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The show goes on

New Orleans began its celebration of Mardi Gras Friday without official corporate sponsorship. Although festivities h…

Murder in the cathedral

Andrew Jones, the 24-year-old head of the Bruin Alumni Association at UCLA, is…

Burning visions of an alternative society

On Monday, August 29, thousands of people will converge upon the Black Rock desert 120 miles north of Reno, Nevada, to create an ephemeral arts utopia known as …

Tour de Lance: the golden seven

For the seventh consecutive year, Lance Armstrong has  won the Tour de France. One day and 125 miles remain of the 2005 Tour, but Armstrong’s results in the time trials today have lent him an unbeatable 2 minu…

Have two wheels, will travel

In Los Angeles, the fight for diversity extends to the choice a person makes regarding transportation. It’s not merely the idea that what you drive is a reflection of your social status or dating potential. There’s an u…

Against using duct tape

The timing of the recent London terrorist attack, according to café babel’s Chris Yeomans, is a threat not only in the practical sense of wha…

Big shoes for Bush

“[T]he more time we spend thinking about this sensible, pragmatic jurist, the better. Perhaps it will convince President George W. Bush that he can best serve the country, and his own party, by nominating …

Only doing it for their own good

The publicized aim of the anti-gay “Love Won Out” conference in Seattle this weekend is to “heal” homosexuals. …

Separate but equal: linguistic plurality in the European Union

Gabriel von Toggenburg reports on the dilemmas facing the development of the European Union as it embraces linguistic plurality in his article, “…

The Economist intimates women prefer less pay

According the article “Sex Changes” in this week’s The Economist, the glass ceilings women face have been re…

Granted

Last fall when I started graduate school my sense of proportion seemed healthy. I took the required number of courses and earned straight As. I completed two freelance jobs. And though I always seemed to be workin…

European identity: an end to nationalism?

In an article for the International Herald Tribune, Katrin Bennhold ties the development of a new European identity to the Europ…