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  • Charles Champlin dies at 88; former L.A. Times arts editor, critic

    11/17/2014 7:43:54 PM PST · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 18, 2014 | Dennis McLellan
    Charles Champlin, the former Los Angeles Times arts editor, film critic and columnist whose insightful, elegantly written reviews and columns informed and entertained readers for decades, died Sunday at his Los Angeles home. He was 88. The cause was complications of Alzheimer's disease, said his son, Charles Champlin Jr. The Harvard-educated Champlin had worked 17 years at Life and Time magazines before joining The Times as entertainment editor and three-times-a-week columnist in 1965.
  • UN Taps Israel Critic for Top Human Rights Post Experts concerned about continued anti-Israel

    06/09/2014 11:00:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 6/9/14 | Adam Kredo
    The United Nations has tapped as its next High Commissioner for Human Rights a Jordanian prince who has said that Palestinian suicide bombings are “no less horrific” than Israel’s efforts to prevent civilians from terror attacks. UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon announced over the weekend that he has nominated Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein, a member of Jordan’s royal family and its current UN ambassador, as the next high commissioner, a senior official who monitors human rights across the globe. The post has been used in the past as a bully pulpit to target Israel for criticism over its...
  • Brandeis U. decides against honor for Islam critic

    04/09/2014 7:04:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    AP ^ | 4/9/14 | PAIGE SUTHERLAND
    BOSTON (AP) — After taking heat from some of its own over a decision to grant an honorary degree to an advocate for Muslim women who has made comments critical of Islam, Brandeis University withdrew the honor Tuesday night. The university said in a statement that Somali-born Ayaan Hirsi Ali would no longer receive the honorary degree, which it had planned to award her at the May 18 commencement. Ali, a member of the Dutch Parliament from 2003 to 2006, has been quoted as making comments critical of Islam. That includes a 2007 interview with Reason Magazine in which she...
  • D. J. R. Bruckner, Columnist and Critic, Dies at 79

    09/22/2013 11:58:13 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 20, 2013 | Margalit Fox
    D. J. R. Bruckner, a retired book and theater critic for The New York Times who was previously a nationally syndicated political columnist for The Los Angeles Times, died on Friday in Manhattan. He was 79.
  • Critic: NSA Snooping Violates 'Soul of America'

    06/09/2013 11:00:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    cbn.com ^ | 6/9/13 | George Thomas
    The Obama administration is secretly collecting the phone records of millions of Americans -- and it's been going on for years. "It is sweeping, it is not what I would expect from the United States," Mark Rumold, an attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, said. In a secret program code-named PRISM, major Internet companies like Microsoft, Apple and Facebook are allowing the NSA and FBI to tap into their central servers to track people. This latest revelation comes on the heels of a discovery by Britain's The Guardian newspaper that the NSA is collecting telephone records of millions of Verizon...
  • N.H. police spurn man’s bid to buy, destroy guns

    02/12/2013 7:51:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    bostonglobe.com ^ | 11 February, 2013 | Brian MacQuarrie
    A New Hampshire police group that plans to raffle 31 guns in May received this offer from an alarmed critic of the giveaway: He would raise $30,000, buy all the guns, and bring them to his local police station to be destroyed. Another critic floated an idea to have the guns melted, turned into jewelry, and sold to help victims of gun violence. But the New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police plans to proceed with the raffle, citing fears of a lawsuit from disgruntled ticket-buyers.
  • State Stands by its Man Update: Israel critic and terrorist sympathizer ‘valued and highly

    10/06/2012 8:51:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 10/4/12 | Adam Kredo
    The State Department defended its selection of a controversial anti-Israel activist to participate in a human rights forum in Poland, praising the longtime Israel critic as “valued and highly credible.” Salam al-Marayati, founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), was selected by the Obama administration to participate in the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s (OSCE) annual 10-day human rights conference, the Human Dimension Implementation Meetings (HDIM). Al-Marayati has been a vociferous critic of Israel, once suggesting that Israel should be put “on the suspect list” for the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. His organization, MPAC, has requested...
  • Harsh Foreclosure Critic Elizabeth Warren Reportedly Made a Fortune…'Flipping' Foreclosed Homes

