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Babylon & BeyondMore than 80 American academics, including Noam Chomsky and several California scholars, posted an open letter online Sunday to President Obama, urging him to heed the will of the Egyptian people, help remove President Hosni Mubarak and "move beyond...
A Lethal Obsession Anti-Semitism From Antiquity to the Global Jihad Robert S. Wistrich Random House: 1,188 pp., $40 A heartbreaking irony suffuses "A Lethal Obsession" by Robert S. Wistrich, a history of anti-Semitism by a historian who has devoted...
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The Big PictureWhether you're a film festival director, a college president or a secretary of state, you know that you've landed in Media Hell when Noam Chomsky, Jane Fonda and Harry Belafonte start signing open letters complaining about your policies. Artists and......
Brand X Files: Noam Chomsky worried by rise of far right. Nightclub for dogs? Archie's gay character.Brand XNoam Chomsky has âNever seen anything like thisâ: Famed intellectual worried about the rise of far right in America. (Truthdig) Donât talk to aliens, warns Stephen Hawking: Physicist has suggested that extraterrestrials are almost certain...
Lydia Millet's first collection of short fiction, "Love in Infant Monkeys" (Soft Skull: 178 pp., $13.95 paper), is a superb book. Featuring 10 stories -- all of which revolve in some sense around the interaction of animals and famous people -- it asks all...
Tags: Conservation, Wildlife, Natural Resources, Sharon Stone, Animals
Brand XRachel Uchitel set to pose for Playboy: Alleged mistress of Tiger Woods and David Boreanaz said to have deal in place. Will not be fully nude in pictorial. (TMZ) Kendra shopped homemade porn tape herself! Her phony "outrage" was just a P.R. stunt. What...
Babylon & BeyondNoam Chomsky, 81, a world-renowned linguistics professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said Monday that Israel banned him from entry into the West Bank, where he was scheduled to give a lecture at Birzeit University, because of his...
Theater CriticArtists are in the business of simultaneously de-familiarizing and re-familiarizing us with the world around us. "Habit is a great deadener," Samuel Beckett explained, and art lends us a new pair of spectacles with which to view reality anew. Reading...
Tags: Iraq, Samuel Beckett, Wallace Shawn, Sports, Death
The Big PictureIt seems as if the more money "Avatar " makes at the box office (it's now officially the second-biggest-grossing film of all time), the more incensed its critics on the right become. The best example? Die-hard right-wing blogger/columnist/anti-Islam...
Brand XBig Think is a website devoted to giving some big brains a platform to spout off on topics meaningful to them, and hopefully to other citizens of this planet we call Earth. With a cadre of boldface names like Ricky Gervais, Robert Wright, Stephen Fry...
MARTIN F. NOLAN covered national politics for the Boston Globe for 40 years.IN 1972, Robert Redford played the title role in "The Candidate," a movie about a young California politician with an uneasy relationship with his father, a former governor played by Melvyn Douglas. Ever since, Jerry Brown has been a mirror and a...
NANCY SNOW, a professor of communications at Cal State Fullerton, is the author of "The Arrogance of American Power." Website: www.nancysnow.comTHE PHONE RINGS. Larry Flynt's Hustler magazine wants me for a Q&A (not T&A) about all things propaganda. The editor is familiar with my books, knows me as a critic of the Bush propaganda machine. I've been a propaganda scholar since before it was...
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