Thirty-Six Years Ago Today: the largest mass arrest in the state’s history. And, hey, you get a lovely pun out of it, too!
Should be a fun early evening filled with good music and lots of fun! If you go look you will see all the fun we had last time :)
From the Globe:
Today, Governor Deval Patrick, Senate President Therese Murray , and Speaker Sal DiMasi will gather ’round the Grand Staircase and announce they’ve simplified — and made more generous — the tax credits for film and TV projects. The change, which must be approved by lawmakers, would give just about everyone making a movie in Massachusetts a financial reward for shooting here. (Previously, only projects with budgets of a certain size qualified for cash back.)
Kathleen Rooney is the author of Reading with Oprah (which is coming out in paperback soon), a regular contributor to the Ploughshares Blog, a regular contributor to the Redivider, and the co-founder of Rose Metal Press (along with Abigail Beckel), who publish books in “hybrid genres,” including Brevity & Echo, a collection of short shorts. A witty, wonderful teacher who was constantly recommending me books while I was her student during my freshman year of college, she currently resides in Tacoma, Washington.
MB: Why short shorts? Why now?
KR: From the outset, Abby and I wanted Rose Metal Press to promote forms that are relatively recently emerged, or not traditionallly “established,” and short shorts seemed to be a good place to start. As a new press, we knew that we had close at hand many talented writers of short shorts that we could reach and get to contribute work. Thanks to BREVITY & ECHO, we ended up falling so in love with the form, that we started a Short Short Chapbook competition, and our first winner of that, Claudia Smith, will have her book THE SKY IS A WELL AND OTHER SHORTS out with us next month. Short shorts have a relatively small, but dynamic and committed community surrounding them, and having begun working with them ourselves, we can see why. They’re contagious; after the pleasure of reading a few, the form sort of invites and encourages you to try it yourself.
Reader editorial from BoingBoing:
These other guys were ADMITTEDLY planting hoax devices to scare each other and received nothing more than that of a suspension from work. No charges, no fines. How is this possible when they were trying to make them look as real and menacing as possible?
Additionally, this speaks to the need for more “education” of the community at large and the need for more public art. Seems like public art is headed the way of the dodo in our communities as we can’t have art that could be a public hazard.
Opening up for them will be:
Doors are at 8 and it’s $8 to get in. It’s a gorgeous day out there, so why not keep the day going and come out and see some good music?