Finding Caitlyn Jenner in Burma

The Diane Sawyer interview with the then-Bruce Jenner was the first live television event I had watched in recent memory. I bought salsa and cleared it with my housemates. Their reactions to my request to commandeer the TV for the occasion oscillated between apathy and eye-roll, because at that moment, Bruce was still… » 7/16/15 2:00pm 7/16/15 2:00pm

Myanmar Passes Bill to Prevent Buddhist Women from Marrying Muslims

Myanmar’s parliament has passed a controversial measure that will make it much harder for Buddhist women to marry non-Buddhist men. The “Buddhist Women’s Special Marriage Bill” is one of several bills passed to protect “race and religion”; Human Rights Watch says they’re backed by extremist Buddhist monks and meant to… » 7/08/15 8:45pm 7/08/15 8:45pm

Myanmar Movie Audiences Will Get a Crash-Course in Pop Culture with Release of Titanic 3-D

An American movie hasn't played in Myanmar's movie theaters in so long that even the Hollywood box office tabulators can remember exactly when the last Myanmar citizens shuffled disappointed out of the last bloated studio production. All that is about to change, however, when Titanic 3-D opens Aug. 17 in the slowly… » 8/13/12 10:25pm 8/13/12 10:25pm

Who Would God Vote For? Probably the Fascists!

Not that I ever smoked, but I guess I'd start, too, if my house looked like that. But there are disasters all over the place today, from Hillary's wonderful comments on race to the innocent guy we held in Gitmo who decided that the terrorists were right about us to the Myanmar cyclone pictured. It's disaster day on… » 5/08/08 10:00am 5/08/08 10:00am

Barack Obama Doesn't Look Too Psyched About That Beer

Fifty thousand people are dead or close to it in Burma, and Barack Obama can state unequivocally that he does not drink designer beer. Seventy five percent of American adults will at some point be impoverished. The average American car owner really must save $30 this summer. Chris Hitchens believes Barack Obama may be… » 5/06/08 10:00am 5/06/08 10:00am