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The Global Art Market: Speed & Money

  Sotheby’s New York auctioneer Tobias Meyer takes bids on Clyfford Still’s 1949-A-No. 1 (1949), which sold for a record-setting $61.7 million on Nov. 9, 2011     Speed is a synonym for velocity and the slang term for amphetamine, a drug creating an ecstatic illusion of rapidity and efficacy. Money, which plays an increasingly …

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Cyclists Quirky Tradition: World Naked Bikers Ride For More Respect

Naked riders pedal for respect Laura Burke (from L), Erin Leal and Becca Bolstad gather before the celebration of the annual World Naked Bike Ride in Portland, Oregon June 18, 2011. World Naked Bike Ride is a globally observed event among hard-core bikers designed, at least ostensibly, to promote the use of the bicycle for …

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President Trichet… will temper any market expectations

Eurozone interest rates raised to 1.25% by ECB The European Central Bank has kept rates low for almost two years Global Economy ECB urged Portugal to seek rescue Q&A: Why is Portugal in trouble? Will the rate rise damage growth? EU austerity drive by country Eurozone interest rates have been raised to 1.25% from the …

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Al Jazeera Network Editorial Freedom Sympathetic Vision of Ted Turner CNN

Al Jazeera’s coverage of the current events in Egypt has been greatly received by global audiences This has been an unprecedented month in Al Jazeera history. Transformational events in the Middle East have brought enormous demand for news about the region. As director general of the region’s largest TV network, I am proud to say …

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Whose cover story is true : CIA pays Iran Scientist 5 Millon

– Shahram Amiri, the Iranian nuclear scientist who claimed to have been kidnapped by the U.S. and returned to the Islamic Republic to a hero’s welcome today, was handed more than $5 million by the CIA to provide intelligence on the regime’s atomic program, according to intelligence officials interviewed by The Washington Post. The paper …

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