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Manufactured Muslim Identities: From Nablus to Newham, Emblems of Islamist Sympathizers

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Many British Muslims fervently erase their ethnicity with ritualistic religiosity, deliberately choosing distinction from that of their parents'. They do so in a desperate search of politicized Muslim identity, with little understanding of either Islam, or politics.

Help End Female Genital Mutlilation in Somalia and Everywhere

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Margie Goldsmith

From the Somali desert to the world's catwalks, Waris Dirie's story is dramatized in the movie Desert Flower, a story which I hope will impel you to take action.

AWARE: Art Fashion Identity (Video) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts


WATCH: World War II-Era Propaganda Films Released

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

British propaganda films from half a century ago have made their way onto the Internet for the first time, and the kitschy clips are providing viewers...

The F Word: Harry Potter and the Bailed-Out Banks

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Laura Flanders

While students in London spend hours in the cold protesting tuition fees, RBS, a bank that took a huge government bailout, throws a party commemorating Harry Potter. It'd be funny except it's exactly what just happened.

WikiLeaks Protests: Julian Assange Supporters Demonstrate Outside London Courthouse

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Dozens of demonstrators descended upon the City of Westminster Magistrate's Court in London Tuesday, jostling for room as they protested in support of...

WikiLeaks Founder Releases Statement From Prison

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As he remains in a London jail awaiting his bail hearing, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has denounced Visa, MasterCard and PayPal as "instruments o...

ART AND FASHION: Pringle Of Scotland And London's Serpentine Gallery Collaborate To Promote Scottish Artists

Kisa Lala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Kisa Lala

By Kiša Lala "Ryan McGinley, Tilda Swinton at Pringle of Scotland / Serpentine Gallery at The Webster Photo Credit: David X Prutting" "Left image...

The Evolution of Warfare and the US Navy's "Rail Gun"

Dave Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Taylor

I was reading, with great interest, the announcement that the U.S. Navy has demonstrated a new electromagnetic "rail gun" that can shoot projectiles at Mach 7 for a distance of 100 miles. It's yet another milestone on the ever-increasing abstraction of warfare.

Top 10 European Christmas Markets

CheapOair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

If there's one thing Europe does well in winter, it's Christmas markets. Whether you're after something old school, or a year-round market with Christmas add-ons, your holiday travel is not complete until you stopped by one of these festive locales.

The F Word: When Interpol Cares about Sexual Assault

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Julian Assange turned himself in Tuesday -- he's been arrested and is being held without bail in London ahead of a hearing on extradition to Sweden. T...

The Art of Miles Davis

Joseph Vella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Joseph Vella

Miles Davis, considered by many to be the world's greatest jazz musician, will have his last remaining 100 original drawings and oil paintings showcased at Gallery 27 in London.

Tour Winston Churchill's Secret Bunker (PHOTOS)

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

London's wartime past is well-documented, as highlighted last month by events to mark the 70th anniversary of the blitz air raids that left great chun...

London, The Walking City

Tamie Adaya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Tamie Adaya

Like many world-class cities London offers diversity, and my trip there this autumn provides great example of how I was able to combine my favorite vacation pastimes.

On Being Homeless for 35 Minutes in Central London

Chris Guillebeau | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Chris Guillebeau

John, if you're out there, I can't really say "thanks" for taking my money. I'm still a little mad about it. But I appreciate the lessons I learned through my mistake and your chicanery.

Astoria Characters: The Pilates Performer

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Emma Bryant is an actress. She's not waiting on tables. She's not waiting for the big break. So far, what Emma has made happen are a theater production company and an in-home Pilates studio.

Looking for Holiday Revelry? Try London's Winter Wonderland

Emily K. Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Emily K. Schwartz

Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland isn't an authentic Christmas market in the literal sense of the concept -- but it is authentic in the emotions it captures and the lives it brightens.

Chelsea Digs

Susan Fogwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Susan Fogwell

The Draycott Hotel truly feels like a home-away-from-home where one can imagine living in a stately London home, if only temporarily.

LA's Secret Pleasures

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

One of the secret pleasures of living in Los Angeles is its vibrant and mostly unheralded theater scene.

The 2010 Newsroom: Lean and Techy

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Newsrooms should be converged, integrated, flexible, lean and techy, to survive in today's fast-changing media landscape, but news organizations shoul...

LAST CALL: 5 Must See Art Events Ending Soon | From Damien Hirst's Skulls To Children's Books

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

It's the time of year when we all begin to lose our minds with thoughts of stuffing our faces, buying presents and having visions of sugarplum fairies...

Former UK Medical Student Sues King College For Promoting Racism

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Former Kings College medical student Virginia Jibowu is suing the school for fostering a "hostile and humiliating" environment in which she claims she...

Fran Healy's Life on the "B-list": Busking, Beatles, Berlin and more

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

Last Thursday night at the Fox Theater in Oakland, Brandon Flowers joined Fran Healy onstage for a cover of Travis's 2001 singalong, "Side." As the tw...

Blogger Series: London Fashion (VIDEO)

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Constantin Bjerke

Fashion Foie Gras For most of us a high-flying full-time career is more than enough, but not Emily Johnston - the (super)-woman behind the globally su...

PHOTOS: Isabella Blow's Life In Fashion

Lauren Goldstein Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lauren Goldstein Crowe

Isabella wasn't just a muse or a patron, although she was partly both of these things. She was more a spark, an electric impulse that set imaginations racing.