Jennifer Wells profiles him in the Sunday Star.
The NYT looks at the politically sensitive act of public kissing and two of its highest profile practitioners — Richard Gere and … Mahmoud Ahmadinejad?!?! Some excerpts: RICHARD GERE, while not the first person you’d think most likely to invoke the wrath of a conservative religious mob by kissing somebody in public, was at least a passably [...]
Byron Calame is at the end of his two-year posting as the public editor of the New York Times. “How The Times deals with two major strategic challenges – lagging advertising revenue and the transition to the Web– will determine the quality of the news readers get in the years ahead,” he writes. An excerpt: The [...]
On Thursday night, the 10 Republican presidential hopefuls were asked if they believed in Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. Three said they did not. Question: Does rejecting Darwinism also mean that some core conservative beliefs also have to be rejected? An excerpt from the NYT story: For some conservatives, accepting Darwin undercuts religious faith and produces an [...]
Perth, Australia sits on the edge of a desert. Will it become the world's first ghost metropolis, abandoned because it has no water? Probably not, but the water wastage and green lawns might have to go. An excerpt from the BBC story: Australians are some of the world's greatest energy consumers, and people in Perth [...]
BBC reporter Rachel Reid on being allowed to swim at an international hotel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. An excerpt: I called the hotel before I arrived, to ask a question I already knew the answer to – will I be able to use the swimming pool? The response was a small silence, and then an [...]
A catch-up post: Democracy Now! talked to two people, including one journalist, who were on the receiving end of some rough justice by the Los Angeles Police Dept. during a May 1 immigrants' rights march. Now, it should be noted that some in the largely peaceful crowd threw rocks and bottles at the cops, but [...]