Last week, Asia Society had to delay the press preview for its Mariko Mori show after “typhoon conditions” delayed the Japanese artist’s arrival in New York. Five days later, the Upper East Side museum has happier news to report: its exhibition of Buddhist art from Pakistan, delayed for six months because of political turmoil Read More
Osama Bin Laden
Late Friday night, according to his now-infamous Twitter feed, Keith Urbahn toasted the end of the work week with a tall mint julep on a warm Washington evening, made from mint from his garden and 1792 small-batch Kentucky bourbon.
By the end of the weekend, Mr. Urbahn, 27, had become a minor celebrity in Read More
After Bin Laden
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said she felt “extraordinary joy” at hearing the news about the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan yesterday.
“It’s a moment of triumph and I think it’s very important for New Yorkers,” she said in an interview on CBS’ Early Show this morning. She said she had spoken to some firefighters Read More
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand reiterated her support of the July 2011 Afghanistan withdrawal date, despite Republican pressure to move the date back, in a conference call with reporters about her recent trip to Afghanistan and Pakistan this afternoon. She said the withdrawal date is useful as “a political tool.”
“It creates a sense of urgency on Read More
In a story in today's Observer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand suggests that she'll play an assertive role in the Senate on Middle East policy, indicating at one point a hypothetical willingness to push a Netanyahu-led Israeli government toward negotiations for a two-state solution.
In a phone interview yesterday, Gillibrand also showed herself to be seriously Read More
As Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton stood at a Dec. 1 press conference in Chicago to announce her nomination as secretary of state, they promised the country, and the world, a much-needed push toward the restoration of world order.
It would be, Mr. Obama said, “a new beginning—a new dawn of Read More
New York joins the world in mourning the horrific and senseless terrorist attacks in Mumbai last week, during which over 188 people lost their lives, and grief and fear flooded India’s financial capital. As home to one of the world’s most flourishing communities of Indian émigrés, New York shares a brotherly bond with Mumbai, now Read More
Today, The New York Times‘ Brooks Barnes offered a hard-hitting A1 investigative report on how Angelina Jolie manipulates the press, especially how she uses access to her family to further her own agenda.
Writes Mr. Barnes:
Shifting the focus is one of Ms. Jolie’s best maneuvers, magazine editors and publicity executives say. When Read More
As the bromides and bunkum of primary season lurch into caucus-eve overdrive in Iowa, the rest of the world has upstaged the election-addled news cycle. A new Osama bin Laden video, a Colombian hostage crisis and—most of all—the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto have made weary onlookers newly aware that there will Read More
During a long conference call with reporters earlier about the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto and its impact on Pakistani stability and international relations, Council on Foreign Relations Pakistan expert Daniel Markey expressed concern about the Obama campaign’s posture on Pakistan.
"Some of the candidates have in Read More