A modern production of Richard Wagner’s opera Tannhauser is causing a stir in Germany because of Nazi-themed scenes showing people dying in gas chambers and members of a family having their heads shaved before being executed.
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New heights for circus talent
For more than eight years since founding Wellington’s Fuse Circus, Tom Beauchamp has been entertaining audiences and developing his craft. Beauchamp, 40, describes himself as a “jack of all trades”, equally at home performing on high from a rope, known as “corde lisse”, or on the ground displaying his clowning skills.
Vice: Journo-tourism for hipsters
Vice is a brash, Brooklyn-based magazine and international media company, but mostly it’s a brand of thinking and marketing that has extended itself over the past decade to a popular website and YouTube channel with bureaus around the world. Vice makes as much news as it reports; a recent foray involved the Vice crew bringing Dennis Rodman to North Korea to meet with Kim Jong Un
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Education: The Secretary of Controversy: William Bennet
A Perfect Weekend in Seminyak, Bali
The Abu Ghraib Scandal You Don’t Know
American soldiers often have a tough time with Arabic names, so to guards, he was just “Gus.” To the world outside Abu Ghraib prison, he became an iconic figure, a naked, prostrate Iraqi prisoner crawling on the end of a leash held by Private Lynndie England, the pixyish Army Reserve clerk who posed in several of the infamous photographs that made the name Abu Ghraib synonymous with torture. Now, it emerges, there may be another dimension to Gus’ story and certainly to the horrors of Abu Ghraib.
WOMEN OF THE YEAR: Great Changes, New Chances, Tough Choices
China Tiger Deaths Spark Inquiry, Calls for Animal Rights
Proposed Micronesia-Wide Conservation Park a World First
Imagine a protected park half the size of the continental U.S., covering a sea-life-loaded swath of the Pacific Ocean and the 607 tropical islands therein. The park’s inhabitants live mostly in traditional villages and still remember how to do things much of the world has forgotten, such as make clothes from scratch and live off the land.