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  • The face as frontier

    The face as frontier
    Society may not be quite ready for the day when a dead person's face is recycled for the living — but that day is coming nonetheless. Such an operation would give new life to someone severely disfigured by burns, cancer or an accident, allowing the...
  • Staging our political reality

    Staging our political reality
    So here I am, deep in Oregon's Willamette forest, darkness falling, the rain getting heavier, my unsuitable shoes leaking copiously and the map provided by Cascadia Forest Defenders turning to papier-mache in my hands. I am searching for a group of tree-...
  • Ill feeling abroad about Bush policies tips over into anti-Americanism

    WASHINGTON - The worldwide spotlight on the abuse and torture of Iraqi prisoners has undercut America's moral authority abroad, particularly in the Arab world, compounding the damage to the country's reputation caused by the invasion of Iraq and a...
  • More Millenniums

    As Chicago prepares to open Millennium Park — four years late and $325 million over budget — a Tribune review of major millennium projects around the world reveals a common theme: Big plans typically are beset with big problems. According to the...
  • Holy Buckingham Batman, here come the Super Dads

    Dads dressed as superheroes like Spider-Man and Batman are taking the world by storm. When the world witnessed a Batman eluding the "Bobbies," while running around on the ledges of the United Kingdom's Queen Elizabeth's Buckingham palace, it begs a few...
  • Kidnapped Aid Worker Pleads for Her Life in Video

    Margaret Hassan, the British-born humanitarian aid worker who was abducted earlier this week on her way to work in Baghdad, was shown on videotape today making a tearful plea for her life and asking the British government to withdraw troops from Iraq. It...
  • Gunmen Attack Bus Carrying Airline Employees

    Gunmen ambushed a bus carrying female Iraqi Airways employees to work Thursday, killing at least one woman and injuring 14 others in a hail of gunfire and grenades, an official said. The attack, which occurred on the capital’s perilous airport road,...
  • Why America Has Waged a Losing Battle on Fallouja

    Why America Has Waged a Losing Battle on Fallouja
    FALLOUJA, Iraq — As soon as the women of Fallouja learned that four Americans had been killed, their bodies mutilated, burned and strung up from a bridge, they knew a terrible battle was coming. They filled their bathtubs and buckets with water....
  • Warning on Russian Didn't Reach Defense Staff

    The State Department circulated a list of nine air companies linked to reputed arms trafficker Victor Bout in June, warning diplomatic posts against hiring the firms. But the Defense Department, which oversees most of the massive military contracts in...
  • Foreign government tour offices

    For tourist information on select foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. For a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-1234, dial 0 and ask for the country's U.N. mission or delegation. Anguilla: Anguilla Tourist...
  • Connecticut's Hidden History

    Connecticut's Hidden History
    History as news is never a contradiction if that history reveals something important, even startling. "Beyond Complicity" is a startling story about a disturbing chapter in Connecticut history that skidded from the state's general consciousness centuries...
  • Slavery And The Persistent Memory

    In any culture, the past and present swirl around each other, touching and, in some sense, changing the other. During the recently ended rebel war in Sierra Leone, as during the slave trade, people made desperate choices to protect themselves and their...