In a welcome break from the endless coverage of Obamacare, the Senate Democratic leadership scuttled the filibuster rules Republicans had been using to hold up a ridiculous number of Obama appointments, and the Administration brokered a nuclear deal with Iran. The break is welcome because it gives ... More >>
Petula Clark sang some of the brightest hits of the 1960s, like "Downtown" (my theme), "Don't Sleep In The Subway," "Color My World," and "I Know A Place." The woman has sold over 60 million records! That's more than Rihanna. She's also done theater, made CDs, and still sings with a perfect pitch a ... More >>
One hundred thousand truths
Putting Isabelle Eberhardt’s life to music
Gagosian Gallery hosts a display of the late artist's spot paintings
Archangeli/FlickrMelanie M. Asks: I'm living in New York as an exchange student from Geneva and I miss my Swiss cuisine from home! Do you know of any restaurants where I can find veal cordon bleu? Dear Melanie: While chicken cordon bleu is a relatively common (though somewhat passé) ... More >>
Yves Rossy, who is both braver and crazier than we are, flew for 8 minutes across the Grand Canyon on Saturday at speeds of up to 190 miles per hour. "Flying his jet-propelled wing attached to his back, and steering only by moving his body, Rossy launched from a helicopter at 2,440 metres above the ... More >>
Iran announced on Sunday that it now has its first batch of uranium yellowcake, which is "the raw material for enrichment" on the way to nuclear capabilities. The very public posturing comes before Monday's talks in Geneva with world powers about Iran's nuclear program, so the existence of us ... More >>
Cox's Orange Pippin is one of the new apples being vended in the greenmarkets around the city. Last year, we conducted our first annual Big Apple Apple Census, in which we discovered and cataloged 30 varieties of apples in area greenmarkets, and provided a handy alphabetized list that inclu ... More >>
After Sean Bell was shot dead by plainclothes police officers on the day of his wedding last fall, the footsteps of a movement were felt in New York. Now it has been worn down by freezing winds, the holidays, and weeks of hoping for indictments. On Monday, some 30 members from the December 12th grou ... More >>
The disappeared: Are they dead? Are they alive? Ask Congress. Ask the president.
CIA has documented every use of its exclusive 'enhanced interrogation techniques'
A PBS documentary names U.S. torture commanders
Neocons hunt for the right surrogate at the right time to take on Iran
A Maxwell parable tries to save the fallen creeps among us
Can a sacred music festival lure us away from violence and toward reason?
Ariel Maneuvers Growing Tiresome
Israeli Pol Tests U.S. Waters for a New 'Geneva Accord'
Suicide by Hanging Out to Dry
When Virus Movies Attack!
Laurent Cantet's Work Ethic
How IBM Helped Automate the Nazi Death Machine in Poland
The Real Reason the Forum Bigwigs Are Here: The Swiss Didnt Want the Hassle
Spinning a Grim City Yarn
An Activist Speaks on Reparations and the UN Conference Against Racism
The International AIDS Conference Makes a Commitment to Saving Third-World Lives
At the Kitchen, a New-Style Chef
At the World AIDS conference, hope mingles with troubling news about drug-resistant HIV
AIDS Drugs Cause Scary Side Effects--And Spark Interest in New Treatment Strategies