Not too long ago, the school of thought
espoused by those who liked George W. Bush when he was giving speeches
that sounded as if Ricky from Trailer Park Boys wrote them was
that people who don’t like the president are not American.
Three Al-Jazeera English journalists were convicted in
Egypt on terrorism charges in a trial that was politically motivated.
They have been detained for 177 days and will now serve seven years in
prison in a decision that has outraged human rights groups. WORLD -2
SATURDAY JULY 13: There are only so many ways to hurt
somebody with a tampon, but Texas state troopers today made sure that society
would see none of them during the Texas State Senate’s vote to restrict
Most Americans don’t spend a lot of time thinking about places outside of our country, so it would be normal for many to respond to news of Copenhagen, Denmark’s ranking as the happiest city in the world with something along the lines of “Who cares? Fuck Denmark.”
Northern Kentucky University’s Y.E.S Festival is showcasing three new and very different plays through April 17: Karla Jennings’ Monstrous Beauty; Jacqueline T. Lynch’s One Good Turn; and Kelly Kingston Strayer’s Marfa, Texas. A new script is an exciting thing to see, and the young actors all bring a refreshing earnestness to their work that is engaging in itself.
Having legendary singer/songwriter Alex Chilton die during the weekend of Austin's massive music showcase/conference South By Southwest is kind of like if Stan Lee died on the first day of Comic-Con. You'd be hard pressed to find an event where Chilton would be more understood, appreciated and instantly missed.
Though the situation at the top is every bit as fluid as last year, college football is returning to normal. Look at the top three teams: Texas, Alabama and Penn State. It's 1970 again. By mid-December, it's always 1970, even if the mix includes a slightly different group like Ohio State, Southern California, Louisiana State and Oklahoma.