    06/03/2012 10:27:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6/2/12 | Erica Ritz
    Elizabeth Warren has been plagued throughout her campaign for a Massachusetts Senate seat by what appear to fibs of her own creation. It began when claimed to be Cherokee, because her “Papa” (pronounced “Papauw”) had high cheekbones, and there was “family lore.” She reportedly rode that claim all the way to Harvard, where she was pronounced a “minority professor,” when in reality, a genealogist found she is a scant 1/32 Cherokee. Now, the woman who claims to have created the “intellectual foundation” for Occupy Wall Street– notorious for its anti-foreclosure actions– is revealed to have made a small fortune flipping...
  • Leading Obama critic named archbishop of Baltimore

    03/20/2012 2:52:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3/20/12 | Alex Dominguez
    Baltimore - The leading voice of Roman Catholic bishops opposing a contraception mandate in the Obama administration's health care law was named Tuesday as the 16th archbishop of Baltimore, the nation's first diocese. Bishop William E. Lori, 60, comes from the Diocese of Bridgeport, Conn., and has testified before Congress several times in the past few months on a proposed measure to make religious employers cover contraception for their employees. The White House later backed off the rule, making insurers pay for the coverage, though many critics are still not satisfied. In one instance
  • In Jerusalem, scholars trace Bible's evolution (Liberal Critics Slam Old Testament)

    08/15/2011 8:05:45 AM PDT · by xzins · 24 replies
    the monitor ^ | 12 Aug 11
    JERUSALEM (AP) -- A dull-looking chart projected on the wall of a university office in Jerusalem displayed a revelation that would startle many readers of the Old Testament: the sacred text that people revered in the past was not the same one we study today. An ancient version of one book has an extra phrase. Another appears to have been revised to retroactively insert a prophecy after the events happened. Scholars in this out-of-the-way corner of the Hebrew University campus have been quietly at work for 53 years on one of the most ambitious projects attempted in biblical studies -...
  • Rep. Issa counters anonymous critics

    06/23/2011 4:02:55 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 44 replies
    A chief critic of ATF's gunwalking operation was reportedly briefed on the program last year --- but didn't object. That's according to unnamed sources speaking to the Washington Post about the classified briefing. The sources said Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) was given "highly specific information" in an April 2010 briefing, attended by members of Congress from both parties. The operation called "Fast and Furious" is now under fire by Issa and others for allegedly allowing thousands of assault rifles and other weapons to get into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. CBS News first broke the story in February. "All...
  • GOP critic calls Joe Biden's $53 billion high-speed rail plan 'insanity'

    02/10/2011 8:41:24 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    yahoo ^ | 2/10/11 | Daniel B. Wood
    Los Angeles – Vice President Joe Biden Tuesday proposed that the US government infuse $53 billion into a national high-speed rail network. The announcement was met immediately by deep skepticism from two House Republicans that could be crucial to the plan's success, raising questions about whether it can clear Capitol Hill. House Transportation Committee Chair Rep. John Mica (R) of Florida said previous administration grants to high-speed rail projects were a failure, producing "snail speed trains to nowhere." He called Amtrak a "Soviet-style train system" and said it "hijacked" nearly all the administration's rail projects. Meanwhile, Railroads Subcommittee Chair Rep....
  • Leading Saudi Critic of Ground Zero Mosque Fired from Newspaper, Television

    09/20/2010 12:35:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 9/20/10 | Irfan Al-Alawi & Stephen Schwartz
    In mid-August, as the controversy over the Ground Zero mosque began to gain international attention, a leading Saudi journalist wrote two opinion articles opposing the project. Abdul Rahman Al-Rashid, then manager of the Saudi-owned, Dubai-based Al-Arabiyya satellite television network, first produced a column for the August 16 edition of the international Arab daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat [The Middle East], of which he is the former editor-in-chief. In that first column, Al-Rashid cautioned, “I cannot imagine that Muslims want a mosque on this particular site, because it will be turned into an arena for promoters of hatred,
  • Busker attacked critic with guitar (...smashing a perfectly good guitar...)

