Last year, as the 10th anniversary of 9/11 was approaching and the rest of America seemed to be preparing for a memorialization in keeping with the previous decade of jingoism and revenge, three young filmmakers were hard at work on a different sort of commemoration.
Calling themselves the Anti-Ban ... More >>
BREAKING: A lot of the people who write op-ed pieces for the Wall Street Journal are in the tank for Mitt Romney.
That information might not come as a shock to anyone possessed of basic media literacy. But a report released today documents 20 different instances in which the Journal ran columns by ... More >>
Last night, Lupe Fiasco took a break from attempting to set the record for uses of the word "bitch" on an MTV station to preview tracks from his upcoming album to a small bunch of journalist types. That album, Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Part One, is due out on September 25; SOTC w ... More >>
On Franklin Road and North 21st Avenue in Caldwell, Idaho, this little sign above exists. Even though it really bears no repeating, here's what it says.On the left is a picture Aurora shooting suspect, James Holmes - the man behind the largest mass shooting in American history - and a count of the n ... More >>
Foreign Policy has just published its very first food issue. As you might expect from a publication better known for its discussions of AIDS in South Africa and the effect on economic stagnation upon democracy, it doesn't feature pretty pictures of unsmiling Bay Area artisans or Proustian rec ... More >>
Afghan leader Hamid Karzai is in Washington, and, in a far cry from last year's visit -- in which he was practically snubbed in favor of his Pakistani counterpart, Asif Ali Zardari, and given a whole lot of "tough love" regarding corruption and drug trafficking in his government -- this year ... More >>
Yup, an article called "Jay-Z vs the Game: Lessons for the American Primacy Debate" does in fact exist. And it's pretty good! (What Jay-Z/Game feud, you ask? Listen to this, and then this, and then have a moment of silence for the Game's career. And a slightly shorter one for Jay's, which will survi ... More >>
Yeah, yeah, blah, blah: Ackerman at last shows interest in the SEC's operations.
Congressman Gary Ackerman's rip-snorting attack on the SEC for not catching Bernie Madoff's scam is good entertainment, but it's only bluster to impress his constituents who got took.
Still, it's not a bad dog-and-po ... More >>