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The Trickster King and the Erudite Literalist

April 20, 2019           |                                       

“The Feud: Vladimir Nabokov, Edmund Wilson, and the End of a Beautiful Friendship from Pantheon”Purchase in the Truthdig Bazaar “The Feud: Vladimir Nabokov, Edmund Wilson, and the End of a Beautiful Friendship” A book by Alex Beam A tribunal of the literary gods could not have selected two more mismatched friends than Edmund Wilson and […]

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On April 4 2019 the UK Charity Commission opened a formal inquiry into allegations that the UK branch of the World-Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) may have been complicit in violence perpetrated against indigenous people overseas. WWF, famous for its panda logo, is one of the biggest International NGOs operating in the field of nature […]

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Grim Britain

April 15, 2019           |                                       

If the whole ghastly debacle over Brexit has proven anything at all it’s how totally unfit for purpose the British parliament is. For those of us who have known that for a long time and campaigned vigorously for many years for its complete reformation this comes as no surprise. The whole shambolic system of Britain’s […]

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Visual artist and designer Jesse Draxler on developing a cohesive visual aesthetic, how creating strict creative parameters can be freeing, and the ways personal and professional work can feed and inform each other. Are you a person who’s able to work pretty much wherever you are, or do you have a habitual and structured studio […]

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On the eve of Israel’s election, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took credit for President Donald Trump’s decision to impose sanctions on Iran’s powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, by designating it a foreign terrorist organization. “Thank you, my dear friend, President Donald Trump,” Netanyahu tweeted in Hebrew, “for answering another one of my important requests.” As […]

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When Julian Assange does leave the embassy, it will be important to try to focus a hostile media on why it is Assange is actually wanted for extradition, Craig Murray comments. By Craig Murray CraigMurray.org.uk Entirely unexpectedly, I have been down in London this last three days outside and around the Ecuadorean Embassy, following WikiLeaks’ […]

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I’ve heard the argument that people want to get it over with and ‘just leave’. That’s reckless, stupid and could inflict incalculable damage. Matters can get an awful lot worse – more unstable and angrier and far more economically damaging – after we leave the EU. And I write this as someone who voted for […]

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Armenia-Azerbaijan Summit Described As 'Positive,' 'Constructive'

March 30, 2019           |                                       

Armenia and Azerbaijan have described the latest meeting of their leaders as “positive” and “constructive,” saying they agreed to strengthen the cease-fire regime in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone and continue their dialogue. “The meeting took place in a positive and constructive atmosphere and provided an opportunity for the two leaders to clarify their respective positions,” […]

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ProPublica to Further Expand Local Reporting Network With Additional Newsrooms

March 27, 2019           |                                       

As part of an ongoing focus on local accountability journalism, ProPublica announced Wednesday that it is again expanding the ProPublica Local Reporting Network. Made possible by a new grant from the Abrams Foundation, the expansion will provide support for an additional six local newsrooms across the country — allowing the Local Reporting Network to work […]

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YouTube creator and marketing consultant Rachel Nguyen on the difference between doing your own work and collaborating with clients, letting your true self exist on the internet, and navigating success and failure. As a mostly freelancer, how do you remove ego when you’re forced to brand yourself and make people aware of who you are […]

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Fox News Viewers Are Convinced Trump Is the Greatest President Ever

March 22, 2019           |                                       

Veterans Demand Congress End the Forever Wars The Zionist Smear Campaign Against Bernie Sanders Is Just Beginning After Activist Pressure, Amazon Purges Dozens of Far-Right Books Indiana Teachers Shot “Execution-Style” With Pellets in Shooting Drill Fox News Viewers Are Convinced Trump Is the Greatest President Ever Supreme Court Approves Indefinite Detention of Immigrants President Trump […]

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The latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is a final call to keep the global temperature rise to within 1.5 degrees Celsius of preindustrial levels. Doing so will require “rapid, far-reaching, and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society.” When the Trump administration downplays climate change across the country, it puts everyone […]

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