Thursday, May 23, 2013

Check out The Woman Who Faced Down the Woolwich Butchers, and The Future of/with AlJazeera America, and 5 Ideas

The Daily Beast: The Woman Who Stood Up to the Woolwich Butchers, 23 May 2013
One woman faced down the two alleged killers who used cleavers and carving knives to hack a soldier to death in London. Christopher Dickey on the Cub Scout leader who stood up to terror.

Newsweek: Al Jazeera is the Best Thing to Happen to Journalism -- Unless it Isn't, 22 May 2013
Can a small very rich nation save American news?

Newsweek: Better World - Reinventing the Globe in Five Ideas, 22 May 2013
A climate of agreement; unlocking the genes of the sacred lotus; the catch-22 of closing cyberdoors; twenty-nothings; and getting fit in seven-minutes

Saturday, May 18, 2013

My latest column: Truth, Justice and Benghazi

The Daily Beast: Truth, Justice and Benghazi - 17 May 2013
Why the CIA bears the main responsibility for the intelligence failures that led to the atrocity in Libya last year.

Friday, May 17, 2013

"The Art of the Heist" and "5 Ideas" in the new re-designed digital Newsweek

First, a note on the redesigned digital Newsweek: You can read it on any browser, no app required. The reader experience is equally good on a computer, a tablet or a smartphone (and not only iPads and iPhones). It's also very easy to find. To get there just type in

As for my latest:

Newsweek: (Some) Crime Pays, 15 May 2013
The New Art of the Heist

Newsweek: Better World, 15 May 2013 
Reinventing the Globe in Five Ideas
This week: Building Mosques for Peace; Printing Prosthetics; Grand Grandparents; Location, Location, Location; and Mapping the Twittersphere
(This is the successor to Six Ideas from Around the World)

Video: France 24 The World This Week, 10 May 2013
Talking about Syria, the hero of Cleveland, and the Ferguson management style

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Quick hits on breaking news: Stolen Diamonds; Maid-Slaves, plus the latest 6 Ideas

The Daily Beast: Ocean's 31 - Belgian Diamond Heist Solved? 8 May 2013
Authorities in Belgium, France, and Switzerland say they've got the robbers who stole $50 million worth of ice from Brussels Airport. But details are sketchy, reports Christopher Dickey.

Newsweek: Around the World in Six Ideas, 6 May 2013
Water Worlds - The new blue planets discovered 1,200 light years from Earth; Texting as linguistic evolution; See-through brains; Early Warning Systems networks; Saving DNA samples for every species on the planet; the left-leaning ivory tower.

The Daily Beast / Women in the World: U.S. Authorities Free Two Domestics in Raid on Saudi Diplomatic Residence, 3 May 2013
Middle Eastern nation is notorious for ill treatment of indentured servants.

Friday, May 03, 2013

Video: How the NYPD secures the city (2009)

In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, a lot of people have been wondering if New York City is safe -- or at least safer than other cities. If it is, and there is good reason to believe that's the case, this brief video produced by Lee Wang for Newsweek in 2009 suggests why.

If the above doesn't play for you, try this from Vimeo:

NYPD Unseen from Lee Wang on Vimeo.