To date attacks against tourists have occurred along the North African side of the Mediterranean. The fear is that such attacks may spillover to the European side of the Mediterranean as well. Tunisia's response notwithstanding, most Mediterranean tourist venues have minimal security.
Arriving on stage to a heroes welcome, the slick New York City rockers sprang into action with "Say Hello to the Angels," off their stellar 2002 debut, Turn on the Bright Lights, the record that pushed them to the forefront.
The weekend consisted of many different bands ranging from local bands Haim and Joyce Manor, to indie rock staples The Strokes, Phoenix and Interpol, to the reunion of hardcore band The Blood Brothers and the recently reunited predominant shoegaze band, Slowdive.
The terrorist attacks perpetrated in Boston, London, Mumbai, Nairobi and New York, and the kidnapping of schoolgirls in Nigeria, have all been amplified by communication. The fear of crime is becoming almost as pervasive and harmful as crime itself.
As has unfortunately been the case in the past, it is now taking such a tragedy to focus minds, governments, and budgets, on the problem. If this incredible story results in positive change, at least the victims of MH370 will not have died in vain.
It's a sad day when our government has to shut down our embassies and diplomatic posts in such vast numbers. But it's an equally sad day when nobody really questions or digs beyond the surface into why such extreme actions must be taken.
Female action stars are hot, but can they really save lives? Director and writer Fiona Mackenzie thinks they can. Not just in the movies, but in real life. This conviction inspired her new film, Alpha Numeric.