Mark Hertsgaard sounds the alarm on climate change, Dr. Marc Siegel explains the flu vaccine shortage and Stuart Klawans reviews "Moolaadé" and "Vera Drake."
Mary Cheney has devoted her entire career to providing cover for lesbian-hating organizations.
Twenty months ago, when the Bush Administration was steering the country toward war in Iraq, we noted a parallel with another military misadventure, the Spanish-American War, in which Cuba and th
In the summer of 1953, the New School for Social Research hung a yellow curtain over a mural by the Mexican artist José Clemente Orozco. Orozco's transgression?
With the announcement that 50 million influenza vaccines from the British manufacturer Chiron won't be available in the United States this year because of possible contamination, the Centers for
This essay is adapted from Margaret Morganroth
Gullette's Aged by Culture.
In November, California voters will have their first
chance in a decade to reform the state's "three strikes and you're
out" law, which has imposed cruel life sentences on thousands for
were puzzled when, toward the end of the second debate, George W.
Bush answered a question about Supreme Court nominees by referring to
the Dred Scott case.
Every once in a while
there is good news in this troubled world, and the choice of Kenyan
environmentalist Wangari Maathai as this year's Nobel Peace
Prizewinner is one such moment.
As he began his seventh campaign
swing this year through the battleground state of Wisconsin on a
sunny day in late September, George W. Bush loaded a secret weapon
onto his bus: Dr.
The agency is withholding a damning report that points at senior officials.
Check out Eric Alterman's new book, When Presidents Lie: A History of Official Deception and Its Consequences, (Viking Penguin). Click here for info and to purchase copies.
The US troop presence is doubled--as Colombia's civil movement says no to more war.
A star is on the rise for Death Cab for Cutie. The Seattle-based indie band's last record, Transatlanticism (Barsuk), has sold just over 184,000 copies.
Neocons isolate State Department experts, with disastrous results.
The Christian right's comeback has been fueled by Bush Administration grants.
Letter dated January 20 2004 from International Strategy Group, Coudert Brothers and The Albright Group (pdf).
Throughout the four decades of his great career--which is the same thing as saying, throughout the history of filmmaking in sub-Saharan Africa--Ousmane Sembene has switched back and forth between
Unlike news reports, theater isn't expected to stick to the facts. By nature, the form is duplicitous, built on a sandy foundation of make-believe and pretense.
Henry James is not a name that springs to mind when we think of adventure stories, prose epics or historical fiction.