Like most kids, I grew up eating ice cream. I also kept detailed, running lists of new flavor ideas, played between the lines of an ice cream factory during production, and made bets with my brother who could stay the longest in the walk-in freezer (bad, bad, terrible idea).
In the vacuum left by the demise of Osama Bin Laden, a man known as Saif al-Adel ("Sword of Justice" to you; other aliases include Muhamad Ibrahim Makkawi and Ibrahim Al-Madani) has been appointed interim leader of Al Qaeda, reports CNN. Al-Adel, who is Egyptian, was once a Special Forces off ... More >>
Former Gitmo resident Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani has been in New York City all day and so far, "he has not shown any super powers, and the sky has not fallen," says Steve Benen. But just wait! The Tanzanian is in town for his federal trial. He was apprehended in Pakistan in 2004 for alleged involvement ... More >>
A year ago the Voice ran a piece called "Kenyan Unrest, Jersey Style," a fascinating story about how Kenyan immigrants who identified with the opposition party, the Orange Democratic Movement, were streaming into a fairly obscure corner of Jersey City after a disputed election a few mont ... More >>