This essay may be dismissed as pure self-indulgence. Today is Sir Paul McCartney’s 70th birthday. I’m sure there is plenty of panegyric and hagiography being churned out on this notable occasion, so let me put your mind at rest. This is probably going to be more of the same. But then again, maybe not. I have loved […]
I used to be a LeBron fan. Then came The Decision, which annoyed me mightily. It wasn’t that he left Cleveland – he should have left Cleveland – it was the whole spectacle of how he did it. As I explained when it happened, that ESPN special was the moral equivalent of buying time on national […]
In October of 2011, Scholars & Rogues noted that the Obama administration had ordered the killing of an unindicted American citizen, Anwar al-Awlaki, an Al Qaeda media provocateur. The drone missile launched against al-Awlaki also killed another unindicted American citizen, Samir Khan, who was also engaged with Al Qaeda media efforts. S&R noted that both […]
by Lee Camp
Editor’s Note: S&R recently published a photoessay from Sarah Allegra, who suffers from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Allegra’s struggle with this condition is ongoing, obviously, and she recently contacted us about her efforts on behalf of the CFIDS Association of America. We’re pleased to provide her the space to share this initiative with our readers and […]
Food politics promises to displace diminished social wedge issues, carrying much the same weight, with big corporate money facing off against the health, welfare, and choices of the vast majority. Money, in fact, determines the quality of what we eat, in more ways than one.
The Summer 2012 issue of Amethyst Arsenic, a great online poetry and art journal, is now available, featuring poetry from Cassandra de Alba, Mary Kovaleski Byrnes, James Caroline, Meaghan Ford, Hannah Galvin, Casey Rocheteau, Rene Schwiesow, Steve Subrizi and many more. Plus, art from Pauline Lim, Ivan de Monbrison and Jessica Pinsky. Also, yes, I […]
Iran could be forgiven for interpreting our coercive diplomacy as a reason, were it so inclined, to arms itself with nuclear weapons.