The Big Lebowski (1998)
Maybe this is how the “war on terror” ends.
Since entering his second term, President Obama has signaled his desire to close out a foreign-policy era that he believes has drained America’s economic resources and undermined its democratic ideals. But it hasn’t been easy. Partly, Obama remains wedded to some of the war on terror’s legally dubious tools—especially drone strikes and mass surveillance. And just as importantly, Obama hasn’t had anything to replace the war on terror with. It’s hard to end one foreign-policy era without defining a new one. The post-Cold War age, for instance, dragged on and on until 9/11 suddenly rearranged Americans’ mental map of the world.
Now Russia may have solved Obama’s problem. Vladimir Putin’s military intervention in Ukraine doesn’t represent as sharp a historical break as 9/11 did, but it does offer the clearest glimpse yet of what the post-war on terror era may look like. To quote Secretary of State John Kerry, what comes after the war on terror is the “19th century.”
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Sometimes frozen centuries can elapse while all you do is scream, wondering if you’ll take another breath.
” Headlights ”
Stephen Shaheen is a Brooklyn-based artist whose work explores the porous borders between art, design and architecture. His work spans both manual and digital processes, and employs materials as diverse as repurposed found objects, marble, and recycled denim fiber.
Shaheen trained in Italy as a sculptor and earned his MFA from the New York Academy of Art in 2005. His projects include large, community-driven pieces such as a 100-ton marble and granite installation, Memoria (2002), and his Metrobench (2011), created from 5,000 NYC Metrocards. Shaheen is the recipient of a Ludwig Vogelstein grant, the Italian Cultural Institute/La Fortuna Foundation grant, and a 2009-2010 Residency at the Digital Stone Project. His indoor and outdoor installations are in public and private collections in the United States and Europe.
Excerpt from Juxtapoz
Bad Backs are the bane of all intelligent men…
Happy birthday Link (and Princess Zelda)! You were born this day in 86: so enjoy the closing years of your twenties pal! And thanks for all the fun and adventure over the years!
This is stupid: Eddie Murphy should be the FF. he can play every part! And he’ll do it for 80s prices. You don’t need 4 different actors for 4 measly parts! EDDIE MURPHY.
They even made up a singer about him called Eddie Money- due to Ed’s renown, fortune, & fame! He Was literally “money” when he signed on to do your film! Let’s start an online petition— landing mr. Murphy is the only way FF will be as good as the Golden Child or Norbit!!!!
And it is whack that Johnny and sue are related but the Actors aren’t relatives! So maybe Ed can just do a majority of roles and Charlie Murphy can play Sue! He’s been invisible most of his life anyway…(and could really use a paycheck, unlike Ms. “My family owns the Giant$” Mara).
"Ever had a taste of some strange, new drug, & felt it recognize you…make love with the heart of you…Bring you alive?" Jamie Delano, John Constantine, Hellblazer: The Devil You Know 192 (2011).
Yes. Yes, I have.