In pictures of Cheney following the failed assassination attempt in Afghanistan, he seems to be smiling in an almost non-smirkish way. According to Wonkette, this is his first real smile in years. Afficionados of the Cheney smirk will remember, however, that Cheney may not be able to move the right side of his face. In [...]
Come to my apartment and see my pictures of Moscow? She fell for that? What the hell? I know that the sexual exploitation of graduate students is standard operating procedure in academia … but this is plain ridiculous.
…so I went ahead and made a picture of him. Well, three, actually. Here they all are together, as per sepoy’s request (below), in a PPP flag triptych. To see them individually, up close and personal, here’s red, black and green.
Sepoy recently forwarded me this fantastic translation of David B.‘s short comic “A Bomb in the Family.” Besides showcasing David B.’s incredibly clean lines and evocative sense of design, this short piece gives us a nice absurdist depiction of living with war but not in war.
I painted this portrait of Mullah Omar a few months ago, probably around the 9/11 anniversary hooplah. One doesn’t hear much about this guy anymore, even though it’s possible that he’s leading quite an active life. Since he has barely ever been photographed, he’s not the sort of person that absolutely everyone would recognize, like [...]
It was her wedding anniversary. She was the mother of two. She was elected to office in 2002. In April 2005, she was helped organize an all-woman mini-marathon in Gujranwala. The women were attacked by MMA with batons and petrol bombs. She received death threats as a result of her involvement in the event. She [...]
According to police sources, the 14-coach train was chugging towards Panipat when the explosions occurred just past midnight and set off a huge fire in two of the crowded compartments. Most of the 68 victims were caught asleep in the inferno. The train with other passengers resumed its journey after five coaches, including the two [...]
I absolutely demand that you read Samantha Shapiro’s Hip-Hop Outlaw from NYT Magazine. It is such a great read with asides like “(The Fox report on the DJ Drama raid included a shot of a grave-looking police officer saying, “In this case we didn’t find drugs or weapons, but it’s not uncommon for us to [...]
Today I met some local Hyde Parkers wanting to get Obama elected. It was nice to chat with them but I was thinking more about the conversations I had had 2 weeks ago in Ohio. I brought up Barack Obama in various settings with a number of people. The responses were: 1. What did you [...]
Some while ago, I wrote up my thoughts on being public intellectuals in the new digital age. I had always meant my ‘manifesto’ to serve as an introduction to a larger piece on digital history – that I would try and get published. I wrote parts of this larger piece and presented it at a [...]
While CM was being hacked, some of your correspondents ended up getting hijacked by the trendiest new web presence in town, my.barackobama.com. Within moments of the site’s inception, we began to feverishly collect friends, join groups and start movements. But now that the site is already five days old, the bloom has faded from the [...]
CM has been broken for the last month. Maybe you noticed? And I have been in less than optimum health during that same period. I kept making stabs at fixing it – the DNS registrant mess, the hosting company mess, the recreation of the backend db mess – but, I would run out of energy [...]
Here is a subset of the recent story about Iraqis being denied asylum and other services by the US. I received this from my friend Mana at Harvard. Felt that it needed attention – maybe one of my state.gov readers can help Omar? From: Omar Dewachi Date: Sat, 03 Feb 2007 18:16:19 -0500 Subject: Denied [...]