    09/14/2010 9:16:26 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 34 replies
    Orange UK ^ | 9/14/10 | Orange UK
    A US busker called Bongo Jesus has been arrested after hitting a man who criticised his playing over the head with his guitar. The busker, whose real name is Brandin Hochstrasser, 31, was playing in the street in Madison, Wisconsin, when his critic approached him. Police spokesman Joel DeSpain said the 54-year-old homeless man had been unable to keep his thoughts about the guitar playing to himself. "The dispute started over some questionable guitar playing," Mr DeSpain told the Cap Times. "He went over to Bongo Jesus and provided some sort of critique which did not sit well. "When police...
  • Dining Critic Tries Nutraloaf, the Prison Food for Misbehaving Inmates

    08/27/2010 10:42:05 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 30 replies
    ChicagoMag.com ^ | September 2010 | Jeff Ruby
    JUSTICE IS BLAND: I eat Nutraloaf, the all-in-one "disciplinary loaf" served at Cook County JailInmates at Cook County Jail are allowed three privileges: television, books, and food. The staff has no compunction about denying its most difficult residents either of the first two, but under the Constitution, correctional facilities can’t withhold food. Nothing in the Eighth Amendment, however, says the food has to taste good. “This is not the Four Seasons,” says Tom Dart, the Cook County sheriff. “Inmates who are injuring people in jail will get their nutritional needs met, but we will not cater to their culinary desires.”...
  • White House Picks Critic of Local Immigration Enforcement for Key Role at ICE

    06/27/2010 7:47:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    fox ^ | 6/27/10 | Steven Clark
    The Obama administration has tapped an outspoken critic of immigration enforcement on the local level to oversee and promote partnerships between federal and local officials on the issue. Harold Hurtt, a former police chief in Houston and Phoenix, has been hired as the director for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Office of State and Local Coordination. Starting July 6, Hurtt will supervise outreach and communication between ICE, local law enforcement agencies, tribal leaders and representatives from non-governmental organizations.
  • Hilarious but extremely accurate Avatar review (salty language warning)

    12/22/2009 5:57:38 AM PST · by Thirteen · 29 replies · 2,049+ views
    BigEmpire.com ^ | the Filthy Critic
    Epic sci-fi crap typically ain't my cup of tea. I get a lot of angry e-mails from people whose bottle of Mountain Dew it is. The notes are usually pretty threatening, as though me not liking something these people love is a matter of utmost importance. As though the fact some as***le with a web site doesn't care for what they do threatens the substance of their passion. My nephew Jimmy is one of these people. He is spurred to action only when someone insults the s**t he likes. Then, his first reaction is to insult whomever doesn't share his...
  • Fashion Critic Mr. Blackwell Dies In Los Angeles

    10/20/2008 4:50:47 AM PDT · by edpc · 12 replies · 535+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 20 October 2008 | Bob Thomas
    LOS ANGELES – Mr. Blackwell, the acerbic designer whose annual worst-dressed list skewered the fashion felonies of celebrities from Zsa Zsa Gabor to Britney Spears, has died. He was 86.
  • Clinton wins backing from former critic

    04/20/2008 11:41:40 AM PDT · by red state girl · 8 replies · 108+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4/20/08 | Caren Bohan
    LEBANON, Pa., April 20 (Reuters) - With two days to go before a crucial U.S. presidential vote, Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton campaigned through Pennsylvania on Sunday as the former first lady got the support of one of her fiercest critics. Tuesday's primary to help pick the Democratic candidate against Republican John McCain in November's presidential election is the first contest in six weeks and has become a major test in the race to the party's nomination. Clinton, a New York senator, leads in state polls but Obama, an Illinois senator, has cut into her one-time double-digit lead in...
  • Border critic gets buzzed by F-16s on recent flight

    02/10/2008 1:12:08 PM PST · by SandRat · 59 replies · 105+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — A recent international airspace incident involved a critic of the government’s illegal-immigration policies and two F-16 fighter jets. Glenn Spencer, head of the American Border Patrol, apparently triggered a security trip wire on Jan. 15 as he was flying from El Paso, Texas, in a Cessna 206. “I was monitoring the progress of the government in securing our border, and I was intercepted by an F-16!” Spencer stated in a letter to his supporters. He uses the letter to drum up support for his watchdog cause. The incident happened shortly after noon, about eight miles east of...
  • Criticism for the Sake of Criticism, What's the Use?

