Smiling Serpent Hillary; East Timor as the Next Kosovo

Written by Taki on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

The Smiling Serpent If you thought comedy was dead, you obviously haven’t heard of Strobe Talbott, the State Dept.’s factotum where Russian affairs are concerned. The Strobe used to be a Time hack, a man who took, and continues to take, himself extremely seriously. The reason I find him so funny is simple. There is [&hellip
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A Saturday in Harlem with Minister Khalid

Written by C.J. Sullivan on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

But if you turned off 125th St. and down Malcolm X Blvd., you’d find that Harlem had suddenly grown quiet. The streets were empty; the sidewalks were lined with steel barricades. Every corner bore a squad of cops from different commands. The officers were relaxed but wary. Everything stayed weirdly calm until 118th St. On [&hellip
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Lobbyists for Hillary

Written by David Corn on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Holding a fundraiser at the home of a lobbyist isn’t that odd, unfortunately; Democratic fundraising is dominated by corporate lobbyists and corporate contributions, just like Republican. Warren Beatty, still pondering an anti-politics-as-usual presidential bid, has a point: Washington’s political community is hardly diverse, particularly when one looks at who pays to keep it afloat. Hillary [&hellip
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Pat Riot Games

Written by Christopher Caldwell on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Finally, the country gets stuck in the seemingly permanent situation that France is in: an electorate whose sympathies are split quite evenly in thirds, between a government that lacks legitimacy, an opposition that lacks legitimacy and a collection of "spoiler" third parties that think the whole thing’s a pile of crap. Of course, such a [&hellip
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Rosh Hashana Noshes

Written by Andrey Slivka on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Orders have to be placed at least two hours in advance, and can be facilitated by calling either Sage American Kitchen at 718-361-8651 or Cafe St. Bart’s, the Manhattan restaurant that also sells the baskets, at 888-2664. Meanwhile, the Season’s about upon us, which means that the "Wine Workshop" courses sponsored by the excellent Upper [&hellip
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Sapphire’s Upscale Indian Cuisine

Written by Jonathan Bines on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Eternal Circle Fusion cuisine is a quintessentially American innovation, the inevitable result of our nation’s status as the world’s crucible of identities, combined with our national obsession with progress in all its forms. While traditional cultures may be content to leave well enough alone, Americans will always try to figure out how to make well [&hellip
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A Scene Grows In Brooklyn

Written by Christian Viveros-Faune on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Brooklyn is home today to a scene that includes mostly modest experimental galleries (I help run one), topnotch artists and all the accouterments: bars, restaurants, bookstores and art supply shops, in descending order of importance. Developed far enough away from the art world’s crippling speculation and vapid star-system (like Soho in the 60s, when such [&hellip
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