Monthly archive April, 2006

Secret Asian Man

Ah, the diversity…

Secret Asian Man

God rock.

Please disregard the frightening statistics. The world is a safer place.

Always release the bad news midday on Friday, for brief mention in the ill-read Saturday paper.Yesterday the U.S. State Department released its second annual Country Reports on Terrorism (click …

Religious shopping

A mall with no cafes, no cinema, only headless mannequins and a strict bar against admitting any men on its upper floor may sound like an unappealing shopping center, but the novel outlet aims to fill a niche market: sh…

Statistics that kill

“As the world continues to turn away from the use of the death penalty, it is a glaring anomaly that China, Saudi Arabia, Iran and the USA stand out for their extreme use of this form of punishment as the…

Progressives gather to watch film, discuss issues

Both in political and film appreciation circles it seems that conservative groups, or those marketing to them, have been far more successful in attracting large amounts of people to gather in one place, usually a church…

A victory for freedom

Yesterday, the CIA fired Mary McCarthy over leaks about secret prisons in Europe.  Super-hack Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas…

Hiroshima’s crucifix

Last week I visited the peace park in Hiroshima, where a U.S. bomber dropped the first nuclear weapon to be used in war. Walking through the memorials, it is impossible not to remember the exact moment of the bomb’s det…

I went to the woods

See you all at the end of May.Yours truly,…

Game clock

On the altar of the skiesA star ignites And with our yearning flares.And time – like a game keeper at his meadow –Is counting in the sky,A heart beats up,The star drips down.…

Springtime for Hitler

If there’s one place in the world that has full license to make fun of Hitler, it’s here … We don’t shy away from the images. If you look at Israeli television every night, there are swastikas and Nazi fo…

It’s the hate, stupid

I wasn’t entirely clear on last week’s post about Proposition 187.  …