From the ice-bound passes of the Hindu Kush to the blazing heat of the Karakum Desert, Central Asia is a sub-continent steeped in illusion.
Every year Dispatches From The Edge gives awards to news stories and newsmakers that fall under the category of "Are you serious?"
The news from Syria is not good.
It is appropriate on this 11th anniversary to think hard about the need for a new direction in foreign policy.
The organizers would like to have an exhibition of Blanche Wille's artwork at a major gallery, and a serious catalog.
The reports filtering out of Northern Mali are appalling: beatings and whippings for the slightest violations of Sharia law.
In September 2009, Van Jones stepped down as Special Advisor under a barrage of right-wing criticism of his youthful flirtation with leftist politics.
About 100 friends and activists in labor and progressive groups gathered at a memorial here Aug. 18 to pay tribute to Judy Gallo, who died recently at age 70.
What happens in the 2012 elections could make or break struggling cities like Detroit that have been devastated by the economic crisis.
First, one should never be surprised to find that the NY Times can ferret out experts to say virtually anything.