When Paula Tuffin and her family moved to Essex Fells, N.J., a village of huge homes and hilly landscapes, they were unbothered by the fact that they were the only black folks for miles around. But soon Tuffin, a divorce mediator, began to worry.
Can the U.N. play a proactive role in the economic crisis we are witnessing right now
“In a few years time,” King Farouk once remarked, “there will be only five kings in the worldthe King of England and the four kings in a pack of cards.”In Cairo last week an ambitious Egyptian general seized the royal palace and gave His Majesty King Farouk exactly six hours to abdicate his throne and clear out of Egypt for good. A thousand miles away, in poverty-stricken Iran, Communists and Nationalist mobs forced the Shah of Shahs to cringe in his lovely palace and give over to Mohammed Mossadegh absolute power over the Iranian army.
“What if we offered a prayer for the soul of bin Laden?” The question was tossed into the meeting of the February 20 Movement like a hand grenade.
Death abides with all fanatics, not least because they are so often willing to risk it for their cause. It presses close around Jack Kevorkian, the doctor who has made death his specialty, closer still last week as he returned to the practice that so often had seemed destined to land him in jail
After witnessing round after round of layoffs in journalism, I’ve learned that you should always take the package, the sooner the better. Yet the dictators of Middle East countries gripped by massive uprisings some in situations nearly as dire as that of print media are not gracefully bowing out in return for a sweet retirement deal.
Simran Kaur got married last December in what she terms a “medium-sized Punjabi wedding”.
As one of the millions of Americans who don’t like falafel, I feel somewhat chagrined today. Like many of my countrymen, I made a series of mistakes, errors of perception that drove me further into the darkness
When the Portland, Maine, School Committee voted 7-2 Wednesday night to make birth control pills available to middle school girls as young as 11, the response provided the latest evidence that adults still have trouble talking about sex with each other, much less with our kids.
Kate Middleton seems like a nice girl from a solid middle-class background. She’s jolly sensible and keeps her mouth shut, and as far as we can tell, Prince William has found a keeper