Comic Book Convinces Kenyans to Dye Their Chickens Pink
March 07, 2014
It also has good advice about chickens.
Africa's Obsession with Shopping Malls
September 23, 2013
A year ago, a friend from rural South Africa called me full of excitement. His hometown, a large village called Burgersfort, was finally “getting on the map,” he said.
Who's Afraid of the International Criminal Court?
March 09, 2013
In Kenya, the answer is no one at all.
Putting the President on the Couch
November 16, 2012
How has Obama changed in the last four years? To find out, Franklin Foer talks to three Obama-ologists: Barney Frank, Ron Suskind, and David Maraniss
Liberals Worry, “What If We Win?”
November 02, 2012
The Democrats should untwist their knickers about how awful it will be to win.
Barack Obama, Supportable and Inscrutable
October 05, 2012
Why are we no closer to understanding Barack Obama?
Dinesh D’Souza’s Dreams of Obama
August 28, 2012
Dinesh D'Souza obsession with Obama's "anti-colonialism" is translating to some surprisingly good box office numbers.
A Serial Killer Movie You Can’t Watch in America
August 24, 2012
It is called The Black Panther, and for the moment at least it cannot be seen in America. I daresay it deserves another title, now, one that avoids suggestions of horror or intimations of radical black politics. There is horror in this movie, though our standards for that genre have changed so much since 1977, when the film very briefly opened in Britain.
Anatomy of a Wishful Viral Rumor
July 05, 2012
The 2012 campaign isn’t the first to be marked by rumors and distortions. But it’s already setting new land-speed records for the time it takes a tossed-off comment or flat-out falsehood to develop into a “fact” accepted by half the political world. The “report” that Obama would be traveling to Paris to hold a European fundraiser on the Fourth of July was just the latest example of partisan lying. Every time it happens, supporters of the rumor’s target bemoan the gullibility of their partisan counterparts. How could anyone think Obama was born in Kenya?!