New York Times Columnist: What has happened around the issue of green is that, very subtly, its opponents named it--"liberal, tree-hugging, sissy, girly-man, unpatriotic, vaguely French." What we're trying to do in this film, and really with everything that I've been writing, is to rename green as "geostrategic, geopolitical, capitalistic, patriotic." Being green is going to be a source of so much industry in the 21st century, whether it's green appliances, green design, green manufacturing,...
It's fitting that Donald Hall learned via fax that he would be the next poet laureate of the United States. He had no idea he was even being considered for the position, but there it was in writing (he had apparently missed the earlier phone call from the Library of Congress). "I'd rather read it in print than hear it anyway," he tells NEWSWEEK. "You hold it in your hand."The author of 15 volumes of poetry, including "White Apples and the Taste of Stone," a new collection of his work spanning...
Thomas L. Friedman is known to most as a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter-turned-columnist and author of several best-selling books. But he's also got a side gig hosting occasional documentaries for the Discovery Channel that explore topics ranging from the Israeli West Bank barrier, the roots of 9/11 and outsourcing.
Listening to Gnarls Barkley's debut album feels like peeping into the diary of a madman. One minute we catch an earful about necrophilia on "Necromancing," the next we're treated to an ode to OCD (obsessive-compulsive décor) on "Feng Shui." And the music, catchy throughout, swerves almost schizophrenically from spare to sweeping, frightening to fun.Who, you might be excused for asking, is Gnarls Barkley?
Arts Extra - NewsweekSecond Time AroundBob Edwards's Sly Return to Public RadioBob Edwards was ousted from NPR two years ago. Now his satellite-radio program is returning his famous voice to many public-radio stations.In 2004, Bob Edwards, the anchor of National Public Radio's "Morning Edition," was unexpectedly shown the door.
More often than not, the words "British cinema" evoke either lily images of Merchant and Ivory period pieces or the gritty realism of "My Beautiful Laundrette" and "Trainspotting." And if you think of Indian cinema at all, it's likely to be of lavish musical Bollywood productions, heavy on melodrama and schmaltz.
In the first episode of "Stella," a comedy trio's eponymous new show, three roommates are evicted by their elderly German landlord. Sounds like a typical sitcom premise until the absurdity kicks in: following a day of homelessness--they are reduced to splitting a bean three ways for sustenance--they find themselves sporting giant skunk tails to impress a New York City co-op board ...
But Farrell isn't one to give up. He has gutted his baby and is bringing a remixed Lollapalooza to Chicago later this month. No longer a traveling three-ring circus, Lolla is setting up shop in just one place for two days, July 23 and 24, a sign of the times as destination festivals like Coachella and South by Southwest have become de rigueur.
The retirement announcement came later than Supreme Court watchers expected. And when it was made--four days after the court ended its term with a series of landmark decisions--it was from Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to sit on the country's highest bench. "It has been a great privilege indeed to have served as a member of the court for 24 terms," the 75-year-old justice wrote in a one-paragraph letter to President George W.
Twenty years ago, Bob Geldof asked if starving people in Africa knew it was Christmastime at all. He organized Live Aid, a mega-multi-venue star-studded concert to raise money for famine victims in Ethiopia, and the former Boomtown Rats frontman was knighted for his efforts.This week Geldof returns to the world stage with Live 8, a mega multi-venue star-studded concert, natch, this time to raise awareness about poverty in Africa.
Over the course of her six-year stint on "Saturday Night Live," Ana Gasteyer created sketch comedy staples like NPR radio host Margaret Jo and middle-school music teacher Bobbie Moughan-Culp--that is, when she wasn't delivering deadly impersonations of Martha Stewart and Celine Dion.