A selective critical checklist of notable weekend TV: Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration (Sunday, 8 / 7c, CBS): "You do not have to hear it through the grapevine, because all the talent is on stage." Motown legend Smokey Robinson and The Neighborhoods Cedric the Entertainer host to all-star tribute to the fabled record label in […]
There was no missing China. Not only because nearly everything about it is utterly massive in every way, but there was no possibility of being on this ship without experiencing it, even if only involved a few dozen footsteps. I’ve previously spelled out the documentation you absolutely had to have to leave Tilbury, and that […]
Bill Federer recounts political experimentation through history April 18, 2019 by BILL FEDERER William Brewster William Brewster is portrayed in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol giving thanks to God in the “Frieze of American History” depiction of “The Landing of the Pilgrims.” He is depicted as representing “religion” in a thematic painting located in […]
Continue reading the main story Photo Louisa Akavi, a nurse originally from New Zealand who provided help in Syria, was abducted by the Islamic State in October 2013. Credit International Committee of the Red Cross <! – Advertisement -> Read in English For months, employees of the International Committee of the Red Cross have made […]
In celebration of the first International Day of Multilateralism & Diplomacy for Peace, the “League of Nations at Work” (1937) documentary will be screened, followed by a dialogue with UN Geneva senior management and academia about the evolution of multilateralism from the creation of the League of Nations until the present. A discussion with: Michael Møller, […]
Despite pleading for clemency by Ukrainians with ties to Vladimir Putin, Russian courts have extended the arrest of Ukrainian seamen captured in the Kerch Strait late last year. TAI recently sat down with Ilya Novikov, a human rights lawyer representing one of the captive sailors, to talk about the case—and about how Russia’s corrupt legal system functions. Our thanks to the Free Russia Foundation for organizing the interview.
Little reheats a few ideas from Big and Freaky Friday, and the filmmakers desperately hope you won’t notice these plot points are a little bit older and a little bit colder.
Some 2,500 exhibitors from 28 countries and regions are featured at the HKTDC Hong Kong Houseware Fair (L) and HKTDC Hong Kong International Home Textiles and Furnishings Fair (R), showcasing this year's latest houseware and home textiles products to global buyers. The main theme for this year's Houseware Fair is once again "L.I.F.E", representing "Lifestyle", […]
Today is Saturday, April 20, the 110th day of 2019. There are 255 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 20, 1999, the Columbine High School massacre took place in Colorado as two students shot and killed 12 classmates and one teacher before taking their own lives. On this date: In […]
In April 2018 I was invited to take part in a colloquium entitled Peindre à Bourges au XVe-XVIe siècles at the University of Geneva, the collected papers for which have just been published by Silvana Editoriale. More information for the colloquium can be found here, and a full pdf of my paper, which raises new questions […]
Refugees are people who have been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster, and seek refuge in another country. The Principle of Non-refoulement is a fundamental principle of international law, which states that refugees or asylum seekers shall not be forced to return to a country where they […]