‘When completed, the highway will run from Mexico City to Toronto, slicing through the heartland like a dagger sunk into a heifer at the loins and pulled clean to the throat. It…


‘In September of 1931 in a small farm house on the Isle of Man, the Irving family began hearing odd sounds coming from the attic of the home. Initially, they sounded like…


‘Josh Caldwell and Hunter Weeks were bored with their cubicle-farm jobs, making good money but feeling empty and unfulfilled. Like many white-collar workers, they dreamed of a life beyond the veal-fattening pens….




‘US loss of control over the flood of weapons into Iraq was highlighted again yesterday when it emerged that Italian anti-Mafia investigators had uncovered an alleged shipment of 105,000 rifles of which…



‘It was here that Rudolph Giuliani, New York’s thrice-married, anti-gun, pro-gay, pro-choice former mayor, found himself one morning in April, in what appeared to be a critical moment in his young campaign…


‘This just in: The Republican CNN/YouTube debate, in limbo for the past few weeks, is on again. ‘But Mitt Romney, who won Saturday’s Iowa straw poll and has criticized the debate format,…


‘"The image of Lenin that emerges from the pages of this book, even the mere mention of him in the title alongside Stalin and Hitler," writes Robert Gellately in the introduction to…


‘The role of science journalists in the developing world is more important than ever.’ (Seed Magazine article). GO TO FULL STORY



‘AMES, IOWA — Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney handily won a Republican presidential straw poll here on Saturday, while the dark-horse candidacy of ex-Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee got a lift from a…


Venger As’Nas Satanis, the enigmatic High Priest of the Cult of Cthulhu points Disinfonauts this weekend to the latest issue of Fate Magazine which discusses the connection between H.P. Lovecraft‘s cosmological horror…




‘Mark Twain said, "I have never let my schooling interfere with my education." I have always been a rebel of the educational system for ignoring the hidden. There were just too many…


‘Sufi mysticism meets reggae as producer Gaudi re-imagines the great voice of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.’ (NPR article). GO TO FULL STORY



‘A pimpin’ young MC wearing a black hoodie and jeans hanging so low he could get a citation lies in wait just outside the door of Zentro Bistro, a homogenized faux-Parisian club…



‘Was I alone e a few Sundays ago in thinking that the photograph of Sanford Weill on the front page of The New York Times was much too small? I mean, it…



‘Herat, Afghanistan – When Hajji Zekrullah Ahmadyar drives out of Herat, he witnesses an urban tableau that is in many ways atypical of modern Afghanistan. ‘Mr. Ahmadyar navigates over smooth asphalt as…