‘Sectarian murals are being replaced in Northern Ireland. But Belfast’s terror-tourist trail now has a more permanent attraction – the notorious Crumlin Road Gaol.’ GO TO FULL STORY




‘For those who haven’t paid attention to what al-Qaeda’s leadership has been saying, anthologies like this one are instructive because the contents, on the whole, place so little emphasis on explicitly Islamic…


‘”There is something uneasy in the Los Angeles air,” Joan Didion wrote about the Santa Ana winds that blow through our flammable canyons. To imagine Los Angeles is to imagine its demise,…


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Anton Corbijn‘s film Control (2007) captures the rise-fall-myth arc of Joy Division and the late Ian Curtis. New York Times journalist Dennis Lim gives an overview of Control‘s production including the involvement…







What do you do if you’re facing the rise of citizen journalism and the potential demise of your newspaper business? If you’re MSNBC you start an acquisitions spree of participatory journalism sites…



Victor Niederhoffer emerges from John Cassidy’s profile as a genius but flawed hedge fund speculator. Niederhoffer’s resilience has helped him to survive a squash career, a complex family life, the 1997 Asian…


The Village Voice‘s reviewer Gary Hodges decodes how Microsoft made $US170 million in 24 hours from the release of Halo 3. Microsoft’s secret? Battlefields and lighting effects, digital record options for game-play,…


Village Voice reviewer Gary Hodges dissects how Microsoft raked in $US170 million in 24 hours with Halo 3‘s release. Microsoft’s secret? More battlefields, multi-player options, the ability to digitally record game-play, and…


Victor Niederhoffer emerges from John Cassidy’s profile as a resilient hedge fund manager who has survived ‘blow-ups’ like the 1997 Asian currency crisis and the 2007 subprime meltdown. Niederhoffer’s competitiveness is his…