‘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…





‘CAPE CANAVERAL, Aug. 8 — The space shuttle Endeavour roared into orbit Wednesday carrying teacher-astronaut Barbara R. Morgan, who was finally fulfilling the dream of Christa McAuliffe and the rest of the…



‘Baghdad – Shiite Iraqis began arriving here this week for a mass pilgrimage Thursday to a revered imam’s shrine. Much of the city is now locked down, closed off to protect the…


‘Politicians are drawn to tragedy like flies to pie. Take the Minneapolis bridge collapse. President Bush took a 10-minute helicopter fly-over of the bridge