It was close to midnight on Jan. 20, 2009, and I was about to go to sleep when my iPhone beeped. There was a new text message. It was from Richard Holbrooke. It said, "Are you up, can you talk?" When…
To Burt, the blasts he experienced in Afghanistan eventually became a kind of music. The detonation of C4 and other such military-grade explosives felt like extremely high notes — painful, yet over quickly. But blasts from bombs made out of fertilizer — a favourite of Afghan insurgents — were like standing next to a speaker at a rock concert: the dull bass thuds didn't necessarily hurt, but they would reverberate through his body like a wave, and stay with him for a long time afterwards.
In this exclusive interview, we speak to Nobel Prize Winning Economist, Edmund Phelps (Director of the Columbia University Center on Capitalism Society and the McVickar Professor of Political…
PUBLISHED: Sept. 1, 2011
LENGTH: 23 minutes (5868 words)
Nonetheless, Wallace said that he and hundreds of other desperate, job-seeking Philadelphians still will stand on a long line for as long as two hours just to get into a job-fair venue like the Wells…
PUBLISHED: May 31, 2011
LENGTH: 1 minutes (280 words)