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Textbook Tussle

09:32 07 October in Latest, Politics
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By Symi Rom-Rymer "No other country in the world, in its official curriculum, would treat the fact of its founding as a catastrophe," categorically stated Education Minister Gideon Saar in response to a recent controversy over an unapproved Israeli textbook. The textbook in question is a history...

Boxing Gym

13:06 30 September in Arts & Culture, Culture, Latest, Misc
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By Symi Rom-Rymer Lord’s Gym, Austin, Texas: Thwack. Sssssss. Clang, clang, clang. Slapslapslapslap. In a small, white shingled building hidden behind a Goodwill store, posters of famous fights and fighters frozen in position overlap on the walls. Worn boxing rings and masking tape-encased punching bags reign supreme. In this atmosphere of muscles...

Neo-Nazi Karma

10:05 29 September in Latest, Politics
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By Niv Elis In what must be a neo-Nazi's worst nightmare, two Polish skinheads (a married couple) discovered that they are, in fact, Jewish. Joining the ranks of unwitting self-haters like Ted Haggard,  Ken Mehlman, and the fictional Danny Balint, Pawel and Olga (whose last names were not given)...