The City Council formally meets twice tonight, first in a special meeting to consider the budget shortfall, and then in a regular council meeting. Tomorrow night, there is another special meeting to consider the phase 1 priority recommendations for 2020 Vision.
First things first: the new Swedish thriller, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, has been re-titled for American consumption, and done so in clumsy but understandable fashion. Based on a novel by Stieg Larsson entitled Män som hatar kvinnor — Men who Hate Women — the film’s U.S. distributor, Music Box Films, took a leaf from the book’s U.S. publisher, Vintage, and decided that the original title wasn’t going to help them sell tickets (or books).
If you are interested in innovation and have $1,500 to spare, the place to be the next few days will be at a conference at the Haas School of Business.