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Bhutan: Memories of Kolkata

By Aparna Ray Dorji Wangchuk from Bhutan visits Kolkata with a sense of nostalgic anticipation since he had first visited the city in 1977 with his father. Global Voices in English

Old Media and Their Short Memories

It seems the activist old media is a lot older than originally thought – they’ve already forgotten one of their favorite stories during the George W. Bush Administration. Anybody remember Valerie Plame? Ah – Valerie Plame and her hubby Joe Wilson. She was the super-secret covert CIA agent who was “outed” by somebody in the […]

Memories of the Gore Administration

Ten years ago this month, a Supreme Court ruling ushered in George W. Bush as our 43rd president. We asked five (sometime) novelists to imagine the past decade as if the election had gone the other way. America: This is your parallel life. nymag.com: Politics

Memories of the Civil Rights era

A fascinating, and sad, story by Margaret Talev: It’s hard to believe that Haley Barbour and Verna Bailey attended the same University of Mississippi in 1965, and even sat next to each other in a class. Barbour, who’s now the governor of Mississippi and a possible contender for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, recalls […]

9/11 Victims’ Families Group: Sept. 11 Mosque Protests ‘Disrespect The Memories Of Our Loved Ones’

One of the chief arguments critics have employed against the construction of the proposed Islamic center near Ground Zero in New York is that the center would be “insensitive” to the families of the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks. “[T]he overriding concern should be the sensitivities of the families of the victims,” wrote Abe […]

Bobby Thomson Dies; Thanks For The Memories

Time out, you political hacks who think you know everything. It’s time for a brief respite. Bobby Thomson is dead. He was 86. Although not the greatest player by a long shot in his time, Bobby Thomson hit “The Shot Heard Around the World.” His three-run homer for the New York Giants in the bottom […]

Bobby Thomson Dies; Thanks For The Memories

Time out, you political hacks who think you know everything. It’s time for a brief respite. Bobby Thomson is dead. He was 86. Although not the greatest player by a long shot in his time, Bobby Thomson hit “The Shot Heard Around the World.” His three-run homer for the New York Giants in the bottom […]