Brian Mulcahy

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Meet the U.S. one-percenter criminals revealed in the Panama Papers

The so-called Panama Papers reveal a secret network of holding companies designed to shield owners from public scrutiny. The anonymity afforded by …

20 Best Eighties-Gone-Wild Party Movies

This week, Richard Linklater unveils <i>Everybody Wants Some!!,</i> his terrific, poignant coming-of-age film that pays homage to both his experience as a …

Movies

Garry Shandling: A Life in Pictures

A Visual Tour of Iran's Tilework

As the country opens up, it's time to discover its extraordinary decorative tile mosaics, some of the most beautiful in the Muslim world, which seem …

What If the Last Bookstore Closes?

A fight to keep a Barnes & Noble alive in the Bronx points to the necessity of real bookstores—and to the struggle for the borough to get one in the first place.<p>You’ve heard of food deserts. What about book deserts?<p>The Bronx is home to 1.4 million people, nearly as many as the city of Phoenix. But …

The Secret Life of an ISIS Warlord

Abu Omar al-Shishani has a fierce, gorgeous Chechen bride. He learned intelligence operations from the U.S. And his older brother may be the real …

On A New Shared Street In Chicago, There Are No Sidewalks, No Lights, And Almost No Signs

Chicago is about to take a gamble on a four-block stretch of town where drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians are all equal. It’s not as crazy as it sounds.<p>Imagine a street with no sidewalks, no crosswalks, no curbs, no lane markings–basically no real distinctions between pedestrians, cyclists, and …

The Bizarre Tale of Ben Bradlee, JFK, and the Master Spy

When the editor’s gorgeous sister-in-law was killed, Bradlee rushed to find her diary. But why was James Jesus Angleton looking for it too?<p>On October …

EW's Horror Quintessentials: The 5 best zombie movies

<i>With Halloween fast approaching,</i> EW <i>is picking the five best films in a variety of different horror movie categories. Each day, we’ll post our top</i> …

How Did Baseball Fans Watch the World Series Before TV?

From the Play-O-Graph to the Jackson Manikin Baseball Indicator, the forgotten history of simulated ballgames.<p>Finding a place to watch sports isn't hard in this country—especially baseball. This week and next, bars around the country (and pretty much anywhere with a TV in Kansas City and San …

The Iraq War’s Key Players: Where Are They Now?

It has been over a decade since the United States launched a war to topple Saddam Hussein. Three years ago the last U.S. troops left Iraq.<p>Over the …

Who is Nouri al-Maliki?

When Nouri al-Maliki emerged as Iraq’s prime minister in 2006, he was so unknown that officials in the Bush administration didn’t even use his …

Inside the Rise of ISIS

The Obama administration indicated on Thursday that it would consider airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the vicinity …

Inside a Camp for Iraqis Fleeing ISIS

The U.S. military acknowledged today that it had begun bombing ISIS, the Islamic militant group, in an effort to stave off its encroachment into …

Pakistan’s “Forgotten Crisis”

In just two months, more than 1 million people — including 456,000 children — have been displaced by the Pakistani military’s offensive against …

Uncovering Atrocities Committed By Nigerian Security Forces

Boko Haram, an Islamist militant group, gained international notoriety when it kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls from a village in northern Nigeria …

On the FRONTLINE with Flipboard

Gabriella Schwarz / October 8, 2014<p>Since its launch in 1983, PBS’s long-form primetime series FRONTLINE has provided deep coverage and impactful …

Paul Wood's diary: From James Foley's memorial to gunfire in the streets

Lebanese life in the shadow of the so-called Islamic State<p><i>Lebanon</i><p>The Beirut press corps gather to remember the murdered journalist Jim Foley. People stand for a minute’s silence, drink in hand. Below the balcony, the nightly Beirut traffic jam sends the sound of car horns floating upward. Before …

Middle East

The lesson of the young men fighting for Isis: evil is in all of us

I suspect more and more that Isis fighters are motivated more by bloodlust than by ideology<p>I had an interesting discussion with my friend Aidan Hartley earlier this week about whether the young men fighting for the so-called Islamic State are psychopaths. (This was before the news broke of Steven …

It’s time we apologised to Assad – he had a point about those rebels

I saw MPs Peter Hain and Andrew Mitchell agreeing with each other on Newsnight about the need, now, to talk to President Assad, so that we might better combat the Islamic savages running amok in Syria and Iraq. Yee-haw.<p>If I could see, two years back, that Assad was infinitely preferable to the …

Travels in Isis country: priests, Peshmerga and property developers

From the Kurdish boom city of Erbil to the disputed towns where Kurds fled the Islamic State<p>Arriving in Erbil, you don’t feel you are in Iraq, but another country altogether, which is what the Kurds would like. The city’s outer ring is shiny and new, a touch of Dubai in the smooth highways and …

Middle East

Our boys in the Islamic state: Britain's export jihad

We've become the West's leading producer of 'foreign fighters'. Some day the chickens will come home to roost<p>Listen<p>It is the now familiar nightmare image. A kneeling prisoner, and behind him a black-hooded man speaking to camera. The standing man denounces the West and claims that his form of Islam …

The reluctance to talk about the link between beheadings and Islam

Why do they behead people? Why do Islamic extremists—like those who killed the American journalist James Foley—choose beheading as their savage tactic of choice? I have not heard anybody ask that question on the media over the last week. But it is quite an important question, and its absence says a …

Life in New York in the time of Ebola

The Great Debate<p>« Previous Post<p>Sykes-Picot drew lines in the Middle East’s sand that blood is washing away<p>Next Post »<p>Putin’s Moscow is anxious, gilded and hollow<p>5 comments<p>We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you …

Poverty, not gluttony, is the cause of obesity

Headlines blaring that obese people were to be paid to lose weight with cash, vouchers, or “prizes” turned out to be misleading. This was part of a complex NHS five year forward view plan and “paying the obese” mainly rested on challenging UK businesses to incentivise their own employees. The …

Life under Boko Haram; escapees tell their stories

Forced to marry, raped in captivity and subjected to physical and psychological abuse – these are the reported experiences of women and girls captured by Boko Haram in Nigeria.<p>Human Rights Watch has released a report documenting the practices of the militant Islamist group which has abducted more …

MH17 prosecutor open to theory another plane shot down airliner: Der Spiegel | Reuters

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch prosecutors investigating the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 believe the aircraft might have been shot down from the air but that a ground-to-air missile attack is more likely, a senior prosecutor said in a German media interview.<p>People talk near the remains of …

Nigeria's Jonathan brushes off scandals to lead 2015 election race | Reuters

ABUJA (Reuters) - Not many presidents could survive three multi-billion dollar government oil corruption scandals and a wave of cold-blooded killings and kidnappings of civilians by Islamist militants still holding hundreds of schoolgirls after six months.<p>Nigerian president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan …

Czech Secret Service: Russia Sent 'Extremely High' Number of Spies

PRAGUE - Russia deployed an "extremely high" number of intelligence officers at its Czech embassy last year, the NATO member country's secret service said in an annual report released on Monday. The reported increase in spying comes as relations between Russia and the West have worsened, …