What would it be? I ask the question because I came upon the very same one on LinkedIn, a social networking service for professionals. My go-to website for global news is BBC Online. Here's the answer I posted on LinkedIn: My first choice as an online news destination is BBC Online. The site is staffed 24/7. [...]
Your Nigerian-born cab driver is listening to soccer on his car’s radio and talking with great relish about players and coaches who have been killed upon return to their homelands after flubbing a key match. :)
Chechnya had become synonymous with ‘hell’ for most of the 1990s. Even three years ago, people wondered if the nationalistic Islamic insurgency against the Russian-backed national government could ever be defeated. Today, the capital Grozny is a changed place, thanks in part to the ruthless hand of Chechnya’s President Ramzan A. Kadyrov and extraordinary investment [...]
In TV and movies, sex scenes are getting explicit enough to the point where some are wondering if the actors are actually doing it or not. At least one critic is bandying about the phrase “hard-core art.”
Decidedly middle-class NYT reporter Solomon Moore got some first-hand experience in how the police of Salisbury, N.C. go about busting street gangs. From the NYT story: Suburban Salisbury, population 30,000, is about as far from the traditional ganglands of Los Angeles, Chicago or even Durham as you can get. But it has had an outsize [...]
The back story on how the third version of director Ridley Scott’s classic sci-fi film came to be. Hint: commerce trumped art!