Monthly archive September, 2011

Saving Addicts

From "Is Addiction Really a Disease?  A Challenge to Twelve-Step Programs," by Nicholas Grant Boeving at Tikkun:
Let me preface this by saying that I write as someone who has struggled with these issues both as an academic and as someone who has lived in the prison of chemical dependency. I have experienced the despair...

From Birchers to Birthers?

An excerpt from Heather Hendershot's new book, What's Fair on the Air:  Cold War Right-Wing Broadcasting and the Public Interest (Chicago, 2011).  Hendershot, a professor at Queens College and CUNY Graduate Center, will be reading from What's Fair TONIGHT, Friday, September 23 at 5 pm at the NYU Bookstore.  Our founding editor, Jeff Sharlet, will be...

Ashley Baxstrom and Amy Levin:  A man was murdered last night.

A Lexicon of Morality:
Before Nature and Magic Went Separate Ways

A review of Gregory McNamee's translation of On the Nature of Animals (Trinity University Press, 192 pp., July 2011). By Peter Bebergal July saw the publication of Claudius Aelian’s On the Nature of Animals translated by Gregory McNamee. Aelian was a Roman teacher whose proficiency in Greek made him famous. Aeilan (ca. 175 – ca....

Give Us This Day Our Load of Links

Some of the best reads from the past week, right here, still hot.

Pictures at an Exhibition

By Abby Ohlheiser Photos by Merel van Beeren "Why should a dog, a horse, a rat have life, and the Hartmanns perish??" --Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky I was sitting in a French-style chain cafe (sorry America), finishing my croissant, talking to Merel, when we heard the opening notes of "The Star Spangled Banner." It was a restrained, beautiful choral...

September 15: Global Gametes with Marcia Inhorn

IN COLLABORATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY Thursday, September 15, 5-6:30 pm Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East,Room 300 Marcia Inhorn (Anthropology, Yale University) Global Gametes: Reproductive “Tourism” and Islamic Bioethics in the Hi-tech Middle East Co-sponsored by The Department of Art History and The Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies

Remembering Differently:
Coping with 9/11 Fatigue

by Jeremy F. Walton 9/11 fatigue is a fully comprehensible, affective response to the cadences of nationalism that have accompanied public commemoration of the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001. But this fatigue should not constitute the alibi for indifference, solipsism, or cynicism. Several weeks after September 11, 2001, I participated in what was surely a...

Patriot Acts: Narratives of Post-911 Injustice, Tuesday Sept. 13

Catch The Revealer books editor Scott Korb moderating an event tomorrow night at Gallatin (Jerry H. Labowitz Theater for the Performing Arts, 1 Washington Place) at 7 pm. The panel will include Alia Malek, editor of Patriot ActsAdama Bah, Noor Elashi (daughter of Ghassan Elashi, who's been placed in a "Communications...

Recreational Grieving: A 9/11 Reader

"Recreational Grieving," by Mary Valle for The Revealer

A Cabal of Wealthy and Influential Jews

From the fascinating and infuriating Tablet interview with Edward Luttwak, published on September 6th: There have been many different explanations given over the past 10 years for the strength of the American-Israeli relationship, ranging from the idea that Israel has the best and most immediately deployable army in the Middle East, to the idea that...

Evangelicals, Not Invited to the 9/11 Party

The best and most prominent reminder of the diversity of American Christian thought arrived on the New York City mayor's desk this week, in the form of a petition with 62,000 signatures.  It was written by that epicenter of hate speech, The Family Research Council (and City Councilman Fernando Cabrera, a Bronx pastor).  FRC's...