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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.
Read Naomi Klein’s Piece
Letter dated January 20 2004 from International Strategy Group, Coudert Brothers and The Albright Group (pdf).
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
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.
Has Tom DeLay–a k a The Hammer–hit his last nail? Not yet, but the Republican House majority leader has sustained his own whacks recently for a series of unethical actions.
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.
While I saw Edward Teller at several scientific conferences and heard him lecture, I met him only once. It left an indelible memory. It was at the end of April 1954.
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