Saturday, June 27, 2009

"Appalled and Outraged"

President Barack Obama's reaction to Iran's Green Revolution was an understatement, but what can he --or any of us -- say? The good guys are silent while the ayatollahs refuse to whisper. Read it here.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Why We Can't Let the Brunos and Madoffs of the World Play Us Anymore

From Joaquin Phoenix and Sacha Baron Cohen to Jim Cramer and AIG, we need to stop blaming the golden-age pranksters and start getting responsible for our recession-era actions. Read it here.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

"The prince always goes round the back to wield his influence"

The architect Richard Rogers was understandably frustrated with Prince Charles's campaign against him, but the rest of us should be pleased: Finally, our potential king is acting in a regal manner. Read it here.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Crow Procedure

The surgery to give Mr. Dapple the wings of a crow was scheduled to take twelve minutes. Read it here.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

"They should fuck off"

In his impromptu response to Toronto's request for infrastructure funding, did John Baird speak the truth about Canada's largest city? Read it here.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

"Let me make myself useful"

Matthew Crawford's aim in Shop Class as Soulcraft is the opposite of lofty: To immerse himself in practical, manual work, in auto engines instead of search engines. Why is that such a taboo? Read it here.