These days there is an online world and an offline world. Law enforcement, for the most part, is living off line. They’re trying, but haven’t really figured out how to use the ‘net proactively to track the bad guys.
The last stretch of the Boston Marathon course will never feel the same. But today, those few blocks of Boylston Street in Boston re-opened to the public for the first time since the blasts on April 15th.
New Zealand’s legislature voted to legalize same-sex marriage this week. That is not so unusual these days but right after the vote, people in the spectators’ gallery broke into song. And then the lawmakers joined in.
I expect there will be no random wandering at the Boston Marathon next year. At least not without going through a security cordon.
After living for seven years in the Middle East, I’m still not entirely in sync with American holidays, let alone particular Massachusetts ones. But I took a rare Patriots Day off yesterday to watch our friend John, in from Denver, run the marathon. [...]
The interviews with the fake pirates have made it into the venerable pages of Time magazine and have been broadcast in documentaries, one of which was reportedly shown in some 18 countries across the world.
For Wednesday’s Geo-Quiz, we take you to Vienna, in search of a famous museum. Recently, this museum featured a special exhibit featuring nude men. And, it turns out, quite a few people wanted to see the exhibit…in the nude.
Centrist and left-leaning parties have been decimated over the past decade by internal squabbling, and a public that turned to right wing parties on security issues. So the left is hoping to energize the people who took to the streets for “occupy-Tel-Aviv-like” demonstrations.
Two years ago Monday, Mohamed Bouazizi committed a personal act of protest. The young fruit seller from the Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid set himself on fire – and set off a revolution.
I thought it would be helpful to collate some of the innumerable online bits and bobs regarded Friday’s supposed end of the world.
Islamabad can be either the most boring or most wonderful city in Pakistan, depending on your tolerance for chaos.
It was inevitable as governments and the militants fighting governments became more adept at social media that they’d end up using Twitter and YouTube against each other [...]
New research suggests that Tycho Brahe, the Danish astronomer who died more than 400 years ago, was not felled by mercury poisoning.
The Showtime drama “Homeland” follows a CIA agent hot on the trail of a suspected al Qaeda-like mole. The show recently picked up four Emmys, now, the show is making waves for something else: worst portrayal of Beirut, according to the Lebanese government.
Centrist Israeli politician Yair Lapid, cruising for right-wing voters, calls Prime Minister Netanyahu’s work on peace a failure [...]