Ian Holljes

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The Decline of the American Actor

Why the under-40 generation of leading men in the U.S. is struggling—and what to do about it<p>Is it time for American actors to take a hard look in the mirror? Earlier this year Michael Douglas mused darkly to a magazine interviewer, “I think we have a little crisis going on amongst our young actors …

Mad Men

What Happened to the Roosevelts?

What the Bushes and the Clintons can learn from a fallen political dynasty.<p>In any case, it <i>should</i> have been true: that when Joe Kennedy’s bomber exploded in midair, the officer in the trailing plane flying through the fragments and the fireball was none other than Elliott Roosevelt. That, in the …

A Trailblazer in YA Dystopian Fiction: An Interview With ‘The Giver’ Author Lois Lowry

Before Hollywood went adaptation-crazy for Divergent and The Hunger Games, Lois Lowry wrote The Giver, the story of a boy named Jonas stuck in a …

The Great Iranian Nuclear Swindle | VICE News

“In Iran we have big deserts — when it rains the ground cannot absorb the water quickly, so the land becomes blue like the sky,” a retired government official from the foreign ministry of the Islamic Republic explained to me. “The nuclear issue is also a mirage. It is not real. It is not about …

Middle East

How a Mexican Cartel Demolished a Town, Incinerated Hundreds of Victims, and Got Away With It | VICE News

<i>This story originally appeared in VICE Mexico.</i><p>Over the course of 10 days — between Sunday, January 26, and Wednesday, February 5, 2014 — nearly 100 government officials in Coahuila state, northern Mexico, left their desks to execute some unusual fieldwork. They were investigating what exactly …

Mexico

How Mexico’s Cartels Are Behind the Border Kid Crisis

Agents suspect Mexican drug gangs, which control human trafficking along the border, may have a hand in the unprecedented number of underage migrants …

Dawn of the Age of Oligarchy: the Alliance between Government and the 1%

Thanks to their cozy relationship with the Obama administration, a new class of super-wealthy oligarchs keeps getting more powerful while the …

Tupac and Murray Kempton: The Godfather Who Wore Tweed

Tupac didn’t live to see the Broadway musical made about him. Neither did the columnist who wrote so perceptively about the rap star that Tupac’s mom …

The Great American Bubble Machine

From tech stocks to high gas prices, Goldman Sachs has engineered every major market manipulation since the Great Depression -- and they're about to …

Secrets and Lies of the Bailout

The federal rescue of Wall Street didn’t fix the economy – it created a permanent bailout state based on a Ponzi-like confidence scheme. And the …

Gangster Bankers: Too Big to Jail

How HSBC hooked up with drug traffickers and terrorists. And got away with it<p>The deal was announced quietly, just before the holidays, almost like …