The way we die now
This weekend, we published a two-part story about the rather amazing 32-year Scientology career of John Brousseau, whose adventures included driving for L. Ron Hubbard, spending time in the Sea Org's prison program the RPF, and working in the Cruise household with Tom and Katie Holmes. What seemed ... More >>
Anna Chapman, the failed/sexy Russian spy, almost seduced a member of Barack Obama's cabinet! So says the Post, the Daily News, Huffpo, and almost every other media outlet covering the recent news. But breaking developments suggest that this might not be true.
An obesity campaign started by a hospital in Georgia called Strong4Life and featuring giant billboards with pictures of unsmiling overweight people has been deemed too harsh by several groups of activists, reported the BBC.
Public health experts in the U.K. have recently begged the government to ban cheap booze, saying that low-cost alcohol causes 13,000 cases of cancer yearly -- and 25 percent of deaths in young Britons, according to the BBC.
The 2011 edition of Da Capo's annual anthology Best Music Writing which this year was guest edited by The New Yorker classical writer and The Rest Is Noise author Alex Ross; Daphne Carr has been the series editor since 2006contains 32 essays and is augmented by a a jumbo-sized "Other N ... More >>
The UN Population Division estimates the world's 7 billionth person will be born tomorrow. How do they know this? The UN says the number is "derived from the annual series of world population estimates obtained by interpolating the results of the 2010 Revision of World Population Prospects by ... More >>
This morning Radiohead premiered "Staircase," a moody, somewhat noodly track with a bouncing bassline and drones buzzing past each other. The performance of "Staircase" was recorded during the filming of Radiohead's forthcoming From The Basement episode, which premieres July 1 on the BBC; Ra ... More >>
John Barclay Thirty-three years ago Harvey Bassett had his punk band's song played by legendary DJ John Peel on his BBC radio show. He was 13 years old. He has been on musical walkabout ever since, becoming a world-class DJ, bringing back the Jamaican soundsystem and single-handedly reviving ... More >>
A $1900/month rowhouse in Washington Heights
And what's one thing Mexicans are good for?
Pierre Le Guennec, a 71-year-old retired French electrician who installed burglar alarm systems in Pablo Picasso's various houses, has revealed that he has 271 previously unknown works from the artist, including "lithographs, cubist paintings, notebooks, and a watercolour" reports the BBC. Th ... More >>
The Public Theater presents director Nicholas Kent's production of The Great Game
A rip from the premiere on BBC's Radio 1 earlier today, when the DJ called it "the hottest record in the world right now." Hints of Justice, Z100, the mediation of social interactions by technology, clubs in Atlantic City. This the first official single off the still untitled N.E.E.T./Interscope L ... More >>
Direct hits on Abu Ghraib, some close shaves, and frank talk about that Foster parent
Sleaze, decadence, and suicide, Brecht-style
Fred Anderson takes free jazz to Chicago's South Side, Odean Pope takes Philly to heaven
China and Japan's latest beef; talk of fuel rationing gets serious
Struggling to stay positive, documentarians fight the power, reach for the gold at Sundance
Kerry tries the conventional approach, but Bush puts him on alert
Arab Muslims Are Viciously Killing and Raping Black Muslims. So Where Is the World?
Me and Apathy Down by the Schoolyard
A New Book Covers Dance on Film From Every Angle
The Media-Military Complex Presents a New Genre: Hyper-Reality TV
ABC Wants to Dump 'Nightline' for Letterman. Laughing?