‘Even before someone prematurely burned down the burning man, fire was a popular pastime.’ (LA Weekly slideshow). GO TO FULL STORY



…This idea is not new; periodically someone comes up with the idea that, with the U.S. fighting two wars, there is insufficient human cannon fodder to keep them going and prepare for…



‘A bleak portrait of the political and security situation in Iraq released yesterday by the Government Accountability Office sparked sharp protests from the top U.S. military command in Baghdad, whose officials described…


‘To understand how deeply New Yorkers hold the conviction that 9/11 environmental fallout is killing people, you need only to have attended the August 21 public meeting that was held in a…


‘The Hedge Fund Regatta was founded four years ago by T. J. Dalton, a broker at the Griswold Company. "They already had an architects’ regatta and a restaurant regatta, so I thought…


‘According to a recent report from the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime, 19,047 hectares of poppies were eradicated in Afghanistan this year, 24 percent more than in 2006. Meanwhile, the number…



‘As the best way to a small fortune is to start with a large one, the best way to a modest circulation is to start with something immense, like the British popular…



‘Sept. 5, 2007, marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of On the Road, the novel by Jack Kerouac that gave voice to his generation’s postwar experiences. With its energetic portrayal of…



‘Many in the media jettisoned caution–and the presumption of innocence–in their coverage of an alleged rape by Duke lacrosse players, and were too slow to correct the record as the case unraveled….


“We’re all gonna rock to the rules that I make/I wanna be elected”-Alice Cooper, “Elected” Every four years, we get Coke vs. Pepsi. McDonald’s vs. Burger King. MasterCard vs. Visa. Letterman vs….



‘AL-ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq, Sept. 3 — President Bush, making an unannounced visit to this isolated and well-fortified air base in Anbar province, said Monday that continued gains in security in Iraq…


‘When financial markets are as volatile as they are right now, with stock and bond prices plummeting and soaring in a manic-depressive fashion, it’s natural for the media to seek out gurus…



‘The Sunday Times of London is reporting that the Pentagon has plans for three days of massive air strikes against 1,200 targets in Iran. Last week, Alexis Debat, director of terrorism and…





‘Nahr Al-Bared, Lebanon – Lebanese military helicopters flew low Monday over the smoking ruins of this Palestinian refugee camp as soldiers scoured the nearby countryside for remnants of the Al Qaeda-inspired group…