    04/11/2007 10:17:28 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 8 replies · 344+ views
    4/11/07 | Reaganesque
    Theodore Roosevelt had this to say about criticism: "It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows,...
  • Anne Applebaum: Critic of Islam has the gall to speak her mind

    02/28/2007 4:21:05 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 9 replies · 580+ views
    Star Tribune | Washington Post ^ | 3/1/07 | Anne Applebaum
    [...] Curiously, what seems to rankle Europeans most is the enthusiasm with which Hirsi Ali has adopted their own secularism and the fervor with which she has embraced their own Western values. Though this continent's intellectuals routinely disparage the pope as an irrelevant dinosaur, Hirsi Ali's rejection of religion in favor of reason, intellect and emancipation seems to make everyone nervous. Typical is the British feminist who complained that not only does Hirsi Ali paint "the whole of the Islamic world with one black brush," she also "paints the whole of the Western world with rosy tints," which is, of...
  • Ex-Chavez confidant a critic in Venezuela (if it walks & talks like a dictator .. it IS a dictator.)

    01/24/2007 2:12:06 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 394+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/24/07 | Jorge Rueda - ap
    CARACAS, Venezuela - President Hugo Chavez's political mentor — who once persuaded the fiery leader to seek power through elections after he led a failed coup — now says the regime has "all the characteristics of a dictatorial government." Luis Miquilena, who helped guide Chavez to his initial 1998 election win and later was his interior minister, spoke out Tuesday five years after he left Chavez's Cabinet, while hundreds of government opponents held a separate protest over a congressional measure that would grant Chavez broad powers to pass laws by decree. "This is a government with a hypocritical authoritarianism that...
  • Condition of former KGB spy worsens ( Putin ? )

    11/20/2006 2:11:30 PM PST · by george76 · 57 replies · 1,712+ views
    Yahoo News & AP ^ | 11-20-06 | TARIQ PANJA
    LONDON - A former KGB agent turned Kremlin critic who was poisoned three weeks ago was moved into intensive care Monday after his condition deteriorated, and his doctor said the toxin has attacked his bone marrow. Prominent Russian exiles claimed Litvinenko was poisoned at the behest of the Kremlin... Thallium causes hair loss and interferes with the cardiovascular and nervous systems, attacking the vital organs. Litvinenko's white cell count is down to nearly zero, said Dr. John Henry, a clinical toxicologist treating him. "It shows his bone marrow has been attacked and that he is susceptible to infection," Litvinenko, who...
  • Director Uwe Boll challenges critics to a brawl(director of "House of the Dead")

    06/30/2006 1:25:52 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 349+ views
    New Kerala ^ | 06/24/06
    Director Uwe Boll challenges critics to a brawl New York: German horror film director Uwe Boll is so angry after receiving bad reviews that he is challenging critics to a filmed fight. According to imdb.com, Boll has made a few movies based on video games and says he wants to fight his critics in a boxing ring. Boll is particularly upset with an online petition, which has 13,327 signatures of people requesting him to stop making movies. Boll has invited director Quentin Tarantino to join the fight and wants to film the fight and show it on the Internet. He...
  • ENRON CRITIC FACES DEPORTATION FOR FELONY

    06/07/2006 7:53:56 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 33 replies · 764+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 7 July 2006 | EDWARD HEGSTROM
    Jose Lazo overcame a childhood as an illegal immigrant, an education in alternative schools and the collapse of Enron Corp. But Lazo, 21, a nationally known spokesman for displaced Enron workers, may not be able to overcome a specter from his past. After rising from a life of poverty to a $40,000-a-year job straight out of high school, Lazo now faces deportation back to his native El Salvador because he impregnated a 13-year-old fellow student when he was 17. The girl insisted the sex was consensual, and the two are now married, but that did not prevent him from being...
  • Black minister, Nagin critic enters mayor's race (Skin color still important)

