At a funeral service on Thursday morning (Friday, NZ time) at Manhattan’s Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, James Gandolfini was memorialised by friends and family as a man whose considerable talents were exceeded by his kindness and generosity
Pink Floyd’s seminal stoner album Dark Side of the Moon is turning 40 and the band’s website has developed an interactive feature whereby fans can help turn a specially designed moon on the site dark.
One of the former American diplomats portrayed in the Oscar-winning film, Argo, has set the record straight about the involvement of New Zealand diplomats. Contrary to the film’s version, our diplomats did visit the six embassy workers who escaped after Islamists took over the United States embassy in Tehran and took their 52 colleagues hostage in 1979.
For almost a decade, Russia has stayed on the sidelines of the war in Afghanistan, in part because of its bad memories of the 1980s, when the Afghan mujahedin, with the help of Stinger missiles provided by the U.S., handed the Red Army a humiliating defeat. As Russia’s NATO envoy Dmitri Rogozin put it this week in a stroke of understatement, “We’ve been to Afghanistan, and we didn’t really like it over there.” But on Friday, Oct.
Only three shows left. Can you stand it, America?
Marylisa Miller has spent much of her two decades as an Army wife bracing for the worst. But now the pressure is higher, as both her husband and their 20-year-old son are serving together in Afghanistan