Controversy trails Michael Moore like a shadow—or is that the other way around? The lefty filmmaker, whose "Roger & Me," and "Bowling For Columbine" and "Fahrenheit 9/11," all put pins in the proverbial cushion of power, is needling people again—this time with "Sicko," his sardonic attack on the American health-care system.
Jim Kenefick, 36, is the founder of Moorewatch.com, one of the Web's most visited anti-Michael Moore sites. So imagine Kenefick's surprise when he received a friendly voice mail last month—from Moore himself, calling from the Cannes Film Festival premiere of his agitprop documentary "Sicko." The lefty filmmaker had two things to tell his cybercritic.
The Green Revolution happened in most parts of the world back in the middle of the 20th century, but it has not yet reached the continent of Africa. Last week the Rockefeller Foundation, one of America's largest private philanthropies, committed $50 million to a five-year program to increase the productivity of Africa's small farmers, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation also put up $100 million.