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The late music legend famously deflowered a 14-year-old groupie—before she was stolen away by Jimmy Page. Why it’s important for us to take our heroes to task for their predatory behavior.
Since the death of David Bowie on January 10th, fans and media have dissected much of his musical and cultural …David Bowie
Each new election year promises change. We will choose a new president and new representatives in Congress; fresh faces will make their appearances in Washington DC, while old ones disappear. But what about the people who stay in power, one election after another, less exposed to the public eye?
By Andrew Torchia
DUBAI (Reuters) - A purchase of more than 100 aircraft from Europe's Airbus may be one of Iran's first big deals in a trade and investment boom that could reshape the economy of the Middle East.
"The legs of Iran’s economy are now free of the chains of sanctions, and it’s time to …Iran
Near the end of In No Great Hurry, a 2014 documentary about Saul Leiter, we see the 88-year-old photographer kicking back in his chair, illuminated by cool New York light. “I may be old-fashioned,” he says slowly. “But I believe there is such a thing as a search for beauty – a delight in the nice …New York City
Ellen Meiskins Wood passed away yesterday after a long struggle with cancer. Wood was a thinker of extraordinary range, writing with authority on …Marxism
The United Nations has documented cases of Burundi's security forces gang-raping women during searches of opposition supporters' houses and heard witness testimony of mass graves, U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said on Friday.
Burundi has suffered a worsening wave of violence since …Human Rights
We were very sad to learn of the death of the world-renowned political theorist and historian Ellen Meiksins Wood (1942-2016) who passed away on …Capitalism
On the 20th anniversary of the death of French philosopher Gilles Deleuze, LARB’s philosophy/critical theory editor Arne De Boever and Brad Evans …Philosophy
The UN has warned that “a complete breakdown of law and order is just around the corner” in Burundi as it examines allegations of gang-rapes, enforced disappearances and the digging of mass graves during the eruption of violence that left dozens of people dead last month.
Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the …Law and Order
The city of Flint, Mich., is in the midst of a water crisis several years in the making. The city opted out of Detroit's water supply and began drawing water from the Flint River in April 2014, part of a cost-saving move. Eighteen months later, in the fall of 2015, researchers discovered that the …Flint
Christopher Hitchens was the ultimate champagne socialist, though as his career progressed the champagne gradually took over from the socialism. Known in his student days as Hypocritchens for his habit of marching for the poor and dining with the rich, he was a public school renegade in a long …Christopher Hitchens
Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …Extinction
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: But, first, a look at a growing controversy that has gripped one part of the government’s intelligence …Intelligence
As German Chancellor Angela Merkel is fond of repeating, the EU accounts for just 7% of the world's population and a quarter of its gross domestic product (GDP) but as much as half of its welfare spending.
Her underlying message is that Europe spends too much on social policies and thus has no …UK News
As hundreds of thousands of the world’s most desperate people arrive in Europe —many of them Syrians, but also Afghans, Iraqis, Eritreans, Somalis, Sudanese, and others—several key issues are coming into sharp focus, which, together, say a great deal about the modern world. First and foremost, the …
LVIV, Ukraine — To much of the world, Syria is a scene of unending tragedy, but to President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia it is a golden opportunity, a way out of the isolation he and Russia have endured since the West imposed sanctions over Ukraine — with the added bonus of wagging an “I told you …Syria
It’s decision time for the Fed, and whether the central bank will raise rates at its meeting today remains a mystery. Just under half of 30 …UK News
THE global economy has stumbled from one pothole to the next in 2015. America's economy slowed to a crawl during an icy first quarter. Then fears of …Economics
Japanese politicians scuffled on Thursday during a heated debate over a security bill that could see the military fight abroad for the first time in decades, after thousands rallied to voice their anger.
In scenes uncommon for Japan’s normally sedate parliament, members of the opposition and the …
For more than a century, Dabiq was one of northern Syria’s forsaken villages, a speck on a vast agricultural plain between the Turkish border and the deserts of Iraq, which hardly seemed likely to shape the fate of nations. A weathered sign at its entrance said 4,000 people lived there, most of …
Organizing boxes of old snapshots is a daunting task. That must explain why so many of my snapshots have remained tucked away in one of our closets. It’s been about five years since I have worked on this project, and now, I am ready to work on it again and finish it up. Of course, with technology, …Cloud Computing
Stopping the downward spiral of Brazil’s economy will take a bitter combination of tax increases and spending cuts. But highly negative reactions to …Brazil
A new generation of moral philosophers is determined to break with this tradition of ineffectuality. The goal of the ‘effective altruists’ is not …
New York City’s long-suffering commuters might be wise to avoid a glittering new subway stop on the No. 7 line that opened Sunday at Hudson Yards on the West Side of Manhattan. After seeing the $2.4 billion station that has ignited a burst of development in this once-grim industrial area, riders …
If your entire understanding of the economy comes from headlines about the latest economic data, you would be forgiven for thinking these are the best of times. The unemployment rate is down to 5.1 percent, after all!
If your entire understanding of the economy comes from what is going on in …
US consumer prices fell in August as petrol prices dropped and a strong dollar curbed the cost of goods, the US Department of Labor has said.
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) slipped 0.1% last month, the first decline since January.
But in the 12 months to August, the CPI rose 0.2% after a similar gain …The City
Conservative MP David Davis said it was like something out of “Franco’s Spain.” Leading human rights groups called it “a major attack on civil liberties”. Vince Cable described it as “vindictive,” “ideological” and “provocative”. Business associations warned it could have “unintended …
Perché il potente Behemoth non ha vinto il Leone d’oro? Il film venezuelano che l’ha ottenuto è davvero il migliore del concorso? In che direzione …
When the door clicks shut and you stand enclosed in the Infinity Mirrored Room, a dark, mirror-lined chamber with thousands of tiny lights pulsating like a micro-cosmos, it can feel as if the stars are aligning for the Los Angeles arts scene.
The room sounds like something out of The Hitchhiker’s …