Known for her large format photographs, Lalla Essaydi’s work combines Islamic calligraphy and representations of the female body, focusing on the interconnection of faith, culture and gender and challenging notions within all three.
They’re the new minority in the United States: “healthy” waistlines. With a third of the nation’s adults weighing in as overweight and another third registering as “obese,” America’s collective eating disorder has relegated those with a healthy body mass index … Continue reading
Paul Solman interviews author Charles Murray about his book “Coming Apart” at a local diner near Murray’s hometown of Burkittsville, Md. White America is coming apart at the seams. That’s the thesis Charles Murray, a libertarian political scientist at the … Continue reading
Photo courtesy of the Drug Enforcement Administration No more picking up “Bliss,” “Cloud Nine” or “Hurricane Charlie” at the corner grocery store. The Drug Enforcement Administration has issued a temporary ban on U.S. sales of street drugs generically known as … Continue reading
Photo by Jamie Muchall via Flickr Creative Commons Tasmanian devils were sitting ducks for deadly cancer Another sad twist to the tale of the endangered Tasmanian devil. Human interference left these animals stripped of genetic diversity and prone to disease, … Continue reading
In other news Tuesday, a judge in Britain granted bail for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange despite protests from Swedish authorities who want to question him in connection with alleged sex crimes there. Also in Bangladesh, a fire tore through a clothing factory, killing at least 27 and injuring over 100. Continue reading
Just as President Obama attempted to do on the campaign trail in Missouri on Thursday, his chief of staff appears intent upon making sure George W. Bush and his administration’s policies are on the ballot this November. That will, of … Continue reading