Thursday, September 22 2005
Japan's PM, Junichiro Koizumi, is a master of those tricky steps in the political waltz.
Wednesday, September 21 2005
To thrive in a new country, immigrants must cultivate a degree of economic insularity. As a woman from Senegal tells, Paris' Little Africa is no exception.
Tuesday, September 20 2005
Faced with the challenge of regaining his intellectual identity, Bad Librarian escapes the morass of linguistic lethargy by losing himself in the wonderful world of poetry.
Indiana Jones is 63 years old, and we're in trouble.
Monday, September 19 2005
In a foreign land twice-removed, Campbell discovers that punks, even mohawked ones, aren't all devils.
Like it or not, as a first-year law student and future lawyer, some small part of Santos has to take that compromising step toward dressing corporate.
Sunday, September 18 2005
Before Katrina, network news had spent a lot of time bemoaning the lack of viewers, to which I would like to respond; maybe you shouldn't have been so stupid.
Thursday, September 15 2005
After years of repression, Indonesia is experiencing a rush of energy and enquiry usually associated with great shifts of national character.
Wednesday, September 14 2005
Before the end of this year South Africa could be the fifth country and the first on the African continent to legalize same-sex marriages. But as Leonard reports, despite open-minded policy and laws, many closets are likely to remain shut.
Tuesday, September 13 2005
Kimchi Casserole -- 'Please Teach Me English' -- South Korean students are under great pressure to learn English. Movies such as Please Teach Me English offer comic relief.
In this month's installment, Makowsky wonders why, in either kid-friendly or mainstream motion picture versions, the Brothers Grimm just can't get any respect.
Monday, September 12 2005
Is bigger always better? For Dove, so long as it brings in big bucks, it is.
If we are indeed witnessing the death rattle of Cruise's career, then perhaps it's time to give him some credit for what it was that made his stardom so impenetrable for so long.
Sunday, September 11 2005
England vs. France. A bit of good humour on both sides, heard just above the snarls.
Thursday, September 8 2005
Thanks to cosmetic surgery, our bodies are now commodities.
Wednesday, September 7 2005
30,000 gamers descend on middle America to dress up, get down, and spook the squares.
Tuesday, September 6 2005
Where did our East Coast boy get that Texas twang?
Monday, September 5 2005
Black genocide in the horror genre has reached hilarious proportions -- and Harris can't get enough of it.
Thursday, September 1 2005
Horror is hot again. In his new column, Lanzagorta explains how the current scary movie revival is but a regurgitation of the fears and paranoias of the 1970s, and quite apropos for these times.
Wednesday, August 31 2005
With its founder, John H. Johnson passed, can Ebony adapt to the new era of black publications -- and live on?