The Human Rights Watch Film Festival
It's the holidays and time for nightly benefit parties. This month, we'll be circling back to non-profits and art groups we've talked to through out 2011 as they gear up for their annual shindigs. Today we're talking to Eve Biddle, the Co-Director of the Wassaic Project, which is having a silent au ... More >>
Scenes from Springtime anti-Mubarak protestsIsrael airlifted its ambassador out of their Cairo embassy after protesters swarmed the building, the Washington Post reports. Protests have been growing after the deaths of three Egyptian border guards who were killed by Israeli troops who say they ... More >>
Following the death of top Al Qaeda terrorist Osama bin Laden last month, federal prosecutors today dropped criminal charges against him because, as ABC puts it, he'd be "unable to appear in court to answer them." There had been a criminal case against bin Laden for the bombings of U.S. embas ... More >>
WeissLisa Weiss, the Las Vegas blackjack dealer and Internet friend of Anthony Weiner who came forward to share their various porny messages with the media has now sent an apology letter to Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin, reports TMZ. Whether it's an earnest gesture (hm) or simply an attempt to g ... More >>
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 >>
Hiiiiiii!Hey, if you were thinking about going to the Reptile House at the Bronx Zoo today, think again! A venomous cobra escaped from its abode and is slithering around waiting to kill people. So the Reptile House is closed, sorry.
The trial for alleged al-Qaeda terrorist Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani was delayed until next week, after a federal judge thwarted the U.S. Attorney's plans by barring the testimony of a key prosecution witness.
Discussed: Band of Outsiders, Arise Magazine African Collective David WentworthAn arctic wind whipped down West 15th St., chilling the crowd huddled outside Milk Studios for the Band of Outsiders installation--and inside, the atmosphere was similarly icy. Designer Scott Sternberg, known for ... More >>
When the film version of Julie & Julia hit screens in August, Little, Brown, the publishers of Julie Powell's second book, Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat and Obsession, announced that its release would be pushed back to December. According to Little Brown, the delay had nothing to do wit ... More >>
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A fresh wave of globally minded music websites will broaden your horizons
Does a nation's sovereignty allow it to destroy its own people?
Kerik blames Hollywood for the frustration many Americans feel over the war on terror. Just in time for the sixth anniversary of 9/11, this essay from Bernie Kerik landed in the Runnin' Scared inbox. Without further ado, we present the thoughts of the former NYPD top cop, corrections commissioner ... More >>
Protesters swamped Dag Hammarskjold Plaza opposite the United Nations Tuesday as President Bush was inside pledging to deliver "democracy" to the Middle East. Most of the demonstrators were there to demand an end to the U.S. occupation in Iraq. Though the NYPD had told leaders of the anti-war group ... More >>
It's a small world after all: Mike Davis's crowded look at global urban catastrophe
You cool kids are all wearing those zany slogan T-shirts? How quaint.
Plame's not the first spy outed by the Bush team. Remember the case of the Pakistani computer tech?
Essential doc views globalization through prism of Tanzanian eco-disaster, sees colonialism
Like the plague, the Bush administration strikes down Texas scientist
The explosion of two novelty grenades outside the British Consulate this morning has all of New York wondering: Why would anyone bomb the British? I mean, they're so nice, Coldplay rocks, and "The Office" is really funny! But, dear Watson, it turns out we have more suspects than the British road n ... More >>
Rappers in Cuba, pilgrims in Mecca, killer fish in Tanzania, James Carville in Bolivia
Boondocks and motherland sing that song to da rhythm of da boogie da bang bang da bong
A Rwandan survivor remembers a preventable genocide
Legends of the Fall
Where Democracy Fails, Terrorism Grows in Sub-Saharan Africa
Voice of Zimbabwe Struggle Thomas Mapfumo Escapes to Oregon
Bankers, Bono, and Bomb Throwers Battle It Out on the Streets of the Czech Republic
How African Science Has Demonstrated That HIV Causes AIDS
Feminists Trade Strategies for a Woman-Friendly World Economy
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