A journalism center named after the late Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, who was murdered while on assignment in Pakistan in 2002, has been opened at The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya in Israel, the AP reports.
The new center further validates Mr. Pearl’s enduring legacy, which survives in and out of journalism.
Moment Magazine, the monthly Jewish Read More
Why do so many of us still go obsessively to the New York City Ballet? Not, alas, to see Balanchine danced fully and expressively; it happens on occasion, but not nearly often enough. Not, certainly, for the procession of new works—“novelties,” as they’re called in the ballet business—that crop up every season and, with a Read More
A Mighty Heart
Running Time 100 minutes
Directed by Michael Winterbottom
Written by John Orloff
Starring Angelina Jolie, Dan Futterman
Human-rights violations in countries where thugs and tyrants place personal goals ahead of civil liberties seem doubly egregious when applied to the risks journalists take to tell Read More
Who was the self-described “historical pessimist” who wrote last March-when it was still unclear whether the invasion of Iraq would proceed-”War or no war, things will get worse.”
Oh, right, that was me. (In a March 2003 issue of The Observer .) I still hope I’ll be proven wrong in the long run. I take Read More
This was the week when love, hate and stupidity all converged in a classic American train wreck.
Let’s start with love, since it’s so rare to get a glimpse of it. I got one glimpse of it on Tuesday night, Feb. 24, when I attended a gathering in memory of a Jew who had been Read More
A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband Danny Pearl, by Mariane Pearl with Sarah Crichton. Scribner, 320 pages, $25.
If Mariane Pearl, widow of murdered journalist Daniel Pearl, had written a really bad book, it would have been hard to criticize. After what she’s been through-six months pregnant, losing a husband Read More
“I had the feeling,” Bernard-Henri Lévy says, “that the 21st century really began with the collapse of the Twin Towers and the murder of this single man, Daniel Pearl.” Both are deeply symbolic killings. What’s more, he contends, the same forces behind both crimes are now planning something far worse.
“It will make 9/11 look Read More
Maybe it’s time to think about Daniel Pearl again. Not merely because he represents a different aspect of journalism, let’s say, than the one that has come in for so much attention lately. Not merely because he represents the very best and bravest. But because, in certain ways, the Daniel Pearl case is not closed. Read More
On Jan. 13, Mike Hurewitz-a longtime reporter for the New York Post who spent the last eight
years at The Times Union of Albany -died
at Mount Sinai Hospital following surgery to donate part of his liver to
his ailing brother.
Two months later, on March 12, the New York State Department of
Health Read More
I had e-mailed the poet that the ritual aspects of the murder of Daniel Pearl–the declaration of his religion, the slit throat, the severed head, all of them videotaped–were particularly black. He asked, reasonably enough, why? Aren’t banal murderers just as wicked as dramatic ones? Aren’t their victims just as dead?
But as a poet, Read More