The pillars of democracy seem to be corrupted by a pageantry of politics. John Doe asks the American people to reconsider the platter of democracy that presidential candidates aspire to serve them in this year’s upcoming election.
Democratic elections tend to be about picking the lesser of two evils. Roger Willis, a self-described cynical British Tory, finds himself defending Barack Obama on issues ranging from domestic matters of gay marriage to Obama’s foreign policy in the upcoming November elections in the United States of America.
Ball Season in Vienna is one of the citys most important traditions. Tini Puspock shows us the ropes, recounts the highlights of the season, and reminds us that there is one more ball to go - the DA Charity Ball on May 7.
Can a bad person write good music? If so, should we be morally opposed to listening to that music? The issue of morals and music is not new, and is not simply a product of our politically correct times. Sara Friedman considers the guilty pleasure of listening to music composed by morally contemptible people.
Tatiana Bushmina takes a historical look at the interconnections between Russian ballet and European - especially Austrian - musical culture
Joumana Haddad, the publisher of the cultural erotic magazine JASAD and a renowned Lebanese poet and journalist challenges the Western stereotypes of the Arab woman in her new book I Killed Scheherazade.
The recent publication of Tony Blair's memoirs The Journey have stirred up bad memories for sections of the British public. Mathew Quinn reviews the book and the worst moments of Blair's career as Prime Minister.