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Features

Sunday, October 24 2004

Breakfast of Champions

Washington, DC ain't for the faint-hearted. This is the school of hard knocks, baby. In DC, they eat politicians, lawyers, and other movers-and-shakers for breakfast. New York has nothing over DC.


Columns

Monday, May 1 2006

The Anchor Wars

Their best anchors gone, now, their viewership bailing for Internet sources, US network news programs find themselves drifting.


Tuesday, March 7 2006

We Meet Again, Mr... Bond?

Will audiences bond with the new blond bond? Or will this Bond bomb?


Wednesday, September 28 2005

What Keeps Me Burning

We've all got to die someday. 'Till then, why not light(en) up?


Sunday, July 24 2005

Iran: Dancing in the Spotlight

A joke among Iranian exiles is that since the revolution, Iran takes one step forward and three steps back. With Ahmadinejad's election, it appears Iran is doing this shuffle, again.


Tuesday, May 31 2005

Don't Shoot the Messenger

Taghizadeh defends Al Jazeera, the best source for news from and for the Arab world.


Reviews

Monday, September 20 2004

Hoax: Why Americans are Suckered by White House Lies by Nicholas von Hoffman

Von Hoffman rings the death knell for the 'American Century', claiming that despite its current braggadocio and so-called victories in Afghanistan and Iraq, the US has failed in its effort to bring any stability to the region.


Monday, August 9 2004

Condensed Knowledge by Will Pearson, Mangesh Hattikudur, and Elizabeth Hunt

Pearson and Maloney credit the success of both the magazine and the book to the original motto: that of successfully 'blurring the lines between education and entertainment'.


Monday, April 26 2004

Everyone Comes to Elaine's by A. E. Hotchner

Henry Kissinger once said that the best thing about celebrity is that when you bore people, they think it's their fault. But what happens if celebrities bore each other?"


Monday, February 23 2004

Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill by Jessica Stern

Perhaps the most telling sentence in the book is at the very beginning: 'Religious terrorism arises from pain and loss and from impatience with a God who is slow to respond to our plight, who doesn't answer.'"


Monday, November 10 2003

The Rat Pack: Neon Nights With the Kings of Cool by Lawrence J. Quirk and William Schoell

These guys were the first to embody the definition of "cool," and no entertainer since has managed to successfully emulate or capture their powerful allure.


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