Monthly Archive: December, 2014

Soaring With the Washington Ballet’s Noche de Pasión: The Tango Soirée

It was a lovely evening for fundraising with The Washington Ballet Saturday, 8 November 2014. The new edition of performers and the charm of the artistic director Septime Webre were only exceeded by… Continue reading

Ferguson and the Mythology of Racism

The evidence released regarding the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri shows that most of the eyewitness accounts of what happened contradict each other. They mostly follow one of two scenarios:… Continue reading

Ferguson Unrest Catches Fire in Minneapolis

The decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson strikes an especially harsh chord in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where many are still processing their outrage over local ABC affiliate KSTP’s recent racially-charged story now commonly… Continue reading

Afghan Fires His Cabinet; Police Chief Offers To Quit

Unable to form a new government, the new president of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, settled for the next best thing on Sunday: He fired the old one.

F-Bomb the N-Word Out of Existence

Racism is alive and well in America, and social media has created a vehicle for people to express it. Fortunately, it also enables people to fight it. I just stumbled upon a very… Continue reading

Police Shootings as Accidents

Some deaths from police shootings are crimes, ranging from negligent homicides to outright murder; but it’s very difficult to know how many and nearly impossible to be sure about any particular case. We… Continue reading

The Top 10 Hotels In The World

Shiny and new has a certain charm (hey, I’m from Las Vegas, epicenter of shiny and new). But sometimes I like hotels that come with a little baggage. Love of history can be… Continue reading

CUI BONO? Understanding ISIS…..

In September, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani rhetorically asked an NBC correspondent about ISIS: “Who financed them? Who provided them with money? It’s really clear — where do the weapons come from? The terrorists… Continue reading

37 Things You Already Forgot Happened In 2014

Yes, all of these things happened this year. John Travolta mispronounced Idina Menzel's name as “Adele Dazeem” at the Oscars. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences / Via Dumb Starbucks opened… Continue reading

Weird Things All Brothers Fight About

Nut taps = love. Buzzfeed Video / Via Siblings fight about the smallest things. Like who gets to press the elevator button. BuzzFeedVideo / Via Who gets the center armrest.… Continue reading