    02/17/2006 2:34:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies · 688+ views
    Daily Comet ^ | 2/17/06 | CHEVEL JOHNSON
    Black minister, Nagin critic enters mayor's raceBy CHEVEL JOHNSON Associated Press Writer February 17. 2006 4:50PM The Rev. Tom Watson III, an influential black pastor and frequent critic of Mayor Ray Nagin, declared his candidacy for mayor Friday, saying Hurricane Katrina exposed the weaknesses of Nagin's administration. "We have put up with the political foolishness for a long time and the impact from poor leadership was not shown until the storm showed it," Watson said to about 50 supporters on hand for the formal announcement. Watson is the first black challenger to Nagin, who also is black. Nine others, all...
  • Air Force employee charged with criminal mischief after anti-Bush vandalism

    08/19/2005 7:56:48 AM PDT · by Shawndell Green · 39 replies · 1,067+ views
    9News.com ^ | 8/19/2005 8:30 AM MDT | na
    DENVER (AP) - An Air Force Reserve lieutenant colonel faces eight counts of criminal mischief for allegedly vandalizing cars at Denver International Airport with anti-President Bush messages over the last eight months, the Denver district attorney said Thursday. Alexis Fecteau, 42, was charged with seven misdemeanors and a felony for allegedly damaging eight cars in the airport's parking lot by painting and scratching them, the DA's office said in a statement. Police Capt. John Kostigan has said Fecteau spray-painted over pro-Bush stickers and often added his own message to the sides of the vehicles, including a vulgarity, between December and...
  • Post Goes for the Jugular of Roberts' Children - (how tacky, but how predictable!)

    07/25/2005 5:50:56 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 151 replies · 4,057+ views
    TRADITIONAL VALUES COALITION.ORG ^ | JULY 25, 2005 | Editor, TVC
    Washington, DC – Traditional Values Coalition Executive Director Andrea Lafferty complained today that an article in the Washington Post about the clothes worn by Supreme Court nominee John Roberts’ children was “unfair and disappointing.” Mrs. Lafferty said in a letter sent to Post Editor Leonard Downie, Jr. that the Post has now set a new pecking order for “unfair journalism which ignores substance and slides right into chortling about form.” “If you can’t come up with something disgusting about the actual nominee or his wife then rough-up the kids some and see what happens,” Mrs. Lafferty said today. Post fashion...
  • A movement in search of a cause

    01/02/2005 1:22:09 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 1 replies · 283+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Jan. 2, 2004 | Thomas Lifson
    France has found a new tale of good and evil about which to make clever conversation. As usual the villains are capitalism and America, and “globalization” is the bogeyman combining the two malign forces which have, in their paranoid vision, conspired to diminish la France. Ho hum. The New York Times informs us that Parisian wine and film circles are abuzz with discussion of the surprise hit documentary Mondevino, which reportedly decries the “globalization” and “homogenization” of the world wine industry. Those under attack include Robert Parker, the American wine critic whose tastes have become the single most influential factor...
  • Evolving Nature of Al Qaeda Is Misunderstood, Critic Says (NYT BARF ALERT)

    11/08/2004 8:09:11 AM PST · by agenda_express · 20 replies · 1,478+ views
    NYTimes ^ | 11/8/04 | JAMES RISEN
    Evolving Nature of Al Qaeda Is Misunderstood, Critic Says By JAMES RISEN Published: November 8, 2004 WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 - The Bush administration has failed to recognize that Al Qaeda is now a global Islamic insurgency, rather than a traditional terrorist organization, and so poses a much different threat than previously believed, says a senior counterterrorism official at the Central Intelligence Agency.
  • John Kerry - The Ultimate Back Seat Driver (I would love to see this as a cartoon) VANITY

    10/12/2004 9:19:18 AM PDT · by PowerPro · 16 replies · 747+ views
    October 12, 2004 | Mary Beth House
    You know, it's been bugging me for a long time as to how to describe my impressions of the Senator from Massachusetts. And it finally occurred to me after reading this powerful thread regarding how to defeat John Kerry in a debate: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1242590/posts John Kerry is a super critic - who always has something to say about which direction we should have gone but didn't. Always looking back and saying he could have done it better. And then it hit me... ...John Kerry is The Ultimate Back Seat Driver. I would love to see this as a political cartoon.
  • 'NewsHour' Cancels Media Critic Interview

