‘THE LOVERS & THE DESPOT’: North Korean Dictator Loved Movies So Much He Kidnapped His Star and Director

By Barry Rubinow It’s become a cliché to say that wild and crazy news stories, although true, would be rejected by the movie studios as too preposterous, if they were pitched as a script. In the remarkable new documentary THE…

Meet the World’s Greatest Dumpster Diver

Tour a collection of treasures plucked from thirty-four years’ worth of New York City trash. (Source: The New Yorker)

‘SPEAKING IS DIFFICULT’: Mass Shootings in America

The fear, chaos, and disbelief triggered by mass shootings have become an inescapable yet unbearable reality. Speaking is Difficult represents five years of an American crisis. (Source: The Intercept’s Field of Vision) Directed by AJ Schnack Read an interview with…

Ray Dalio: The Central Banks Will Get So Desperate They Will Give Money Away

Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates, says we are living in a world economy where the risk is not inflation and not over-heating economies. (Source: Forex Live)

The Hunt for ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

The Guardian reporter Martin Chulov visits Sinjar province in Iraq on the trail of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-styled caliph of Islamic State. On the Kurdish frontline with Isis-held territory he hears from local peshmurga commanders on Baghdadi’s movements and…

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