Tag: USA

Don’t Mention The (Entirely Fictional) War!

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday called on Amazon.com Inc to remove “irresponsible and offensive” subway advertisements for a new television show featuring Nazi-inspired imagery. The advertisements for “The Man in the High Castle” completely wrap the…

Can We Trust The Official Story?

Ah, America, obsessed with guns, dumb, damn Yanks, always quick on the trigger: An Idaho rancher has been killed in a gun battle with deputies who planned to shoot one of his bulls after it had been struck by a…

Something Does Indeed Need To Change…

…how about ‘acceptance of personal responsibility’ for starters? Ian Mercer, originally from Preston, said he was astonished that his 26-year-old son had been able to amass a large haul of guns. “How was he able to compile that kind of…

Yet More ‘Gentrification’ Whinging…

Samantha Gillison on living and eating in New York: Once upon a time, as Gore Vidal observed, New York City was a delightful place to live – especially if you were an impoverished foodie. Legendarily delicious eateries abounded, everyone had…

Airbrushing The Past…

…because of hurt feelings: When the government called on them to leave their homes and fight overseas in two world wars, the men of Greenwood answered – black and white alike. And when they fell in battle they were remembered…

Picking Soft Targets Again, Jessica?

Jessica Valenti in CiF on burkhas…wait, sorry, my mistake, school uniform: In the last few weeks, almost 200 students – almost all of them female – at Tottenville High School in Staten Island, New York have been given detention over…

Oxford Dodged A Bullet Here…

Helen Price, writing in the ‘Guardian’ last year, about turning down Oxford to go to Yale: Cash-starved UK universities cannot compete with the funding opportunities offered by US colleges, whose wealthy alumni throw donations at their alma maters. Yale’s $19.4…

Yes, And This Is Why Hoaxes Can Happen…

The family of a three-year-old girl, whose story of being asked to leave a KFC because the youngster’s facial scars were “scaring customers” went viral, are facing down claims that the entire thing was an elaborate hoax. Well, it’s not…