September 2013

'Terrorists have made us too scared to go shopping'

More than 60 people were killed and almost 200 injured after a terrorist attack on an exclusive shopping mall popular with foreigners and well off Kenyans in Nairobi yesterday.News organisations claim al-Shababa,  group of militant Somalians ...

Heads held in shame: Rape, masculinity and the media

More perplexing than the chicken or the egg ruse, is whether it is the media that orchestrates fury within the public, or if it is the public that incites the media into vehemence.The widespread public outrage over the recent rape and murder of a young gir ...

Davuluri: 'Too Indian for America, too dark for India'

Who could blame you if on Sunday night, after Miss America was crowned, you wanted to quit the US for a little bit - or at least Twitter? Nina Davuluri, 24, and an aspiring medical student, performed a Bollywood dance, charmed the judges’ hearts, and ...

Football's anti-homophobia ambassador: is he the right man?

Controversial footballer Joey Barton is back in the headlines after becoming the front man for a campaign to stamp out homophobia in the sport.The 30-year-old midfielder is the ambassador for the ”The Right Behind Gay Footballer” campaign which ...

College 'veil ban' outrage manufactured on Twitter

Those things which make the headlines are often far from the most important parts of a story. Indeed, in some instances the headline is a wilful distortion of the entire issue in question, writes James Bloodworth.In the age of internet news, this is inevit ...

'Right to protect' hypocrisy of America on chemical weapons

How can the US proclamation that it intends to intervene militarily in Syria to protect civilians from chemical warfare be taken seriously, when the US has slaughtered and poisoned hundreds of thousands with chemical weapons itself, in Vietnam, Iraq and el ...