GLOBES GETS IT WRONG: Milk is a great film. It's supposed to win a ton of awards. And it has won one. But, in what could be considered a bad sign for the Big Show (aka The Academy Awards), The Golden Globes, in its infinite wisdom, has decided to grant the film just one nomination: Sean Penn for Best Actor.
Yes. Just one. But, really should we be sooo surprised? I can't read the mind of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assoc. but, damn, this is not only a snub to Gus Van Sant, James Franco (above with my partner Juan at the Portland premiere) and all the others involved in the film, but a slap in the face to the memory of the late, great Harvey Milk.
IN OTHER NEWS: In Other Words, the last non-profit feminist bookstore in the entire country, might close at the end of the year. I know it's a tough time, but this place has to stay in business. Please consider them when you are looking to give a few bones to charity this season. The following is from the good folks at the bookstore: We need to raise $11,000 before the end of December. Otherwise we are going to have to close. And we can reach this goal, if everyone who cares about In Other Words makes a contribution, large or small. Please dig deep. And consider becoming a monthly sustainer. When you contribute monthly from your checking account or credit card, we have regular income we can count on. AND as a monthly sustainer you receive a 10% discount on all book purchases. Best wishes, the Board, Staff, and Volunteers of In Other Words
Here is the link to donate.
JOB BOARD: Another Willamette Week employee (and recent member of BBW) is joining me "outside" the office. Her name is Laura. And she is an amazing person. She did loads of stuff for WW. And she will be missed. That said, I hear she is an amazing house cleaner too. If you're able to still afford that and looking to hire a really cool person here is her email address:
. Or if you are a member you can just send her a message here.