Archive for May 2007

Wham City slamming

The backlash to the Baltimore scene’s flagship collective Wham City, which consists of Dan Deacon, OCDJ, Videohippos, Ecstatic Sunshine, Ponytail et al, has hit Wikipedia.
Over the last week, some sulky editorializing has made its way onto the collaborative online encycopedia’s Wham City entry.
On May 22, an anonymous user wrote, “This page was written by the [...]

Kapuściński the spy

Polish journalist Ryszard KapuÅ›ciÅ„ski, who died in January at the age of 74, is the latest public figure to be “outed” as a communist-area spy. The Polish version of Newsweek ran a cover story this week on the late writer revealing that his ability to travel to Africa, Asia and Central America throughout the ’60s [...]

On guard for native rights

Today, our own Naomi Klein writes on the Guardian website about Shawn Brant and the Mohawks who blockaded the Kingston/Toronto CN line two weeks ago. In an act that seems designed to suppress the growing militancy of native groups, the OPP arrested Brant despite an agreement between police and demonstrators that gave the latter immunity [...]

A closed circle of life

The American Food and Drug Administration approved a pill that minnows may find worrisome.
On Tuesday, the FDA passed a drug called Lybrel, which stops a woman from menstruating. The Washington Post reported that it is designed “for women who find their periods too painful, unpleasant or inconvenient and want to be free of them.” While [...]