Fumbling for her ID, Leoni spilled the contents of her purse all over the passenger seat and burst into tears to create a distraction when she saw, under the unforgiving glare of the street lights, not only her driving license, credit cards, money, tampons, condoms and lipstick but also a dozen bulging wraps of cocaine. — From the novel, Entangled
6 months ago today, I decided to live. I was driving on the outskirts of Jerusalem early one morning, intent on seeing the sunrise over the valley below. Going around a sharp curve, I was faced suddenly with headlights directly in front of me. There was a car coming around the curve, in my lane. In a fraction of a second, there would be a head-on collision. I was going about 50 mph.
Perhaps it hit me when Time Magazine named their 2006 Person of the Year. You. It was so simple, so obvious. The decision must have been based largely on the runaway success of YouTube. Much else was changing about the ways we communicate and spend our free time and energy. But even that simple switch from passive to active media consumption was one that, I felt sure, would forever transform our society.
During a high point in its campaign against the Zapatistas, the Mexican government circulated a press release claiming that Subcomandate Marcos was Rafael Sebastian Guillen Vicente. As part of the
campaign, then Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo said "I'll meet with Rafael
Gullien any time, anywhere." A few days later Subcomandante Marcos responded
to Zedillo's taunt by saying, "Excellent. Then the three of us can all meet
They wear pleasant looks on very white faces and hand out literature. They also wear helmets and some of the boys are big enough to play for the L.A. Rams. They are ready: members of the American Nazi Party. Well, it's Hollywood . . .
2009 was a stellar year for music. Here's ten albums worth listening to this year and for years to come.
Prankster protesters 'Billionaires For Wealthcare' have been stirring up attention across the country with their blend of outrageous humor and scathing satire.
Can media tap into a kind of liminal space like shamanism? By leveraging the collective intelligence and participatory components of the contemporary pop commons, Battlestar Galactica illuminated the historical tension between humans and their technological tools.
The Twelve Tribes were funky Christian Marxists who "worked like capitalists, but divided the money like communists." Although they had each taken a vow of poverty, they somehow managed to have "an abundance of everything."