Meanwhile, for those who must think the world could not care less…

By: Monday January 12, 2015 1:30 am

While the monstrosity occurred in Paris, less reported monstrosities of an ever larger scale go comparatively lightly reported… Hundreds of bodies – too many to count – remain strewn in the bush in Nigeria from an Islamic extremist attack that Amnesty International described as the “deadliest massacre” in the history of Boko Haram. It is [...]


Paris On Alert With Kosher Market Hostage Crisis And Standoff Near Airport

By: Friday January 9, 2015 8:00 am

LIVE: Police close in on Charlie Hebdo suspects; hostages taken in eastern Paris — Reuters Live (@ReutersLive) January 9, 2015 With the killings at the Charlie Hebdo satirical newspaper still fresh, Paris is on high alert after a man took hostages at a kosher market and law enforcement has a standoff with possible [...]

Oo Là Là! Paris to Host 2018 Gay Games

By: Tuesday October 8, 2013 5:45 pm

Bonjour, handsome! Paris has secured the right to host the 2018 Gay Games, beating out Limerick, Ireland and London, England. Next year’s Gay Games 2014 will be held in Cleveland and Akron, Ohio, which should be pretty darn fun too!

FDL Movie Night: Absinthe

By: Monday May 28, 2012 5:00 pm

The green fairy, the muse of poets and painters, banned for almost a century, a mysterious elixir of herbs and alcohol, the subject of tonight’s film, Absinthe, which traces the history and resurrection of the mythic liquor.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Gary Younge, Who Are We – And Should It Matter in the 21st Century?

By: Saturday September 3, 2011 1:59 pm

The title, Who Are We, signals a questioning about identity and begins an exploration of its “vexed terrain.” Gary Younge, columnist for the Guardian and The Nation and the author of two previous books, lifts our understanding of identity from the taken-for-granted where it is too often treated as a fixed and done thing. Instead, Younge brings us into layers of our identities from micro to macro, from the personal to the political, revealing paradoxes both in how we know ourselves and how others (too often wrongly) ascribe identity to us.

Aristotle and the Cyberpoke

By: Sunday January 2, 2011 9:30 am

I’m partial to the desert mountains of West Texas, but on my frequent visits out here I’m always surprised – and touched – by the strong spirit of friendship and community that marks the place. “Friendship holds political communities together,” said Aristotle, and he was on to something. American political culture has deteriorated as the [...]

Gaza Flotilla Demonstration in Paris

By: Friday June 4, 2010 12:15 pm

About 200 people demonstrated against the attack on the Gaza flotilla in Paris on Thursday.

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