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The Icarus Complex

Francis Levy | Posted 02.24.2016 | Arts
Francis Levy

The massive ego of the celebrity is a kind of deformity. You might call it a malignant ego to the extent that it's like a virulent cancer, constantly...

The Land That God Forgot

Eric Margolis | Posted 12.10.2014 | World
Eric Margolis

Jean-Claude Duvalier, Haiti's former president, known to one and all as "Baby Doc," died of a heart attack last week in Port-au-Prince, aged only 63. He was not mourned.

Lwa Mountain: Post-Crisis Vodou in Haiti

K.J. Wetherholt | Posted 08.21.2013 | World
K.J. Wetherholt

Vodou has been maligned for decades by those with little direct experience of it. However, Vodou has been the one constant during varying Haitian crises, representing more than 50 percent of the Haitian population.

Michael Deibert's Haiti Bookshelf

Michael Deibert | Posted 03.18.2013 | Impact
Michael Deibert

Despite its image of relentless poverty and political unrest, Haiti is the most beguiling and charming of destinations for foreign observers, but also one of the most maddeningly complex.

Haiti's Latest Elections

Pius Kamau | Posted 08.06.2011 | World
Pius Kamau

Haiti needs a change of heart among some of her small elite in whose hands real power in Haiti resides.

A Tale of Two Tyrants

Barry Lando | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Barry Lando

There's a certain irony to the fact that as a bloody, corrupt Tunisian dictator headed off to exile, another corrupt and bloody former dictator who fled his country almost 25 years ago returned to Haiti.

Haiti's Political and Economic Earthquake "Made in the USA"

Eric Michael Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Michael Johnson

(updated below - Update II - Update III) This morning, as political and financial leaders from around the world convene at the World Economic Forum, ...

Haiti for the Long Haul: An Interview With TiGeorges

Tom McNalley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Tom McNalley

TiGeorges LaGuerre, the proprietor of TiGeorges Chicken: "People always say that Haiti is the poorest country this and that, but in cuisine we really take care of business."

Haiti and the Depths of Darkness

Amy Wilentz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amy Wilentz

The earthquake did some very bizarre things, things that we can see very clearly, while Haitians on the ground may not realize what's gone.