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‘Meek’s Cutoff’: 104 Minutes You Can’t Get Back

There are times in director Kelly Reichardt’s very bad movie—she’s something of a specialist in low-energy inconsequence—when we become, despite our better judgment, fascinated by its utter lack of spectacle, by the way it insists on testing our patience.

Posted on Apr 17, 2011 READ MORE


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Dozens Killed in Pakistan Hotel Bombing

At least 40 people were killed and scores more injured Saturday when a truck bomb detonated near the entrance of the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan—a destination for Westerners and other visitors to the Pakistani capital city—as heads of state dined at the prime minister’s house nearby.

Posted on Sep 20, 2008 READ MORE


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Serbian PM Dissolves Parliament

Serbian Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica dissolved his country’s parliament Saturday and said he would request new elections for May 11. The action followed a conflict between Kostunica and pro-Western President Boris Tadic on how Kosovo’s independence affects Serbia’s quest for membership in the European Union.

Posted on Mar 8, 2008 READ MORE


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She’s Just Like Barbie, With a Muslim Makeover

Does playing with Barbie dolls encourage young girls to adopt Barbie’s (Western, secular, shopping-obsessed) values?  An enterprising Indonesian woman concerned about that possibility took the basic Barbie formula and added some elements she believes will make the “Salma” doll a healthy alternative for Muslim girls.

Posted on Oct 11, 2007 READ MORE


Suskind: Western Union Gave Transfer Info to Feds

In the wake of 9/11, the parent company of Western Union gave the FBI information on financial transactions and wire transfers, Ron Suskind charges in his new book, “The One Percent Doctrine.”

Posted on Jun 21, 2006 READ MORE


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Teen Sex Less Risky in Europe Than U.S.

Western European teens have fewer pregnancies, and lower levels of STDs, than their American counterparts. Why? Because teens in Europe have easy access to contraceptives, confidential healthcare and comprehensive sex education. Teen sex is seen as a healthy thing. (Compare that to America’s puritanical, ineffective abstinence programs.)

 

Posted on May 17, 2006 READ MORE



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Cartoon Protests Stoked by Dictators

Don’t believe the hype about homespun religious anger: Middle Eastern leaders stoke religious riots because it makes their secular governments look tame in comparison.

Posted on Feb 9, 2006 READ MORE


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