Posts tagged “new yorker”
January 26, 2011Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, and [Burma's] most popular politician now spends much of her time at the headquarters of the National League for Democracy, the main opposition party in Myanmar, meeting with Party members, ethnic leaders, and senior aides.
May 19, 2010... Much of what he has to say [in Jesus of Nazareth] is shrewd and learned... Verhoeven, citing Crossan... imagines a man being nailed to a cross, cries of agony, two companion crosses in view, and then we crane out to see two hundred crosses and two hundred victims: we are at the beginning of the story, the mass execution of Jewish rebels in 4 B.C., not the end. This was the Roman death waiting for rebels from the outset, and Jesus knew it. — Adam Gopnik, writing in the New Yorker