Just walk in Micawber Books, now as it phases out its inventory in preparation to close its doors in March, and you will undoubtedly bear witness to a sad scene, not quite of mourning but of definite melancholy, downtrodden emotion. Yes, of course, the friendly staff is still smiling; Bobbie Fishman, a long-time employee, interestedly asks what I need help finding, but there is a somber air looming over the store: the shelves in the used-book section have been disassembled and piled in orderly disarray, the stacks in the new-books section increasingly reveal empty wood as customers continue to remove the books and buy them at heavily discounted prices.
As U.S. immigration policy changes rapidly, is it fair that undocumented workers face the law without representation? Three years ago, countless stacks of cardboard boxes filled the basement closet of a tall, narrow building at Broad and Market in Trenton. … Read More
Started in 1985, the International AIDS Conference, organized by the International AIDS Society, provides an opportunity for health professionals, policy makers, NGOs, scientists, students, and leather daddies an opportunity to share knowledge and experience in the global fight against AIDS. It is the largest conference held on any one health issue, attracting more than 25,000 delegates from all over the world.
For all those who read Obama’s first memoir (Gobama!) where he talks about his heart-wrenching trip to Nairobi, they might already know this. But for those who didn’t, Matatus are basically just vans. But like the average road in Nairobi is less a road than a Mario Kart-esque trial of potholes, spiked road belts placed by the police, and all sorts of other obstacles; Matatus are less vans then they are the wishful remnants of what used to be vans. Think Pimp My Ride, Kenya style, and you have got yourself a Matatu.
But in all the hubbub of Bristol’s pregnancy, one major issue was almost left untouched: the question of statutory rape. Sexual abuse laws vary from state to state, and according to Alaskan laws, Levi should be in no trouble at all.
Julian Assange views the world through the prism of mathematical metaphor, one might gather from his article “State and Terrorist Conspiracies.” In this article, Assange describes terrorist networks as connected graphs, a mathematical concept involving nodes and connections between them. … Read More