This page is soon to be retooled and beautified for the public eye (Thank you TJ). While the current page you are viewing is temporary, it is still important to mention that Buzzsaw Haircut, the print magazine has a lot of hubbabaloo floating around at the moment.
1) New issue premieres on Ithaca College campus today.
2) Staff is giving free Buzzcuts in the North Foyer from 11 am - 2 pm
3) Buzzfest in the Pub. A showcase concert to benefit Katrina relief efforts, featuring The Bumblebees (a twee-pop band who claim to be from Alberta, Canada), The Shaving Mishap (An Accordion, a Bass, a Guitar, and what they claim is a sense of humor), Billie Sings The Hits (Billie Rokosny of the Product does his thang), and Jack Bauer (Local denizens of more complex rock www.jackbauermusic.com) The show starts at 8 pm.
Lots of interesting stuff coming up in the future, including the Future issue...which will feature interviews with Bill Moyers and David Berman of the Silver Jews.
And in the world of unfortunate news, President Bush seems to have put Karl Rove in charge of the reconstruction of New Orleans. Rove, he of the political mudslinging and CIA agent outing fame.
From the NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/15/politics/15bush.html?adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1126850552-ayjefdYN5vWwSMhRLFB7Sg
"Republicans said Mr. Bush would not mention a price tag, in large part because of budget and political pressures from House Republicans and other supporters angry about administration spending.
Republicans said Karl Rove, the White House deputy chief of staff and Mr. Bush's chief political adviser, was in charge of the reconstruction effort, which reaches across many agencies of government and includes the direct involvement of Alphonso R. Jackson, secretary of housing and urban development."
While this may sound like a political statement, one would hope that the response to a natural disaster such as this and the reconstruction of a lost American city would not be politicized by the administration...though of course that would be an ahistorical hope, since this administration's track record don't run that way.
As with many things in the world of politics, read what Josh Marshall says at talkingpointsmemo: http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/week_2005_09_11.php#006547