Bill Cosby Plans to Teach Young People About Handling Sexual Assault Allegations

Posted on Jun 23, 2017 By Emma Niles   Bill Cosby leaving the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., after his sexual assault case was declared a mistrial on Saturday, June 17, 2017. (Matt Rourke / AP Photo) Days after a lawsuit against him ended in mistrial, Bill Cosby has announced he plans to embark on a […]


Four Neighboring Countries Demand That Qatar Shut Down Al-Jazeera

Posted on Jun 23, 2017 By Juan Cole / Informed Comment In a bid completely to return the Middle East to the old system of strict government media censorship, four countries have demanded that Qatar close down the Aljazeera television channel. Egypt, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates made the demands formally via Kuwait, which […]


The Daily Vertical: The Kremlin Does Kafka (Transcript)

So it’s come to this. Vladimir Putin’s regime is no longer content to simply prosecute opponents for things that are patently absurd. It’s no longer content to just fabricate criminal cases, plant evidence, and manufacture crime scenarios. It’s no longer content to simply make stuff up. Now the Kremlin is in the business of denying […]



Loud and proud, Seattle queer punk band waste no time with introductions, blasting out hardcore tales of love, loss, and queer life in Seattle at a hundred miles a minute. Joining DJ Larry Rose in the KEXP Live Room, the Seattle quartet thrash through four songs from their forthcoming debut with equal parts speed and […]

A culinary conflict in the South Caucasus

How national cuisines became yet another battlefield in the enmity between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Русский Dolma or Tolma? This name of this dish has led to more than a few heated disputes. Photo (c): Vitaly Arutyunov / RIA Novosti. All rights reserved. Is the popular dish consisting of vine leaves stuffed with rice and/or meat […]


Little Star – Linda Blair

Little Star – Linda Blair – from the 2017 self-titled album on Good Cheer Records.