Plenty of us have been entranced, or morbidly fascinated, by Tyler the Creator’s clever, relentless rhyming and pure venom with which he performs. But his penchant for provocation has arguably crossed the line this week after he launched a personal onstage tirade aimed at Talitha Stone, a campaigner with the Australian group Collective Shout, which lobbies frequently against the spread of misogyny and has been calling for Tyler to be deported
The name Taliban means “seekers of knowledge.” Since they seized control of most of Afghanistan in 1996, the clique of fundamentalist zealots who go by that name have eliminated virtually all human rights within their reach.
After last year’s war between Russia and Georgia, which left at least 250 people dead and parts of Georgia in ruin, both countries were eager to point the finger of blame at one another for starting the conflict. On Wednesday, an independent investigating team issued a highly anticipated report saying that neither country can escape fault.