DENVER–“America has come very far,” Charity Ngilu said.
Sitting in a Denver cafe, sipping a cup of English tea, Ngilu—Kenya’s minister for water and irrigation, and the highest-ranking member of a small delegation of leaders from her nation who are attending the Democratic convention—was reflecting on the unlikely rise of Barack Obama. Four years ago, Read More
Here’s a recent CNN report about the surging popularity of Senator beer in Kenya, which has of late become known as Obama beer. As in, says one man: “Give me three Obamas…that is three glasses of Obama.”
Incidentally, Andrew Rice noted the same phenomenon in an Observer article about a delegation from Kenya at the Read More
Lisa Cholodenko’s Laurel Canyon, from her own screenplay, flirts with erotic experimentation among feverishly overwrought, marginally decadent dabblers in the arts-much like her debut feature film, High Art (1998), in which the naïve and impressionable Radha Mitchell, an apprentice in “high art” photography, is eventually seduced by her Weltschmerz -y mentor, played by Ally Sheedy. Read More