Nineteen people were killed in a crowd panic at a free German dance music festival. Officials have launched an investigation into the deaths, which reportedly occurred after authorities repeatedly were warned about dangerous conditions. About 1.4 million people attended the event in Duisburg.
Shirtless gyrations? Check. All-male soldier crew in sweaty Afghanistan? Check. Fingers tracing other men’s sternums? Check. Looks like a normal day for our troops in Afghanistan in this fascinating remake of Lady Gaga’s “Telephone” video opera.
GM’s new Volt may be able to drive for 40 miles without a drop of gas, but, based on the singing and dancing in this video, it’s clear that the brains that bankrupted this company are still very much in charge.
The renowned German choreographer Pina Bausch has died. The death of the artist, a revolutionary figure in dance, comes as a great loss to both the world of dance and the international arts community. “Pina Bausch continually pushed the boundaries of what we call dance,” said John Neumeier, director of the Hamburg Ballet. “I simply cannot imagine a successor. ... ”
It’s hard to tell from this clip whether the people rushing to the stage to egg President Bush on as he attempts to enact a little rhythmic diplomacy at this recent function in Liberia are cheering for or jeering at him. We have our suspicions, though.