In both a literal and symbolic move, AOL announces a move to New York and a new focus on the online-advertising market. But is it too little too late?
Sen. Larry Craig's case has opened a window on a small but thriving subculture. The founder of a popular cruising Web site discusses what makes a hotspot, the etiquette and trends in the online quest for gay sex—and his concern that mere foot-tapping could trigger an arrest.
In February 2009 television broadcasters will be required by law to go all digital, freeing up some 700 megahertz of much-coveted public airwaves. On Tuesday the Federal Communications Commission approved rules for the auction of those airwaves—which could fetch between $10 billion and $15 billion in an anticipated bidding war between the likes of Verizon, AT&T and even potentially Google.
Up on stage at New York's annual River to River summer music festival, a four-piece string band is tearing through the song "Sourwood Mountain." The fiddle wails, the banjo frails and a few members of the audience actually stand up to do impromptu clog-style jigs.
The other night, moments after Wafaa Bilal went to bed in his Chicago pad, he had a terrifying nightmare: as he was walking down a dark set of stairs he encountered two friends who started shooting him at point blank range. "I've had to deal with PTSD [posttraumatic stress disorder] from being chased by Saddam's soldiers" more than a decade ago, he says. "I see the beginning of it coming back now."You probably would, too.