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‘After watching the first minutes of Butterflies of Uganda, I realized that its story of African child soldiers wasn’t set in Darfur or Rwanda


‘Kitchanga, Congo – The prisoners are huddled in a classroom, on display for journalists visiting the rebels led by Gen. Laurent Nkunda. The setting is appropriate, because half of these soldiers are…



‘Millionaire Steve Fossett has been missing since last Monday, when he took off from a Nevada airstrip for a short flight. Rescue crews have yet to find the famous adventurer or his…



‘I’ve said it before and hope to again: David Cronenberg is the most provocative, original, and consistently excellent North American director of his generation. From Videodrome (1983) through A History of Violence…



‘Tired of watching skateboarding dogs and exploding diet cola bottles? MySpace.com, in a race to keep users from sampling such consumer-generated videos on YouTube (GOOG) and other sites, is going Hollywood. The…




‘In the movie Regarding Henry, a high-powered lawyer suffers a brain injury and discovers his humanity. Idea for a sequel: A high-powered economist writes his memoir and discovers the humanity of others….


‘The US commander in Iraq Gen David Petraeus expressed long-term interest in running for the US presidency when he was stationed in Baghdad three years ago according to a senior Iraqi official…


‘BAGHDAD, Sept. 17 — The Iraqi government on Monday said it had revoked the license of Blackwater USA, an American security company involved in a shootout in Baghdad that killed at least…


‘Ambassador Ryan Crocker had tough marching orders this week: Spin the political and economic chaos of Iraq into something that sounds like progress. But even the mild gains Crocker professed don’t stand…



‘Credit Gen. David Petraeus with trying to apply two essential rules of politics in his testimony before Congress last Monday: always sell high what you don’t have, and buy cheap. Petraeus sold…



‘Now Burns has turned his attentions to World War II, that monumental 20th-century pivot point that killed more than 50 million and was known to all who lived through it as "The…


‘"Extreme weather events" are likely to become more intense and more frequent, while higher global temperatures could affect crops and water supplies and spread disease, the report by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel…




‘2012 is a meme on the tip of everyone’s tongue these days. ‘An an example, Daniel Pinchbeck just launched the site "Postmodern Times," which is: ‘". . . a series of short…


While the September fashion magazines are touting alligator purses, crocodile coats and other exotic accessories, compassionate fashionistas should beware. These animals are often raised in deplorable conditions


Reason‘s Katherine Mangu-Ward examines the consumer backlash when Apple lowered its iPhone price point from $US599 to US$399. From vengeful bloggers wielding ‘attack PR’ to turbocapitalism masquerading as Biblical narratives, Mangu-Ward charts…