We Won the War on Pot: Four states have banned salvia divinorum, a plant that goes wild all over Mexico, because it creates pleasurable hallucinations that last about an hour when chewed or smoked. The plant isn’t illegal. Now the DEA—fresh from its victory over pot, cocaine, heroin, khat, e, etc.—is stepping in.
Jazz Hands, Everybody: Bob Fosse did the choreography for the film version of Kiss Me Kate—and he’s actually in one of the numbers. He’s one of the three male dancers in “From This Moment On,” a song written by Cole Porter especially for the film. Most of the dancing is pretty standard, movie-musical stuff. But about a third of the way through this clip you’ll see Fosse himself dancing with Carol Haney—look for the lighting change and the finger snaps. The dancing is a jarring stylistic break with everything that comes before in the number, just as Fosse’s choreography would become a jarring break with everything that came before on Broadway.