Christian headmaster slams alum Michelle Williams: “We don’t want to have anything to do with her in relation to that movie (Brokeback). Michelle doesn’t represent the values of this institution. We would not approve of her movies and TV shows (including the teen drama “Dawson’s Creek”). We’d not like to be tied to ‘Brokeback Mountain.’ I hope we offered her something in life. But she made the kinds of choices of which we wouldn’t approve. ‘Brokeback Mountain’ basically promotes a lifestyle we don’t promote. It’s not the word of God.”
New York Public Library acquires massive archive of William S. Burroughs manuscripts and photographs. Curator: “Of the tens of thousands of pages, only literally a handful have ever been seen.”
1860s warship that was “the pride of Queen Victoria” to host gay wedding for Royal Navy Lieutenant Commander Jim Phillips and his partner Marcus Rutter. Phillips: “I’d say a significant proportion of my colleagues know I’m gay but there have been no problems or prejudices at all. It’s been work as usual. I think most people are mature and educated enough for it not to be an issue.”
Condi Rice works out.
A new generation of tiny jets with engines “derived form those of cruise missiles” may transform air travel. “With a range of 1,000 miles or more, proponents say the new jets will spawn a new generation of air taxis and charters that will carry travelers to airports within 20 minutes of their homes or destinations, at a price comparable to a coach airline ticket.”