Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez hit new levels of ego-infused insanity last month when he had the bones of South American hero Simon Bolivar dug up to prove some weird conspiracy theory, and then live tweeted about crying over the remains. Inspired by the insanity, Christopher Hitchens ... More >>
A still from Sebastian Junger's doc Restrepo about the frontlines in Afghanistan. What's free in the 305 this week? With the exception of one World-Cup-themed film, it's the week of testosterone-fueled book readings. There's a cranky British intellectual, a suave racecar driver, an embedded journ ... More >>
The Daily Show With Jon StewartChristopher Hitchenswww.thedailyshow.comYou might be surprised to hear that Christopher Hitchens -- best-selling author and contributing editor for Vanity Fair -- toiled at a work camp for young revolutionaries in 1968 Cuba. Last week, on The Daily Show, he told Jon St ... More >>
Fidel and Vladimir Gundjaev
The haggard remains of Fidel Castro made headlines earlier this month for meeting with a Russian Orthodox priest in Havana.
The story was newsworthy mostly because the meeting produced the first photo of the ailing Cuban dictator since early this summer. But a larger ... More >>