Among events I attended last week at the International Studies Association Annual Conference: an informal discussion on the relationship between IR feminist theory and security studies, organized by m
Bart Stupak is happy to blow up health care reform, denying countless people medical care and hence unnecessary illness and death, if access to abortion can’t be made more inequitable. Just anot
Some initial tidbits from conference papers I read or heard presented while AWOL: 1) At a panel on pirates: Isaac Kamola: The recent securitization of Somali piracy is a pretty big mystery given how f
I have no actual proof that Peter Berg, Brian Grazer and David Nevins—the production team responsible for the NBC drama Friday Night Lights—play role playing games, but having watched the first se
This is mildly amusing. Jamie Kirchik: Just when you thought Joe Lieberman couldn’t frustrate and perplex liberals any further, he is going off to become chief sponsor of the most significant pi
Doesn’t this imply that I should have become a burglar, or at least a stick-up artist? I recently came across a psychological study showing that Americans tend to choose careers whose labels res
Reynolds will probably claim he was joking, but he seems to forget that a lot of people these days aren’t getting the joke. I have a vague memory of some Werner Herzog film set in Wisconsin in t
Of course, it’s Family Guy, not Murphy Brown, which is suitable for the new century. Like any right minded curious individual with a shred of a sense of humor, I’m a big fan of Family Guy.