Massachusetts Attorney General Tom Reilly certifies ballot initiative that would ban gay marriage.
Feds instruct journalists: no photos of the dead.
How opera saved Rufus Wainwright’s life: “The first time was when he was 14 and felt isolated and reckless. He picked up an older man in London. ‘I got in over my head,’ he said, describing the resulting encounter as ‘essentially rape.’ In the months and years that followed, opera helped him recover from this trauma. Alone in his dormitory room at the Millbrook School in upstate New York, he would dance naked to the voluptuous strains of the ‘Dance of the Seven Veils’ from Strauss’s ‘Salome’ and blast Verdi and Wagner into the quad, where his uncomprehending classmates played lacrosse. During this period, he was secretly convinced that the sexual incident had left him H.I.V. positive. (It had not.) ‘With opera I could relax and relate to that kind of despair and fear,’ he said, yet ‘regain some innocence.'”
Apple introduces iTunes-enabled Motorola Rokr phone, Harry Potter collectible iPod emblazoned with Hogwarts crest and complete Harry Potter audiobook collection, and complete Madonna catalog. Rokr phone will hold 100 songs and automatically pause when the user gets a call. Also new is the iPod nano, a smaller replacement for the iPod mini, thinner than a number two pencil with support for photos. Now this is something I really want – and it comes in black!