‘I recently conducted an interview with Jon Downes, director of the British-based Center for Fortean Zoology – the world’s only full-time organization dedicated to the study of mysterious beasts such as Bigfoot,…




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‘"They’re about taking out the entire Iranian military." ‘This particular spine-chiller comes from Alexis Debat, excitingly identified as "director of terrorism and national security" at the Nixon Center. According to Debat, the…


‘An Iraqi whom I will call Ahmed lives in Saidiya, an area in south Baghdad where, in the nineteen-eighties, the regime of Saddam Hussein built large houses for well-connected Army officers, most…


‘There was a time in Jodie Foster’s life when she was on the verge of giving up acting. She no longer found it rewarding, this business of saying someone else’s lines as…


‘Exploring the neurobiology of politics, scientists have found that liberals tolerate ambiguity and conflict better than conservatives because of how their brains work. ‘In a simple experiment being reported today in the…


‘Six years ago, in the aftershock of the terrorist attack that reduced the World Trade Center to a smoldering pile, local officials wondered whether people would want to live or work around…


‘Once a year, the streets of New York are returned to the freaks and geeks. Last year, the Whore Cops


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‘CORAL GABLES, Fla. –Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton insisted Sunday night it’s time to start pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq as she and her Democratic presidential rivals debated the war on the…



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‘President George W. Bush is fond of reminding us that no terrorist attacks have occurred on domestic soil since 9/11. But has the Administration’s "war on terror" actually made us safer? According…


‘Seeing "Youth Without Youth" for the first time this summer, I tried to resist the impulse to imagine parallels between the filmmaker and his hero. Was Mr. Coppola trying to recapture something…



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Michael Vick isn’t the only celebrity responsible for the deaths of dogs. Whenever impulse pooch-purchasers like Paris Hilton and Britney Spears buy dogs from chichi pet boutiques, they don’t just set a…


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‘Former Clinton administration Labor Secretary Robert Reich’s new book, "Supercapitalism," seeks to explain why so many Americans are cynical about politics and fearful for their jobs even as they enjoy what remains…


‘No one noticed the wince. If they did, no one wanted to talk about it, because Fred Thompson’s campaign staff (which still exists, the fresh exodus of three top staffers aside) had…


‘In the evening, 8 Gates -Orryelle’s solo play/shamanic journey exploring threads between different incarnations upon the Web of Wyrd as refracted through the Well of ReMemBrance. Norse Gods, fly agaric mushrooms, prehistoric…


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