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tim-wise's picture
May.02.2011
There is a particularly trenchant scene in the documentary film, Robert Blecker Wants Me Dead, in which Blecker - who teaches at New York University School of Law and is the nation's most prominent pro-death penalty scholar - travels to Tennessee's Riverbend Prison for the execution of convicted...
ivan-g-goldman's picture
Apr.27.2011
Eight NATO troops and a contractor, probably all Americans, according to the British press, were shot to death today by an Afghan pilot at the Kabul airport. These ghastly murders are made even worse by the fact that they won't be reported properly. They won't be brought into their rightful context...
carole-mackin's picture
Apr.21.2011
Greg Mortenson (charged) Jon Krakauer (accuser) Attorney General Steve Bullock (referee) It’s obviously a case of author-envy, a quest for publicity, and a desire to become Governor of Montana.  The parties involved are snarling over "Three Cups of Tea" and the charity, Central Asian...
farzana-versey's picture
Mar.22.2011
  It looks like the United States of America now believes in the Sharia. On March 17, Raymond Davis got off by paying blood money to the families of the two men he had killed on January 27. Pakistan’s law minister Rana Sanaullah declared that Davis, supposedly a CIA agent, had been...
farzana-versey's picture
Mar.14.2011
I was on the other side, being interviewed. It wasn’t the first time but I constantly found myself asking the questions inside my head. It’s part of the experiences I have had. So, before I get to me, I shall get to them. How does it feel to get into the mind of someone, I am often asked. The...
mariette-ana-papic's picture
Jan.19.2011
In having a conversation here, on Red Room, I have been reminded of the upswelling of energy that sometimes greets us as we move through our personal journeys. As writers, as humans, there is very little distinction between our experience and the way it shapes our writing. Of course there are...
bob-mustin's picture
Dec.18.2010
The Network, by Jason Elliot   Novels centered on spying and intrigue, led by John Le Carré, have foundered since the days of the Cold War and the Soviet meltdown. There have been noble stabs at trying to integrate the “War on Terror” into this genre, but how to do that with an amorphous and...
farzana-versey's picture
Dec.09.2010
Heroism is being retailed quite easily. What you see about such sensitive information is the probability factor designed to create fear and comply with the filibustering by a few big nations.    Julian Assange gets arrested in London for a crime he says he has not committed and not for a...
dale-estey's picture
Nov.07.2010
Kaaf League and Kafka The writer is head of the BBC Urdu Service aamer.khan@tribune.com.pk Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis, written way back in 1915, is an utterly brilliant piece of writing. Its central character, Gregor Samsa, turns into vermin in the very first sentence Kafka takes us on a roller...
farzana-versey's picture
Sep.09.2010
Angelina Jolie has gone to Pakistan to help the flood victims. Good enough. But why is she dressed as though she is visiting a dargah or some holy place? And why has she been photographed with a fully-veiled woman? This is just pushing a stereotype, when people have been stripped off their...