It's the blahs: postelection, in the limbo between the holidays. The nation's not in totally awful shape, no rioting in the streets (though some think that would be an improvement). We're enduring the social equivalent of what Freud described as the goal of psychotherapy: normal unhappiness.Dismal a ... More >>
Picture this: A flight with passengers from Uganda just touched down at Miami International Airport. As the visitors inch toward the terminal, one pauses in the aisle and wipes a speck of blood from his earlobe. Suddenly sweat runs down his cheeks; his eyes are inky red. He lets out a guttural moan ... More >>
Kony 2012 is a viral video that attempts to bring us together by alarming us over a common enemy (a dictator using child-warrior slaves) that absolutely nobody could object to. The fuss about the cofounder of Invisible Children, Jason Russell, who apparently went haywire a while back, has died down. ... More >>
Could a whole coalition of highly accomplished, super educated doctors and researchers -- the ones who work at and advise the Gates Foundation, the World Health Organization, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Harvard School of Public Health -- all be wrong? Or are their critics hinderin ... More >>
You know that game where you pick five people living or dead to have over for dinner? We'd love to break bread with Marilyn Monroe, Anthony Bourdain, Ernest Hemingway, Julia Child, and Abraham Lincoln. South African chicken restaurant Nando's thinks it would be awesome to have a nice holiday din ... More >>
Mark MenjivarLooks like a party in the making. For as long as I can remember I've had this nervous habit of opening up people's fridges. Whenever I visit someone's house, no matter how well I know the person, I get the irresistible urge to open up their refrigerator door and poke around. Some peo ... More >>
What Garry Didn't Know
A chameleonic Forest Whitaker dominates Idi Amin biopic.
He wriggles, squirms, and throws money around, but "H" can't make the tale about his seduction of "W" disappear.
With an acclaimed new album and a goodwill trip to Africa, Sum 41 grows up -- a little
Letters for July 19, 2001
Exploring the rhythms of Africa and the Caribbean at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida