Bask in the light of Shabazz Palaces
Take a sonic trip around the planet
Quoc Pham "Acoustic Africa" featuring Haibib Koite, Oliver Mtikudzi and Afel Boucoum BB King Blues Club Wednesday, April 6 Better than: Buying a plane ticket to Mali. Western listeners (that's us, if you were wondering) often need comparisons to dig deeper into "world music." If that's w ... More >>
Bring your vuvuzelas to Prospect Park
It's Day Three of the Great Zimbabwe Flap, and the rhetoric over a New Jersey Congressman's challenge to Russian bazillionaire Mikhail Prokhorov's purchase of the Nets is heating up. Prokhorov fired back at Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-My-Constituents-Don't-Want-to-Drive-Through-Two-Tunnels-to-W ... More >>
Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-NJ) tells the Post that he's requesting a Treasury Department investigation to see if Mikhail Prokhorov, the russian investor who's trying to buy stakes in both the Nets and the planned Nets Arena in Brooklyn, has violated Bush-era sanctions against doing business wi ... More >>
Tabla is among a number of restaurants using psychological principles to overhaul their menus, such as dropping the dollar sign from prices or naming a dish after the chef's mom. [NY Times] 2009 was the year 'nduja, the spicy smoked meat with a cult following, became the "Lady Gaga of pork ... More >>
No, Meryl Streep's name is nowhere near this list. But if you click on this survey, you'll find no fewer than two Brad Pitt performances (one of his accents is described as sounding merely like a sore throat), a legendarily bad Cockney accent by Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins (" 'Allo, Guvn ... More >>
A long weekend brings a slow Monday. For the Wallflowers at Irving Plaza, accept Greil Marcus's digestion of God Says Nothing Back, which could describe most any of the band's songs: "With a stoic backbeat and Jakob Dylan's fatalistic way of biting off his words, this is the sound of someone thinki ... More >>
The original hip-hop band reunites
Does a nation's sovereignty allow it to destroy its own people?
Revisiting a war-torn youth
Part 1: The Virus Creates a Generation of Orphans
What the foreign press really thinks of us (hint: it's not all kittens and rainbows)
The most commendable political compilation of a watershed year for official liberalism
Policemen's Feet on Demonstrators' Heads
Black U.S. Leaders Also Silent
'Could I Be Bombed? Or Be Thrown Behind Bars?'
Zimbabwe Cleared by United Nations
Charles Barron Calls It 'One of the Most Stable Countries in Africa'
North Africa's Nomads, Zimbabwe's ZANU, Chad's Children
Zimbabwe: Anyone in America Give a Damn?
The City Council Welcomes a Dictator
Voice of Zimbabwe Struggle Thomas Mapfumo Escapes to Oregon
The International AIDS Conference Makes a Commitment to Saving Third-World Lives
International Reporting Prize Goes to Schoofs AIDS Series
Bereft of medicine and money, traditional cultures mobilize in a new way.
Same-Sex Bonds Take Many Forms In Africa Today
Three decades after Stonewall the movement it spawned has become a worldwide symbol of freedom
E-mail From Jail: Imprisoned Writers Get a Boost From Online Activism