‘Pundits of the Internet age are fond of excoriating the Web because anyone can post on it anonymously. Andrew Keen, whose recent book Cult of the Amateur is a good primer on…


‘The Restaurant Opportunity Center of New York (ROC-NY) is a nonprofit organization founded shortly after 9/11 by Saru Jayaraman, at the time a 25-year-old Ivy League


‘There’s a lot of things I expect to see in my lifetime; personal jetpacks, genehackers, and flying cars being close to the top of my list. After talking with Paul Laffoley, I…


‘Washington – The administration’s warrantless wiretapping program looks set to be the subject of renewed and bitter wrangling between Congress and the White House when lawmakers return to Washington in September. ‘And…






Racism remains one of the most confounding and damaging social issues of our time. Few subjects contain such a vast difference of opinion. Some people seem to believe that all racist thought…



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‘As the saying goes, a museum is only as good as its collection. So it must follow that the Museum of Modern Art stacks up as the world’s best. But does it?…


‘Saddam Hussein’s cousin and 14 other former regime officials today went on trial in Baghdad for crimes against humanity for their role in the brutal suppression of a Shia revolt in 1991….


‘Ramallah, West Bank – Even for those considered to be among the most successful Palestinian entrepreneurs, staying in business sometimes feels more like something you do on principle rather than for profit….



‘Most politicians find the cult of the political consultant annoying, but George W. Bush always seemed to find it very annoying. When he began running for President, he insisted, as candidates rarely…


‘Like John Kerry’s flip-flops or John Edwards’ haircuts, the foreign-policy gaffes of Sen. Barack Obama have now become a staple source of presidential campaign humor



‘The age old practice of witchcraft has seen an explosive resurgence over the last few decades. In the past it provoked wild and insane persecutions that led to ridiculous witch hunts in…




‘The novel that "On the Road" became was inarguably the book that young people needed in 1957, but the sparse and unassuming scroll is the living version for our time.’ (New York…


‘Six people were injured and 14 arrested last night after clashes between police and climate change protesters near Heathrow airport. No disruption of the airport or major roads was reported, but skirmishes…


‘Inside the Alamo Square apartment of Larry Harvey, the co-founder and impresario of Burning Man, there is a wooden statuette of Ganesh, the Hindu deity known for his patronage of arts and…


‘When I read a news story about the FBI "taking cues from the CIA to recruit thousands of covert informants in the United States as part of a sprawling effort to boost…