|Osamaism Was Already Dead|
|HAD Osama bin Laden been
killed during the presidency of
George W Bush, he might have
become an iconic martyr for
throughout the Muslim world. Those
days are gone. Jihadist websites mourn
their slain mentor, but few in the Arab
street care for a man who brought nothing
to the region but havoc and desolation,
provoked the United States into
waging war and, above all, reinforced
the very rulers whom radical Islamists
most wished to topple.
Arab despots initially saw their life
expectancies extended after 9/11: better
Ben Ali, the...|
|THE past three years have
been a disaster for most
Western economies. The
United States has mass
for the first time since the 1930s.
Meanwhile, Europe´s single currency
is coming apart at the seams.
How did it all go so wrong?
Well, what I´ve been hearing with
growing frequency from members
of the policy elite - self-appointed
wise men, officials, and pundits in
good standing - is the claim that
it´s mostly the public´s fault. The
idea is that we got into this mess
because voters wanted something
for nothing, and weak-minded
politicians catered to the electorate´s
So this seems... |
Here come the Bridesmaids
IS it just us, or is Maya Rudolph always pregnant or playing a pregnant character? Rudolph has played stork-on-the-way characters in A Prairie Home Companion (2006), Away We Go (2009), on Saturday Night Live and, most recently, in Grown Ups (2010). She has...
|Culture hopping in a fedora |
|SPOTTING a Borsalino, a black wide-brimmed felt fedora, in the traditionally Jewish section of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is no strange thing. What was surprising was the wearer: Theophilus London, a hip-hop artist from Trinidad. "This one is from the Jewish store," London said, motioning toward southern Williamsburg, where the haredi still outnumber the hipsters. Called either a "black hat" or Borsalino, for the style´s most famous and e x p e n s i v e brand, the simple hat is most c o m m o n l y associated with ultra-Orthodox n o n - H a s i d i c Jews, as well as members of the Chabad-Lubavitch sect, the Hasidic group based in Crown Heights. But in recent...
on The X Factor |
|SIMON Cowell blames attorneys for the fact that Paula Abdul´s deal to serve as a judge on Cowell´s The X Factor closed at the eleventh hour Sunday — just as the judges´ rounds of auditions were about to start. He even said there was talk of using a guest judge, but he ultimately would have called off Sunday´s auditions if Abdul´s deal hadn´t closed. "I would´ve cancelled today (if deal hadn´t gone through)," Cowell told The Hollywood Reporter on Sunday at the University of Southern California´s Gaten centre before the judges auditions began. "The issue was that these conversations had gone on long enough. It´s not like I sprung this on somebody...
|Katrina reinvented by Vogue |
|DRESSED in black attire with ruffled hair style, Katrina looks appealing and oozing with attitude. The actress is styled by Anaita Shroff Adajania and photographed by Marc Hom. The Vogue magazine carries Katrina´s interview that highlights her journey into the industry and how she transformed into Bollywood´s hottest star. Katrina stated that she believes that she was never the ´next big thing´. "It was more a sort of ´Okay, she was good in this film, she danced better in this film, and this was where she showed her range," she added. Born to an English mother and Kashmiri Indian father, she travelled around the world with her mother and seven...