Grace Slick, to the public mind, is synonymous with Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship in the way that Mick Jagger is synonymous with the Rolling Stones. Ironically, Grace was not an original member of the band, nor was she with Starship at the very end. But Grace's importance to every phase of the band cannot be underestimated. White Rabbit, which she wrote, helped define not only Jefferson Airplane but also the acid rock era. Her unconventional vocals on Somebody to Love gave the Airplane its biggest hit. As one of the first female rock stars (as opposed to pop singers), Grace helped redefine women's role in modern music as more than just a sex symbol backed by a band. Of course, with her statuesque beauty and icy blue eyes, Grace had the sex symbol bit down pat as well.( Collapse )
In Greece, thousands of demonstrators tried to march earlier today to the U.S. embassy in Athens to protest a visit by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Police dressed in riot gear fired tear gas and clashed with demonstrators. On Monday, protesters managed to hoist a giant poster reading "Condoleezza Rice Go Home" from the central Athens Music Hall, next to the U.S. embassy. Two years ago Rice’s predecessor Colin Powell had to cancel a visit to Athens in order to avoid mass protests.
Report: White House to Hire Fox News Anchor As Spokesperson
In news from Washington, CNN is reporting that Fox News anchor Tony Snow is likely to soon leave his job at Rupert Murdoch’s network and become the chief spokesperson of President Bush -- succeeding White House press secretary Scott McClellan. Sources said they expect an announcement within the next few days.
President Bush’s Approval Rating Sinks to 32 Percent
Here at home, support for Presidential Bush has reached a new low. A new CNN poll found only 32 percent of the country approve of the president’s performance. Last week a Fox News polls put Bush’s approval rating at just 33 percent.
The Bush Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time
THE BUSH AGENDA exposes the Bush Administration’s use of corporate globalization policy as a weapon of war in Iraq, the Middle East – through the U.S.-Middle East Free Trade Area, and across the world as it builds a Pax Americana. Tracing twenty-five years of corporate globalization policy, it reveals the history and key role of U.S. corporations in the creation of the Bush Agenda, focusing on Bechtel, Lockheed Martin, Chevron, and Halliburton. It concludes with specific achievable alternatives for a more peaceful and sustainable course. You can purchase The Bush Agenda at any local bookstore (if they do not have it, you can ask them to order it), or visit Powell's Books.
|Antonia Juhasz on The Bush Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time
We speak with Antonia Juhasz about her new book, "The Bush Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time." The book tracks the radical neo-liberal economic program the Bush administration has tried to impose on Iraq, which threatens to leave Iraq's economy and oil reserves largely in the hands of multinational corporations.
the radical neo-liberal economic program the Bush administration has tried to impose on Iraq, which threatens to leave Iraq's economy and oil reserves largely in the hands of multinational corporations
By BENEDICT CAREY
He began his long and transcendent career in a nondescript laboratory on the Adriatic Sea, dissecting eels.
He examined hundreds of the animals, working long hours amid stench and slime, peering through a microscope at countless tissue samples, in search of an organ that had eluded earlier anatomists — male testicles.( Collapse )
Issue of 1996-12-16 Posted 2006-04-24
This week in the magazine, Ben McGrath reports on the Eppolito-Caracappa trial, in which two police officers were convicted of murdering for the Mob. In this piece, from 1996, Fredric Dannen describes the relationship between a Mafia boss, Gregory Scarpa, Sr., and a former F.B.I. agent, R. Lindley DeVecchio, who was indicted last month on charges that he helped Scarpa commit four murders.
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From Patrick O'Connor*
US Corporate Media Erases Israeli Role in Rise of Hamas
Nonviolent Resistance in Palestine
The Hottest Button: How the Times Covers Israel/Palestine
*by Patrick O'Connor*
*April 18, 2006*
Despite a practiced guise of objectivity, the US corporate media’s
reporting on Israel/Palestine is dominated by the Israeli narrative.
An April 16, 2006 feature article by Steven Erlanger, The New York
Times’ Jerusalem Bureau Chief, “Jerusalem, Now” in the Times’ Sunday
exemplifies how seemingly professional journalistic standards can
mask insidious biases and misinform readers. Erlanger, guided around
Jerusalem by Israelis, omits Israeli violence, stereotypes
Palestinians, whitewashes Israeli settlements and covers up Israeli
efforts to take over East Jerusalem. “Jerusalem, Now” is among the
most political and one-sided mainstream US news articles on
Israel/Palestine published in the last year.
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Japanese Bikini Idol
Tremendo tag en flickr con ya más de 600 fotos.
Akif Hakan Celebi
When Bob Weir comes to New York, Billy Procida, a real-estate investor, usually has a dinner for him. Weir is the surviving guitarist of the Grateful Dead, and he now tours with his own band, RatDog. Recently, RatDog played at the Beacon Theatre for three nights. The night before the first concert, Procida, who invests money for some of the musicians, joined the band and a number of investment bankers for dinner at Jovia, on East Sixty-second Street. Dinner is where Donald Trump’s name came up. “I’m the boy Trump,” Procida often says. “The original apprentice.” Procida is forty-two. He grew up in New Jersey. His father was a contractor. When he graduated from high school, Procida built a Mediterranean-style condominium complex called White Beach on a few acres of land along the East River in the Bronx near the Throgs Neck Bridge. He included a marina for the residents’ boats and called the project a dockominium. (For a time, he had a twenty-six-foot boat himself, on which he threw parties, but it sank.)( Collapse )