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07.23.2013 | | Posted at 03:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Former Camden bandmates Eric Osterman and Ryan Weber understood that their band Eric & Magill would be a long-distance project when they started it, but they probably couldn't have predicted just how long that distance would be. In the years since their 2010 debut, All Those I Know, recorded while Osterman was in Michigan and Weber in Milwaukee, Osterman has relocated to Brooklyn and Weber to ...
Tuesday, July 10, 2012

A presidential biography by a celebrated author

One of the most anticipated political books of recent memory is an exhaustively reported, absorbing biography that sheds a real-life look on our current president. Drawing from hundreds of interviews, including with President Obama himself...
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Selected by The New York Times' Book Review as a 2011 “Notable Book of the Year,” Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness is an unforgettable memoir by author Alexandra Fuller. In this firsthand account, Fuller takes readers to the continent...
09.07.2010 | | Posted at 08:36 AM

Close Look at Third World Aid


By David Luhrssen
Expensive projects to eradicate poverty in the Third World have come under scrutiny, though they seem to continue despite the criticism. In the PBS documentary �Good Fortune,� two views from the grass roots of Kenya add a measure of dimension to the debate. �Good Fortune� is out Sept. 14 on DVD.
 Director Jeremy Levine follows subsistence farmers near the Yala Swamp and ghetto dwellers in...
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009

A political victory without democracy

On Aug. 4, President Barack Obama celebrated the anniversary of his birth, an event that occurred 48 years ago in the state of Hawaii. This is an indisputable fact, as sane critics on the right, such as the editors of the National Review and the veteran pundit Patrick Buchanan, acknowledge.
Thursday, July 24, 2008

Tonight @ the Cactus Club - 9 p.m.

Compared to the typical music scenes, Nairobi, Kenya stands out as a curiously unique starting point for the multinational Extra Golden, which owes as much stylistically to classic American rock aesthetics as traditional Kenyan Benga music. Initial comparisons to fellow African harmonic acts like Ladysmith Black . . .
Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Art Review

A new exhibit at Tory Folliard Gallery explores wildlife in the African Serengeti. The portraits showcased in “Marion Coffey: Kenya and Tanzania Safari” unleash the untamed and vibrant personalities of wild animals that roam on foreign soils yet are rarely seen outside of cages in America. Through broad applications of textural paint, Coffey captures the essence of these animals in a procession of colors displaying sunset oranges, flamingo pinks and royal purples. Brave brush strokes create the lines of the giraffe’s mouth, an irregular set of circles on the cheetah or a curve of an elephant’s tusk . . .
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008

Untruths about his Kenyan connection

For the next month or so, the conservative valentines will arrive every day at the headquarters of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. The Illinois senator’s image will be illuminated by the bipartisan aura of admiration from prominent Republican commentators and strategists, as they savor the promise...

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