July 2014 Archive

I Am Not Adorable, So Please Stop Calling Me That

There’s lots of discussion these days about what to call people as they grow older. Nobody likes “elderly”; “senior” and “senior citizen” are a scant ...

Unseen City: Enough with the Group Selfies

It was the “selfie” seen around the world. During the 2014 Academy Awards, host Ellen DeGeneres pulled a stunt that started a global epidemic of ...

Bankers Should Look Eastwards for Ethical Guidance

The crash of 2008 revealed an ethical crisis in banking, one of our most powerful and critical industries. To encourage bankers to clean up their ...

Why Are Theater Tickets Cheaper On The West End Than On Broadway?

In London, a matinee ticket for Matilda costs about $60; in New York, it’s $137. What’s going on? The West End has weaker unions and ...

'Sharknado' Part Deux: The Laughably Bad Epic Strikes Back

Syfy channel has cornered the market on a new kind of film: a movie that’s played completely straight, but constructed to look cheesy and easy ...

We can't wage war on drugs. We don't know what they are…

When the US President Richard Nixon announced his ‘war on drugs’ in 1971, there was no need to define the enemy. He meant, as everybody ...

An Ivory Coast Cocoa Farmer Gets His Very First Taste of Chocolate

Here is how MetropolisTV, a global collective of young filmmakers and TV producers coming out of Holland, sets up their touching video: Farmer N’Da Alphonse grows ...

Watch Mad Magazine’s Edgy, Never-Aired TV Special (1974)

1974 was a cynical time. That was the year that Nixon resigned after the grueling Watergate scandal, Vietnam War was finally grinding to a halt ...

US Grants Israel Emergency Access to Billion Dollar US Weapons Cache

Just hours after the Israeli government killed scores of Palestinians shopping at a marketplace and sheltering from the relentless attack on Gaza in a UN school, ...

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson Exposes the CIA’s Ongoing Cover-Up of Torture War Crimes

Former US Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson discussed in detail, as a guest Sunday on Background Briefing with Ian Masters, a “major cover-up” in progress, with ...

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