Pakistan’s blasphemy laws aren’t going anywhere, and innocent people are getting caught in the mix. A grandmother and her young granddaughters are the latest victims, reportedly killed in a mob attack sparked by a Facebook post.
Continue reading Social Media Is Deadly in Pakistan
Alex Belth worked on the Coen brothers’ cult favorite. In an excerpt from his ebook ‘The Dudes Abide,’ Jeff Bridges and John Goodman meet the Dude and Walter for the first time.
Continue reading How the Dude Came to Abide
A first look at the film adaptation of your favorite dirty book
Continue reading Viral Vid: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Trailer
Michael Feinstein’s protégé is only 18, but he’s being hailed as his generation’s most able interpreter of the Great American Songbook.
Continue reading Is Nick Ziobro the Next Sinatra?
The prominent blogger Juan Cole’s new book about young people in the Arab world paints a nuanced picture of a fascinating generation.
Continue reading What Do Arab Millennials Want?
Boris Pasternak’s classic novel caused him endless trouble in Russia even as it won him acclaim abroad, where his abiding fans included the CIA, which used the book as a propaganda tool.
Continue reading Why the CIA Loved ‘Doctor Zhivago’