    11/25/2003 12:02:25 AM PST · by WaterDragon · 9 replies · 126+ views
    Washington Post ^ | November 25, 2003 | Howard Kurtz
    When "NewsHour With Jim Lehrer" invited author Michael Wolff on the program, his reputation as a scathing media critic was hardly a secret. Wolff, a columnist for New York magazine, was peddling his new book, "Autumn of the Moguls," which describes said moguls in personal and rather unflattering terms. But the PBS program abruptly killed the taped interview Friday, a week after it was recorded. "It doesn't make any sense," Wolff said yesterday. "You invite an author on, he's going to give you the view he wrote about." He said that "these guys must be super-sensitive" that his remarks would...
  • The Big Bangs (new collection of Lester Bangs writings on rock music)

    08/13/2003 12:19:20 AM PDT · by weegee · 243+ views
    AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN ^ | Tuesday, August 12, 2003 | By Joe Gross
    The big Bangs An Austin friend delivers an expansive anthology of work by the legendary rock critic To hear John Morthland tell it, Lester Bangs was a passionate, honest man. One of the best rock critics who ever lived, he could dismiss Dylan, praise Anne Murray and show his allegiance to Lou Reed, Black Sabbath and Stevie Nicks all at once. And do so in a smart, gonzo-prose style that hypnotized a generation or two of rock scribes. He was, however, known for changing his mind now and again. "He changed his mind about bands a lot," says Morthland, a...
  • Surrealist's collection to be sold despite outcry (France no longer has funds to purchase Art)

    04/08/2003 12:39:17 PM PDT · by vannrox · 50 replies · 330+ views
    Reuters ^ | 02 Apr 2003 12:02 | By Caroline Brothers
    Surrealist's collection to be sold despite outcry 02 Apr 2003 12:02 By Caroline Brothers PARIS (Reuters) - Some 5,500 objects considered talismans of the French Surrealist movement from Breton to Magritte will go on sale in Paris this month despite an outcry from artists opposed to splitting up the works. The entire contents of poet Andre Breton's 70-square-metre workshop, except for a wall of "primitive" art objects which has been donated to Paris's Pompidou Centre, are going under the hammer because his descendants can no longer manage the legacy. The sale at famed auction house Drouot is expected to fetch...
  • Reign of modernism will end in 21st century, critics contend

    01/20/2003 8:53:41 AM PST · by vannrox · 50 replies · 1,126+ views
    The Art Renewal Center ^ | Originally printed on Sunday the 29th of October, 2000. | Robert McCain
    Reign of modernism will end in 21st century, critics contend rt in the 21st century will draw its inspiration from traditions that were largely neglected during modernism's 20th-century heyday, say artists, critics and collectors who advocate a return of classical ideals. "I look at modern art as very much like what happened with communism - it was an idea that was a house of cards and couldn't work," says Allan Banks, president of the American Society of Classical Realism and vice chairman of the American Society of Portrait Artists. "A lot of the rubbish that we've been handed (in the...
  • Let UN In Or Else, Bush Critic Warns Baghdad (Scott Ritter)

    09/08/2002 7:38:00 PM PDT · by blam · 43 replies · 258+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-9-2002 | Amberin Zaman
    Let UN in or else, Bush critic warns Baghdad By Amberin Zaman in Baghdad (Filed: 09/09/2002) Scott Ritter, the former chief UN weapons inspector who has long argued against war on Iraq, stunned Baghdad yesterday with a demand that inspection teams be allowed back immediately and unconditionally. In an emotional speech to members of the Iraqi National Assembly Mr Ritter said this was the only way to avoid another war with America. Appeal: Scott Ritter addresses the Iraqi National Assembly "Let me be very clear, the only path towards peace is one that begins with Iraq agreeing to the immediate...
  • Bush Energy Policy Critic Ousted As Head Of Climate Change Panel

    04/19/2002 4:07:12 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 184+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 4-20-2002 | Andrew Buncombe
    Bush energy policy critic ousted as head of climate change panel By Andrew Buncombe in Washington 20 April 2002 The Bush administration was accused of pandering to the oil industry last night after an outspoken critic of America's energy policy was voted out of his job as chairman of the world's premier scientific body on climate change. In a secret ballot held at a meeting in Geneva, the UN-sponsored Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change elected the India delegate, Rajendra Pachauri, as its chairman. He beat the current chairman, Robert Watson, the US delegate, by 76 votes to 49. Controversy had...