One wonders why so many in the media and film industry are in such frenzy over Christopher Nolan’s film “The Dark Night”? Granted the movie is good, and in some ways great, but still the plot is really no more ingenious that what passes for standard fare on Law and Order. So why is it that the Powers-that-Be is such a tizzy? No doubt a fair share has to do with it portending to hold a mirror up to post-9/11 society—with a major theme of how terror can corrupt those that fear and fight terrorism.
At her confirmation hearing for labor secretary on Friday, Representative Hilda Solis was challenged by several Republican senators for supporting a bitterly contested bill that would make it easier for workers to join unions.
On a cold January Friday afternoon , about 40 people gathered to march in solem funeral procession through Providence. Folks from throughout Providence responded to the call to action from the radical queer "What Queer" collective and gathered at Burnside park to stand against government violence and mourn the victims of the state here, all over the nation and abroad.