Riots broke out in London and other parts of England last week. The evident catalyst was the controversial killing by police of Mark Duggan; but, as with the Rodney King beating that sparked the 1992 Los Angeles Riots, it's unlikely that one small event could have caused so much fury and violence.
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As a young reporter for the old New York Newsday, Dan Morrison was one of those who smoldered under a double yoke. Stories were crammed into tight tabloid inches. And even at that liberal daily, he had to hold much of his fire about what he saw and thought during the often comic-book reign of ... More >>
Pretend you're Reshma Saujani, 34, dazzling, born to an Indian family expelled from Uganda by Idi Amin, a Harvard and Yale Law School grad who returned to Africa to help build Nelson Mandela's post-apartheid government.
It's late 2009 and everything you've done in your professional life since its i ... More >>
As the Oscar ceremony credits rolled last night and, via a coming-attractions highlight reel, a grateful nation was alerted to the presence of Night at the Museum 2, perhaps you noticed Beck's glammy, insouciant take on Dylan's "Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat" playing o'er top. Not terrible, but no ... More >>